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Wed 19 Jun 2019
10:00 - 17:00

Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Provided by: University Information Services


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LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing For Scientific & Technical Publications
BeginnersPrerequisites

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Description

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes.

When would I use LaTeX instead of Microsoft Word? For scientific and technical documentation/thesis and when submitting articles to Journals that require LaTeX.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

Basic computer skills i.e. familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse. No prior knowledge of TeX will be assumed but some familiarity with Unix will be useful for following the demonstrations.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 19 Jun   10:00 - 13:00 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Kate Jeary,  Rosemary Rodd
2 Wed 19 Jun   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Kate Jeary,  Rosemary Rodd
Topics covered
  • Introduction
  • Structure of a LaTeX document
  • Structure of LaTeX commands
  • Characters in LaTeX
  • Text - sectioning, titles, footnotes and marginal notes
  • Environments, poetry, lists and tabular data
  • Cross references and simple bibliographies
  • Floating blocks
  • Defining new commands and changing fonts
  • Simple diagrams in LaTeX
  • Mathematical aspects
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Taught using

LaTeX on MCS Macintosh

Duration

Two half day sessions

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