Friday, November 21, 2014

LaTeX Tutorial II. - Quick start

Hello again,
in this tutorial we'll quicky go through some commands used in LaTeX you'll need to start. Basically, template will provide you with document section commands. Other things you'll need are comments, equations and references to bibliografy.

Spaces - Several consecutive spaces are treated as one. If you want to start a new paragraph, hit Enter twice.

Special characters - # $% ^ & _ { } ~ \ are reserved and if you want to use them in an output file, you need to escape them like this: \# \$ \% \^{} \& \_ \{ \} \~{}

- The % character can also be used to split long input lines where no whitespace or line breaks are allowed, just add it right after the character where you want to split the word at the end of line.
- or use \begin{comment} and \end{comment}

- The empty parameter {} stops LaTeX from eating up all the white space after the command name:
- for example "New \TeX users" is represented in TeX as "New TeXusers"
- however "Experienced \TeX{} users" is represented correctly "Experienced TEX users"