Your own LaTeX document/presentation, from scratch (2022)

Everything you need to create a full LaTeX document, dissertation, report, presentation etc.

Hi, I am Paulo, a researcher with over 15 years of experience creating documents with LaTeX, and over 10 years teaching college students.

What you’ll learn

  • To understand the structure of a LaTeX document, and generate self made essays.
  • To work and modify LaTeX documents.
  • Produce Exams, Tests, Problem Sets, and Solutions with LaTeX.
  • To participate in joint projects with other researchers.

Course Content

  • The Tools –> 4 lectures • 29min.
  • The basic structure of a LaTeX file –> 3 lectures • 22min.
  • Formatting –> 9 lectures • 53min.
  • Document Structure –> 3 lectures • 30min.
  • Additional Elements –> 6 lectures • 52min.
  • Referencing –> 2 lectures • 17min.
  • Tables and Figures –> 6 lectures • 49min.
  • Mathematical notation –> 7 lectures • 45min.
  • Bibliography –> 4 lectures • 19min.
  • Writing Exams or Problem Sets –> 5 lectures • 34min.
  • Beamer Elementary – Presenting with LaTeX –> 5 lectures • 34min.
  • Section 12: Animations in Beamer –> 4 lectures • 20min.
  • Section 13: Geek Stuff –> 1 lecture • 7min.

Your own LaTeX document/presentation, from scratch (2022)


Hi, I am Paulo, a researcher with over 15 years of experience creating documents with LaTeX, and over 10 years teaching college students.

This course will prepare you to write a complete article in LaTeX. You will learn how to start your document, how to format it, how to include graphics and tables, a bibliography, and citations, and of course, work with LaTeX’s famous and beautiful mathematical notation. I further teach you how to create Beamer presentations with what you will have learned.

Even though LaTeX is used by – and associated with – academics and professionals of the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the quality of the result and the control over the final document makes it extremely useful for anyone trying to produce professional-looking documents.

I encourage you to take this journey and take your articles, documents, thesis, essays, and presentations to the next level!

This course is presented in a constructive way, that is, I do not use slides or theory to teach this. We will be able to build our article step by step, having the chance to experiment and see the effects the different options create on the final document. Also, the units are designed to be easily reachable in case in the future you need to use the course as a reference when creating your own projects and find exactly the content you need to review. Finally, I will keep uploading material as you request it or I find myself using code that has not been included in the course (you will see these lectures staring with Extra Material).

I invite to check the classes available with free preview to get an idea of this course.

PS: I updated the course in 2022 to include a section about the Exam documentclass, to produce nice Exams, Problem Sets, and solutions. I also included how to deal with Beamer to produce professional presentations.


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