I absolutely hate it if things are being imposed on me. I've spent over 20 years in the military, but this urge remains with me, and now it has been roused again. Let me explain a bit. So far, if I wrote official papers, it was completely free to me what word processor I use to type them. I could have handed in typewriter pages, if I had wanted, but I was using the standard Microsoft Word, the 2002 version, and a little add-in called MathType for formula print. And now I'm holding an official internal communiqué which says that due to reasons of standardizing the electronic archive, all documents now have to be handed in in the format of the scientific tex-file format. To those who don't know, this means I will now have to buy the (in my eyes) most unhandy piece of word processing software on earth, Latex. I have taken an attempt to write with that two years ago, and was close to throwing my computer to the floor and stomping it with 3" chunky-heel biker boots. Have you ever tried to write not a letter, but to program your computer to write a letter? That you have to learn an own manual of keywords and codes to make your computer tell the printer where to set the ink dots? And at the same actually think about what you're writing? I'm wondering right now which computer freak had that idea. What makes Word a worse program, can't files with that format be archived just as good? Sometimes I think all computer specialists should take at least one year of their college studies in a subject called "The Real World" (aka "beyond the power supply"), where they are taught that not everybody has the time to spend five hours tampering with source codes before he can use a program, or learn manuals of code words before. Or maybe I'll apply for a secretary. Someone has to do the head work, others do the handcraft. Arrrggghhhhh!!!! Who has similar experiences? Feel free to rant about them here!