Introduction to LaTeX – part 1

LaTeX is a de-factor standard tool of scientific writings in almost all fields of computer science.

LaTeX is not a word procesor nor is it a text editor. It is rather a kind of a formal language by which you describe what your document should look like. You can use a text editor (e.g. WinEdt, Lynx…) to write your text and include formatting commands.

For example: \textit{Hello World!} –> output: Hello World!

Then, run LaTeX on that text file to produce output that looks better than that of Microsoft Word.

LaTeX is a macro package that enables user to produce highest typography quality, using a predefined, professional layout

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