Free & Interactive Online Introduction to LaTeX

Part 2: Structured Documents & More


Welcome to part two of our free online course to help you learn LaTeX. This part builds on part one, so if you have never used LaTeX before, you may want to work through the LaTeX fundamentals in part one first.

In this part, we'll show you how to include figures, tables and bibliographies in your documents. The slides include interactive exercises for you to complete on Overleaf, so you don't have to worry about installing LaTeX on your computer. In particular, this part of the course covers:

  • Structured Documents
  • Sections, Labels and Cross-References
  • Figures and Tables in LaTeX
  • Automatic Bibliographies with BibTeX
  • Useful LaTeX Packages and Online Resources

In part three, we'll see how to apply the same skills to make professional presentations with beamer and advanced drawings with TikZ. Let's get started!

These slides have also been translated into French (thanks to Yannis Haralambous) and several other languages.

John Lees-Miller giving this short course to finance students at the University of Bristol
Overleaf co-founder Dr John Lees-Miller made these slides for a short course at the University of Bristol. They're now open source, with lots of remixes and translations.