Using LaTeX for document formatting

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Thursday 2 May 2019

If you are spending too much time on document formatting, come and find out about using LaTeX, a free software for creating professional documents.

In this free session, you will receive peer-to-peer support from a research ambassador who will guide you through using this type-setting system.

Benefits of using LaTeX

LaTeX is free software available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and online that you can use for these tasks:

  • creating conference and journal articles, scientific documents, and books as well as many other forms of publishing
  • changing the appearance of text with ease within existing templates
  • simplifying the more complicated parts of typesetting such as inputting mathematical equations, adding footnotes, referencing and creating bibliographies, creating tables of contents, and having a consistent layout across all sections.

If you use LaTeX for your research, please refer to the conditions of LaTeX Project Public License to include an explicit copyright notice and a statement in each of the components of your work.

LaTeX training

Research Ambassador Sudha Subramani (who is a current user of LaTeX) will discuss:

LaTeX basics:

  • creating your first LaTeX document
  • choosing a LaTeX compiler
  • adding a title, author and abstract
  • paragraphs and new lines
  • bold, italics and underlining.

More advanced:

  • creating mathematical expressions
  • subscripts and superscripts
  • aligning equations
  • creating tables and inserting images
  • references and citations
  • bibliography management in LaTeX.

Please bring your own device to download the software.


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Thursday 2 May 2019, 11am -12pm


Footscray Park Ballarat Road

Footscray Park Library, Training Room P307