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# Latex introduction

Tue, 19 Mar

|Online Training

This course takes 2 half days.

## Time & Location

19 Mar 2024, 09:00 â€“ 13:00 CET

Online Training

## About the Event

Topics covered

LaTeX is a document preparation system particularly suited forÂ typesetting scientific texts, papers and theses. Â LaTeX is ideal forÂ producing structuredÂ documents particularly those containingÂ mathematics, tables, etc. This introduction will teach how to use an editor (TexnicCenter),Â create, compile and print a basic LaTeX document. We will learn how to structure the document, add tables, figures, etc. The different topics will be demonstrated with small examples andÂ pointers to more advanced features will be given. Time for small hands-onÂ experience is provided.

- What is LaTeX: some history, installing LaTeX, the LaTeX cycle
- A first LaTeX document: basic LaTeX commands
- Manipulating Text: bold face etc., lists, font size, etc.
- Adding more: tables, figures, referencing
- Mathematics
- Long documents: getting it structured, table of contents,Â bibliography, bibtex
- Beamer: a very short introduction to slides in LaTeX

Level: beginner

Result/Objectives- Understand the purpose, philosophy of LaTeX.
- Understand and use a LaTeX oriented editor.
- Use LaTeX to format text in various ways.
- Use LaTeX to format mathematics, add tables and figures, etc.
- Use LaTeX to create long documents with table of contents,Â bibliography, etc.

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