Make the Best of Formatting Your Writing: Intro to LaTeX and Overleaf

LaTeX Training Event



Have you ever sat in frustration when you were trying to edit and format a written draft because changing one word ruined the formatting of all images and tables in the text? This course is for you. It will focus on how to use LaTeX and Overleaf to write and format articles and longer pieces of written work.  

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed to produce technical and scientific documentation and it is widely used in the scientific domain to manage and write research papers. 

Over the two sessions, participants will focus on the main types of content and formatting and how they can be managed.  
The following topics will be covered:  

  • Introduction to LaTeX and Overleaf 

  • Managing the different part of the document 

  • The preamble of a document 

  • Basic Formatting 

  • Working with Images  

  • Creating lists in LaTeX 

  • Adding Footnotes 

  • Adding Abstract, Chapters and Sections 

  • Creating tables 

  • Adding a Table of Contents 

  • Creating Bibliographies with BibLaTeX 


This is a beginner level course. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method. 

To attend this event, you will have to join the associated Microsoft Teams group. The link to join the group will be sent to the attendees prior to the course start date, so please make sure to do so in advance. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event. 


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