5.Desktop.Publishing.I.LaTeX - 1 With thanks to Dr. Haipeng...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 With thanks to Dr. Haipeng Guo Lecture 5 Desktop Publishing I LaTeX 2 Introductory Stuff r Have Fun! r Please turn off your phones! r r DO DO interact with me! 3 hat is TeX? r TeX is a typesetting system ( ) written by Donald E. Knuth in 1976, who says that it is i n t e n d e d f o r t h e c r e a t i o n o f b e a u t i f u l b o o k s a n d e s p e c i a l l y f o r b o o k s t h a t c o n t a i n a l o t o f m a t h e m a t i c s 4 ow to Pronounce TeX ? r The X is really the Greek letter Chi , and is pronounced by English-speakers like k . It definitely is not pronounced ks (the Greek letter with that sound doesnt look remotely like the Latin alphabet X ) r The name comes from the Greek word for art or craft ( t e c h n i ), which is the root of the English word t e c h n o l o g y 5 hat is LaTeX ? r LaTeX is a free high-quality document processing system that is based on TeX r LaTeX was originally written by Leslie Lamport in the 1980s 6 r Lamport never announced how he thought people should pronounce LaTeX ow to Pronounce TeX ? r A lot of people pronounce it Lay TeX or Lah TeX 7 hy LaTeX ? r It is the premier typesetting package in the world! r It's free !!! r It's available for many machines (Linux, Mac, Windows) r LaTeX files are ASCII s Therefore they are very portable r You can use the editor of your choice (Some people even use MS Word ) 8 hy LaTeX ? r The typesetting is better s e s p e c i a l l y the maths r Style changes are neater in LaTeX s Style files for many periodicals exist s Many MS Word users don't use styles or templates, so there's a limit to what they can do r LaTeX is extensible s If you want a new feature, find a free add-on or write one yourself 9 Disadvantages r LaTeX encourages (almost insists on) structured writing and the separation of style from content s This is not the way that many people (especially non-programmers) are used to working r Without a WYSIWYG ( W hat Y ou S ee I s W hat Y ou G et), it's not always easy to find out how to do things 10 LaTeX vs MS Word r If you are writing a document with lots of maths, tables, cross-references, etc, and you need to format the document and bibliography to suit various publications, then LaTeX is clearly the best choice! r If your document contains many equations / figures / tables, MS Word easily runs out of memory and shows a nice blue screen of death or prints red crosses instead of your equations 11 LaTeX vs MS Word r LaTeX encourages authors n o t to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content r LaTeX is based on the idea that it is better to leave document design to document designers, and to let authors get on with writing documents 12 Hello World Example r Suppose we want to produce the following document: 13 In MS Word r To produce this in most typesetting or word-processing systems, the author would have to decide what...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course COMPUTER H 2012 taught by Professor Dave during the Spring '10 term at Quebec Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

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