Introduction to LaTeX

Introduction to LaTeX

As an alternative to classical word processing programs, the use of LaTeX plays a major role in scientific work and publications. The user works by means of a source code in which all formatting rules are defined. The output is direct­ly built as a (ready to print) PDF document.

In particular, it is advisable to switch to LaTeX when using formulas, tables, graphics, directories, and references within a document. A further application is the creation of professional presentations.

The LaTeX type setting system is open source and free of charge.

The present course consists of three parts:

  • First steps (essential commands, special characters, simple formulas, common errors)
  • Scientific work (formatting, outline, footnotes, citations, tables, graphs)
  • Creating a presentation (outline, lists, arrangement of graphics)

This introduction is open to doctoral researchers from all disciplines. Participants can work with their own laptops and will be informed on how to install the required software after registration.

This workshop is sponsored by the DAAD project "GradUS global".

Information on the event

:  Thursday/Friday, 25th/26th January 2018

Time: 9.00-17.00 hrs.

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: none

Registration: see information in the top-right corner (max. 15 participants)

Please note

further information on the GradUS credit and participation in workshops


Tobias Kranz (M.Sc.) obtained his Master of Science degree in Economics in 2015. He has been working as postgraduate at the chair of Empirical Economics at the University of Trier since 2016. In addition, he teaches courses on LaTeX for doctoral researchers at the University of Trier.