LaTeX & XFig - typesetting software

By Prof Kannan Moudgalya - Principal Investigator of Spoken Tutorial Project   |   Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Learners enrolled: 7784
This course comprises 14 audio-video spoken tutorials, using which you can self-learn LaTeX typesetting software with ease. 

First of all install TeXworks by following the steps given in this sheet.
  1. This sheet gives the steps to install TeXworks on Linux and Windows OS.
  2. Open the sheet, read the instructions for your OS and install TeXworks on your machine.
  3. Cross-verify (as mentioned in the sheet) to confirm successful installation.


Next, read this sheet. https://spoken-tutorial.org/LaTeX-Instruction-Sheet-English.pdf/
  1. This sheet explains how to learn from spoken tutorials.
  2. This sheet also mentions some important information about the text editors while coding, how to use the command prompt (in Windows OS), how to use the Code Files, how to do the Assignments, etc.
  3. Read this sheet carefully and make a note of all the information, before you begin.
Follow the side-by-side learning methodology while learning from spoken tutorials - watch the video, listen to the instructions, pause the video, try out the command on your system.  You should get the exact same results as shown in the video.  If successful, proceed with the video.  Else, rewind and watch the video again and replicate the commands shown.

Complete all the videos in the given sequence one by one.
The Assignment for each tutorial is for your self-assessment only.  Do not upload it anywhere for evaluation.

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : Self Paced
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system,it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. In this series, you can also learn to use XFig, the diagram component of LaTeX.

The Spoken Tutorial effort for the LaTeX series was contributed by Prof. Kannan M. Moudgalya, the PI of Spoken Tutorial project and faculty at IIT Bombay.  Some of the other contributors of the LaTeX series are Ambika Vanchinathan, Arjun Rajput, Meenal Gaba, Priti Bamane, Firuza, Praveen and Nancy Varkey from IIT Bombay.

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