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Beginner LaTeX

LaTeX is software used to create documents - an alternative to word processors like Microsoft Word. LaTeX users "program" how their documents look using commands specified by the LaTeX language. The language is particularly useful for creating equations, inserting special symbols, and using multiple alphabets. These features are why some academic publishers, especially in math, chemistry, and linguistics (among others) ask for article submissions in LaTeX.

No experience with LaTeX is needed for Beginner LaTeX. By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • Created a document and defined the formatting
  • Inserted images
  • Created mathematical equations
  • Created a table
  • Inserted citations and a bibliography

You will need a computer that is able to access a web browser. We will use an online service so there is no need to download anything before you arrive.

This workshop will be offered in person. This workshop is typically offered once per semester and can also be scheduled on request.  Next semester, we will offer it as the opposite format (Zoom). Automatic captioning will be provided via Zoom. The curriculum is freely available online at:  https://bluenalgene.github.io/LaTeX_Guided_Course/. We have 2 scheduled breaks, at a rate of about one per two hours.  Gendered/family restrooms are available on the same floor. Food and drinks are not provided but Bizzell Memorial Library has a coffee shop on LL1 (hours may vary) and vending machines on LL1, in the hall east of LL118 (the community room).  Water fountains are available on all floors. For additional accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact the workshop instructor or .

Registration is recommended.

Questions? Contact Amanda Schilling, amanda.schilling@ou.edu.

Monday, April 3, 2023
1:30pm - 5:00pm
LL 123 Classroom
Bizzell Memorial Library
Research Workshops—OU Libraries
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