Syllabus for Techno-entrepreneurial Training in TEX

Indian TEX Users Group, Trivandrum

http://www.tug.org.in

1 Operating System – GNU/Linux

  1. Basics
  2. Shell
  3. X-Window
  4. Editors – Emacs and Vi
  5. Network, mail, ftp, telnet, nfs, file systems
  6. Web

2 TEX

  1. The Basics, history, why TEX?
    1. What is LATEX?
      1. A small example
      2. Why LATEX?
    2. Simple typesetting
      1. Spaces
      2. Quotes
      3. Dashes
      4. Accents
      5. Special symbols
      6. Text positioning
    3. Fonts
      1. Type style
      2. Type size
  2. The Document
    1. Document class
      1. Font size
      2. Paper size
      3. Page formats
    2. Page style
      1. Heading declarations
    3. Page numbering
    4. Formatting lengths
    5. Parts of a document
      1. front matter
        1. Title
        2. Abstract
      2. main matter
      3. back matter
    6. Dividing the document
      1. Example
      2. More on sectioning commands
    7. What next?
  3. Bibliography
    1. Introduction
    2. natbib
      1. Basic commands
      2. Multiple citations
      3. Numerical mode
      4. Suppressed parentheses
      5. Partial citations
      6. Citations aliasing
      7. Selecting citation style and punctuation
  4. Bibliographic Databases
    1. The BiBTEX program
    2. BiBTEX style files
      1. Steps for running BibTEX with LATEX
    3. Creating a bibliographic database
      1. Example of a LATEX file (sample.tex) using bibliographical database (bsample.bib)
      2. Procedure for producing references for the above file sample.tex which uses bibliographic data base bsample.bib
  5. Table of contents, Index and Glossary
    1. Table of contents
      1. Additional entries
      2. Typesetting a contents list
      3. Multiple tables of contents
    2. Index
      1. Simple index entries
      2. Sub entries
      3. Page ranges and cross-references
      4. Controlling the presentation form
      5. Printing those special characters
    3. Glossary
  6. Displayed Text
    1. Borrowed words
    2. Poetry in typesetting
    3. Making lists
      1. Saying it with bullets
    4. When order matters
    5. Descriptions and definitions
  7. Rows and Columns
    1. Keeping tabs
      1. Basics
      2. Pushing and popping
      3. More commands
    2. Tables
      1. Enhancements to the tabular
      2. The array package
      3. The multirow package
      4. tabbing vs. tabular
      5. Multipage tables—The package longtable
      6. And that’s not all!
  8. Typesetting Mathematics
    1. The basics
      1. Superscripts and subscripts
      2. Roots
      3. Mathematical symbols
    2. Custom commands
    3. More on mathematics
      1. Single equations
      2. Groups of equations
      3. Numbered equations
    4. Mathematics miscellany
      1. Matrices
      2. Dots
      3. Delimiters
      4. Putting one over another
      5. Affixing symbols—over or under
    5. New operators
    6. The many faces of mathematics
    7. And that is not all!
    8. Symbols
  9. Typesetting Theorems
    1. Theorems in LATEX
    2. Designer theorems—The amsthm package
      1. Ready made styles
      2. Custom made theorems
      3. There is more!
    3. Housekeeping
  10. Several Kinds of Boxes
    1. LR boxes
    2. Paragraph boxes
    3. Paragraph boxes with specific height
    4. Nested boxes
    5. Rule boxes
  11. Floats
    1. The figure environment
      1. Creating floating figures
      2. Features
      3. Figure placement
      4. Customizing float placement
      5. Float placement counters
      6. Figure fractions
      7. Using graphics in LATEX
      8. The includegraphics command
      9. Graphics search path
      10. Graphics extensions
      11. Rotating and scaling objects
    2. The table environment
      1. Constructing tables
      2. Table style parameters
      3. Example
      4. Exercise
  12. Cross References in LATEX
    1. Why cross references?
    2. Let LATEX do it
    3. Cross references in math
    4. Pointing to a page—the package varioref
    5. Pointing outside—the package xr
    6. Lost the keys? Use lablst.tex
  13. Footnotes, Marginpars, and Endnotes
    1. Footnotes
      1. Footnotes in tabular material
      2. Customizing footnotes
      3. Footnote style parameters
    2. Marginal notes
      1. Uses of marginal notes
      2. Style parameters for marginal notes
    3. Endnotes

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