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LaTex skills

LaTeX for absolute beginners

LaTeX for absolute beginners

LaTeX is a document preparation system widely used for scientific documents. If you have not used it before there can be a learning curve, but once you are familiar with some basic commands you can create professional-looking documents very easily. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of LaTeX and will get you started with a simple document. (Maths mode will not be covered.)

By the end of this session you will be able to: 

  • know what LaTeX is
  • ability to create a basic LaTeX document in Overleaf 
  • ability to format and modify a basic LaTeX document in Overleaf
  • now where to find further help 

Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
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 27 October 2021  13.00 - 14.00  Online Workshop delivered
 17 November 2021  12.00 - 13.00  Online Workshop delivered
23 November 2021 12.00 - 13.00 Online Workshop delivered
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Overleaf – a beginner’s guide

Overleaf – a beginner’s guide 

Overleaf is an online collaborative LaTeX editor that compiles your documents in real-time. Overleaf allows you to write LaTeX documents on the go and collaborate easily (it’s great for group projects). This workshop will get you started with an Overleaf account and offer tips on managing and sharing your projects. Participants should have a working knowledge of LaTeX.

By the end of this session you will be able to: 

  • create an Overleaf account, and get started with your first project 
  • start managing and adding files to your projects
  • share projects and see how to write collaboratively
  • find out how to use Overleaf templates and online guidance

Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
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 25 November 2021  12.00 - 13.00  Online  Workshop delivered

 

Reference management for LaTeX users

Reference management for LaTeX users 

Managing your references in a LaTeX document is fairly straightforward and should not involve a lot of manual work. In this session you will learn how to cite and reference sources in your LaTeX document using BibTeX files. You will also learn how to create BibTeX files automatically and interface with reference management software like RefWorks. Participants should have a working knowledge of LaTeX. 

By the end of this session you will be able to: 

  • cite and reference sources in LaTeX documents using BibTeX
  • identify how to use Vancouver, Harvard and IEEE styles  
  • create BibTeX files from databases and other sources 
  • use reference management software to create and organise BibTeX files 

Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimelocationBooking
19 November 2021 12.00 - 13.00 Online Workshop delivered
1 December 2021 12.00 - 13.00 Online Book
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