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How did you learn Latex?

Postby wexelmayl57 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:21 pm

I've got The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX, it seems like a general book. I was wondering if there is a book from a mathematical viewpoint? I've tried Overleaf, do you think it's better to use an online editor or download it (while still learning)? And it seems (I have not learned using it formally just skimming some things) so frustrating with so many symbols. Does it get better? And do you have any tips and tricks to make learning it easier? Especially for mathematical purposes. I apologize if this have been asked before but I really need to learn it in the shortest time possible and in the most efficient way.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:16 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I did not tell anyone yet, but my two LaTeX books are temporarily available as ebooks for $5 each in a publisher's offer until Jan 21. They also deal with maths, basic and advanced. You can imagine I hardly earn some cents from them that way but I don't care :D

Well, I think I put that offer to the header of this forum, so people can find it and get the books as long as they stay cheap (82%, 87% off).

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Postby Goldenrod000 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:39 am

I'm aware that not everybody has the same perspective on how or how not to learn something, but I'm the kind of person who can't learn things without some degree of structure.

From my experience, has served that purpose for me. To provide a perspective on the matter, I'm an undergraduate college student, and I'm hoping to make my assignments more professionally formatted, and end my reliance on Google Docs, before my second semester in college begins. I just started learning LaTeX about two weeks ago, and because of the structure this website provides, I feel that I at least know enough about LaTeX to confidently pass in assignments using LaTeX.

I understand you're probably looking for a more complete textbook of something, but if you can't afford textbooks or simply don't feel like reading through hundreds of pages of content, the LaTeX tutorial website will serve you well, in my opinion.

Good luck! :D

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