Introducing LaTeX document preparation system
LaTeX, which is pronounced «Lah-tech» or «Lay-tech», is a powerful mark-up language for typesetting documents. LaTeX is most useful for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents containing mathematical equations or programming code.
At University, LaTeX is mainly used by students studying STEM subjects. It requires students to learn the LaTeX markup language to produce documents in a pdf format.
There are a variety of desktop and online LaTeX editors, including TeXMaker, TeXStudio, ShareLaTeX and Overleaf to name a few. We have featured a video tutorial produced by the University of Bath using the Overleaf editor. You can find the documents mentioned in the videos in the Links section below. The University of Aberdeen runs LaTeX workshops for PGR and PGT, and the workshop material (handouts and examples) can be downloaded as a ZIP in the Guides section.