Learn to typeset documents in the LaTeX text markup language used mostly in academia

Learn to typeset documents in the LaTeX text markup language used mostly in academia

LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a method of creating documents using plain text, stylized using markup tags, similar to HTML/CSS or Markdown. LaTeX is most commonly used to create documents for academia, such as academic journals. In LaTeX, the author doesn't stylize the document directly, like in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or Apple Pages; instead they write code in plain text that must be compiled to produce a PDF document.

To write in LaTeX, you'll need to install a LaTeX editor. One piece of free and open source software (FOSS) that is popular with academics is called TexStudio, which runs on Windows, Unix/Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X. You'll also need to install a distribution of the Tex typesetting system.

More information on getting started at https://opensource.com/article/17/6/introduction-latex


A introduction to creating documents in LaTeX
LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a method of creating documents using plain text, stylized using markup tags, similar to HTML/CSS or Markdown. LaTeX is most commonly used to create documents for academia, such as academic journals. In LaTeX, the author doesn't stylize the document directly, like in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or Apple Pages; instead they write code in plain text that must be compiled to produce a PD...

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