Getting and Using Latex
Software for Preparing LaTeX Documents
- If you work in a Windows environment, the combination of WinEdt and MikTex is hard to beat. I have worked in several other environments, and now I feel like I have found my true home.
- MikTex is free, and WinEdt is inexpensive shareware. Still, before you download WinEdt (or pay your $30 shareware fee), talk to Dan. We should have a departmental site license by now.
- There is an active WinEdit community that has created many add-ons, macros, GUIs, and so on for WinEdt. You can find out about these goodies at WinEdt.org.
LaTeX Guides and Web Resources
Pictures in a Latex Environment
Recycle Your Latex into PowerPoint Style Presentations?
Prosper gives you the presentation functionality of power point and the graceful formulas that you are used to from Latex. Moreover, you won't need to suffer through the painful resetting of your formulas. An alternative which may even be better is
Convert Latex Source to HTML?
I confess that I have yet to do this, but it does seem useful. The tool of choice is evidently Nikos Drakos' LaTeX2HTML converter. Someday soon (summer time?) I will give it a test drive.
Few Random Web Resources