Getting ready to run

Rest To Start Chang-JJ CC BY-ND 2.0

1. Getting Started

Begin by installing the software you need to edit and compile LaTeX documents.


Tools Daniel Go CC BY-NC 2.0

2. Become familiar with TeXmaker

Explore the toolbars and windows within TeXmaker.

House layout

Layout gdiazdelon CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

3. Layout of a LaTeX document

Learn what makes up a LaTeX document and how to add additional packages.

Work In Progress

Work In Progress Kevan CC BY 2.0

4. Starting with a template

Become familiar with a pre-made LaTeX document and start saving files.

Chapter of a book

Chapter 61Craig Sunter CC BY-ND 2.0

5. Creating chapters

Create chapters in separate files and input them to the main file. Include subsection headings.

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Sound II John Vincent CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

6. Including figures

Add figures to your dissertation with captions and in-text references. Advanced users can consider the location of the figures on the page.

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Table gregory mcCC BY-NC-SA 2.0

7. Inputting tables

Creating tables, merging cells and using short names in the List of Tables.


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8. Inserting equations

Use equations in the text and on separate lines. Number each equation and refer to it in the text. Include matrices and arrays with Greek letters and super/subscripts.

Index card

Index Card Reeding Lessons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

9. Importing Your Bibliography

Import you bibliography from your chosen management system and include in-text citations.

Useful Junk

Useful Junk Paul CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

10. Useful Resources

A list of links and documents to help you become more familiar with the LaTeX commands including cheat sheets and online tools

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