LaTeX tutorial

When: Thursday 17th October, 2013 – 14:00-16:00
Where: Queens Building, W207 IT Lab
The QMUL IEEE Student Branch in collaboration with The Learning Institute organizes its annual LaTeX tutorial.

Tutorial description:
LaTeX is a high quality typesetting system. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. During this tutorial we will explain how LaTeX works, show how to use some reference free software to edit LaTeX and will work together on some LaTeX examples. Although it is primarily intended for Science and Engineering postgraduate students for which mastering LaTeX is often a compulsory skill, postgraduate students from other schools and departments who need to produce nice-looking documents and are tired of Word or other ”What You See Is What You Get” editors are more than welcome and should find this tutorial useful.

By the end of this tutorial you will know:
– What is LaTeX, why you should use it, how to install everything on your computer to produce LaTeX documents,
– How do write a basic documents such as reports and articles in LaTeX
– How to write and include nice-looking equations, tables, lists, figures, references, bibliography in your documents
– Where to find LaTeX templates for your thesis, journal papers, conference papers
– What else you can do with LaTeX (e.g. slides)

Note: LaTeX software is already installed on the lab PCs, however people that want to bring their own laptops can do so as long as they make sure LaTeX software is installed on their laptops beforehand. Make sure you have central QM account to log in the PC at W207 IT Lab and you book a place beforehand as the space is very limited.
Here is the link