Information about Latex
- Here you can find a
simple example of a latex document. It contains lots of comments.
Essentially you can use this document as a template for your essay/report.
- An older version of this document can be found here.
- At this possibly broken link you can find a
more advanced sample
latex document, in which lots of features are explained.
- For your convenience, here you can find
the latex document mentioned there, with
the following small changes
- The header, which is html and not latex, is cut off.
- One line, which refers to an external file is cut off
- For the title, the \maketitle command is used.
- To test this file, just save it as a file (choose option: save source) sample.tex
and run latex on it.
- You can at the beginning ignore the parts about type setting of formulas and
other advanced topics.
- A local copy of the original document can be found here
- In order To preview it here you can find it in ps format and
and here in pdf format
- The best editor for editing latex source files is Xemacs or emacs.
See a short xemacs page for details.
- Latex and tex is contained in all standard Linux distributions (but one needs to
add it using the package manager).
- Under windows, there is an easy to install version of tex/latex called
- Some utilities like ps2pdf are installed under linux. Under windows you can
install the Cygwin which is a unix emulation
under windows. Using the cygwin you can run a lot of unix software under windows.
- There exist various GUIs for editing latex documents. One is Sharelatex, which allows collaberative working.
- Tutorials etc.
Last modified: Thu Jan 22 00:57:47 GMT 2004