[ILUG] LaTeX training
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Wed Nov 29 23:28:20 GMT 2006
On Wednesday 29 November 2006 17:33, Cian Davis 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?
1. The king of LaTeX (and XML) in Ireland is Peter Flynn, of UCC
<pflynn at ucc.ie>.
He has written an introductory book on LaTeX,
and would I am sure be worth contacting.
2. There is an Irish TeX/LaTeX group ITALIC
although I don't think it is currently very active.
3. The best place to ask any questions on LaTeX
is the newsgroup comp.text.tex
which is incredibly active.
4. The TeX User Group (TUG) produces a CD (or CDs), TexLive,
which contains a huge amount of TeX/LaTeX software.
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
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