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Reserve the classrooms


Schedule for 04/02/2012


Stat Consultants
CSSSI (219 Prospect St)
To see the Consultant's schedule, please see our calendar on the CSSSI website.

Main Lab
CSSSI (219 Prospect St)
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Rosenkranz Hall
115 Prospect St.
Room 01
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Latex, Miktek, WinEdt Help

In order to work with Tex-Latex you have to have your document in the relevant language and saved in a <filname>.tex.

One of the basic guides we recommend is a PDF document called TeX for the Impatient: http://www.gnu.org/software/teximpatient/. Another more LaTeX-specific one is The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/>

You can download Miktex on your machine for free from: http://www.miktex.org/

Then :

You either use MSDOS (Command Prompt in Wndows) and the latex, pdflatex, pslatex commands or

USE WinEdt.

(We use LyX as the editor-of-choice in our LaTeX workshops)

Using this editor is easy and fast.
That is you can edit your .tex file under the friendly environment the editor has to offer plus, you can compile your file, see the results and make changes fast.

Using the editor, you can choose one of the commands from the list on the toolbar and run your tex file, i.e. choosing "LATEX" it is like obviously like running latex in MSDOS. Then, the "DVI" icon will be enabled for you to preview with the dvi viewer YAP. Then you can either print or use the dvitops to create a postscript file that can be viewed pressing the ghostview icon. Alternatively, you can directly press the "PDFLATEX" icon to have an easy to handle pdf file.

NOTES-WARNINGS:

COMMENTS

PDFLaTeX instead of…
One important comment you have to consider is the fact that making a pdf file directly from your tex document using pdflatex is much better (fontwise) than using latex, dvips and then using ghostview interface for ghostscript.
(pdfwrite).

MiKTeX/WinEdt do not have everything…
There are a number of translators that are not found in the MiKTeX environment but you can use separately. For example the LaTeX2HTML is a useful tool for creating html documents from .tex files.