Setting up LaTeX

I like to document things that I’ve learned. Some years ago I’ve discovered a document preparation system called LaTeX that is very known in the academic field. It’s not a typical word processor like Microsoft word. The writer uses markup tagging conventions to define the general structure of a document (such as article, book, and letter), to stylise text throughout a document (such as bold and italic), and to add citations and cross-references. Because it’s not a WYSIWYG Editor, the beginning could be very hard. But I encourage you to try it out. There are lot’s of Tutorials in the web how to start with LaTeX.

I did setup LaTeX together with MiTeX and the Editor TeXnicCenter. Show this youtube video to see how to install MiTeX together with TeXnicCenter under Windows.

In the actual version of TeXnicCenter the MiTeX configuration can be automatically applied if you start the configuration assistant, but you’ve to edit the settings for Acrobat Reader DC.

latext_settings0

latext_settings1

In the viewer section it should look like this, that you can work with AcrobatReader DC.

latext_settings2

Samplelayout to start:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage[a4paper, left=2.5cm, right=2.0cm, top=1.0cm, bottom=2.3cm] {geometry}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\title{LaTeX \\ A beginners Tutorial by}
\author{Authorsname}
\date{Last \"change: \today}

\maketitle
\tableofcontents

\chapter{Introduction}
This document was created with LaTeX\footnote{http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX}  

\begin{figure}[h]
    \centering
        \includegraphics{sample_picture.jpg}
\end{figure}

\chapter{Installation}
This is some sample Text...
\begin{figure}[h]
    \centering
        \includegraphics{sample_picture2.jpg}
    \label{fig:This is a image description}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

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