Understanding LaTeX: Beginning LaTeX Class|
Instructor: Amy Hendrickson
Five or Six sessions, 3 hours each:
Course Notes, Hands On Exercises.
- Basic Syntax, Grouping, Beginning Math, Listing, Cross Referencing,
Understanding Error Messages
- Everything You Need to Know About Math
- All About Tables, Illustrations
- Making a Bibliography, Index, Sample Report
- Beginning Macro Writing
- Using Tikz, Color, and Making Hyperlinked E-Documents
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.
Learn how to create, edit, and format technical documents prepared in
LaTeX that include equations, illustrations, tables, references, and
Become familiar with macros; make your
own .sty file, be comfortable looking at others' .sty files.
Each topic will be shown in examples and there will be class
exercises to try out each concept.
Become comfortable with the basic vocabulary of special use
characters, common commands and syntax, grouping, font and typeface
Learn how a LaTeX document is structured
and how the various auxiliary files help create output;
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!
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