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anonymous
 one year ago
What even is LaTeX if I may ask?
anonymous
 one year ago
What even is LaTeX if I may ask?

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BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8LaTeX is a typesetting program used to make documents. It's what you see when you see different fonts in books or math problems in math textbooks.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8You can do all sorts of things, like \(\Huge\color{teal}{\LaTeX~is~fun!}\) with some simple coding. Would you like to learn?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Okay, so to start out, you need to know the basics. Everything you make must begin with `\(` and end with `\)`

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8you could also use `[` instead of `(` if you want.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8So, try this. \(Hi\) from this code: `\(Hi\)`

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0AHHHHSHHHEEEESSSS thats so friggin cool!

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8:D now to make spaces, you use `~` between each word.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8I have to go, but I'll finish helping you later. Sorry!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0All good! Thank you!

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Actually, I have about 30 more minutes, if you'd like to continue. @casdawson

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\hi\~am~i~doing~this~right

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(hi~am~i~doing~this~right/)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(\hi~am~i~doing~this~right\)

geerky42
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try `\( hi~am~i~doing~this~right \)`

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\( hi~am~i~doing~this~right \)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\( hi~am~i~doing~this~right \)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(could~ be ~easier...\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\( Hi~my~name~is~Cas \)

rockstar0765
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\Huge\cal\rlap{\color{lime}{Yay~you~got~it!!!}}{\color{red}{\;Yay~you~got~it!!!}}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8@casdawson, would you like to learn more?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8okay, would you like to learn fonts, sizes, or colors next?

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I can help teach :)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8jkjk, you can if you want XD

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2haha of course I'm going to steal your spotlight XD

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8I worked hard for this SS

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yeah, and I'll beat it :P

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'd kind of like to learn font right now. Or maybe color. Im not picky.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Well, I'd suggest you learn in the order of the code. So size next. Then font. Then color.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Okay, well I guess she's right. We can learn sizes. That's really easy.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Bri you can do it XD

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2(but I would suggest you do it they way I usually do)

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2then I'll steal you spotlight XD

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8okay, there are many different sizes. There are \(\tiny tiny\), \(\Tiny Tiny\) \(\small small\), \(\normalsize normalsize, ~\large large, ~\Large Large, ~\LARGE LARGE, \huge huge,~\Huge Huge\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8to do that, you type `\(\tiny\)` or `\(\LARGE\)` etc... you put `\` in front of the command.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8so like this, \(\large LaTeX~is~AWESOME!\) the code is `\(\large LaTeX~is~AWESOME!\)`

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\large LaTeX~is~AWESOME!\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8There you go! \(\Huge\color{lime}{\ddot\smile}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Now, with the list I made, the code is what is said. Does that make sense?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Are you ready for fonts?

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you forgot scriptsize!

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8oops! XD I knew there was something I forgot. xp

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8\(\scriptsize scriptsize\)

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2lol XD and did you talk about how not to forget to change it to `\(\` instead of `\(`?

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2scriptsize comes after Tiny btw

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2(I'm the one who's done more tutorials than you ;) :P XD)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8you guys are going to make lag.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2hahaha just messin with ya :P Okay, so Bri, continue teaching font

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8@casdawson are you ready for fonts?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8okay. So, just like with sizes, you must have `\` front of the font codes.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you will put \ in between everything until you get to color

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8There are many.. I may forget some, so if I do, you can post them Amelia. There are \(\sf sf, \tt tt, \scr scr, \mathbb mathbb, \bf bf, \frak frak\). I'm pretty sure there are more, so @horsegirl27 post them. I can't find Caleb's table

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8However, mathbb and scr only show a change of fonts in caps and mathbb works a little bit differently than the others.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I believe you only forgot cal

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8yes!!! thank you

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8So, \(\cal LaTeX~rocks!\) comes from `\(\cal LaTeX~rocks!\)`

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8now you try, pick a font and say something.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if you make a mistake, we can help you fix it :)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8yes, don't worry.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\cal I'm~the~Doctor.~I'm~a~Time~Lord.~I'm~from~the~planet~Gallifrey~in~the~Constellation~of~Kasterborous.~I'm~903~years~old~and~I'm~the~man~who~is~gonna~save~your~lives~and~all~6~billion~people~on~the~planet~below.~You~got~a~problem~with~that?\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I had to make a quote XD

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Whovian for life XD

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8So, I think you got that down. We'll cover \mathbb when the time comes. I'll brb.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\cal Can~we~be~friends~like~dang!\) XD

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yay you did it!! And I'll be your friend :P

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8\(\Huge\cal\color{purple}{We~sure~can!}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Are you ready for colors?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Okay, there is a big list of predefined colors (meaning you can just put pink or yellow in the command and the color will show) or you can use html color codes (you can look those up online).

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Colors are way more complicated. There are some where you can say the name, but to be more specific, some colors have codes

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2And it's also more complicated writing the code for using color.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Okay, color is a little different than font or size.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8and Amelia, I'm getting there _

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8to use colors, the code is \color{ }{ }. in the first set of brackets, you put the color name (or html code) and in the second set of brackets, you put what you want to say using that color.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8\(\color{red}{I~love~LaTeX}\) is from `\(\color{red}{I~love~LaTeX}\)`

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Now you try, I'm going to look for the list of predefined colors.

horsegirl27
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So your code is now: `\(\size\font\color{colorhere}{texthere}\)`

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8We can get to combining them later _

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\(\large \cal \color {red}{Hullo!~Allonsy!}\)

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Do you know French?

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8One second, I'm looking for that list of colors.

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8\(\begin{array}{ll}\hline \sf\Large predefined\ colors&\sf\Large hexadecimal\\\hline \sf\Large\color{maroon}{maroon}&\sf\Large\color{#FF0000}{\#FF0000}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{brown}{brown}&\sf\Large\color{#FF1700}{\#FF1700}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{red}{red}&\sf\Large\color{#FF2E00}{\#FF2E00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{orangered}{orangered}&\sf\Large\color{#FF4500}{\#FF4500}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{salmon}{salmon}&\sf\Large\color{#FF5C00}{\#FF5C00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{orange}{orange}&\sf\Large\color{#FF7300}{\#FF7300}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{goldenrod}{goldenrod}&\sf\Large\color{#FF7300}{\#FF7300}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{gold}{gold}&\sf\Large\color{#FF8A00}{\#FF8A00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{yellow}{yellow}&\sf\Large\color{#FFA100}{\#FFA100}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{greenyellow}{greenyellow}&\sf\Large\color{#FFB800}{\#FFB800}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{olive}{olive}&\sf\Large\color{#FFCF00}{\#FFCF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{lime}{lime}&\sf\Large\color{#FFE600}{\#FFE600}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{springgreen}{springreen}&\sf\Large\color{#FFFD00}{\#FFFD00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{green}{green}&\sf\Large\color{#FFFF00}{\#FFFF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{forestgreen}{forestgreen}&\sf\Large\color{#E8FF00}{\#E8FF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{seagreen}{seagreen}&\sf\Large\color{#D1FF00}{\#D1FF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{teal}{teal}&\sf\Large\color{#BAFF00}{\#BAFF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{turquoise}{turquoise}&\sf\Large\color{#A3FF00}{\#A3FF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{cyan}{cyan}&\sf\Large\color{#8CFF00}{\#8CFF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{aquamarine}{aquamarine}&\sf\Large\color{#75FF00}{\#75FF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{cadetblue}{cadetblue}&\sf\Large\color{#5EFF00}{\#5EFF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{cornflowerblue}{cornflowerblue}&\sf\Large\color{#19FF00}{\#19FF00}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{royalblue}{royalblue}&\sf\Large\color{#00FF17}{\#00FF17}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{midnightblue}{midnightblue}&\sf\Large\color{#00FF5C}{\#00FF5C}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{navy}{navy}&\sf\Large\color{#00FF8A}{\#00FF8A}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{blue}{blue}&\sf\Large\color{#00FFB8}{\#00FFB8}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{purple}{purple}&\sf\Large\color{#00FFE6}{\#00FFE6}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{blueviolet}{blueviolet}&\sf\Large\color{#00E6FF}{\#00E6FF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{darkorchid}{darkorchid}&\sf\Large\color{#00CFFF}{\#00CFFF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{magenta}{magenta}&\sf\Large\color{#00A1FF}{\#00A1FF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{orchid}{orchid}&\sf\Large\color{#008AFF}{\#008AFF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{plum}{plum}&\sf\Large\color{#0073FF}{\#0073FF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{grey}{grey}&\sf\Large\color{#005CFF}{\#005CFF}\\\hline \sf\Large\color{tan}{tan}&\sf\Large\color{#0045FF}{\#0045FF}\\\hline \end{array}\) credit goes to @thomaster

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8There's the list of colors, play around with them a bit and the fonts and such, and if there's anything else you would like to know, let me know.

e.mccormick
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@BloomLocke367 Finally! Someone else that realizes the orgin of \(\LaTeX\) and how it relates to documents!

e.mccormick
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I taled about that in my first tutorial, over a year ago... http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/52bd214ae4b01cdca44a70d2 But I still saw people telling others, "Oh, it is some art thing!" or words to that effect...

BloomLocke367
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8Oh wow lol I don't think I've seen your tutorial, I just did some research awhile back and condensed it so others would understand.
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