Learn Latex codes

1. Nov 15, 2008

kathrynag

Does anyone know a good way to learn Latex codes? I heard it was good to know for grad school.

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2. Nov 15, 2008

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Re: Latex

The only real way to learn latex is to use it. You can probably pick up some of the common commands by using the latex here on the forum, but in order to learn how to write documents you will need to take the dive and use it.

On standard reference is hte "not so short guide to latex" which you can find by googling.

3. Nov 15, 2008

kathrynag

Re: Latex

Ok thanks. I want to try and learn this year and next year before I head off to grad school, so I have a better understanding.

4. Nov 15, 2008

cristo

Staff Emeritus
Re: Latex

It's not very difficult to pick up. After a weekend working on a document you should have a pretty good grasp of things, then you just pick up more complicated commands as and when you need them.