LaTeX is often compared to Microsoft Word. But that comparison falls short. LaTeX can be used for a lot of different things when you install additional macro packages. With pdfscreen LaTeX substitutes PowerPoint. You can define slides and compile them to PDF. Your PDF presentation is playable in fullscreen mode on every computer with a Acrobat Reader. Fine if your company uses Linux instead of M$ products. With PPower4 you add FX to your presentation, e.g. stepwise building of text or transition FX. Another useful package for LaTeX is the exerquiz package ( With exerquiz it is possible to build a quiz in PDF with multiple choice questions, text questions, etc. But a lot of people start to use XML for their documents and then translate XML to LaTeX with XSLT. This way you can build professional layouted documents from nearly every XML source.