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We offer customized Zoom or On-Site LaTeX training.

We've had years of experience teaching LaTeX On-Site -- for publishing companies, scientific associations, TeX User's Group, Harvard Math Department, Harvard School of Public Health, MIT, and many other locations all over the US and in the Netherlands and Sweden.





Recently we've started teaching LaTeX using Zoom!

It's been fun! and helpful to class participants.
So we are announcing a series of scheduled Zoom classes
"Understanding LaTeX: A Class for Beginners"
on the following dates:


August 23--27, 2021: 5 morning classes, 9am to noon, EST

September 20--24, 2021:
3 full day classes, MWF -- 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm, EST

October 4--9, 2021: 5 afternoon classes, 1pm to 4pm, EST

November 1--5, 2021: 5 morning classes, 9am to noon, EST



Anyone, anywhere, is welcome to attend, Course description below.
The cost for training is $600 per student, and includes an approximately 300 page PDF of hyperlinked course notes, including both instructional material and exercises.

If you would like to participate, please get in touch: info@texnology.com

As well as these scheduled classes, you are welcome to arrange for a class at another time for your organization, or for one-on-one instruction.


          
Click on the image below to see a chapter on making tables from our course notes. The hyperlinking on the top will not work, since this is only one chapter, but you can experiment with the hyperlinked list of parts of the chapter at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!





           
Understanding LaTeX: Beginning LaTeX Class
Instructor: Amy Hendrickson

Five or Six sessions, 3 hours each:

  1. Basic Syntax, Grouping, Beginning Math, Listing, Cross Referencing, Understanding Error Messages

  2. Everything You Need to Know About Math

  3. All About Tables, Illustrations

  4. Making a Bibliography, Index, Sample Report

  5. Beginning Macro Writing

  6. Using Tikz, Color, and Making Hyperlinked E-Documents

Course Notes, Hands On Exercises.


A customized course   may be arranged for your organization, meeting the particular needs of your staff both in terms of scheduling and in terms of the content of the course.

We have nearly 300 pages of generously linked course material prepared, and can adapt it for the needs of your organization.

We're happy to discuss your situation and what subset of LaTeX training would be most useful for your staff.








Class Goals

Learn how to create, edit, and format technical documents prepared in LaTeX that include equations, illustrations, tables, references, and appendices.

Become familiar with macros; make your own .sty file, be comfortable looking at others' .sty files.

Topics

Each topic will be shown in examples and there will be class exercises to try out each concept.


  • Getting started: Use LaTeX editing tools, and learn how to create and compile your document, and debug/troubleshoot common problems.

  • Become comfortable with the basic vocabulary of special use characters, common commands and syntax, grouping, font and typeface changes.

  • Learn how a LaTeX document is structured and how the various auxiliary files help create output; cross-referencing.

  • Positioning text on the page, and page makeup commands.

  • Learn how to code math, make tables, insert graphics, use color.

  • Learn the basics of how to build the references file using BibTeX and how these references are cited.

  • Begining macro writing; write your own macros, and understand macros written by others; how to copy from, or amend existing .sty files; how to make your own .sty file.

  • Special packages (for five day course): Brief intro to Tikz, Beamer, and Hyperref.


Please let us know if you or your staff members would like to attend a scheduled course, or would like to request a course at a different time. We look forward to meeting you via Zoom!
-- Amy

info@texnology.com



Teaching Experience

Over the years, companies that have commissioned a TeXnology LaTeX macro package have also asked for training to help their staff work with the new style, and to become comfortable with using LaTeX, including Pacific Northwest National Lab, the American Geophysical Union, the National Academy of Sciences, American Meteorological Society, the Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, and Kluwer Academic Press, among others.

Some organizations request LaTeX training for their support staff. Examples include: National Bureau of Economic Research, Carnegie Mellon Software Enterprise Institute, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, MIT Lincoln Lab, MIT Press and MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and KAPL, Albany (taught with Zoom).

Academic departments have asked for training for their support staff, at Harvard and MIT in particular. We've taught a Beginning LaTeX course for MIT Information Services for the MIT support staff more than 20 times.

-- Amy Hendrickson
Info@texnology.com
617 738-8029