What is the best technical book writing software?

What is the best technical book writing software? Topic: What is the best technical book writing software?
July 16, 2019 / By Yannick
Question: Is it microsoft word or publisher or something else. I am thinking about writing an book on wireless communications for electrical engineers but need help in choosing the right software.
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Shea Shea | 6 days ago
The best in terms of price/performance has got to be LaTeX. It's free and is widely used to write lots of scientific papers and books. If you have a Linux system, you have it already. On Windows there are several free distributions. I use MikTex. If you have only used WYSIWYG systems like Word, getting started with LaTeX may be a culture shock, but stick with it. There are plenty of tutorials on the Web.
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Shea Originally Answered: What is the purpose of writing technical stuff that are not in layman's terms?
Part of it is habit. Part of it is the intended audience. If I'm not writing for a lay audience, I won't hold back on technical terms, even if my paper will be available online. It isn't to make you feel stupid. Technical language can be very precise in a way that is important. If we use plain terms, we can talk about stomach problems. Does that mean problems in the organ called your stomach (gastritis)? Does that mean problems in your abdomen, but not necessarily in the organ called your stomach? Technical terms allow us to be very specific. Technical terms can also be shorter. I could talk about "abnormally low number of white blood cells in your circulating blood" (assuming you know what a white blood cell is - it is part of your immune system). Or I could write "leukopenia" in one word. I would use technical terms for quick, precise communication with an audience who I expect will understand the terms. If you google my paper, you'll find it even though you aren't the intended audience. The terms aren't to confuse you. I just wasn't writing the paper for you. If I am writing for a lay audience, I use very difference language.
Shea Originally Answered: What is the purpose of writing technical stuff that are not in layman's terms?
For precision and brevity. And a person can learn by using some of the many resources out there that help people to master a technical vocabulary. "Layman's terms" are only better to use when trying to teach readers something if (a) the writer is trying to teach readers something fuzzy and imprecise, and/or (b) the readers are willing to read three or four times as much as they would otherwise have to. In my experience, readers who are serious about learning something come to realize this fairly quickly. It's the readers who care less about learning and more about not "feeling stupid" who insist on trying to do the job with inadequate tools.

Patti Patti
Are you using Windows or Mac? Microsoft Word™ is the market leader on the Windows platform and most publishers accepts only Word documents. But as the length of your book grows you'll soon find it very difficult to manage the structure of it and hard to navigate between chapters. If you are on Mac you are lucky because you have Scrivener (www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.ht... to choose, while it has many features that make writing books easier, handling long document is one of its major strengths. If you are on Windows, you can check Writing Outliner at http://WritingOutliner.com, it's our product, a Word addin for writers, the goal of the project is to turn Microsoft Word™ into a versatile writing tool.
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Margot Margot
There is this breakthrough new software called Hypnotic Writing Wizard. It helps you write almost anything - stories, news articles, entire books, etc. It feels like you're writing it almost effortlessly! I've had a lot of success with this software, it saves me a lot of time and I'm really impressed with the finished result. Here is the link: http://www.hypnoticwritingwizard.com/affiliates/a.aspx?a=3231
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Margot Originally Answered: If you're writing a book report, should the first sentence of the intro start with "In the book ____ by _____," or not? ** READ DETAILS?
Never begin with something so cliche and staid. Instead, opt to begin with a quote, a fact, or an opinion. Open with this in italics: "There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane, he had to fly them. If he flew them, he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to, he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle." (Heller, "Catch-22", page ___.) Or "The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is its inefficiency." (Eugene McCarthy) Or "If the copying machines that came along later had been here during the war, I'm not sure the Allies would have won. We'd all have drowned in paper." (Alan Dickey) Or try opening with: "Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" is ... (..."a powerful/entertaining/humourous read.") Or "In his brilliant novel, "Catch-22", Joseph Heller perfectly illustrates the idiocy and ridiculousness of modern bureaucracy." Those beginnings are far stronger than the tired old hat.

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