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OLET1666: Writing with LaTeX

LaTeX is a professional typesetting system that can be used to create documents ranging from simple letters and reports to publication ready theses and books. By doing this unit you will learn the skills for typesetting documents using LaTeX, including basic formatting, cross-referencing, references, and figures tables. After completing this unit you will be able to produce quality LaTeX documents, for use in assignments, papers and reports.

Code OLET1666
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 2
Assumed knowledge:
There is no assumed knowledge apart from basic computer skills. Familiarity with referencing conventions and basic programming would be advantageous but is not required

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the structure of a LaTeX document.
  • LO2. Write, construct and compile a LaTeX document.
  • LO3. Format a LaTeX document, including titles, sections, lists, table of contents and cross-referencing.
  • LO4. Construct and design complex document elements.
  • LO5. Create a visually attractive document that includes and utilises an array of LaTeX features.

Unit outlines

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