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About LaTeX

LaTeX is an advanced document preparation system designed for large and complex documents. LaTeX is a great tool if you are writing a paper containing mathematical equations and symbols. The built-in algorithms ensures that the document will have consistent structure, high typographical quality and a professional look.

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User in Overleaf

We use the online editor Overleaf to do the exercises. Remember to register as a user and bring your laptop to the workshop.

More about LaTeX

Check out LaTeX Libguide for more information about LaTeX. Here you can find useful tips about how to use LaTeX.

The Library and LaTeX

The University library offers classes and support in LaTeX. Lecturers at UiS can book classes in LaTeX for Writing for their students.

LATEX 1 – FOR Beginners

Introduction to LaTeX

This workshop is for people with no previous experience with LaTeX. Learn how to set up a document and its structure, table of contents, how to insert pictures, lists, tables, mathematical equations and cross references. We will also look at typical errors and how to avoid them.

Target audience: Students at UiS who are writing a smaller paper like a home exam, semester paper or a work requirement

Equipment: 
Your own laptop with a user in Overleaf

Prior knowledge needed: 
No

Duration: 
90 minutes + 15 minutes break

After the class you should know:

  • How to create, edit and compile a document in LaTeX
  • How to use commands
  • How to create a front page and a table of contents
  • How understand error messages and to fix them
  • How to use cross references
LATEX 2 – Advanced

Handling references and large documents

This workshop is for people who can handle the basics in LaTeX, and who want to learn more about reference management and how to handle larger documents, like a thesis, using LaTeX. We will look at how we can use reference management software like Zotero and EndNote in combination with Overleaf, and how we can separate different chapters into separate files and combine them into one file at the end.

Target audience: Students at UiS who are writing a larger paper, like a thesis

Equipment: 
Your own laptop with a user in Overleaf

Prior knowledge needed: 
Introduction to LaTeX or similar knowledge

Duration: 
90 minutes + 15 minutes break

After the class you should know:

  • Specific commands that are useful when writing a larger paper
  • How to create a folder structure that allows you to keep an overview of the different elements of your paper
  • How to use citations in LaTeX and how to use LaTeX in combination with EndNote or Zotero

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