LaTeX, computer programming language used for typesetting technical documents.
LaTeX is a document preparation system for high quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium to large
technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing. LaTeX is not a word
processor, instead it encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance for their documents but to
concentrate on getting the right content.
LaTeX was one of the first typesetting programs able to produce complex mathematical equations. Over the years it has been used to typeset many science, mathematics, and engineering journals. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) even has its own set of extensions, called AMS-LaTeX, that its contributors use for its journal. But as desktop publishing programs such as Quark Inc.’s QuarkXPress and Adobe Systems Incorporated’s FrameMaker became more capable of producing complex mathematical expressions, LaTeX became less popular. A total of two workshops were conducted for the B.E. students of EXTC Department.The workshops started with a welcome speech by ETSA Vice-President Omkar. A short introduction was provided by Prof Ruchira Patole who conducted the workshop about the LaTeX software. During the workshop, students were trained to prepare their own blackbook with the help of LaTeX which will help them to prepare their own reports and blackbook for their final year projects. The event was organised under Mrs. Apeksha Chavan, ETSA Coordinator, and the HOD of the EXTC Department , Dr. Avinash Vaidya’s guidance.