Scientific Word Technical Typesetting (WYSIWYG LaTeX)

Quickly develop excellence with this interface to LaTeX for Professional and Academic scientific word-processing
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Scientific Word is the Windows program used for professional scientific word processing by leading academic and commercial researchers in universities and central banks around the world: from editing screen to printed page. It's a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface to LaTeX, the international standard for mathematical typesetting.

This Training Course, which we have evolved over the last 20 years, is available live around the world for £6400 ($10k) - or just £1600 ($2600) for small groups of 4. I teach all the courses personally (I love it!). This video version gives the exact same teaching: you don't get me live for Q&A, but you have the opportunity to watch and re-watch - all for a fraction of the cost.

This is originally a Two-Day Course, each day comprising 3 one-and-a-half hour sessions. The video version contains over 4 hours of 720HD teaching, with several exercises for you to complete throughout. The course ends with The Advanced Challenge!

Important: When playing the videos, be sure to watch in HD mode (click the HD button so that it lights up) and full screen mode for the fine detail.

What are the requirements?

  • Windows computer
  • A copy of the free 30-day demo of Scientific Word (WYSIWYG LaTeX), available by download from a link in the preliminary Lecture 1.
  • The preparatory 'homework' for the Course involves reading just one page – headed "Understanding the Logical Design Approach" (pp3-4) in the booklet "Getting Started with SWP, SW and SNB", available as Supplementary material in the preliminary Lecture 1.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be fully functional in using Scientific Word/WorkPlace to produce beautifully typeset LaTeX documents.
  • Covers everything that most users will ever need to know for their thesis, academic paper or journal submission.

What is the target audience?

  • Academic mathematicians, economics, statisticians, physicists, engineers
  • Commercial researchers in these fields
  • Anyone needing to write scientific papers (ie. containing equations, graphics and tables)

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Session 1 - Overview, Windows and LaTeX
Preparatory 'homework'
Preview
Article
Introduction
Preview
01:36
Toolbars, and the Checkout document
05:52
LaTeX
04:16
Text entry
04:49
Sigma and Integrals
Preview
06:03
Lists (Bullet lists and Numbered lists)
04:24
Printing and Spell check
02:43
Logical Design
07:55
Online Help; and a Simple Exercise
03:24
Section 2: Content
Advanced Maths Entry, and the Item Tag popup
08:44
The Section/Body Tag popup
10:02
The Text Tag popup
06:13
Fragments
03:42
Brackets, Tables and Matrices
11:49
Footnotes (and Margin notes), and an Exercise
04:02
Section 3: Appearance
Content vs. Appearance
04:10
Class Options
Preview
03:27
Packages
04:58
TeX Fields
06:03
Page Numbering
03:24
Theorem-like Objects
05:46
Landscape
02:23
LaTeX Tweaks
04:37
Paragraphs
02:27
An Exercise using some Tweaks
01:18
The half way mark: A Revision Test
02:22
Section 4: Floating Objects, and File Import-Export issues
Floating Graphics
08:19
Floating Tables
04:22
Word - RTF
04:12
Excel
02:10
PowerPoint
03:16
PDFs
02:04
Section 5: Files Issues; Front and Back Matter; and Beamer presentations
Files Issues (Wrap for Email, and Portable LaTeX)
07:42
Spacing and Allow Break
06:17
Front Matter
04:50
Tables of Contents; List of Figures; and List of Tables
05:16
Appendix
06:11
Numbering Sections and Lists
04:40
Fancyhdr
05:43
Beamer: Frames and Transitions
05:33
Multiple Columns, Lists and the Title screen
06:56
Beamer Themes
03:27
Options and Packages for Beamer
01:59
Section 6: Bibliographies (Manual and BibTeX); and the Advanced Challenge
Manual Bibliographies
06:29
BibTeX
05:47
Changing the bibliography style file, and adding a second database
04:52
Natbib
03:01
JabRef
05:38
The Course Fact Sheet
00:57
The Advanced Challenge: a Serious Example
Preview
07:05
Close
04:59

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Instructor Biography

Christopher Mabb, Academic mathematician running software company

I was a maths undergraduate at Oxford when Rubik's cube hit in December 1979. I bought my Dad one for Christmas - and then spent 4 days solving it. At my fastest I could routinely do Rubik's cube in 90 seconds, which made for lots of fun at lots of parties.

Four degrees including a doctorate later, I'm running my own small company in scientific word processing - selling, supporting and providing Training Courses in Scientific Word (WYSIWYG LaTeX). You can read more about me on our company web site.

My two courses on Udemy teach these areas of expertise: Rubik's cube Inside 3 Minutes, and Scientific Word Technical Typesetting.

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