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DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf
Course Description:

This is a demonstration of the online LaTeX development system Overleaf.

Overleaf is a complete LaTeX system, including an editor, LaTeX engine and PDF previewer. Users can upload images for inclusion in files, add new LaTeX class and package files to their projects, and can share files for collaboration, including track changes and commentary. Overleaf also provides full version history of documents.

We will look at logging on to an Overleaf account from UCL, creating some simple documents, loading styles and packages, downloading and uploading files and using the Overleaf LaTeX tutorial.

Please ensure you complete any necessary pre-learning (found in our Moodle course) beforehand.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • To understand the functionality and use of the Overleaf online LaTeX system.
Intended Audience:
All students and staff.
Target Audience: UCL Staff and all UCL students
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