Introduction to LaTeX

Course description: The course “Introduction to LaTeX" offers an introduction to the text typesetting system LaTeX. LaTeX documents always consist of a set of different files. First, an input document is written in pure text with certain LaTeX commands in a text editor and then generated as a PDF document. The structure of such an input document is the focus of this course. In the course of this workshop, a personal template should be created which can be used for longer reports or essays, your own dissertation as well as scientific articles.


  • Installation of the TeX-Editor and an introduction to the LaTeX development environment "TeX-Maker"
  • General structure of a LaTeX file
  • Introduction to the different LaTeX document classes
  • "Article" (scientific articles),
  • "Report" (term papers, reports),
  • "Book" (dissertation and books)
  • Font types and sizes, colors, text alignment
  • Page layout
  • Creating short mathematical formulas
  • Integration of images and graphics
  • Creating tables and enumerations
  • Creating and integrating a bibliography
  • Creating and embedding preambles
  • Use of a predefined template

Target group: PhD candidates and PostDocs

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Location: Albert-Einstein Straße, ITMZ, PC Pool, Room 201

Organisation: Graduiertenakademie

Lecturer: Tanja Auge

Registration: Online Registration

Format: Seminar