LaTex quick start tutorial on Ubuntu

To get started with LaTex quickly I googled a bit and quickly found a cross-platform editor I am very happy with – TexMaker.

You can install it by issuing:

sudo apt-get install texmaker

The interface is very intuitive. Among the editor’s features are code completion, spell-checker (although I didn’t succed at configuring it), wizards with document templates… You can find the user manual and a decent LaTex reference under Help. You can see what it looks like in this screenshot:

LaTex editing in TexMaker

All in all a very smooth editor, great to work with!

If you don’t know LaTex, to get you started here is some sample code I just wrote today:

 

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