Friday March 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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ISSR Training Lab 
Machmer Hall, West Wing, Room 37E
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA

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Matt Denny 
Graduate Consultant
Institute for Social Science Research

An Introduction to LaTeX 

An ISSR Short Course by Matt Denny


LaTeX is a powerful, open source, cross platform document preparation system (http://www.latex-project.org/). Quantitative papers in the social sciences are increasingly being authored in LaTeX for its elegant presentation of results. This workshop will introduce the basics of authoring papers in LaTeX, transferring Microsoft Word documents into LaTeX, and setting up the software on your computer. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Install the LaTeX engine and document editor
  • Format Microsoft Word and Open Office files as LaTeX documents
  • Create basic LaTeX documents, including equations and figures
  • Gain an awareness of the functionality offered by more advanced LaTeX packages

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