Getting started with LaTeX
Last updated on 20 March, 2023
Hello and welcome to the LaTeX lab manual, part of COMP101 at the University of Manchester.
Reading this LaTeX manual and doing the five exercises it contains will enable you to develop your written communication skills so that you can:
- Create a simple document in pdf using LaTeX
- Illustrate a document with figures and cross references
- Typeset some mathematics
- Share and collaborate on LaTeX documents using overleaf
- Draft a CV using LaTeX templates
This manual is a substantially revised version of earlier LaTeX lab manuals created by Ulrike Sattler, Graham Gough, Paul Waring, Toby Howard and Steve Pettifer.
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The source of this manual is available on github so if you have any comments or suggestions on how to improve it, you can raise an issue or submit a pull request. We’ll credit every contribution, however small, because they all make a difference.
Thanks to contributions from Hamza Latif (@ultrasockhead) and Saurav Maheshkar (@SauravMaheshkar)
If you want to make suggestions for improvements that don’t get attributed to your name, email me directly.