LaTeX?

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chem
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LaTeX?

Postby chem » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:42 am

From what I gathered reading about notes, memos, law review, things like that, is that proper format is crucially important. Italicized commas and the like. Maybe that was hyperbole that I took for fact, but what I do know is that I have always been bad at formatting things in Microsoft word. It takes me around 5 minutes to separate page numbers. I have the opportunity to learn LaTeX. Is it worth learning for law school?

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby NYC Law » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:01 pm

No

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:10 pm

what the hell is LaTeX?

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:13 pm

If you want to make your papers look badass and don't feel like writing your papers with code, you should look into lyx

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby chem » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:14 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:what the hell is LaTeX?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby chem » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:15 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:If you want to make your papers look badass and don't feel like writing your papers with code, you should look into lyx


Looks like thats probably the right call

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby Ludo! » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:16 pm

chem wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:what the hell is LaTeX?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX


tl;dr I vote no

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby pcwcecac » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:18 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:If you want to make your papers look badass and don't feel like writing your papers with code, you should look into lyx


Lyx +1000000000000000000000000

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby NYC Law » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:21 pm

If you can't figure out how to highlight the entire case name + comma and hit ctrl + i/u, god help you.

This looks 99% useless for legal writing. The bitch is bluebooking, which this doesn't help with. Formatting generally isn't that big of a deal.

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby chem » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:23 pm

NYC Law wrote:If you can't figure out how to highlight the entire case name + comma and hit ctrl + i/u, god help you.

This looks 99% useless for legal writing. The bitch is bluebooking, which this doesn't help with. Formatting generally isn't that big of a deal.


Thanks. I have no idea what is required really, thats why I was asking

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby seismo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:29 pm

I have no idea about law school, but I would believe it if LaTex is not that helpful. That said, it only took me a few hours to learn the basics, so it's not that much of an investment if you want to do it anyway.

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby Nelson » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:33 pm

TeX is for math. Not a lot of advanced algebra in your average note or memo. If you're considering exciting careers in science publishing instead of law, then go for it.

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:37 pm

Nelson wrote:TeX is for math typesetting.

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby Randomnumbers » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:51 pm

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:55 pm

sciences (social and natural) use it too, dudes. it makes publishing in academic journals way easier because you just write your stuff and then apply the template at the end

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Absolutely no. You need to learn office. You'll have to format and share documents in practice and partners won't be learning LaTeX.

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Re: LaTeX?

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:06 pm

NYC Law wrote:No




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