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Formatting a Manuscript with LaTeX

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to LaTeX typesetting. Participants will learn the basics of formatting a manuscript using LaTeX, including basic layout, tables, mathematical formulas, graphics, tables of contents, references, indices and bibliographies. Time permitting, we will also go over putting together presentations using LaTeX and/or using multiple fonts and languages.

We recommend bringing laptops with LaTeX already installed and a piece of writing that you would like to format. For Windows and Mac users, the free TeX Live 2019 distribution is recommended, but most other distributions will be fine too. If you are a Linux user, most Linux distributions include LaTeX in their standard install. LaTeX is also available online through a free account at Overleaf. Previous coding experience is not required. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one.

This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. If you would prefer to attend online instead, contact acg@maine.edu.

About the Presenter
Eisso Atzema is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He started using LaTeX on a Unix mainframe over 30 years ago (when processing a 10-page paper took at least five minutes). Nowadays, he uses LaTex for all his lecture notes, papers, posters and presentations. Unlike some other LaTeX enthusiasts, he prefers to write exams and most shorter documents in LibreOffice.

Details

Date:
October 22, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Fogler Library Classroom 1
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Organizer

Brad Beauregard
Phone:
207.581.1696
Email:
brad.beauregard@maine.edu