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−  '''Latex''', or <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math>  +  '''Latex''', or <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> (pronounced lahTEK or layTEK), is a typesetting markup language that is useful to produce properly formatted mathematical and scientific expressions. 
==Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom ==  ==Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom ==  
−  If you are just learning <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math>  +  If you're starting and looking to learn more about what <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> can do, see this [https://mathvault.ca/latexguide/ nontechnical introduction on <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math>]. If you are just learning <math>\text{\LaTeX}</math> for use on the AoPS site, then go to the [[LaTeX:LaTeX on AoPSLaTeX on AoPS]] page or watch this [https://youtu.be/HfRsDKBrSaA Quick Start video]. If you would like to produce full documents of your own LaTeX, please follow the directions below. 
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<ol><li>The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer. </li><ul>  <ol><li>The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer. </li><ul>  
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For Google Docs, you can get AoPS syntax (math only) through these steps:  For Google Docs, you can get AoPS syntax (math only) through these steps:  
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<li>Click +free at the top of [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autolatexequations/iaainhiejkciadlhlodaajgbffkebdog?utm_source=aopsLaTeXwiki the Google Docs addon store page for AutoLatex Equations].</li>  <li>Click +free at the top of [https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autolatexequations/iaainhiejkciadlhlodaajgbffkebdog?utm_source=aopsLaTeXwiki the Google Docs addon store page for AutoLatex Equations].</li>  
−  <li>Follow the popup instructions. For a full tutorial, visit [https://sites.google.com/site/autolatexequations/tutorial the official website].</li>  +  <li>Follow the popup instructions. For a full tutorial, visit [https://sites.google.com/site/autolatexequations/tutorial the official website of the addon].</li> 
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−  </li> All of these packages are  +  </li> All of these packages are free. They are not developed or distributed by Art of Problem Solving.<br> 
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+  (You will also need a PDF viewer such as the free [http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Adobe Reader]; however this program is already installed on most computers as well as in Google Chrome.)  
+  <li>View the [https://youtu.be/HfRsDKBrSaA AoPS LaTeX Quick Start Video].  
<li>Work through the "Basics" pages:</li><ul>  <li>Work through the "Basics" pages:</li><ul>  
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#First_LaTeX_DocumentFirst Document]] page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.</li>  <li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#First_LaTeX_DocumentFirst Document]] page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.</li>  
−  <li>The [[LaTeX:MathMath]] page shows you how to  +  <li>The [[LaTeX:MathMath]] page shows you how to typeset mathematics in LaTeX.</li> 
<li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#StyleStyle]] section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.</li></ul>  <li>The [[LaTeX:Basics#StyleStyle]] section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.</li></ul>  
−  <li>  +  <li>The [[LaTeX:PicturesPictures]] section shows you how to add images to your LaTeX documents.</li> 
<li>Use our LaTeX quickreference guides to learn more about:</li>  <li>Use our LaTeX quickreference guides to learn more about:</li>  
<ul><li>The [[LaTeX:Layoutlayout]] of your document.</li>  <ul><li>The [[LaTeX:Layoutlayout]] of your document.</li>  
<li>The different [[LaTeX:Symbolssymbols]] available in LaTeX.</li>  <li>The different [[LaTeX:Symbolssymbols]] available in LaTeX.</li>  
<li>Some of the [[LaTeX:Commandscommands]] in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.</li>  <li>Some of the [[LaTeX:Commandscommands]] in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.</li>  
−  <li>Various external [[LaTeX:Packagespackages]] that can  +  <li>Various external [[LaTeX:Packagespackages]] that can extend LaTeX's native capabilities, and how to create your own new packages.</li></ul> 
<li>Use the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/texer.php TeXer] to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.</li>  <li>Use the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/texer.php TeXer] to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.</li>  
<li>Use the [[LaTeX:Help Help]] page and the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=123 LaTeX forum] for more help.</li></ol>  <li>Use the [[LaTeX:Help Help]] page and the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=123 LaTeX forum] for more help.</li></ol>  
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== See also ==  == See also ==  
*[[LaTeX:DownloadsNext: Downloads]]  *[[LaTeX:DownloadsNext: Downloads]]  
−  *[[Asymptote  +  *[[Asymptote (Vector Graphics Language)]] 
Latest revision as of 17:45, 14 August 2022
LaTeX 
About  Getting Started  Diagrams  Symbols  Downloads  Basics  Math  Examples  Pictures  Layout  Commands  Packages  Help 
Latex, or (pronounced lahTEK or layTEK), is a typesetting markup language that is useful to produce properly formatted mathematical and scientific expressions.
Using LaTeX in the Community, the AoPSWiki, or the Classroom
If you're starting and looking to learn more about what can do, see this nontechnical introduction on . If you are just learning for use on the AoPS site, then go to the LaTeX on AoPS page or watch this Quick Start video. If you would like to produce full documents of your own LaTeX, please follow the directions below.
Getting Started with Writing Documents in LaTeX
 The first step is to install the software to use LaTeX on your computer.
 For Windows, follow these instructions (in order):

For Google Docs, you can get AoPS syntax (math only) through these steps:
 Click +free at the top of the Google Docs addon store page for AutoLatex Equations.
 Follow the popup instructions. For a full tutorial, visit the official website of the addon.
 View the AoPS LaTeX Quick Start Video.
 Work through the "Basics" pages:
 The First Document page walks you through creating your first LaTeX document.
 The Math page shows you how to typeset mathematics in LaTeX.
 The Style section shows you how to control the basic appearance of your document.
 The Pictures section shows you how to add images to your LaTeX documents.
 Use our LaTeX quickreference guides to learn more about:
 The layout of your document.
 The different symbols available in LaTeX.
 Some of the commands in LaTeX, and how to define your own new commands.
 Various external packages that can extend LaTeX's native capabilities, and how to create your own new packages.
 Use the TeXer to experiment and practice writing mathematical formulas.
 Use the Help page and the LaTeX forum for more help.
(You will also need a PDF viewer such as the free Adobe Reader; however this program is already installed on most computers as well as in Google Chrome.)