Getting started with Latex nowadays is significantly more straightforward now than ever. You just need to know where to start. Here’s a simple tip that can get you started under 20 minutes.
The advantage of using overleaf is that you don’t have to install Miktex or Latex or any packages locally on your machine. The downside is that you have to work online. To overcome this limitation, Overleaf supports git so you can
git clone the directory to your local folder and work on it offline before committing and pushing the changes back to Overleaf’s repository.
Overleaf also provides a number of templates that you can start with. Tempaltes for common proceedings like ACM, IEEE, and Elsevier are available. Just search for the Latex templates on Overleaf.
To draw a table, use Latex online table generator.
To know what Math symbols and format you can use, check out Latex Math symbol.
Last but not least, if you want to work offline, instead of online using Overleaf, you can install Latex and all the associated packages using
apt-get install in Ubuntu. Also, don’t forget to install
xpdf so that you can view the generated pdf file.
After that, to compile a Latex source file manually, say
source.tex, you do the following if you use bibliographic references such as
However, if you don’t have any bibligraphy, use the following commands instead.
pdflatex twice to make sure that the references are compiled correctly.
To view the generated pdf file, type:
That’s all. Enjoy!