Advanced LaTeX Short Course (last taught November 6,8,13,15 2006)
Modern UW Math Letterhead contributed by Michael Schroeder
and Seth Meyer. Process this with pdflatex. Consists of two files:
- abstract.sty style file for abstract.tex
- abstract.tex separate abstract for grad school (uses abstract.sty)
- tgrind.sty text grind style NOT required for
sample thesis. Use it only if you would like to pretty print some code to include in an appendix e.g.
Older UW Math Letterhead Use either Wsamp.tex with Wmath.sty
or else WXsamp.tex with WXmath.sty. Both style files require W.pdf
Form Letter Package
- MathLetterhead.jpg B&W scan of current
- Template.tex A simple TeX file with can
be used to superimpose latex over the scanned letterhead.
Lesson 2: Graphics and Latex
Useful Reference: The LaTeX Graphics Companion by Goossens,
Rahtz and Mittelbach.
- print.tex Printing utility for latex pictures
- gxtest.tex uses graphics to include ps or pdf files
- Gnuplot This free plotting program, available for Windows and linux, allows you to plot 2-d or 3-d functions which can
then be imported into LateX either as a latex picture file (for simple functions) or as a jpg or pdf file for more complicated functions.
- Gnuplot Tutorial
- PicTeX README file
- Xfig An X Windows based vector
graphics drawing program. Windows users should use WinFig
- Packages: graphicx and pstricks packages
- PSFRAG is a package which allows you to replace markers in
an eps file with e.g. symbols or mathematical expressions. Here is an
example and it's associated graphics files:
hat3.eps and venn.eps.
Angenent's Lecturer Notes provide a masterful example
of what you can do when you combine LaTeX with Octave (a matlab clone),
XFig and psfrag.
- PSFRAGX is a package which allows you to overlay latex symbols or
text on an eps file. Here is an example
and it's associated HOWTO file
- PSTRICKS is a package which allows you to use simplified
postscript commands to "draw" complex pictures while using LaTeX's math
- Here is a pstricks example which shows
some of the capabilities of this package.
- Another trig.tex PStricks example showing trig
- Here is a sample file which shows how to use the hyperref package to
make links in pdf files and the color package to add color: artex.tex. It requires 3dpdf.pdf and contpdf.pdf
Lesson 3:Making Slides and PDF presentations
The examples below are given in historical order. If you are
starting from scratch, you should try the beamer package.
Remember that in order to view these properly, you need to
create a pdf file from the latex sources and view it with
Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Macintosh Preview program will not work.
Beamer and PowerDot files should be processed with pdflatex.
You will need latex and ghostscript to process the Prosper files.
Another alternative to beamer is the powerdot package.
- Using the Seminar package to make transparencies.
Here are some examples:
- prosper Make Power-Point-like
presentations with this package
- Beamer is the preferred method for creating a PDF (powerpoint like) slide show. You will need a laptop
and projector beamer to use it effectively. Here are some examples
- Powerdot is another powerful presentation package. Here are some
excellent examples by Kyle Novak.
- Posters: Use the a0poster or sciposter latex packages
to create large posters. Here is another example myposter.tex. Confused about
paper sizes. Look at papersizes.txt. The cheapest place to print a color poster
in town is The College Library (Helen C. White) which charges $2.50 / ft^2 instead of the usual $8/ft^2.
- Guide to using movie15.sty to put movies into latex files.