LaTeX for Students, Engineers, and Scientists
Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)
August 2nd, 2021 to November 21st, 2021
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LaTeX, a document preparation system, is widely used for publishing in many scientific fields like mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, linguistics, etc.. It is a powerful and open-source system that provides numerous facilities for automating typesetting of the document: i.e. structuring page layout, listing and auto-numbering of sections, tables, figures, generating a table of contents, managing cross-referencing, citing, and indexing.
Unlike other WYSIWYG editors, the content is written in plain text along with appropriate commands, thus, allowing the user to concentrate on the content rather than the aesthetics (the way it looks). The TeX typesetting program which LaTeX uses, was designed such that anyone can create good quality material with less efforts.
This course introduces the basic concepts of LaTeX. Participants taking this course will be able to create and design documents in LaTeX and presentations in Beamer with confidence.
In this course you will learn to:
- Handle different types of documents
- Organize documents into different sections, subsections, etc..
- Formatting pages (margins, header, footer, orientation)
- Formatting text
- Write complex mathematical formulae
- Include tables and images
- Cross-referencing, bibliography, and Indexing
- Read error messages as and when required
- Create presentations using Beamer
The detailed description is given below:
Topic 1: Introduction
This topic introduces the learner to LaTeX, its installation, and different IDEs. The learner creates the first document using LaTeX, organizes content into sections using articles and book class of LaTeX.
Topic 2: Styling Pages
In this topic, the session starts by reviewing different paper sizes, examines packages, formats the page by setting margins, customizing header and footer, changing the page orientation, dividing the document into multiple columns. The topic ends with reading different types of error messages.
Topic 3: Formatting Content
This topic concentrates on formatting text (styles, size, alignment), adding colors to text and entire page, and adding bullets and numbered items. It concludes by explaining the process of writing complex mathematics.
Topic 4: Tables and Images
The topic starts by creating basic tables, adding simple and dashed borders, merging rows and columns, and handling situations where a table exceeds the size of a page. The sessions then continue to add an image, explore different properties like rotate, scale, etc..
Topic 5: Referencing and Indexing
In this topic, the learner learns to add cross-referencing (refer to sections, table, images), add bibliography (references), and create back index.
Topic 6: Presentation using Beamer
Introduction to creating slides, adding frames, dividing the slide into multiple columns, adding different blocks, etc..
Prof. Deepak B Phatak, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay
Ms. Firuza Karmali (Aibara), Project Manager,Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay
Mr. Nagesh Karmali, Sr. Manager (Research), Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay
June 28, 2021
August 15, 2021
August 2, 2021
November 21, 2021
This course will be conducted in a self-paced mode, i.e. all the lecture videos, slides, reading material, activities, and graded assignments will be released when the course starts. There will be recommended deadlines that you are encouraged to follow but ultimately you have the flexibility of progressing and completing the graded assignments at your own pace. However, you will need to complete them before the course ends.
There are no prerequisites for this course, except knowledge of editing text. The course can be taken by any learner who wants to create documents using LaTeX but especially for those who need to write articles or books, create project reports, submit papers to national/international conferences, etc..
The registration fee for the course is Rs. 450/-. However, register before 30 July 2021 for Rs. 400/- only to avail an early bird registration discount.
Important Payment Instruction:
Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.
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Honor Code e-Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the course based on the grading policy mentioned in the course. Please note that all e-certificates will be issued online after the course ends on 21 November 2021. No hard copies will be given.
Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration is available from 28 June 2021 till 15 August 2021.
Course registration steps for the IITBombayX-Lakshya portal:
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The course content is released under Open Source License. All participants must agree that the content contributed by them in any form, (assignments, questions, etc.) would be released under Open Source Licence, by accepting the terms mentioned under ‘No Objection Certificate’. All contributors will be acknowledged.