Using Latex for writing a report, coursework, presentation,
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It is assumed that you are working on a Linux machine (for
downloading and using Latex on Windows PCs see below).
Loading, editing, compiling and viewing a Latex document
It is recommended that you use the text editor Emacs for typing your Latex
An Emacs Reference Card is
Follow the instructions in the Reference Card to enter Emacs and
read the file "sample.tex" into Emacs.
You can use Emacs to modify the file a bit. The Emacs Reference Card
tells you how to save the changes.
Run Latex on this file by typing in the comand tool
To view the document type in the comand tool
xdvi sample &
First, the file "sample.dvi"
has to be translated into a postscript file: Type in the command tool
This generates the post script file "sample.ps" which can be viewed by
gv sample.ps &
In the window appearing you may click on File, Print, Okay.
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