LaTeX for Professional Publications

Learn the basics of generating quality publications that effectively showcase your talent and skills.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

This course is open to anyone who wants to learn how to create a professional quality, typeset publication. In addition to improving the aesthetic quality of your work, LaTeX users benefit from automating many of the tedious processes involved in writing a professional publication.

LaTeX allows you to manage references, figures, tables, footnotes, formatting, mathematical equations, algorithms, scientific proofs, and more in a programmatic fashion that provides benefits far exceeding that of word processing software.

Need to format a paper for a specific venue? Many academic journals and conferences provide LaTeX Style files (.sty) for correctly typesetting your submission. With one line of code, you can modify your publication to match the style of many leading academic publishing outlets.

Not writing a paper? LaTeX can also be used for books, reports, technical and business documents, screenplays, resumes, letters ... anything you want to write!

The course uses tools that are freely available online for Mac (Linux) and Windows users. Templates are included for download to get you started.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be able to download and install software on your computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of creating a document in LaTex
  • Be able to import and layout graphics
  • Manage citations and references with biobliographies and bibligraphy styles
  • Format and number graphics, tables, and sections
  • Create well formatted mathematical equations, algorithms, and proofs

What is the target audience?

  • LaTeX beginners: no previous typesetting or programming experience required
  • Specifically geared to academic writers, but useful to anyone who wants to create professionally typeset documents
  • Graduate students, especially in math and science fields
  • Academic researchers
  • Anyone who writes!

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
04:38

What is LaTeX? And why I learned LaTeX and think it's awesome.

02:45

Setting up a LaTeX environment on Mac or Linux.

01:38

Setting up your LaTeX environment on Windows.

01:46

Here, you can download completed TEX files, but you should create the documents yourself by following the tutorials, and typing along with them. You will however, want to use lecture5.tex to complete the next lecture.

12:53

In this lecture you will typeset a document and learn about the different files created when LaTeX runs. Be sure you followed the instructions in Lecture 4 to download the file you need for this lecture.

UPDATE: The Udemy app automatically changes the underscore in the course graphic file name to a dash. So, after you download it, you will need to change that back, the correct file name as shown in the video is "course_graphic.pdf"

Section 2: Creating a New Document (.tex)
13:16

Creating a new LaTeX document from scratch.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

03:58

Your LaTeX editor likely came with some template files you can use when creating a new document. This lecture will look at a couple of those files, and discuss their content.

12:08

Basic text and paragraph formatting in LaTeX.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

Section 3: Lists, Tables and Graphics
13:19

Creating different types of lists in LaTeX.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

15:58

Create tables, the tabular environment, floats, and references.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

13:37

Create figures with the graphicx package, and the floating figure environment.

You will need to download the figures attached to this lecture to complete this tutorial. The TEX document is also available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

Section 4: Bibliography (.bib and .bbl)
16:53

Use BibTeX for bibliographies, citations, and references.

The TEX and BIB files from this lecture are also available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create them on your own while following this lecture.

05:06

You can find a number of useful applications for managing your references and BIB files. This is the one I use.

Section 5: Elements in Science and Mathematics
09:10

Using mathematical symbols and equations in LaTeX.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

06:59

Creating pseudocode in LaTeX.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

Section 6: Managing Packages and Style Files (.sty)
04:39

We review two of the packages we've used throughout this course, and add one more!

Be sure to download the PDF attached to this lecture, and find the TEX file used to create it in your materials downloaded from Lecture 4.

08:37

Many journals provide STY, CLS, and/or BST files to typeset your document following journal guidelines. Here we look at the IEEE Trans CLS.

Section 7: Advanced Topics
20:19

Learn new concepts to enhance your tables and figures.

You will need to download the figures attached to this lecture to complete this tutorial. The TEX document is also available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

04:51

You can separate your work into multiple files, and integrate them in a single LaTeX document. This lecture covers the process.

09:01

Different ways to manipulate typesetting output from packages to redefining commands.

This document is available for download (see Lecture 4), but it is highly recommended that you create it on your own while following this lecture.

Section 8: Next Steps
03:15

We review some additional resources for continuing your LaTeX education.

Be sure to download the PDF attached to this lecture, and find the TEX file used to create it in your materials downloaded from Lecture 4.

02:18

Thank you for taking this course, and I hope you learned a lot and enjoy using LaTeX!

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Instructor Biography

Toni Farley, Computer Scientist and Bioinformatician

Dr. Farley has 10 years of experience in information science, including 3 years in information and systems security research, 4 years teaching university courses in data management, and 3 years performing data integration and knowledge management in the biomedical domain. Her prior related experience includes 8 years of business management and accounting, with 2 in the health insurance industry.

Her accomplishments include 22 publications, numerous presentations, an AT&T Labs--Research Graduate Fellowship, a university grant award for learner-centered course redesign, and successfully directing a study abroad internship and learning program in South Africa on technology in a transitional society.

She is currently a Bioinformatician II in the Center for BioIntelligence at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Additionally, she maintains Faculty Associate positions in computer science and informatics at Arizona State University (ASU), and is on the executive committee of her local International Test and Evaluation Association chapter (AZITEA).

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