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# BibTex and LaTex: LaTex Resources

## Install LaTex

Installing LaTex involves two steps:

• First, you need to install a Tex Distribution, a collection of software that supports the TeX typesetting system (this is required).
• Second, you need to install a Front End Tex editor (this is optional but recommended). A front end editor will make writing a LaTex document more easily.

List of Tex Distributions and front end editors for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux:

Tex Resources on the Web by Tex Users Group

## Find LaTex Styles

University of Saskatchewan Thesis LaTex Template:

• Developed by Professor Mark Eramian in the Department of Computer Science
• Conforms to the College of Graduate Studies and Research Thesis Preparation Guide
• Suitable for both paper and electronic theses

Tips for using UofS Thesis Template

• Default reference style is Plain. If you would like to use another style use this command:

\uofsbibliography[stylename]{yourbibfile}

• If your thesis is to be printed and bound (i.e., wider left margin), use this class:

\documentclass[bound]{uofsthesis-cs}

• For thesis proposal, use this class:

\documentclass[proposal]{uofsthesis-cs}

• Read the PDF document in the template package for more information

The primary repository for Tex-related software. CTAN includes thousands of packages. The content of CTAN can be searched or browsed.

Common Writing Style Guides/Files:

## LaTex Symbol List

The Comprehensive LaTex Symbol List includes body-text symbols, mathematical symbols, science and technology symbols, dingbats, and many other symbols.

## Install Packages

A package is a file or collection of files containing extra LaTeX commands and programming which add new styling features or modify those already existing. There are two main file types: class files with .cls extension, and style files with .sty extension.

See the detailed instructions on how to install a LaTex package on different operating systems from the University of Akron Libraries.