Hey just thought I'd post this as I've found it really useful during the past academic year.
Not sure how many universities do this but the one i go to has us write our reports using Latex and a program called WinEdt that produces the PDFs (WinEdt).
This guide what we were given to help us learn how to properly set up and write reports so give it a look!
For some reason i couldnt upload a PDF from my laptop, kept giving me database errors but anyway heres a version i found on the net.
Thanks for the link, looks a good read!
does that WinEdt work ok on Vista?
Well i only downloaded the trial version and not sure if its because of that of because I'm on vista but i cant actually create PDFs with it on my laptop, have to type them up and take them to uni to finish it. I reckon though if ya get the full version it would be fine.
Saying that I'm currently downloading this Latex thing from Miktex to see if that works.
See this thread for other alternatives