LaTeX Document Preparation System

LaTeX Document Preparation System

Date/Time: Date(s) - 05/09/2022 - 07/09/2022( 8:00 am - 5:00 pm )
Location: Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur


Overview

This training accompanied a two-day course on using the LATEX typesetting system. A basic training session allows you to master LaTeX. You will learn how to use all of the basic tools comprised within the system.

Who Should Attend

This training session covers concepts such as the advantages of using LaTeX over word processing software and its value within the context of scientific and technical writing. This LaTeX training is intended for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. The training is designed for computer-literate but non-IT professionals in business, academic, and nonprofit organizations. You may be in a similar position, but you may also come from another background entirely; you may be a hobbyist, a school or college student, a home computer user or a volunteer worker, or you might just be interested in high-quality automated typesetting.

Objectives

  • producing consistent, typeset-quality formatting;
  • formatting long or complex or highly-structured or repetitive or automatically-generated documents;
  • saving time and effort by automating common tasks;
  • gaining independence from expensive and restrictive proprietary hardware, software, or file formats;
  • creating robust, durable documents which will survive changes in technology.

Outline

Introduction

  • Who needs this book?
  • Skills needed
  • Objectives of this book
  • Synopsis
  • Where’s the math?
  • Availability of LATEX systems
  • Symbols and conventions
  • Production note

Writing documents

  • Markup
  • Choosing your LATEX processor
  • Quick start for the impatient
  • LATEX commands
  • White-space in LATEX
  • Special characters
  • Quotation marks
  • Accents
  • Dimensions, hyphenation, justification, and breaking
  • Mathematics

Basic structures

  • The Document Class Declaration
  • The document environment
  • Titling
  • Abstracts and summaries
  • A little think about structure
  • Sections
  • Ordinary paragraphs
  • Table of contents

Packages and CTAN

  • Packages and classes
  • Installing classes and packages
  • Where to go for help

Lists, tables, figures

  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Images
  • Quotations
  • Boxes, sidebars, and panels
  • Verbatim text

Textual tools

  • Footnotes and end-notes
  • Marginal notes
  • References and citations
  • Indexes and glossaries
  • Multiple columns

Layouts and fonts

  • Changing layout
  • Using fonts
  • The LATEX font catalogue

Programmability

  • Simple replacement macros
  • Macros using information gathered previously
  • Macros with arguments
  • Nested macros
  • Macros and environments
  • Reprogramming LATEX’s internals

Compatibility

  • Converting into LATEX
  • Converting out of LATEX
  • Going beyond LATEX

Installation

  • Installing the software
  • Your personal TEX directory
  • Picking an Editor
  • Installation problems
  • Configuring TEX search paths

Installing new Fonts

  • TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Installing METAFONT fonts
  • Installing PostScript fonts
  • Updating your font maps

Commands, errors, and viewing

  • Terminals and windows
  • Typesetting
  • Errors and warnings
  • Screen preview
  • Printer output

Training Methodology

  • Case Studies.
  • Individual and group discussions and exercises.
  • Intensive training by using templates, diagrams, and charts.
  • Planning activities and presentations.
  • Self-assessments.
  • Action plan.

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