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LaTeX Tutorial: A Complete Guide

A Comprehensive Tutorial Series to Learn LaTeX Step by Step


The main aim of these tutorials is to give you an overall introduction and in-depth study of LaTeX. This tutorial is suitable for all the categories of learners starting from beginners to experts.

About LaTeX

LaTeX is a markup language used for writing documents such as papers, books, scientific articles, thesis, etc. It can also be called as a document preparation system.

LaTeX Tutorial : How to use LaTeX


In all these tutorials/lectures, we use simple, appropriate examples and figures to make the learning interactive and easy. You will be able to understand these tutorials even if you are a beginner and new to LaTeX.

If you are a beginner, we recommend you to start with the LaTex Guide, which is a quick start tutorial if you are new to LaTeX to ramp up quickly and to get the brief overview of LaTeX.

We provide a special tool called LaTeX Compiler to run and test your small pieces of LaTeX code while you learn various features of LaTeX. During this journey of studying LaTeX, you might find various symbols. For your quick reference, we have created an exclusive guide of the most frequently used symbols in LaTeX document preparation. You can find this at LaTeX Symbol .

You can follow the list of below tutorials/lecture step by step in order to learn each and every pie of LaTeX and become an expert in the field of LaTeX typesetting.

Table of Contents


  1. LaTeX Installation
  2. LaTeX Guide
  3. Paragraph formatting
  4. Inserting images
  5. Page numbering
  6. Equations alignment
  7. Operators
  8. Using Colors
  9. Bibliography management
  10. Footnotes
  11. Hyperlinks
  12. Symbols

LaTeX Tutorial Description in Brief


LaTeX Installation


This tutorial provides a complete guide of LaTeX installation/setup/configuration procedure. Just select your operating system and follow the respective instructions step by step. Here, you can find the installation and setup procedure for Ubuntu, Windows, and Mac operating system

You can find various LaTeX editors online for different operating systems. The editors whose installations are discussed here contain almost all the major features that are used for document preparation using LaTeX.



LaTeX Guide


By means of the following lessons, we aim to give you a good introduction to LaTex. Without any prior knowledge, you will be in a position to write your first LaTex document with the help of this guide.


Paragraph formatting


The default formatting in LaTex makes the content quite legible. But it can surely be changed to give it a new look.


Inserting images


Images are an integral part of documents. They make the reader understand the content and relate to it. LaTeX provides various options to handle the images and present them in a way you want. In the coming topics, we will explain how to include images, compress, enlarge, and to add a reference for them within the document.


Page Numbering


By default, the Page numbering in LaTeX uses Arabic numbers. We can change this to Roman numerals and/or letters. Also, multiple numbering styles can be combined in a single document.


Equations alignment


In LaTeX, amsmath package facilitates many useful features for displaying and representing equations. This package allows you to choose the layout for your document that best suits your requirements. For e.g., you can include multiple equations within the same line and select the layout that best suits your document. You can do this even if the equations are really long, or if you have to include several equations in the same line.


Operators


LaTex generally shows characters in italics defined in a mathematical mode. However, in some cases, the name of functions need different formatting, which is achieved using operators.


Colours


Colours can be chosen and defined manually to suit the different kind of documents. There are features in LaTeX by means of which, we can change the colours and hence, the appearance of the document.

Colours


Colours can be chosen and defined manually to suit the different kind of documents. There are features in LaTeX by means of which, we can change the colours and hence, the appearance of the document.


Bibliography management


In this tutorial, we will study how to easily include bibliography or references into your LaTex document. We will also discuss how to cite a paper in any LaTex document in detail.


Footnotes


An additional piece of information/details added at the bottom of any document is called Footnotes. In this article, we will learn how to add footnotes in LaTeX.


Hyperlinks


This tutorial teaches how to add/set/create hyperlinks into your LaTeX document. With the help of hyperlinks, you can make your items/text/images clickable in LaTeX.


Greek Symbols


Below is the comprehensive list of Greek symbols/characters/alphabets generally used for preparing a document using LaTex. All the Greek symbols/characters/alphabets are showed along with the LaTex rendered output. The syntax for using the greeks symbol command is very easy to remember. Just append the name of the greek symbol after the single backslash (\). You can try testing these Greek symbol commands directly on our online LaTeX compiler for a better understanding.

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