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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with LaTeX

Are you ready to leave those "what you see is what you get" word processors behind and to enter the world of real, reliable, and high-quality typesetting? Then let's go together!

It's great that you decided to learn LaTeX. This book will guide you along the way to help you get the most out of it. Let's speak briefly about LaTeX's benefits and the challenges, and then we shall prepare our tools.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Get to know LaTeX and talk about the pros and cons compared to word processors
  • Install a complete LaTeX software bundle, including an editor
  • Write our first LaTeX document

So, let's get started.

What is LaTeX?

LaTeX is a software for typesetting documents. In other words, it's a document preparation ...

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