[ILUG] LaTeX training
theirishmole at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 18:00:36 GMT 2006
What little experience I have had with latex has given me mixed impressions.
Often Latex editors will only accept pics files in eps format, and
trying to manually format pages is a pain in the hole.
It is however handy when you have a class file for the docs your writing.
I think you need a fair bit of tech knowledge to use it though, its
closer to web programming/html than most people will be used to. Its
not out of the box easy to use. I think any training will spend a lot
of time getting people to be able to do anything with it, let alone
using advanced features.
On 11/29/06, Cian Davis <davisc at skynet.ie> wrote:
> I'm on the research training committee in UL, which is trying to define
> a training schedule for researchers. There is a Word training session as
> well as managing large documents.
> I pointed out that Word is shite, particularly for large documents and
> tables etc., and suggested LaTeX. Of course the question was, do you
> know anyone who could teach that?
> So starting out, it would be the basics and then working forward with a
> particular emphasis on using it to write a thesis. Remember that will
> there will be IT research students, there will be Humanities and the
> likes as well - so they would need to be able to teach to both :-)
> Anyone any ideas?
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