About the LaTeX document preparation system


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. According to its website, LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents.

LaTeX is not a word processor! Instead, LaTeX encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content. LaTeX is based on the idea that it is better to leave document design to document designers, and to let authors get on with writing documents.


More information is available on the LaTeX Project website at https://www.latex-project.org.

Texas Tech's Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development CenterĀ (TLPDC) may also be able to provide more information.