Basic formulas / symbols in LaTeX

1. Nov 16, 2005

amcavoy

I know basic formulas / symbols in LaTeX, but I'm not too good with the whole PDF thing. I mean, once I have a .tex file I can make a PS, DVI, or PDF file no problem, but the .tex file is the hard part. Every tutorial I read is like 100 pages long. Does anyone have a breif tutorial that gives the basics (headers, line-spacing, equations, etc.) without all the extras?

Thanks.

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2. Nov 17, 2005

VietDao29

3. Nov 17, 2005

amcavoy

I think I'm looking for the short introduction to LaTeX.

4. Nov 18, 2005

ComputerGeek

What I did was use the projects that I wanted done and then looked up the commands I needed using google and the operation I wanted to perform.

like:

"Insert picture latex"

5. Nov 18, 2005

primal schemer

6. Nov 18, 2005

ramollari

If you have a look at a sample .tex document with some essential elements like TOC, pictures, and formulae, then it will be the fastest way you can get these features to work.

7. Nov 18, 2005

inha

You don't have to go through the whole not-so-short... It has an index and you can just go to the page relevant to your current problem. And it's not that much of a read anyway. Especially if you use a bit of selective reading.

8. Nov 18, 2005