This article is for anyone deciding whether they should write their Thesis in LaTeX vs. Word. The perspectives I share come from writing my Physiology/Biochemistry doctoral Thesis in LaTeX using the online LaTeX editor, Overleaf. Scattered among this list of positives and negatives are a number of tips I picked up along the way.


  • Folder/file structure: My Thesis was ~50,000 words, contained six sections, >50 images, 14 tables, 15 appendices and 301 references. Managing this in Word would, I believe, have been a nightmare. Using LaTeX, you can split this monstrous document into multiple .tex files, each stored neatly within…

David Dearlove

I’m a post-doctoral scientist at the University of Oxford, where I research human physiology and metabolism.

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