I didn't know where else to post this so I thought I'd post it here. I have been through with MS Word and though it has helped me write my first book, I felt that I have wasted a lot of time on it, mostly recovering my files because it crashed etc. So a friend told me about LaTeX, but since he hasn't used the software to write something of the scale of an actual book, I was wondering.... Has anyone here used LaTeX? If so, is it really a help towards making us ignore the typesetting process? I basically need certain tools like autocorrect in a processor, but yes LaTeX is not a wordprocessor, yet I'd willing to make that adjustment if it is really better than the standard wordprocessors that usually fail past the 200,000 words limit. I'm currently running Open Office to write and am on Linux Mint, having sworn to never return to windows.