I'm about to supervise my first bachelor student and I'm not quite sure what is acceptable and what is not.
The thesis will contain math formulas, illustrations, images, graphs and tables - like any other paper / thesis in physics. The question is, shall I force my student to use (and learn how to use) certain SW tools (LaTeX, Matlab,...) instead of commonly used office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,...)?
Is it acceptable to provide source files of my thesis and/or Matlab functions/scripts to the student? Note that the field of research is not connected to typography nor data analysis.
Edit considering JeffE's answer:
Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to require students to use the software tools that are standard in your field when they begin working in your field, even as undergraduates.
There aren't defined standard, or mandatory, tools to use. Just only vague rules how the thesis shoud look like.
Tools for specialized work, say microhardness measurements and analysis, are set and there can't be any doubts and discussions.