Install LaTeX

LaTeX, which is pronounced «Lah-tech» or «Lay-tech» is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. Commonly, it is used for medium or large technical or scientific documents. But I  recommend it for any publishing like papers, journals and reports. I really enjoy it because you can write things programmatically. When you use Latex  you can just add reference just using one word but in Microsoft you have to find the reference button and coding “\cite{}” is much easier. In this topic we are going to learn about it. In the following line you will learn how to install latex in Ubuntu.
Firstly, The LaTeX should be installed on your computer. But you can also use the web-editor. ShareLaTeX is a website in which you can compile your latex script online. If you sign up there you can have several file and use them whenever and wherever you want. But for those who want to install it on their computer I suggest Textmaker. For installation in Ubuntu just try the bellow command:

  • Sudo apt-get install Texmaker

Start a document

After installation launch the program. As you can see the window has been divided to three section.

  1. Structure: in which you can see the structure of your file including headers and sub headers.
  2. editor: which is in the middle and you can write down the command and scripts.
  3. output: The output of your code which can be in PDF form or other format.

To make a new document just click on new in file or use the hot key Ctrl+N. just after creating new document the editor will be available and your ready to go but to start there are some notes that would help you. before creating new document, search for templates that is available on network. There are many good templates in here including Book formats or reports. I advice to check it first.