[texhax] LaTeX training?

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Mar 1 16:09:59 CET 2011

On Feb 28, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Wingert, Stephanie B wrote:

> Are you aware of any available training on using LaTeX software? Our company is being directed by our customer to use it, but we understand there is quite the learning curve, so we were hoping to find some training.

The TeX User's Group is the best support, and at the various meetings which it hosts will often offer training workshops:


There's also an article on it:


Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a group local to you.

There are a number of consultants, some of whom will offer training:


The best things to do are to start w/ the available documentation:


and the printed _LaTeX Companion, 2nd Edition_:


Some extracts of that are available here:


as well as various other books.

lshort will cover the basics, and the Companion is an invaluable reference / resource, the balance will depend on the specifics of what you need.

If you need to handle math, then you'll definitely want:

Math Into LaTeX:



and the Comprehensive Symbols List:


If you wanted a brief introductory workshop and some help w/ macros, or had some specific needs related to printing, I'm just up in Pennsylvania and would be glad to drive down.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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