Writing things down, the fancy way!

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020


TeX is a typesetting engine, which lays out the text on a document.


LaTeX is a typesetting format, it adds to TeX a large set of macros one can use to layout a document.


BasicTeX is an installation package based on Tex Live, which is a TeX distribution. BasicTeX is deliberately small, weighing in at around 80MB, Unlike MacTeX, a larger innstallation package which is 4GB large. BasicTeX includes all the tools needed to create with the TeX typesetting engine:

* TeX
* LaTeX
* pdfTeX
* MetaFont
* dvips
* MetaPost
* XeTeX

The Font

The font you see when reading a TeX formatted document is a unique font, initially designed by Donald Knuth, named Computer Modern. Although this font still exists, its successor, Latin Modern, is the default font used by LaTeX and the American Math Society, due to its exist


The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) is the main source of TeX software.

TeX Live Manager

The TeX Live Manager is a program (tlmgr) for TeX package management.


XeTeX is an extension of TeX that adds support for

1. Unicode text encoding
2. TrueType `.ttf` and OpenType `.otf` fonts

HelloWorld in LaTeX

Hello World!

Basic Logical Statement


$A \implies B$


The Preamble

The preamble is defined as: everything before the \begin{document} portion of the LaTeX document

\documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} % 12pt font, standard US paper size
 % specifies the document type
\title{Austin's LaTeX Document}
\author{Austin Traver}
\thanks{sponsored by Splay Tree Capital}
\date{\today} % automaticically formats date
% \date{February 12 2014} also works


We have now added a title, author, and date to our first \LaTeX{} document!


Bold, Italics, Underlining

Some of the \textbf{greatest}
discoveries in \underline{science}
were made by \textbf{\textit{accident}}.

Adding Images

\usepackage{graphicx} % package for using graphics
\graphicspath{ {images/} } % filepath in Overleaf

The universe is immense.
\includegraphics{universe} % picture inserted here
% the picture's filename is "universe"
Look at the picture above!