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LaTeX: Workshop Materials

Workshop Modules

The Point of the Workshop Series

This workshop series was created to enable attendees to create a LaTeX article from start to finish. LaTeX is an extremely powerful typesetting system with superior equation support; however in many ways, there is more of a learning curve with LaTeX than with word processing software like Microsoft Word.

Expert coding skills are not required. However, the better that you are at writing code, then the faster you will understand LaTeX. Anyone can learn. You just need practice and experience.

There are great resources available for beginners and a glossary to help with the new terminology.

Module 1, Finding, Installing and Using LaTeX Software

Want to get started with LaTeX, but are unsure of how to get the software? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to

Before attending a session, please

  1. Log into Springboard with your UAnet ID and password
  2. Once in the LaTeX Workshop Course, select Content from the main menu, then "Finding, Installing and Using LaTeX Software"
  3. Take pre-quiz W1 (Don't look anything up.)
  4. Answer the Permission for a Research Study question

Module 2, Using Document Classes and Packages – Preamble and Document Structure

Want to learn more about publisher provided document classes and packages? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to

If you are bringing your computer you must

Before attending a session, please

  1. Take the Post-Quiz Module 1. You can look up anything that you want before answering the questions because I want this to simulate how you will use LaTeX in real life.
  2. Take Pre-Quiz W2 (It will be very fast – just yes or no questions.
  3. Download the files needed for class. Please save the files to the same directory. If I am providing you a computer at the session, download these files to your zipspace.

Module 3, Writing a LaTeX Article – The Basics

Ready to write the body of your Article using LaTeX? Sign-up for this workshop module.
After successfully completing this module, you will be able to

Before you attend the workshop module, be sure to complete the pre-module activities.

Module 4, Writing a LaTeX Article - Using Tables

Do you have tables in your LaTeX article? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this session, you will be able to

Before you attend the workshop module, be sure to complete the pre-module activities.

Module 5, Writing a LaTeX Article - Embedding Figures

Do you have images in your LaTeX article? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this session, you will be able to

Before you attend the workshop module, be sure to complete the pre-module activities.

Module 6, Writing Formulas for a LaTeX Article

Do you have equations in your LaTeX article? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this session, you will be able to

Before you attend the workshop module, be sure to complete the pre-module activities.

Module 7, Using BibTeX

Do you want to include references in your LaTeX article? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this session, you will be able to

Before you attend the workshop module, be sure to complete the pre-module activities.

Module 8, Using Journal Class Files and Packages

Do you plan on submitting an article to a journal? Sign-up for this workshop module.

After successfully completing this session, you will be able to

Before attending a session, please

  1. Take the Post-Quiz for the previous module. You can look up anything that you want before answering the questions because I want this to simulate how you will use LaTeX in real life.
  2. Take Pre-Quiz for this module (It will be very fast – just yes or no questions.)
  3. Pick one of the class files from the handout. If it is not already installed, download and install it.
  4. Run latex or pdflatex on the template file provided by the publisher to be sure it functions..

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Preparing for the Workshop Module

Before attending a session, please

  1. Take the Post-Quiz for the previous module. You can look up anything that you want before answering the questions because I want this to simulate how you will use LaTeX in real life.
  2. Take Pre-Quiz for this module (It will be very fast – just yes or no questions.)
  3. Download the files needed for class. Please save the files to the same directory. If I am providing you a computer at the session, download these files to your zipspace.
  4. Run latex or pdflatex on the base.tex file to install all the packages needed.