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Free online 'Introduction to LaTeX' course - Part 2

One of the founders of writeLaTeX (Dr John Lees-Miller) recently delivered a short introductory LaTeX course at Bristol University. We're pleased to be able to offer this course online at writeLaTeX for free!

The first two parts cover four main areas with accompanying exercises:

  • The Basics
  • Structured Documents
  • Figures & Tables
  • Bibliographies

In Part 1 posted on the 25th February, we covered the basics of how LaTeX works. If you completed the typesetting examples you should now understand how to construct the basic elements of a LaTeX document.

In this part we'll cover the topics you need in order to be able to create a complete paper, report or article using LaTeX.

Intro to LaTeX Part 2 Cover
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Upload files from Google Drive, Dropbox & More

With the launch of our new uploader powered by Filepicker.io you can now upload multiple files quickly and easily from a variety of sources, including Google Drive, Dropbox and Gmail.

Simply create a new document, go to the "files" menu and click on "upload figures, styles, bibliographies ..." to launch the uploader and try it for yourself.

WriteLaTeX upload screenshot

Full sync is coming soon - watch this space.

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Free online 'Introduction to LaTeX' course - Part 1

One of the founders of writeLaTeX (Dr John Lees-Miller) recently delivered a short introductory LaTeX course at Bristol University. We're pleased to be able to offer this course online at writeLaTeX for free!

The first two parts cover four main areas with accompanying exercises:

  • The Basics
  • Structured Documents
  • Figures & Tables
  • Bibliographies

In Part 1 we'll take you through the basics of how LaTeX works, explain how to get started, and let you try out some simple typesetting examples using writeLaTeX.

The interactive pdf lecture notes are provided below. Simply click the appropriate links in the document to open the exercises in writeLaTeX and complete them as you progress through the slides.

Intro to LaTeX Part 1 Cover
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You can now upload larger files - we've lifted the document limits!

Using writeLaTeX is now even easier! We've increased the MB upload limits on ALL your documents to allow you to upload large files. We've also created a single measure of your usage - your writeLaTeX storage quota. To get more space, all you need to do is invite people - you'll both get a bonus when they sign up!

Invite your friends, get free space!

It's as easy as that! You can get up to 1GB for free simply by inviting your friends & colleagues!

WriteLaTeX Referrals Screenshot

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WriteLaTeX featured on Slashdot

Yesterday (on Valentine's Day!), WriteLaTeX.com was featured as a story on slashdot.com — a real milestone in raising awareness! Thanks to all the subsequent vistors, and especially to those who've been in touch with suggestions and ideas :)

http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/02/14/1814217/collaborative-latex-editor-with-preview-in-your-web-browser