Techincal Campus, School of Engineering, Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kochi, Kerala, India

Workshop on Basics of LATEX

The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering conducted a one day workshop program for the final year (2013-2017 Batch) students on “Basics of LaTeX”, documentation software on 19th July 2016. The session started at 9:00 am and the whole day session was guided by Ms.Reshma Mary Jose, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

LaTeX is widely used in academics for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, including Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics and Political science. It also has a prominent role in the preparation and publication of books and articles. LATEX uses the TeX program for formatting its output, and is itself written in the TeX macro language. LATEX is intended to provide a high-level language that accesses the power of TeX in an easier way for writers.

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LaTeX also offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing including numbering and cross referencing, tables and figures, page layout, bibliographies and much more.

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The main aim of this workshop was to introduce the absolute beginners to LaTeX and learning the basic commands and to write documents in LaTeX using TeXworks. This document preparation system is used for producing professional looking documents and this provides an easiness in documentation of seminar as well as project reports. The students were effectively participated in the entire session to improve their documentation skills. The program was concluded by 3:00 pm.

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