TeX and related programs such as LaTeX, MetaFont, BibTeX, MetaPost (often referred to as TeX and friends) form an advanced typesetting system for creating typographically high-quality documents. It is mainly aimed at creating mathematical and scientific documents, but is equally well suited for other complicated typesetting tasks such as long documents or multi-lingual documents and also works very well for everyday typesetting notes, letters, reports, etc. While it takes a little effort to learn, after you know how to use it, it can substantially simplify any document typesetting tasks.

This course provides an introduction to the core concepts of TeX/LaTeX with an emphasis of scientific publications. It is aimed at PhD students and anyone with a general understanding of how to use a computer. It may also in particular be suitable for BSc and MSc students who seek to find a better alternative to the typical typesetting systems to generate reports, coursework answers, etc.

# Notes

- I. Basic Components and Essential LaTeX
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PDF slides part 2

6 slides on a page in PDF for part 1

6 slides on a page in PDF for part 2 - II. Formatting and Layout
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Page Layout - III. Figures and Tables
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6 slides on a page - IV. Basic Mathematics and AMSLaTeX
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6 slides on a page - V. PDFLaTeX and Slides
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6 slides on a page - VI. BIBTeX and MakeIndex
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6 slides on a page - VII. Useful Things...
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## Releases

The material for this course is developed at the Typesetting with TeX/LaTeX development site. Current releases of the sources for the above slides:

# Schedule

This course is scheduled irregularly depending on need and requests from students. You may actually be able to get sufficient information by reading the above slides.

- October 2005
- June 2005
- June 2004

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