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latex-intro - A An introduction to LTEX for CS 121 By the...

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An introduction to L A T E X for CS 121 By the CS 121 staff. An introduction to LAT E X – p. 1/ ??
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What is L A T E X? It is a typesetting program. You give it text interspersed with formatting commands. E.g. “ The last word is in {\it italics}. The last word is in italics . E.g. “ $\sum_i x_i + nˆ3$ i x i + n 3 It gives you a formatted document: a book, a journal article, a problem set. .. An introduction to LAT E X – p. 2/ ??
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Why use L A T E X? L A T E X is ubiquitous in mathematical writing. It is easy on the eyes. Specifically, on our eyes, when we’re grading your paper. You can submit your problem sets by email. Details to be determined. An introduction to LAT E X – p. 3/ ??
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Getting the software You need: The L A T E X typesetting software. Windows: Download MiKTeX from http://www.miktex.org. Mac: Download MacTeX from http://www.tug.org/mactex/. An introduction to LAT E X – p. 4/ ??
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Getting the software You need: The L A T E X typesetting software. Windows: Download MiKTeX from http://www.miktex.org. Mac: Download MacTeX from http://www.tug.org/mactex/. Also: A text editor. Windows/Mac: Emacs , http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs. Windows: WinEdt , http://www.winedt.com. Mac: TeXShop (included with MacTeX), http://www.uoregon.edu/ koch/texshop/ An introduction to LAT E X – p. 4/ ??
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Using L A T E X First: Create your input file. Second: Compile it with L A T E X. Third: Convert the output to a useful file format. An introduction to LAT E X – p. 5/ ??
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Command syntax A word preceded by a backslash \ is usually interpreted as a command . E.g. textbf{Bold!} textbfBold! . but \textbf{Bold!} Bold! . Curly braces
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