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Introduction to LaTeX. Joe Struss, Creative Services (ITS) jastruss@iastate.edu 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

Introduction to LaTeX

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## Introduction to LaTeX

Joe Struss, Creative Services (ITS)

jastruss@iastate.edu

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

• Free Software

• Does a Great Job with Mathematics

### Disadvantages of TeX / LaTeX

• Scripting Language, not a WYSIWYG word processor

• Takes a little while to learn

### 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 consists of two parts:

Base code / Front end

• Windows: ProTeXt

Macintosh: i-Installer / TUG

### 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 Front Ends

TeXShop

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

iTeXMac

(itexmac.sourceforge.net)

• Wikipedia LaTeX