Updated: Jun 14, 2019
We all have used Microsoft Word, Office, Google Doc, Apple pages etc. But all of us have found problem when we want to write some math in these apps. So how to write this math documents easily and faster? Yes you guessed it right, using LaTeX.
Many of my friends asked me to teach them LaTeX. One of my dear friends suggested me to write a blog about it & here I am..
So what is this LaTeX? Basically LaTeX is document preparation system. While writing , writer uses plane text opposed to the formatted text found in word processors like Microsoft word, Apple pages etc.
Downloading the software
The first step in learning LaTeX is to download the software. We will require total 2 software packages
1] LaTeX Distribution:- This turns our code into readable document
For Windows user : MikTeX
For Mac OS : MacTeX
2) LaTeX Text editor:- To write our code
For beginners Texmaker is the best editor because it has many user friendly features.
In this blog I'm going to use Texmaker as editor.
Setting up your document
First we have to configure Texmaker. Go to Options and select Configure Texmaker
1]Under commands, check in the Embed box it will allow us to see the code and the output simultaneously
2] Under Quick build select PdfLaTeX + view PDF, it will automatically convert your (readable) document into PDF format.
3] Under Editor select Word wrap, Completion, Show line number. If you want you can select the last option of Backup document in every 10 minutes
After Following these steps we are ready to start Texing...
Writing a Document
Before writing a document one has to save it first, otherwise the code will not get compiled.
Click on "New" & save it. Here i'm saving it as Tutorial
After saving the document, following will be the look of Texmaker