- Type out all the code/content first, then go back through it and structure it.
- Learn to manage the complexity of the project first, then type the content within that.
I found this link that gives an introductory explanation on how to manage multiple files, preambles, etc. How much more complex does it get than that?
For those who don't know, I am developing materials on fractions for students, using
LaTeX. Right now, my "content" is mostly in draft form in hand-written paper notes or a ton of MS Word documents, and a little bit of it is just in my head, etc.
The book(s) will be quite long. Here is an outline. For those who have never worked with math-hating students who also deal with serious socioeconomic/health challenges, it may be hard to believe this, but they need, say, part (1a) to be broken into such small steps that it will probably be about 35 pages. (If you like I can send you the MS Word/PDF file that shows the breakdown.)
So, what would you say I do first: Learn how to structure it all or just get started on content?