Introduction to LaTeX
George Corliss, Marquette University

Brief history of TeX

Donald Knuth: Printed text should be beautiful.


Leslie Lamport, LaTeX: User's Guide& Reference Manual, Addison-Wesley, 1986. My copy is old, yellowed, and worn.

Michael Goosens, Frank Mittelbach, and Alexander Samarin, The LaTeX Companion, Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Type "latex tutorial" into your favorite search engine. I looked just briefly at several. I rather liked

Logical Structure

See sample.tex
% style package invocations, e.g.,
% macro definitions, e.g.,
   \newcommand{\gasday}{GasDay$^{\sc TM}$}


\title{This Is the Title}

\section{Section 1}
Let me tell you about \gasday.

\section{Section 2}
Tomatoes cook~\cite{Marx2004a}.

\subsection{Section 2.1}
In-line equation: $A = \pi r^2$.

\subsubsection{Section 2.1.1}
Displayed equation:
    \hat{Q}(t) = \sum_{n=0}^N a_n B_n(t).

  Brian Marx, {\sl Thesis}.



Needed software

To run


Cost? NOT easy to learn

What do you want to do?



Shangsi's Chapter 3

Tsugi's thesis

Shangsi's thesis



Copyright 2012 George Corliss, Marquette University