LaTex and MathJax

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Until this forum I had never heard of LaTex for writing mathematical expressions.
Can anyone help me:
A. find out where to download these programs.
B. find someone who would be willing to provide guidance on installing and using these programs
C. find LaTex and MathJax primers I can print out. I do not have a dual-monitor configuration so I need a printed primer for each program.

A colleague said he remembers using LaTex from 30 years ago. Too bad the forum can't get with the times and accommodate expressions pasted from programs like MS Word.
 

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There is a LaTeX Primer under INFO at the top of the page. Select Help/How-To and look for the Primer link there. :smile:
 
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Have you tried searching the web for what you need? If you have with no results, try "Latex equations".
 
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There is a LaTeX Primer under INFO at the top of the page. Select Help/How-To and look for the Primer link there. :smile:
Yes thank you. I was aware of that. It is not in a good "printable format" though.
 
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Have you tried searching the web for what you need? If you have with no results, try "Latex equations".
Yes of course. The search results are so big and the destinations so diverse...I went to a few places but couldn't find anybody to call.
 
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Yes thank you. I was aware of that. It is not in a good "printable format" though.
I went to the page, and did Control-P to print it. I then selected my PrimoPDF writer as the destination printer (the PrimoPDF writer is free), and printed the pages to a PDF file. I'll Upload that PDF for you to take a look at. I've found PrimoPDF to be a very handy tool to have on my PC.
 

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A. find out where to download these programs.
Although there are LaTeX editors around, I personally haven't found the need to use them. If all you need to format are math or physical equations, everything you need to know is present in our LaTeX tutorial, the one mentioned in post #2 of this thread. The script for the equations can be entered directly in the text pane (the pane I am typing in right now).

B. find someone who would be willing to provide guidance on installing and using these programs
No programs needed. After you have read through our tutorial, if you have questions, post them in this forum section, and we will most likely be able to answer them.

C. find LaTex and MathJax primers I can print out. I do not have a dual-monitor configuration so I need a printed primer for each program.
Already dealt with in the PDF that @berkeman shows.

Too bad the forum can't get with the times and accommodate expressions pasted from programs like MS Word.
Not sure you'd want to. I've worked with the Equation Editor in MS Word. IMO, it's a bit clunkier to use. Sometimes a GUI just gets in the way...
 
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Thanks guys. I think I'm good now.
 
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I went to the page, and did Control-P to print it. I then selected my PrimoPDF writer as the destination printer (the PrimoPDF writer is free), and printed the pages to a PDF file. I'll Upload that PDF for you to take a look at. I've found PrimoPDF to be a very handy tool to have on my PC.
Thanks but if you print that out it hides lines of text at the top and bottom of each page.
 
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I went to the page, and did Control-P to print it. I then selected my PrimoPDF writer as the destination printer (the PrimoPDF writer is free), and printed the pages to a PDF file. I'll Upload that PDF for you to take a look at. I've found PrimoPDF to be a very handy tool to have on my PC.
Well, with a very tedious process, I did a paragraph-by-paragraph screen captures and pastes into on MS Word document. I was very careful to capture every line of text in the document. A pdf copy of my LaTex Primer is attached.
 

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