I am writing my first book. It is a book with the history of my village. I have read that most people use MS Word, so did I.
The problem is that my book contains lots of pictures. This has increased the size of my Word file to more than 300MB. This makes it (amongst other things) slow to load.
Is there any mostly used software where I could just include the path to the file, and just have the image file in the same folder? Can I do this with MS Word?
My book contains lots of photos and tables. Which software do you propose that I should use? (I have experience with LaTeX and I could use it if advised so. Is it a good idea, concerning my design?)