TeX/LaTeX stuff

bob is addicted to PCTeX (cheap $35), but his Rome research group uses the free TechnicCenter backed up by the free MikTex underneath. Download and install MikTex, then download and install TechnicCenter in that order. See below.

online LaTeX

For immediate online use, no need to install anything, great for students:

ShareLatex, online latex! very easy: http://www.sharelatex.com >>> https://v2.overleaf.com/login

  1. Go to the site

  2. Create an account

  3. Start writing your LaTeX document, typeset to a PDF, download it.
    [you can download the source too, but this allows collaborative editing online]

Overleaf is excellent and it will merge with ShareLaTeX, I have used it! In Fact Overleaf has bought ShareLatex, calling it version 2. Start with Overleaf. Same deal.

Authorea is similar site: https://www.authorea.com/

Local TeX/LaTeX

For presentations with math, you want to forget MS Powerpoint and use the Latex beamer software. An example of such a presentation is here.

pay (reasonable) PCTeX for windows: http://www.pctex.com

Free MikTeX (but needs a frontend): http://www.miktex.org

Free Frontend: TechnicCenter: http://www.texniccenter.org/

Free Frontend: TexWorks: https://www.tug.org/texworks/ [an alternative, sometimes bob needs this instead of the techniccenter]

Free TeXShop for MAC: http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/ but go to this site:

How to LaTeX?

For help, just Google "latex superscripts" for example, and it will probably take you right to the relevant Wiki page.

Wiki Latex: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX     this describes what this is

Wiki how to Latex: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX   best online LaTeX manual

   more technical stuff:

Wiki list of Tex editors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_TeX_editors

LaTeX Project: https://www.latex-project.org/

MathJax: https://www.mathjax.org  (for latex on web pages) [but]

How to typeset with large images, etc. [Overleaf blog]