Danny @ Deinde has a good post on why he likes the combination of Mellel and Bookends
for processing words and references. Here (both at Carey and the Uni) we have very few Mac users. At the Uni students and staff can get Endnote
very cheap, so in that setting that with MSWord
makes a good, if slow combination. But at Carey no such deal is available. So, what combinations can people suggest for academic writing - that won't increase the student debt too much. (Since some ex-students are already paying interest on interest trapped in debt cycle like much of Africa!) Open Office
offers a good general purpose WP, though it's as slow as MSOffice. But there may be better options, and what about bibliography tools?