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LaTeX Writing Basics: August 11

LaTeX Writing Basics: August 11 @ 3:00-4:30PM EST

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of the LaTeX platform to get you comfortable with formulating documents and articles. You will learn how to initiate a document, how to import images and resize them, how to create chapters and sections, and some basic mathematical writing. Additionally, we will explore how LaTeX handles labelling and figure/table referencing.

The workshop will involve a screenshared approach to demonstrate the use of Overleaf in real-time.


Workshop Materials

To participate fully in the workshop, we will use Overleaf, an online platform for creating LaTeX documents ( You will require an account to use Overleaf, and if you prefer to use a desktop client, you may do so as well, however some examples may not be relevant.

Facilitator: Max Salman

Max Salman is concurrently working towards his second Master’s Degree and PhD, working towards developing new methods and strategies for executing geophysical surveys in a safer and more efficient fashion for both mining exploration and environmental monitoring. Mas is the former Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at the University of Waterloo and is currently serving his second term as a UWaterloo Senator and Governor. Max founded the Grad LaTeX Writing Workshop in 2017 at UWaterloo, and continues to facilitate this workshop on a yearly basis. In addition to the workshop, Max also founded the Open Pianos in University Spaces program at UWaterloo, placing indoor and outdoor pianos on Campus. In his free time, Max enjoys playing piano, and recently has taken up gardening. Max is also a commercially licensed pilot and enjoys taking friends flying.


Twitter: @TheGeophysGuy

Last Updated: August 10, 2020

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