LaTeX: Introduction

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Overview

Do you get tired of formatting your documents? LaTeX is a typesetting program where you write in a plain text environment. It includes features to create production/publication quality technical and scientific documents from the plain text content. The LaTeX interpreter formats the spacing, equations, graphics, tables, references, and other elements throughout your documents with simple commands. This introductory workshop will cover basic formatting commands for the text, equations, tables, and figures. Graphical user interfaces for personal and collaborative LaTeX writing, such as LyX and Overleaf will also be introduced.

Things you’ll learn in this workshop

  • How LaTeX works and what it can do
  • Structure of a LaTeX document
  • Basic formatting commands
  • Using LaTeX editors

Prerequisites

None

Required Software

None: we’ll use Overleaf, an online editing platform. Bring your laptop.