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Introduction to LaTeX. Joe Struss, Creative Services (ITS) [email protected] http://css.ait.iastate.edu/Tex/. Who created TeX / LaTeX ?. Tex - Created by Don Knuth LaTeX - a macro-language written in Tex Created by Leslie Lamport. Advantages of TeX / LaTeX. Archive-able

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Introduction to latex

Introduction to LaTeX

Joe Struss, Creative Services (ITS)

[email protected]

http://css.ait.iastate.edu/Tex/


Who created tex latex
Who created TeX / LaTeX ?

  • Tex - Created by Don Knuth

  • LaTeX - a macro-language written in Tex

    Created by Leslie Lamport


Advantages of tex latex
Advantages of TeX / LaTeX

  • Archive-able

  • Free Software

  • Does a Great Job with Mathematics


Disadvantages of tex latex
Disadvantages of TeX / LaTeX

  • Scripting Language, not a WYSIWYG word processor

  • Takes a little while to learn


Tex latex web sites
Tex / LaTeX Web Sites

  • TeX Users Group (TUG):

    http://www.tug.org/

  • Iowa State Unofficial TeX Page:

    http://css.ait.iastate.edu/Tex/


Tex latex installation
TeX / LaTeX Installation

  • Tex / LaTeX Installation consists of two parts:

    Base code / Front end

  • Windows: ProTeXt

    Macintosh: i-Installer / TUG


Wndows tex latex front ends
Wndows TeX / LaTeX Front Ends

  • Windows Front Ends:

    WinShell (www.winshell.de)

    TeXnic Center (ProTeXt)

    TeXmaker (www.xm1math.net/texmaker/)


Macintosh tex latex front ends
Macintosh TeX/LaTeX Front Ends

  • Macintosh Front Ends

    TeXShop

    (www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/)

    iTeXMac

    (itexmac.sourceforge.net)

  • Wikipedia LaTeX


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