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We offer customized Zoom or On-Site LaTeX training.

We've had years of experience teaching LaTeX On-Site -- for publishing companies, scientific associations, TeX User's Group, Harvard Math Department, Harvard School of Public Health, MIT, and many other locations all over the US and in the Netherlands and Sweden.

Recently we've started teaching LaTeX using Zoom!

It's been fun! and helpful to class participants.
So we are announcing Zoom classes available, using our generously hyperlinked 300 page plus e-book:

"Understanding LaTeX: A Visual Guide for Beginners"

See sample chapter below
You are welcome to arrange for a class for your organization, or for one-on-one instruction, via Zoom or On-Site instruction.
To get in touch: info@texnology.com

Click on the image below to see a chapter from our course notes on making tables.

Only the hyperlinked tabs at the bottom of the page will work, since this is a single chapter. In the complete e-book hyperlinking at the top of the page will work as well, making it easy to locate the points of interest throughout the e-book.


Understanding LaTeX: Beginning LaTeX Class
Instructor: Amy Hendrickson

Five or Six sessions, 3 hours each, Course Notes, Hands On Exercises.

A customized course   may be arranged for your organization, meeting the particular needs of your staff both in terms of scheduling and in terms of the content of the course.

The cost for training is approximately $600 per student, and includes a 300 + page PDF of hyperlinked course notes, including both instructional material and exercises.

The course material can be customized to adapt it for the needs of your organization.

We're happy to discuss your situation and what subset of LaTeX training would be most useful for your staff.

info@texnology.com, 617 738-8029 (US East Coast)

Class Goals

Learn how to create, edit, and format technical documents prepared in LaTeX that include equations, illustrations, tables, references, and appendices.

Become familiar with macros; make your own .sty file, be comfortable looking at others' .sty files.


Each topic will be shown in examples and there will be class exercises to try out each concept.

  • Getting started: Use LaTeX editing tools, and learn how to create and compile your document, and debug/troubleshoot common problems.

  • Become comfortable with the basic vocabulary of special use characters, common commands and syntax, grouping, font and typeface changes.

  • Learn how a LaTeX document is structured and how the various auxiliary files help create output; cross-referencing.

  • Positioning text on the page, and page makeup commands.

  • Learn how to code math, make tables, insert graphics, use color.

  • Learn the basics of how to build the references file using BibTeX and how these references are cited.

  • Begining macro writing; write your own macros, and understand macros written by others; how to copy from, or amend existing .sty files; how to make your own .sty file.

  • Special packages (for five day course): Brief intro to Tikz, Beamer Slides, and Hyperref for Hyperlinking.

Teaching Experience

Over the years, companies that have commissioned a TeXnology LaTeX macro package have also asked for training to help their staff work with the new style, and to become comfortable with using LaTeX, including Pacific Northwest National Lab, the American Geophysical Union, the National Academy of Sciences, American Meteorological Society, the Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, and Kluwer Academic Press, among others.

Some organizations request LaTeX training for their support staff. Examples include: National Bureau of Economic Research, Carnegie Mellon Software Enterprise Institute, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, MIT Lincoln Lab, MIT Press and MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and KAPL, Albany (taught with Zoom).

Academic departments have asked for training for their support staff, at Harvard and MIT in particular. We've taught a Beginning LaTeX course for MIT Information Services for the MIT support staff more than 20 times.

-- Amy Hendrickson

617 738-8029