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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    Any idea on how to type latex code in the Bored of Studies forum?


    Most of my work is done by copying and pasting it from an External site and then uploading via photobucket.
    Text must also be bounded by dollar signs (that is all text must be enclosed with a dollar sign at the beginning and the end). Also, I would recommend that if you want to see how someone produced the text they have written, just click on the reply button and you can clearly see what they have written.

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    How would you import LaTeX code into Microsoft Word?
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    How would you import LaTeX code into Microsoft Word?
    Why on Earth would you want to do such a thing? Micro$oft Word will not "mark it up" or "LaTeX" it for you. Instead it will just show you the source code you have typed.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    I'm just curious how would I be able to type in a document of some sort? I'm keen on possibly writing my own notes and I think its alot more of a 'reader-friendly' too to use.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    I'm just curious how would I be able to type in a document of some sort? I'm keen on possibly writing my own notes and I think its alot more of a 'reader-friendly' too to use.
    Obtain LaTeX: https://latex-project.org/ftp.html . Depending on whether you have a Mac, Windows or Linux, go to the appropriate link for that on that page.

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by InteGrand View Post
    Obtain LaTeX: https://latex-project.org/ftp.html . Depending on whether you have a Mac, Windows or Linux, go to the appropriate link for that on that page.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by InteGrand View Post
    Obtain LaTeX: https://latex-project.org/ftp.html . Depending on whether you have a Mac, Windows or Linux, go to the appropriate link for that on that page.
    I'm having problems downloading this file. I've downloaded the file and opened up the set up file which is in .pkg format. I didn't see the file or link where we could open the application. Am I doing something possibly wrong? Are there other alternatives out there?
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    I'm having problems downloading this file. I've downloaded the file and opened up the set up file which is in .pkg format. I didn't see the file or link where we could open the application. Am I doing something possibly wrong? Are there other alternatives out there?
    Which exact link did you download? For Windows it should really just be an executable.

    This executable will download the backend (all the stuff that interprets LaTeX and produces output), and often a frontend (the thing you use to write your documents, often with some tools to make it more convenient than editing the source file via other means.)

    Also if you really want something more wordlike, you can try LyX.

    (I don't like it though, as it makes some weird choices about formatting by default and some things are a bit clunky to change from memory. Once you get decent at using regular LaTeX it is blazingly fast, especially for more ambitious projects with lots of cross-referencing etc.)
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by seanieg89 View Post
    Which exact link did you download? For Windows it should really just be an executable.

    This executable will download the backend (all the stuff that interprets LaTeX and produces output), and often a frontend (the thing you use to write your documents, often with some tools to make it more convenient than editing the source file via other means.)

    Also if you really want something more wordlike, you can try LyX.

    (I don't like it though, as it makes some weird choices about formatting by default and some things are a bit clunky to change from memory. Once you get decent at using regular LaTeX it is blazingly fast, especially for more ambitious projects with lots of cross-referencing etc.)
    I have a Macbook Pro. Once I opened the .pkg file , a screen came up showing that my installation was successful. I'm just not sure where to click to open the file.

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Open what file? mactex is just a backend.

    Download an editor like texmaker and work in that.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Is this what Texmaker looks like? if not, can I use this software as well?

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    Is this what Texmaker looks like? if not, can I use this software as well?

    Lol no, unsurprisingly the app in your screenshot is called TeXShop.

    But yes, yes you can. There are tons of possible editors. You could even use something notepad-esque if you really wanted to. (Not that that would be a good idea).
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    This is 'from TeXStudio, the interface seems alot more user friendly.

    So I may stick with this one for now.

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Sure, they all do pretty much exactly the same thing.

    The power of LaTeX is in the code itself, frontends don't really matter.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by seanieg89 View Post
    Sure, they all do pretty much exactly the same thing.

    The power of LaTeX is in the code itself, frontends don't really matter.
    It seems to me that the LaTeX coding on the Bored of Studies forums is slightly different to the one one the Texstudio when entering fractions :



    Closer inspection:
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by davidgoes4wce View Post
    It seems to me that the LaTeX coding on the Bored of Studies forums is slightly different to the one one the Texstudio when entering fractions :



    Closer inspection:
    Try putting the maths stuff between dollar signs, i.e. write $\frac{2}{5}$.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    The boredofstudies LaTeX formatting is different from traditional LaTeX, don't use the formatting on this site as guidelines.

    Instead, just look up LaTeX tutorials, there are many.
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    How do you type up inequality signs?

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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeseeyou View Post
    How do you type up inequality signs?
    Enter 'leq' or 'geq'
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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    How do you design a page width longer than the current settings?

    I've got this problem on Bored of Studies and a random LaTeX generator online:



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    Re: A Short Guide to LaTeX

    Unless you use \begin{align*} \\ &= I don't know of any ways to do on actual LaTeX because I do not know of any page sizes larger than A4 to use in your preamble.

    On the forum there's not much you can do. But by convention for a sequence nobody types out more than 3 terms before jumping straight to the final term. (P.S. you can use \dots to generate an ellipsis)

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