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1. Title: Making Friends with LaTeX 2. Author: Rohit Vishal Kumar 3. Version: 2.00 4. Author Contact Address: Rohit Vishal Kumar Reader Department of Marketing and Finance Xavier Institute of Social Service P.O. Box No: 7, Purulia Road Ranchi - 834001 (Jharkhand) India 5. Email: rohitvishalkumar@yahoo.com 6. Introduction: "Making Friends with LaTeX" (MFwL) started out as a small presentation, which i used to introduce my students to LaTeX. However, with the release of Ver 1.00 in Jauary 2006, I received a lot of feedback on the presentation and I therefore decided to extend it. The second version, made using the powerdot package, has been extended and currently this presentation stands at 64 slides; more than double from its first version The objective of MFwL is to introduce new comers to LaTeX and make them aware of various aspects of working with LaTeX. It covers: (a) LaTeX Advocacy (b) LateX Document Structure (c) Paragraph Mode and Math Mode (d) Structuring the document (e) Creating Tables, Graphics (in very short) (f) BibTeX (g) Recommendations for a LaTeX system (h) References for further reading It's objective is not to make a person expert in using LaTeX but to get the person interested in LaTeX by making him understand the LaTeX way of working. The intention is that once the person is comfortable with the idea s/he can then explore the wonders of LaTeX on his/her own pace 7. Feedback: Please feel free to give your feedback. The Only request is that in the subject line please include "MFwL". This will help me filter mails and respond quickly 9. Date of Release: 9th October 2006 10. License: MFwL.tex Copyright 2006 Rohit Vishal Kumar This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later. This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'. The Current Maintainer of this work is Rohit Vishal Kumar. This work consists of the files: 1. MFwL.tex : The source code 2. transistor.eps : Encapsulated Postscript File (*) 3. transistor.bb : The Bounding Box information of transistor.eps 4. MFwL.pdf : The presentation 5. Readme.txt : The readme file MFwL.dvi and MFwL.ps are derieved when the source is compiled using the LaTeX -> PS -> PDF route. These files are not included in the package but should be considered under the LPPL * This file has been taken from the Ghostscript Distribution 11. Special Thank You I would also like to thanks Robin Fairbairns and Jim Hefferon (maintainers of CTAN repository) for making suggestions about this presentation. 12. Notice: MFWL VERSION 1.00 IS DEPRECATED AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FURTHER. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LINKS

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## MFwL – Making friends with LaTeX

“Making Friends with LaTeX” (MFwL) is a small presentation which the author uses to introduce LaTeX to his students. It is made using the Prosper Package. The objective of MFwL is to introduce newcomers to LaTeX and make them aware of various aspects of working with LaTeX. It covers:

(i) LaTeX Advocacy

(ii) LaTeX Document Structure

(iii) Paragraph Mode and Math Mode

(iv) Structuring the document

(v) Creating Tables, Graphics (in very short)

(vi) BibTeX

(vii) Recommendations for a LaTeX system

(viii) References for further reading

Its objective is not to make a person expert in using LaTeX but to get the person interested in LaTeX by making him understand the LaTeX way of working. The intention is that once the person is comfortable with the idea s/he can then explore the wonders of LaTeX on his/her own pace.

Package | MFwL |

Version | 2.00 |

License | GNU General Public License |

Maintainer | Rohit Vishal Kumar |

Topics |
tutorial material for LaTeX |