New to LaTeX - Like it so far.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BentwoodBlue, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. BentwoodBlue macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    I'm new to writing mathematical documents for my classroom in LaTeX. Right now I am using TeXShop to code my documents. Is there something better out there? Any other tips or recommendations from teachers/education people?
  2. ronswanson macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012

    been using tex for a dozen years .. tried windows, linux, mac - i like texshop best. I usually get it by downloading the entire MacTex package.
  3. blipmusic macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Most plain text editors out there come with syntax highlighting for latex and build/type-setting hot keys if for some reason texshop doesn't suit you (I use sublime text 2 - I do miss some of the Textmate latex hot keys but I like sublime better as a general text editor).

    Another tip is to go for xelatex (and more importantly utf-8 for text encoding) from the get go. I'm not sure why this isn't the default nowadays tbh. The nice microtype package isn't supported but in return you get to use the fontspec package which is fantastic.

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