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17AMBLTX - Latex

Code Completion Credits Range Language
17AMBLTX Z 3 0+2
Anna Schlenker (guarantor), Slávka Vítečková (guarantor)
Anna Schlenker (guarantor), Slávka Vítečková (guarantor)
Department of Biomedical Informatics

The overall objective is to familiarize students with typographic concepts, principles and policies. In addition, students learn to create documents (thesis, dissertations, articles, books, beamers, etc.) in which the information is presented clearly and understandably and clearly arranged. The practical goal is to teach students how to use the typographic system LaTeX to create thesis and other works. During the exercise, students will learn to use existing structures of LaTeX, but also edit and create new designs according to their requirements.


Requirements to obtain the credit:

1) Students must fulfil the attendance, ie. should not be missing more than 3 times.

2) Students will prepare a document in LaTeX, the topic of the document can be any the students want. This document must contain at least 10 pages, some figures and tables, bibliography and cross-references, some special pages (title page, index, list of tables, list of figures, etc.). This document (all tex source files and pdf file) need to be sent to the lecturers till the last lesson.

2) On the last lesson, students will present a presentation created by LaTeX. The topic of the presentation can be any. The presentation (both pdf and tex files) will be collected by lecturers on the last lesson.

Syllabus of lectures:

The course has only tutorials.

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to LaTeX and its foundations.

2. Structure of the document, page formatting. Basics of typography.

3. Mathematics environments.

4. Floating objects: Figures, Tables. Tabular environments.

5. Bibliography and citations (BibTeX). Cross-references, indexes, interactive documents, web links.

6. LaTeX packages (Algorithms, Source Code Listings, Chemical Graphics).

7. Creating own templates, using existing templates. Creating theses, creating technical publications (articles).

8. Creating new commands and environments.

9. Presentations (Beamer).

10. Presentations. Importing files and videos.

11. Special Pages - Indexing, Glossary, Bibliography Management.

12. Advanced LaTeX, Tips and tricks.

13. Time reserve.

14. Presentation of final examination job.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly: A Guide to LATEX and Electronic Publishing (Fourth edition). Addison Wesley Longman Limited, Edinburgh, England, 2004.

The course is a part of the following study plans: