Is learning how to use LaTex worth the effort? Im a law student and would like to produce good quality and easy-to-read essays. Would it be worth my while using Latex? At the moment I just use Word. F rom what I have read it seems that LaTex is most appropriate for scientific/mathematical reports. My essays will simply be text with headings and footnotes. As a law student I will NOT need to incorporate equations, diagrams or pictures. I read that people use TexShop or Lyx/mac. What exactly are these? I have also read about ConTeXt. ?