A November 18, 2021, workshop by Donald Brower, PhD, University of Notre Dame.
What is TeX? TeX is a system to produce formatted documents. While it can produce all kinds of documents, such as Articles, Slides, CVs, Handouts, and Exams, it is especially useful for items with mathematical formula (but that is not a requirement). TeX is a mark-up language, akin to HTML. One writes a text file containing commands that tell TeX how to format the file. Then one runs TeX on it, and (hopefully) a beautiful PDF document is produced. Specifically, this workshop is on LaTeX, which is an extension to TeX that makes it easier to use. The workshop assumes you have no experience with LaTeX, but that you do have some computer experience. The goal is for you to be able to understand the basic LaTeX concepts and terminology so that you can find and understand other resources and guides for LaTeX, both online and in books. A small list of these resources is presented at the end, in §16.