Posted by: Anonymous
on May 28, 2008 09:34 AM
Latex encourages you to focus on structure and content, not on visual layout; in my experience, my writing is much better and faster with latex than with a word processor.
Regarding latex in the humanities: most linguistics journals accept latex, and there are latex macros for almost any kind of thing linguists have to deal with. (but still, most linguists use Word, for the same reason they use Windows...)