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Resources to help you get started with LaTeX

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Liza Weisbrod
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Auburn University, AL 36849

LaTeX is a document preparation system based on TeX, a typesetting system created by Donald Knuth, an American computer scientist and mathematician. Originally used for mathematical documents, LaTeX is now used in a wide variety of disciplines. 

With LaTeX, you focus on the content of your document and LaTeX handles the formatting. It's very easy to create professional-looking material. This guide is designed for those with very little previous knowledge of LaTeX.