# LaTeX

"LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software." (The LaTeX Project)

## Installing and setting up LaTeX

1. Download and install TeX Live (~4GB) or MikTeX (~128MB). They include various typesetting engines and functional packages. MikTeX provides you minimal or customized installation if your PC has storage limitations.

2. Download and install TeXMaker, a free cross-platform LaTeX editor. There are others, but this is our preferred editor, and it is installed on all PC in the computer lab.

3. Download and install JabRef, a free cross-platform bibliography database for LaTeX users.

## Using LaTeX in CanIL Computer Lab

1. LaTeX, TeXMaker and JabRef are installed on all PC in the computer lab.

2. When you run the launcher for the first time, you need to initiate TeX Live launcher by clicking a file here: P:\texlive\2021\tlaunch.exe.

3. Then click "Select default editor..." button, and select TeXMaker as your default editor.

4. After the configuration, you are ready to use LaTeX for your work.

## LaTeX Templates

1. CanIL_Style_Templates: This folder contains templates for presentation, research report, term paper, and thesis. In the future, there will be other templates designed for various courses.

## LaTeX Resources

1. TexMaker user documentation.

2. JabRef user documentation

3. TeX-LaTeX Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems.

4. CTAN Linguistic packages.

5. The Comprehensive TEX Archive Network (CTAN) is the central place for all kinds of material around TEX.

## LaTeX Assistance

If you need assistance in LaTeX, please make an appointment here.