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Workshop: LaTeX for Beginners - Writing and structuring LaTeX documents

Presented by Thorsten Schwarz

You know about LaTeX, but you don't know how to use it?
This workshop is aimed at getting familiar with the bare bones of LaTeX. From the basic ideas to your first document.

Covered topics:

  • Basic document setup like \documentclass, \usepackage, \begin{document} etc.
  • Document structures such as chapters, sections etc. and enumerations/itemizations
  • Typefaces (bold, italic, etc.), font sizes and fonts
  • Tables
  • Basic citation mechanism - bibliography
  • How to get a PDF-File - compiling a document and dealing with error and warning messages
  • TeX4HT - It's a system for converting documents written in TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt/etc. to HTML, various XML flavors, braille, etc, optionally using MathML.