The Bates LaTeX Manual
Lessons and Exercises
Each .tex file shows the source code used to generate the Lesson portion of the output .dvi file. After viewing both of these, you should try to create the .tex code for the Exercise portion of the output file. Then check your code against the sample solution in the Exercise Answers. The full Introduction contains more details on how to use this manual. The Acknowledgments contains the names of those who are to blame for this manual.
Software Required: You will need some sort of LaTeX software. In the Bates computer labs, you may use the program PCTeX. There is also free software available for your own machine; see the Math Department Learning LaTeX page for instructions on downloading it. Each output file has also been provided in a .pdf version in case you need to view it on a machine without LaTeX software.
Model Thesis Files
The file beamerbasics.tex is a very brief introduction to Beamer. It requires your machine to have the LaTeX beamer package installed.Your output file should look like this: (.pdf output), but if you want it to look right, please save the .pdf file and then open it in Acrobat, not in an internet browser. The set of files below is a more advanced example suitable to be adapted to a thesis talk or other presentation.
Sample Beamer Presentation Files
Copy all of the following files into a single folder and then typeset the file beamersample.tex. Your output file should then look like this: (.pdf version), but if you want it to look right, please save the .pdf file and then open it in Acrobat, not in an internet browser.
Beamer Poster Sample
Thanks to Dawn Nelson for contributing this. Copy all of the following files into a single folder and typeset the file sampleposter.tex. Your output file should then look like this: (.pdf version). Your machine must have the package beamerposter and the file beamerposter.sty installed.
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