Article Awesomeness Of LateX

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  1. fleshfragger

    fleshfragger RAID Rookie

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    If you dont know what I am talking about, then you should probably read this first.

    LaTeX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Whenever we wish to create some e-documents, instinctively we use some word/text editor. In the process, we invariably face a plethora of problems, the most prominent being the loss of document formatting. MS Word is an excellent option, still there are some version compatibility issues i.e:-whenever we open some document created in some primitive version of word, in a newer version, the whole formatting is a complete mess. Images suffer the most. The layout becomes haywire and obnoxious. Open Office and Libre Office are not competent enough. I also tried Google Docs and Think Free Office suit, but was not satisfied.

    Now I was searching for alternatives, and stumbled upon Latex. I must say that it packs some serious firepower. Power comes from control, and Latex's forte is control. Latex is the best word formatting tool I have ever come across.

    I started playing around with LateX, exploring its features. The first major task I undertook to test my LateX programming skills was developing my project report documentation. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I was confident due to my previous experience. It took me one whole day to get the design for the first page ready then writing the content went on for quite some time. The whole document was perfectly formatted, thanks to some easy commands. The automatically generated contents page, the bibliography section, automatic page numbering, self updating references to pictures and tables etc made the whole experience enjoyable and lucid.

    Next, I created my resume using LateX. After some R&D, I came across a package known as "moderncv" and was again completely enchanted by its way of depicting things, and its power.

    LateX is the best way to create documents. It has a steep but an enjoyable learning curve.The possibilities are endless.

    Here are some important tutorial links:-

    Getting Started with TeX, LaTeX, and Friends - TeX Users Group

    LaTeX - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

    TeX - LaTeX

    Happy typesetting :)
     
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  2. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    LateX is aesome, if you knno what you are doing.
     
  3. DaRampage

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    I still don't get the correct idea of what is actually LaTeX.
    Can you clear doubts of my dumb mind by giving an example??
     
  4. vasishta.sushant

    vasishta.sushant Some title...

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    And I thought Latex was kinky. :confused:
     
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  5. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    LateX is a word creator software,
    i donno if you have ever used Wordstar.
    latex is like html, you edit it as text and software creates a file out of the tagged text file.
     
  6. fleshfragger

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    DaRampage:- Check out those links :cool:
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