The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering conducted a one day workshop program for the fifth Semester (2015-2019 Batch) students on “Basics of LaTeX”, documentation software on 26th August 2017. The session started at 9:00 am and the session was guided by Assistant Professors Ms. Reshma Mary Jose & Ms. Anu Antony, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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. 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.
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.
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 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 1:00 pm