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LaTeX Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts and Nuances

Following from Steve Green's excellent talk at the Maths Postgrad away day Jan 2010, we have created this page as as a place for everyone to share all the little things that make life easy when using LaTeX.

Please post all the interesting things you find, including packages and workarounds for problems you have experienced.  (Non-LaTeX related tips on PhD life can be found at Home Maths PG Tips)


A few comprehensive LaTeX guides can be found here:

The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network is the home of almost all the LaTeX packages and tools you will ever need. The easiest way to find what you're after is to search Graham Williams' Catalogue.

The TeX/LaTeX section of StackExchange is a brilliant place to go to get specific questions answered.

LaTeX Community has some interesting articles in the 'Know How' section, as well as discussion forums.


To help with posting on the wiki, if you enclose some text in {code}

and if you have some simple LaTeX code you wish to display you can try using

and the following will be displayed


All the articles are found in the children of this page, so if you can't see then click on the "show children" link below.