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Introduction to LaTeX (For Word users)

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  • 1. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Introduction to LTEX A . . . for Word users Guy Kloss Computing + Mathematical Sciences Auckland University of Technology AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 1/32
  • 2. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Peter Flynn, http://www.silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/blog/ LTEX can save about A two months formatting time off the average 3–4 year PhD writing cycle. AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 2/32
  • 3. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 3/32
  • 4. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 4/32
  • 5. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A What is LTEX? TEX – Computer program created by Donald E. Knuth Aimed at typesetting text and mathematical formulas A LTEX – Macro package enabling authors to typeset and print their work at highest typographical quality Uses TEX formatter as its typesetting engine Uses a pre-designed, professional layout Originally written by Leslie Lamport AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 5/32
  • 6. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A Why use LTEX? Portability (Unix, Linux, Windows, MacOS, Amiga OS, DOS, . . . ) Flexibility (lots of packages) Precise control Quality of output (e. g. math formulas) Can be used to write documents in any language AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 6/32
  • 7. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A Pronouncing and writing LTEX A LTEX (LaTeX) is usually pronounced [lah-tek] or [lei-tek] (in English) Last character: Capital χ (chi) TEX (TeX) derives from the Greek τ χνη (skill, art, technique) X is a guttural sound as in the Scottish “loch” or German “Bach” A Unique capitalisation LTEX (to avoid confusion with “latex”) AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 7/32
  • 8. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Support for any Language AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 8/32
  • 9. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Other Examples AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 9/32
  • 10. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Other Examples AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 9/32
  • 11. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Other Examples AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 9/32
  • 12. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Other Examples AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 9/32
  • 13. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Other Examples AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 9/32
  • 14. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 10/32
  • 15. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A LTEX vs. Word Suitable for large projects Clear, explicit separation: Content ⇐⇒ Style Ease with which a table of contents, bibliography and index can be generated Ability to split books, theses, . . . into smaller (more manageable) pieces that are easily combined once writing is complete AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 11/32
  • 16. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A LTEX vs. Word (continued) Stability and interchangeability of documents (as opposed to Word 6 vs. Office 95 vs. Office 97 vs. Office 2000 vs. Office XP vs. . . . ) No pressure to upgrade NOW OR ELSE! No Word viruses AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 12/32
  • 17. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A LTEX vs. Word (continued) impossible to do effort and time consumption MS Word A LTEX document complexity AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 13/32
  • 18. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Quality TEX Word monetary awards Microsoft Error Reporting version: 3.141592 version: Word 2 AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 14/32
  • 19. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Quality TEX Word monetary awards Microsoft Error Reporting version: 3.141592 version: Word 6 AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 14/32
  • 20. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Quality TEX Word monetary awards Microsoft Error Reporting version: 3.141592 version: Office 2000 AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 14/32
  • 21. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Quality TEX Word monetary awards Microsoft Error Reporting version: 3.141592 version: Office XP AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 14/32
  • 22. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Math Equations Word: A LTEX: 2 2 ∂v ∂u u v −v u d 3V = u −v d 2A G S ∂n ∂n AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 15/32
  • 23. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 16/32
  • 24. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Producing a Simple Document We will start with a simple, empty (text) document Usually you start out by filling stuff into a skeleton document Then you learn as you go A LTEX is more WYMIWYG (What You Mean is What You Get) rather than WYSIWYG Time invested initially will be very well gotten back at later times (less annoyances in formatting . . . ) AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 17/32
  • 25. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Producing a Simple Document We will start with a simple, empty (text) document Usually you start out by filling stuff into a skeleton document Then you learn as you go A LTEX is more WYMIWYG (What You Mean is What You Get) rather than WYSIWYG Time invested initially will be very well gotten back at later times (less annoyances in formatting . . . ) AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 17/32
  • 26. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Producing a Simple Document We will start with a simple, empty (text) document Usually you start out by filling stuff into a skeleton document Then you learn as you go A LTEX is more WYMIWYG (What You Mean is What You Get) rather than WYSIWYG Time invested initially will be very well gotten back at later times (less annoyances in formatting . . . ) AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 17/32
  • 27. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Simple document AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 18/32
  • 28. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A LTEX Hello World AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 19/32
  • 29. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Author Info AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 20/32
  • 30. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Document Structure AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 21/32
  • 31. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Steps to Produce a Document AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 22/32
  • 32. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A LTEX File Types A .tex – LTEX or TEX input file. Can be compiled with latex A .sty – LTEX macro package. A This is a file you can load into your LTEX document using the usepackage command. .cls – Class files define what your document looks like. They are selected with the documentclass command. AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 23/32
  • 33. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 24/32
  • 34. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A Setting up LTEX for Windows Step One – MiKTeX http://www.miktex.org/ Step Two – Ghostscript and GSview http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ Step Three – Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 25/32
  • 35. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A A Setting up LTEX for Windows Step Four – Windows Editor: TeXnicCenter (open source) http://www.toolscenter.org/ WinEdt (share ware, AUT license) http://www.winedt.com/ SciTE (open source) A LTEX plugin for Eclipse (open source) emacs, vi, . . . (open source) AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 26/32
  • 36. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Support Programs Viewers: DVI (xdvi, kdvi, Okular, . . . ) PDF (Acrobat Reader, GhostView, xpdf, Okular, . . . ) Support tools: BibTeX GNUplot Inkscape, xfig, LibreOffice, . . . AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 27/32
  • 37. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Support Programs Other tools: Reference Manager JabRef (open source, Java) http://jabref.sourceforge.net/ Mind Manager FreePlane (open source, Java) http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/ AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 28/32
  • 38. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Outline A 1 What is LTEX? A 2 LTEX vs. Word 3 Producing a Simple Document A 4 LTEX installation under Windows 5 How to deal with problems? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 29/32
  • 39. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A How to deal with problems? A The Not So Short Introduction to LTEX2e http://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/lshort.pdf A LTEX for Word Processor Users http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/info/latex4wp/latex4wp.pdf Comprehensive TEX Archive Network http://www.ctan.org/ or http://www.tex.ac.uk/ TEX Catalogue http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/ A Wikibook LTEX http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 30/32
  • 40. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A How to deal with problems? A LTEX Related Information http://www.dickimaw-books.com/latexresources.html For Complete Novices http://www.dickimaw-books.com/latex/novices/ To Write a PhD Thesis http://www.dickimaw-books.com/latex/thesis/ A LTEX2e help 1.4 http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/latex/latex2e/latex2e_toc.html A Beginning LTEX http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/Misc/LaTeX-Tutorial/LaTeX-Home.html A 5-Minute LTEX Tutorial http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/LaTeX/FiveMinute.html AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 31/32
  • 41. What is L TEX? L TEX vs. Word Producing a Simple Document L TEX installation under Windows How to deal with problems? A A A Questions? AGuy Kloss | Introduction to L TEX 32/32

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