"LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing. LaTeX is not a word processor! Instead, LaTeX encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content." ………. LaTeX-Project

With this tool we can get professionally typeset and well-structured documents. At the beginning it could be hard, however, the advantages are really cool. Also, we can mixed Latex with other tools as Lyx.

1. How to start?

We can start with Latex-Wikibook, specially with Getting Started/Introduction because we will choose a Distribution and a Text Editor according our operating system and our own requirements.

Required Components:

  1. LaTeX/TeX Distribution
  2. Text Editor

LaTeX/TeX Distribution

Recommended distributions for the three major operating systems:

Text Editor

Graphical user interface, choose according you LaTex/Tex Distribution. Some of them:


2. Other Tools

2.1 JabRef


"JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and should work equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X." ………. JabRef-HomePage

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2.2 LyX


"LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents and not simply their appearance. LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface. This results in world-class support for creation of mathematical content (via a fully integrated equation editor) and structured documents like academic articles, theses, and books. In addition, staples of scientific authoring such as reference list and index creation come standard. But you can also use LyX to create a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well-designed document layouts are built in." ………. LyX-HomePage

3. Video Tutorials

Source Text Editor Description
mrskrummel Texmaker Introduction to Latex (119 min)
Robert Talbert, PhD TeXNicCenter 12 videos for getting LaTeX into the hands of students
quicklatex blogspot Texmaker Blog of Introduction to Latex
Rob J Hyndman WinEdt A work­shop to intro­duce LaTeX for Win­dows
Description Text Editor Source
Draw in Latex Texmaker Link
Write an algorithm in Latex Texmaker Link
Create table in Latex from MS Excel files or other external databases Texmaker Link
Create a Resume or CV using LaTeX Texmaker Link
Create Images, Diagrams, and Flow Charts Using Latex Texmaker Link
LaTeX and LyX, tips and tricks LyX Link1 Link2
Custom LyX LyX Link
Custom LyX character styles LyX Link
Custom LyX Modules LyX Link


Description Source
Assignments, Calendars, Cover Letters, Curricula Vitae, Essays, Formal Letters, Laboratory Books, Laboratory Reports, Theses, Title Pages Link
LyX and LaTeX thesis templates Link
LaTeX Poster Template Link


4. Useful websites:


Latex en la web: Link
Latex technical manual: Link

In this website we get some information about: