Well, if it only teaches me one thing, the attempted authoring of a dissertation has allowed me to see why people like LaTeX so much. In my usual, and somewhat foolish, belligerent supporting of commercial software, I have experienced just how often word crashes when presented with documents larger than a couple of pages. Actually, right now I'm not so sure if it is Word or Chii (my PowerBook) which has problem, since Chii has been hanging a fair amount lately. I removed the suspect RAM yesterday evening and haven't (touch wood) had her hang on me yet; just Word crashing instead.