Hi! I know this is an off topic question, but I was wondering if you guys have any tips on learning latex, or know a free course or something on learning latex. I'm really trying to learn and I need some motivation. How did you guys start learning?

Guest Jun 23, 2020

#1**+1 **

This could help: https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/LaTeX.

I picked up LaTeX because it was much more helpful to learn it for a math class I had to take. I learned it as classes went on, and picked up more symbols, etc. I would just say time is the main factor for learning.

gwenspooner85 Jun 24, 2020

#2**+2 **

hey guest!

latex is pretty hard, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes really easy!

**here's a mini guide to latex!**

first of all, **always surround your latex with dollar signs! **cause that's what makes it latex!

to make letters look fancy like this: \(x\), just surround the letter with $ signs. so, the latex for that is $x$.

to make fractions like this: \(\frac{1}{2}\), do $\frac{x}{y}$ where x is the numerator and y is the denominator!

to make square roots like this: \(\sqrt{2}\) , do $\sqrt{x}$ where x is the value inside of the square root

to make powers like this: \(2^3\), do $2^3$

i'd say those are the basics for latex and the most commonly used ones!

i hope this helped u! :)

if u need help with any other latex stuff, i'd be glad to help!

lokiisnotdead Jun 24, 2020

#4**+1 **

Guest,

Try this

Click on the latex box to open it.

Delete what is already in there.

Type in

\frac{2}{3}

in the box below you will see the output presented, press ok and your latex will be displayed on your post.

Just do easy things like this for a while and your confidence and you knowledge will build.

There is a sticky note called LaTex coding. You can get some ideas from there.

Also when I write LaTex I often include my coding at the bottom of my post.

It is fun to learn, just start with simple things first.

Try it now. Try displaying \(\frac{2}{3}\) on your own post below mine.

You should become a member then you could give yourself a thread just for your own learning and practice. Your thread would come up in your own watchlist so it would be easy for you to find.

Melody Jun 24, 2020