Overleaf’s LaTeX tutorial—now available in five languages!
The Overleaf LaTeX tutorial, put together by our co-founder and CTO Dr John Lees-Miller, has helped many users learn the most useful LaTeX constructs for writing academic papers, reports and theses.
Available in three parts, it offers practical hands-on guidance with examples that you can work through to build your confidence and expertise in LaTeX.
Part 1 of the tutorial covers the basics, including typesetting text and basic mathematics material.
In Part 2 we go over some of the most important features of academic writing in LaTeX, such as structuring your document with sectional headers; adding images, figures, tables; automatic cross-referencing; and citations and reference lists.
Parts 1 and 2 would equip you quite well for most report- and paper-writing, but if you’d like to go the distance, head over to Part 3 to learn how to create presentation decks with the
beamer package, and produce graphics for your LaTeX document with the powerful
If you have translated the tutorial into your own language, let us know and we’ll be happy to add it to the list here!