LaTeX: Introduction into the Typesetting System

LaTeX (pronounced LAH-tekh) is a typesetting system that allows text authors to easily typeset their document in a professional typographical manner by using templates.

The advantage of LaTeX is that the user is only concerned with the content of the text and does not have to worry about formatting. Things such as table of contents, image and tab numbering and headlines are controlled automatically and do not cause problems with large documents.

One of the main reasons why LaTeX was created is to simplify and streamline the typesetting of mathematical formulas.

General information

Duration 15 hours
  • Work flow and handling of the LaTeX system
  • Basics of typesetting
  • Structuring of documents
  • Mathematical formulas
  • Creating tables
  • Integration of images
  • Creating references and directories
  • Literature references with BibLaTeX
This course is especially suitable for students who want to create scientific papers with the typesetting system. The course is also open to all other members of the University of Zurich.
In this course, you will learn the basics you need to know to work with LaTeX.
Documents will be provided during class.
In this course we will use the online LaTeX editor Overleaf Professional which is provided by the University of Zurich for all students, faculty and staff.

Dates

Code Referents Dates Available seats Place
HS24-ALTE1 Gasser Alina 20.08.2024 - 27.08.2024 (09:00 - 17:00 o'clock)
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