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Looking to learn LaTeX

  1. May 16, 2010 #1
    I'm looking to teach myself LaTeX and I'm having trouble finding a "getting started" guide. I've downloaded the MiKTeX package already. I guess I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on getting started or recommend a web guide or even a book.
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  5. May 17, 2010 #4
    Thank you both, very much! Both of these look very useful.
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    There is something called the, "Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX" and I realize that diazona just linked to it. That's your best start, good luck!
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  8. May 18, 2010 #7
    Well, learning Latex is a lot of fun for me. Being a research scholar, Latex is useful for me to produce technical documents in an easy and "beautiful" way. Though I learnt Latex from above references mentioned, I would suggest you to join as member of public groups working in Latex, where you can post and get help if you want.
  9. May 18, 2010 #8
    Do you have any ones you particularly recommend?
  10. May 18, 2010 #9
    I am a passive member of this group "latexusersgroup@googlegroups.com" Every day i used to get 2 or 3 messages in my inbox and in my leisure time i go through those posts and it is helping me a lot to know about [itex] \LaTeX [/itex].
    There may be other good and active groups as well and a simple google search will help.
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