Commit 32b085f1 authored by Edward Longman's avatar Edward Longman
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Rewrite and reorganise some of the instructions

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......@@ -33,9 +33,13 @@ It is recommended to take a little time out to learn how to use \LaTeX{} by crea
\url{http://www.LaTeXTemplates.com}\\
Making the effort now means you're not stuck learning the system when what you \emph{really} need to be doing is writing your thesis.
For best practice information and how to write a large \LaTeX{} document (a~thesis perhaps..?) then an excellent source is \url{https://web.science.mq.edu.au/~rdale/resources/writingnotes/}.
This is a plain to read guide that will cover things you perhaps haven't thought of but probably should.
It will help you to achieve consistency in your \LaTeX{} markup and make sure your documents are well formatted and easy to maintain.
\subsection{A Short Math Guide for \LaTeX{}}
If you are writing a technical or mathematical thesis, then you may want to read the document by the AMS (American Mathematical Society) called, ``enquote{A Short Math Guide for \LaTeX{}''. It can be found online here:
If you are writing a technical or mathematical thesis, then you may want to read the document by the AMS (American Mathematical Society) called, ``{A Short Math Guide for \LaTeX{}''. It can be found online here:
\url{http://www.ams.org/tex/amslatex.html}
under the ``Additional Documentation'' section towards the bottom of the page.
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\section{Prerequisistes}\label{prereq}
You should have installed a TeX distribution (MiKTeX or TexLive). How to do so can be found by searching the internet.
A medium install of \href{https://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html}{Tex Live} is recommended, see Section~\ref{texlive}. A Full installation is \emph{large} (\textgreater 4.5GB), a medium is about 2GB.
The configuration of a MiKTeX installation is not documented as it was not tested with this.
\subsection{\LaTeX on Windows}
When runnning the installer select ``Custom Install''. You may need to run the installer as an Administrator (right click\textgreater Run as Administrator).
\subsection{\LaTeX{} on a Mac}
The \LaTeX{} distribution is available for many systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The package for OS X is called MacTeX and it contains all the applications you need -- bundled together and pre-customized.
MacTeX includes a custom dedicated \LaTeX{} editor called TeXShop for writing your \verb|.tex| files and BibDesk: a program to manage your references and create your bibliography section just as easily as managing songs and creating playlists in iTunes.
\subsection{TeXlive GUI Installer}\label{texlive}
\subsection{TeXlive GUI Installer (Windows and Unix)}\label{texlive}
The following process can be followed to select the collections required the result of which is shown in Figure~\ref{Figure:texlive_coll}.
\begin{itemize}
\item Choose the scheme when in the installer.
\item Select Scheme-medium. Then choose Installation Collections.
\item Remove any languages you do not need.
\item Remove ``ConTex'', ``MetaPost'', ``XeTeX''
\item Add ``LaTex Additional Packages'', ``Graphics, Pictures, Diagrams''
\item You may need to run the installer as an Administrator (right click\textgreater Run as Administrator).
\item When runnning the installer select ``Custom Install''.
\item Working top to bottom, Choose the scheme (scheme-medium).\\
\item Then choose Installation Collections.%
\begin{itemize}
\item[-] Remove any languages you do not need.
\item[-] Remove ``ConTex'', ``MetaPost'', ``XeTeX''
\item[-] Add ``LaTex Additional Packages'', ``Graphics, Pictures, Diagrams''
\end{itemize}
\item The installation of ``TeXworks editor'' is optional
\end{itemize}
\begin{figure}[!htb]
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\caption{Required installation collections in Tex Live Windows/Unix Installer}
\label{Figure:texlive_coll}
\end{figure}
Additionally for the copyright statement the ``Droid'' package is needed. It is recommended to install this using the ``Tex Live Manager'' after the main install, The TeX Live Manager is shown in Figure~\ref{Figure:texlive-mgr}.
The ``Droid'' package is needed for the copyright statement. Install this using the ``Tex Live Manager'' after the main install, as shown in Figure~\ref{Figure:texlive-mgr}.
\begin{figure}[!htb]
\centering
\includegraphics[width=8cm]{texlive_manager}
\includegraphics[width=7cm]{texlive_manager}
\caption{Required installation collections in Tex Live Windows/Unix Installer}
\label{Figure:texlive-mgr}
\end{figure}
The particular configuration of a MiKTeX installation is not documented as it was not tested with this.
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