16 December 2007

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What is LaTeX? • a program for document writing • a language that contains a lot of tags • writing LaTeX documents is like programming Compared to Microsoft Word: What you see is NOT what you get. :(

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Why LaTeX? • almost the standard in the academic world

Why LaTeX? • almost the standard in the academic world • high-quality typesetting, especially for mathematical formulae

Why LaTeX? • almost the standard in the academic world • high-quality typesetting, especially for mathematical formulae n X

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Why LaTeX? (cont.) • desired for modularity and version control

Why LaTeX? (cont.) • desired for modularity and version control • easily handle the references and citations

Why LaTeX? (cont.) • desired for modularity and version control • easily handle the references and citations • good extension by add-on packages

Why LaTeX? (cont.) • desired for modularity and version control • easily handle the references and citations • good extension by add-on packages • required by the some departments

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How to start?

How to start?

“Not So Short”

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Software?

• any text editor, like NotePad, XEmacs, etc. • CTEX / WinEdit http://www.ctex.org • LyX http://www.lyx.org

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A Real Example

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Resources

Resources • “LaTeX Accompany”

Resources • “LaTeX Accompany” • CTAN http://www.ctan.org

Resources • “LaTeX Accompany” • CTAN http://www.ctan.org • CTEX forum http://bbs.ctex.org

Resources • “LaTeX Accompany” • CTAN http://www.ctan.org • CTEX forum http://bbs.ctex.org • Various NBs

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Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics • LATEX for slides

Advanced Topics • LATEX for slides • LATEX for posters

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Thank You Questions?

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