Install VirtualBox on your system if you have not done so before ; the link for the virtual machine is provided here. Log in as the user feeg using the same password. LaTeX uses TeX as its formatting engine. So why should we use LaTeX instead of traditional text processors?
Latex is a professional-quality typesetting program, written by the legendary Donald Knuth. Latex is portable, light, secure, and free. Latex is smart by default, but also allows for fine control of all aspects of your document. The preamble is at the beginning of the Latex file and includes commands that will effect how your content is displayed. A standard example is. Between the curly brackets, put your document class.
You will need a LaTeX editor of some sort. For this workshop we will use O verleaf. For your work with LaTeX outside of this workshop there are multiple options. To sign up in O verleaf :. LaTeX is pronounced "Lay-tech" or "Lah-tech".
LaTex is a mark-up language document creator. It works well to prepare papers, posters, slides, thesis, etc that contain mathematical formulas and chemical symbols. LaTex is available as open source software and can be used in all operating systems, including Linux.