4.69 (8 reviews)
☑ To understand the structure of a LaTeX document, and generate self made essays
☑ To work and modify LaTeX documents, to be able to participate in joint projects with other researchers
Hi, I am Paulo, a researcher with over 15 years of experience creating documents with LaTeX, and over 8 years teaching college students.
This course will prepare you to write a complete article in LaTeX. You will learn how to start your document, how to format it, how to include graphics and tables, a bibliography, and citations, and of course, work with LaTeX's famous and beautiful mathematical notation.
Even though LaTeX is used by - and associated with - academics and professionals of the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the quality of the result and the control over the final document makes it extremely useful for anyone trying to produce professional-looking documents.
I encourage you to take this journey and take your articles, documents, thesis, essays to the next level!
This course is presented in a constructive way, that is, I do not use slides or theory to teach this. We will be able to build our article step by step, having the chance to experiment and see the effects the different options create on the final document. Also, the units are designed to be easily reachable in case in the future you need to use the course as a reference when creating your own projects and find exactly the content you need to review. Finally, I will keep uploading material as you request it or I find myself using code that has not been included in the course (you will see these lectures staring with Extra Material).
I invite to check the classes available with free preview to get an idea of this course.
Online editor (Overleaf)
The basic structure of a LaTeX file
The basic structure of a LaTeX document: documentclass
Title, author, date, and abstract
Commenting within the code
Paper size and margins
Font size and font styles
Text Formatting: Spacing, Columns, Landscape
Headers and Footers
Sections, subsections and more
Input tex files
Creating space, using vspace and hspace
Accents, symbols, and others
Quotations and Boxes
The Verbatim package
Lists: Enumerated and bullet points
Lists: More advanced list formatting with enumitem
Footnotes and hyperlinks
Label and References
Tables and Figures
Create a Table and basic structure
Advanced Table formatting options
Setting the heigh of rows
Inserting a picture and scaling
Wrapping text around a figure
The Subcaption package
Mathematical writing inside vs outside a paragraph
The equations and align environments
Mathematical symbols and greek letters
Some frequently used mathematical expressions
How to deal with matrices
Theorems, propositions, definitions
Creating a simple bibliography
Citing our simple bibliography
Advanced bibliography: the natbib package
Tip for filling our bib file
Paulo is a nice teacher and goes to the useful aspects of LATEX. Personally the course looks to be above my expectations.