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LaTeX

LaTeX: from quick and dirty to style and finesse

by Professor Tony Roberts
Department of Mathematics and Computing
University of Southern Queensland
3 August, 1998

Why LaTeX?

Note that the "X" in LaTeX or TeX is pronounced as a hard sound as in the "ck" in "teck"

In a document of this size it is not possible to include everything that you might need to know, and if you intend to make extensive use of the LaTeX you should refer to a more complete reference. Instead this is an idiosyncratic introduction to the basic elements and philosophy of using LaTeX.

Other useful introductions and material may be found on the net.

Online is a fairly complete LaTeX2e reference (162k,html), suitable for browsing, searching or access via its index. Look now at the Overview to see common files generated by LaTeX.

Also see this Frequently Asked Questions from the UK.

Contents
  1. A quick and dirty start
  2. Environments
  3. Cross referencing
  4. More mathematics
  5. Figures, tables and seminars
  6. Write right for research
  7. and possibly more, but not yet

The content was last updated: 2 September 2002


Professor A J Roberts
Department of Mathematics and Computing
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba 4352, Australia
E-mail: aroberts@usq.edu.au