[uktug-committee-public] Web pages of special interest to TeX users in the UK.

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Nov 8 12:49:36 CET 2019

On 08/11/2019 10:57, Jonathan Fine wrote:
> Hi All
> I wrote:
>> I'd like there to be a community maintained list of web pages, that are of special interest to TeX users in the UK.
> This post starts the evidence-gathering part of discussing this topic.
> In it I present, in a pro-TeX but otherwise I hope neutral manner,
> what I've discovered so far.
> UK TUG already has at least one page, linking to pages of special
> interest to TeX users in the UK. It is
> http://uk.tug.org/training/uk-training-links/.
> It contains, as text:
> Specific training links for university TeX and LaTeX related material in the UK:
> [1] Cambridge: Text Processing Using LaTeX
> [2] Durham: TeX and LaTeX at Durham
> [3] Imperial: An Introduction to LaTeX
> [4] Oxford: LaTeX FAQ
> [5] Surrey: Introduction to LaTeX
> [6] UEA: Nicola Talbot’s LaTeX Related Information
> <END>
> And as links:
> [1] http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/LaTeX_intro.html
> [2] http://www.dur.ac.uk/its/software/tex/
> [3] http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/ict/services/trainingandinformation/specialistshortcourses/latex
> [4] http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/help/faqs/latex
> [5] http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/ug/resources/latex.php
> [6] http://www.dickimaw-books.com/latexresources.html
> And if we click on the links
> [1] A nice page from Cambridge Univ Dept Engineering, last updated 2015.
> [2] 410 Gone - deleted and no longer available - 5th September 2019
> [3] Redirect to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/ict/ (no TeX content)
> [4] Redirect to https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/members/it/info-new-users
>      Contains link to https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/members/it/faqs/latex
> [5] Redirect to https://login.microsoftonline.com/6b902693-1074-40aa[...]
> [6] Nicola Talbot's personal site Dickimaw Books, LaTeX resources.
> As I said, I'm still doing neutral pro-TeX evidence-gathering. So I
> won't comment on the above, yet.

The links on the UK-TUG pages are essentially a result of some Google 
searches: there was very little input from others.

I would caution that a number of 'thesis templates' are about, but they 
are of variable quality. Given that universities and indeed subject 
areas have very different conventions in terms of formatting, starting 
simply from report or book is likely the best plan.


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