RGU CompSoc

Robert Gordon University Computer Society

Lecture – Introduction to LaTeX

To kick off a set of lectures Daniel began with a introductory lecture on LaTeX. He discussed about the installation process under Windows using the MikTeX distribution, which could be downloaded from CTAN or as a self installer – ProTeX – approx 950megs. He hilighted a number of editors one could use including WinEdt, WinShell and TexnicCenter. He also showed how to work with the basics such as sections subsections, graphics (graphicx package) algorithms (algorithm2e package), listings, tables, citing using \ref and labels. At the end he compiled an MSc template and made a few simple changes so we could see how to compile with pdfLaTeX and BibTeX to generate a fully hyperlinked document with all the necessary TOC elements.