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Basic Level LaTeX

  1. Installing MikTeX
    • Installing MikTeX on Windows
    • Writing basic LaTeX document using TeXworks editor
    • Configuring MikTeX to download missing packages
  2. MikTeX Updates
    • Two ways to update MikTeX
    • Package repositories
    • Proxy server: address, port number
    • Authentication in proxy server: name and password
    • Browsing all known packages
    • Two ways to download and install a package: Beamer example
    • Automatic installation of missing packages
    • Compiling a beamer file
  3. What is Compiling?
    • Using an editor, open a new source file, hello.tex, add some lines and save
    • Compile using pdflatex
    • Importance of saving before compilation
    • Importance of saving frequently
    • View the compiled file using a browser that shows the latest changes
    • Change the file, compile and demonstrate how the pdf file shows the changes
  4. Letter Writing
    • Letter document class
    • From address
    • Automatic generation and format of date
    • Starting a new line with double slash
    • To address
    • Starting a new paragraph with a blank line
    • itemize environment for bullet points
    • enumerate environment for numbered points
    • Closing statement
    • Signature
    • Carbon copy
  5. Report Writing
    • report style having chapter, section and subsection
    • article style having section, subsection and subsubsection
    • Automatic generation of table of contents
    • toc file to store the information that goes into the table of contents
    • Automatic numbering of section numbers
    • Appendix; its appearance in report and article style
    • exiting from LaTeX when a compilation error occurs
  6. Mathematical Typesetting
    • $ sign to begin and end mathematical expressions
    • Creating alpha, beta, gamma and delta
    • Space being used as a terminator of symbols
    • Creating spaces in mathematical formulae
    • Difference in font of text and formula
    • Difference in the minus sign in text and in formula
    • frac command to create fractions
    • Subscripts and superscripts
    • Use of braces {} to demarcate arguments
    • Not equal to, greater than or equal to, less than or equal to, much less than
    • Right arrow, left arrow, left right arrow, up arrow
    • Integral sign, limits of an integral
    • Matrices of different rows and columns
  7. Equations
    • amsmath package and align and align* environments to create equations
    • Matrix differential equation
    • aligning two equations using &, with and without intervening text
    • Automatic numbering of equations using align
    • Labeling equations with the label command
    • Cross referencing equation numbers through the ref command
    • Inserting text between two aligned equations through the intertext command
    • Automatic generation of equation numbers at run time allows insertion and removal of an equation from a set of equations
    • Labeling sections and subsections for easy and fool-proof cross referencing
    • Breaking an equation into more than one line
    • Suppression of equation numbers in the align environment using the nonumber command
    • Use of backslash (\) to make braces appear as braces
    • left[, right] and also left[. (i.e. left bracking fullstop)
    • Blank lines in the align environment is not permissible
  8. Tables and Figures
    • Creating tables and figures in Latex
  9. Beamer
    • Creating a presentation using a Beamer
  10. Bibliography
    • Creaing Bibliography in Latex
  11. Inside story of Bibliography

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