What is LaTeX?

LaTeX is a markup language to typeset documents. It excels at making math and the overall layout beautiful. Learn how to create top-notch academic papers. Explore all features with hands-on tutorials and code examples. For free.

How to get started?

With this workshop, you will learn how to use LaTeX in one day. Step by step lessons help you to create a document fast and simple. You will need some installations to start with us.

Why learn it?

Why learn it? With LaTeX, you do the formatting once and then focus on your content. This guide shows you, that nice typesetting is easy and hassle free. Using LaTeX will enhance both, the look of your papers and your productivity.

LaTeX Workshop

Learn about LaTeX in one day with full code examples. A comprehensive guide to basic and advanced features.
This workshop, provides a hands-on introduction to LaTeX. You will see, the usage is very simple. Even if you have only used word processors (e.g. Word) before, you can learn LaTeX in no time.

Let's start

Get LaTeX running and install an editor and extra tools with only a few effort. The full power of typesetting with LaTeX, right in front of you.


If you’re running Linux, you can find the texlive package in most repositories. Afterwards you can use any text editor to follow along and compile the .tex files with the command line tool pdflatex.  Graphical editor like Kile is a good one, but it requires the KDE libraries and Qt to be installed.


For Windows, a good point to start is definitely installing the MiKTeX bundle. It will manage all the packages for you and also comes with a lightweight and easy to use editor.

Mac OS

I personally don’t use a Mac, but I’ve read that the MacTeX distribution is quite good. Simple browse to https://www.tug.org/mactex/ and follow the instructions. The installation should be pretty simple.

Installation packages for Windows

1- MikTex Markup language

2. TexStudio Editor

3.JabRef bibliography reference manager

4. Gnuplot portable command-line driven graphing utility

5. LibreOffilce Draw as an alternative free for microsoft Visio 

There’s nothing complicated or difficult for you to install, and you can start using LaTeX right now, even if you’ve never seen it before. ShareLaTeX comes with a complete, ready to go LaTeX environment which runs on overleaf servers.

With ShareLaTeX you get the same LaTeX set-up wherever you go. By working with your colleagues and students on ShareLaTeX, you know that you’re not going to hit any version inconsistencies or package conflicts.

We support almost all LaTeX features, including inserting images, bibliographies, equations, and much more! Read about all the exciting things you can do with ShareLaTeX in  LaTeX guides.

To Start using Online Latex, open Overleaf website and Register/Login account. then follow instructions and guidance.

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