## LaTeX2e Information

**OnLine Documentation About:**

- LaTeX2e Local Guide
- Additional LaTeX2e Documents

**(in PostScript):**

- UBC Statistics Dissertation Document Class
- LaTeX2e WWW links

**UBC Thesis Style Format**

- Located under /opt/texmf/bin/Thesis
- Just copy the 4 files in that directory

**(and fill in the blanks!!)**

- Carefully read the thesis.tex file

**LaTeX2e Local Guide**

*local.ps (a local guide to use of LaTeX2e on the departmental research network)*

****Additional LaTeX documentation in .ps format**

**Introduction to LaTeX2e***essential.ps*: a short introduction to the most important commands*usrguide.ps*: overview on the new commands relative to LaTeX 2.09

**Graphics***grfguide.ps*: macros for including postscript images, color and much more. This file is created by running LaTeX on*grfguide.tex*and dvips grfguide.

**Tools***afterpage.ps*: causes the commands specified in its argument to be expanded after the current page is output.*array.ps*: A new implementation of LaTex's tabular and array environment.*dcolumn.ps*: This package defines a system for defining column of entries in an array or tablular which are to be aligned on a ``decimal point''.*delarry.ps*: implicits \left \right pairs.*enumerate.ps*: gives the enumerate environment an optional argrument which determines the style in which the counter is printed.*fileerr.ps*: deal with ``File not found error''.*ftnright.ps*: Footnotes in a multi-column layout.*hhline.ps*: produces a line like \hline, or a double line like\hline\hline except for its interaction with vertical lines.*indentfirst.ps*: makes the first line of all sections ec, be indented by the usual paragraph indentation.*layout.ps*: displays page layout variables.*longtable.ps*: defines the longtable environment, a multi-page version of tabular.*multicol.ps*: improved typesetting in several columns*rawfonts.ps*: provides emulation of LaTex 2.09 documents which used low-level commands such as \tenrm.*showkeys.ps*: displays the internal labels with \ref, \cite etc.*somedefs.ps*: allows package writers to provide options which switch definitions on and off.*tabularx.ps*: a new environment which takes the same argument as tabular, but modifies the width of certain columns, rather than the inter column space, to set a table with the requested total width.*theorem.ps*: an extension of the LaTex theorem environment.*varioref.ps*: similar to \ref but adds an additional page references, like `` on the facing page'' or ``on page 27'' whenever the corresponding \lable is not on the same page.*verbatim.ps*: reimplements the LaTeX verbatim and verbatim* environments.*xr.ps*: implements a system for external references.*xspace.ps*: saves the user from having to type \ or {} after most occurrences of a macro name in text.

**Advanced topics***clsguide.ps*: LaTeX2e for class and package writers*fntguide.ps*: the New Font Selection Scheme for class and package writers*cfgguide.ps*: configuration options for LaTeX2e

**UBC Statistics Dissertation Document Classes**

- Documentation
*ubc-example_m.ps*: as a sample dissertation; has been obtained by running LaTeX on*ubc-example_m.tex*

- Source Code
*ubc-example_m.tex*: source code for the sample Master Degree dissertation*ubc-example_p.tex*: source code for the sample PhD Degree dissertation

- Some useful WWW links:
- LaTeX2e command reference (the University of Pennsylvania)
- Cambridge University TeX related documentation
- UK TeX Users Group with TeX and (in particular) LaTeX FAQs
- TeX page from the UPenn Math Department
- LaTeX bugs database
- LaTeX Reference

Use vspace command in the author command. Example:

leftheader{textsc{Presentation using textsc{pdf}LaTeX, and FoilTeX, class}} %make a left header %rightheader{textsf{thepage}} %make a right header MyLogo{Eugenia and Weiliang, UBC Stats} %make a left footer %rightfooter{} %make a right footer title{shadowbox{Presentation using textsc{pdf}LaTeX, and FoilTeX, class}} % the document title % the author author{vspace{2cm}\r Latex Smart \r 6356 Agricultural Road\r University of British Columbia\r Vancouver BC \r V6T 1Z2} % the date date{today} begin{document} thispagestyle{empty} setcounter{page}{0} maketitleA1) Method 1: a) first include "usepackage{fancybox}" b) then use slideframe{shadow} or slideframe{double} or slideframe{oval} or slideframe{Oval} to change frame style or use slideframe{none} to create slides without frame note: put these commands in the preamble will cause all slides have the same frame unless you use another slideframe command to change it. The above commands can be used within any begin{slide}...end{slide}. Method 2: a) first include "usepackage{semcolor}" b) then use slideframe{scplain} or slideframe{scshadow} or slideframe{scdouble} or slideframe{none}

Here . Rated as "very useful" by Weiliang. Problem is that some journals require bibliographic references in one's paper to be **exactly** as they want. This collection can help you to solve this problem much faster.

You can use the package "natbib". The following is an example:

documentclass[12pt]{article} usepackage[super, sort]{natbib} bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,} % required for natbib begin{document} Use the natbib package with options texttt{super} and texttt{sort}, and use verb+citep+ or verb+citet+ instead of the command verb+cite+. In detail, we need to include the natbib package and include the line begin{verbatim} bibliographystyle[super, sort]{natbib} bibpunct{(}{)}{;}{a}{,}{,} end{verbatim} in the preamble. And use the bibliographstyle texttt{plainnat}, i.e. verb+bibliographystyle{plainnat}+. The command verb+citet+ is for ``last name (year)'' and verb+citep+ for ``(last name, year)'' which will be shown in the text. The result of verb+citep{GoossensEtAl:1999}+ is citep{GoossensEtAl:1999}. The result of verb+citetcitet{GoossensEtAl:1999}+ is citet{GoossensEtAl:1999}. bibliographystyle{plainnat} % required for natbib bibliography{workshop} end{document}

The content of the file "

workshop.bib

" is below:

@book{GoossensEtAl:1999, author="{Goossens, M.} and {Rahtz, S.} with {Gurari, E., M.} and {Moore, R.} and {Sutor, R. S.}", title="The LaTeX, Web Companion", publisher="Addison-Wesley", year="1999" }

You can copy the above two files to your computer and compile them to see the

.

To make PDF documents from a TeX or LaTeX source, use one of these commands:

pdftexfile.tex... or ... pdflatexfile.tex

substituting *file.tex* for the filename of your TeX/LaTeX sources. The output ought to be be in

file.pdf

Below are ways to get from TeX/LaTeX to a pdf file. These approaches are **highly recommended** over the use of ps2pdf, which does a bitmap conversion (resulting in a huge pdf file that is not searchable by words).

- Converting latex: pdflatex without graphics
- Converting latex: pdflatex with graphics
- ps2pdf, epstopdf
- Converting dvi to pdf: dvipdfm

### Converting latex: pdflatex without graphics

Just run pdflatex.

### Converting latex: pdflatex with graphics

To include figures in latex, the "best" approach is with the *graphicx* package:

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx}

or

\documentstyle[graphicx]{article}

Then figures are included with something like

\includegraphics[angle=-90,totalheight=4in]{plot} \includegraphics[totalheight=4in]{plot} \includegraphics[totalwidth=6in]{plot}

or

\includegraphics[width=3in, height=4in]{plot} \includegraphics[width=7.5cm, height=10cm]{plot}

The use of \totalheight or \totalwidth is preferable in order that text characters are proportional and not squished in one direction.

Just run pdflatex or latex. For the above, pdflatex assumes a file plot.pdf exists, and latex assumes a file plot.ps exists

### Converting figures as ps files to pdf: ps2pdf, epstopdf

To convert a figure from postscript (ps file) to pdf, use the ps2pdf command. If this fails, then try epstopdf. This conversion is needed to include graphics for pdflatex. In pdflatex, graphics types allowed are pdf and png, but not ps.

### Converting dvi to pdf: dvipdfm

dvipdfm is currently only available on the Linux computers, not the Solaris computers.

dvipdfm converts a dvi file directly to pdf, without changes in the TeX/LaTeX file. The resulting file is searchable. Different graphics type (eg., jpeg, gif) can be used with the graphicx package in LaTeX; these cannot be seen with xdvi but they can be seen from acroread after the dvi file is converted to pdf.

Sometimes dvipdfm works better than pdflatex (e.g., slides using the 'seminar' style).

This is a list of common TeX/LaTeX errors that I see when reviewing manuscripts. Also some shortcuts are given to make math equations more readable (and easier to edit).

Note the \def (or \newcommand) should appear at the beginning of your tex file (before \begin{document} in LaTeX).

- If you look carefully at math writing, variables are printed in the italics or slanted font. However something like the exp or log function is not a variable, so it is in standard font, even within math mode. That is, \exp, \log, \sin etc are used for math and trigonometric functions. For statistics, \Pr is a definition for probability of an event, but \E for expectation and \Var for variance, etc, are not defined.
However, you can define these yourself with something like

\def\Var{\mathop{\rm Var}}

or

\def\Var{{\rm Var}\,} \def\E{{\rm E}\,}

The first version does not work well for E.

- Math expressions with subscripts and superscripts should also be put in math mode, e.g., $a$, $x=1$, $-1$. In non-math mode, - is a hyphen (shorter than minus sign, -- is an en dash (e.g. for pp. 34--43), and --- is an em dash — for use in a middle of a sentence.
- Unless you are in displayed math mode, fractions should usually be expressed with a solidus, for example $x_i/n$ and not $\frac{x_i}{n}$ or ${x_i\over n}$.
- Use a definition for any math symbol with a 'hat', 'bar', 'tilde' etc. This will make equations easier to read in TeX. Same thing for symbols for equal in distribution, convergence in probability, etc. Examples are:
\def\phat{{\hat p}} \def\Fbar{{\overline F}} \def\atil{{\tildealpha}} \def\inprob{\rightarrow_p} \def\eqd{\,{\buildrel d \over =}\,} \def\law{\rightarrow_d}

- boldface Greek in scriptsize: LaTeX may not automatically resize a symbol when it is a subscript of superscript. Hence def are needed for scriptsize characters, e.g.
\def\thbf{\mbox{\boldmath $\theta$} \def\thbfs{\mbox{\scriptsize \boldmath $\theta$}} $$f(\thbf) =2^{\thbfs}$$

Alternatively, use the ams packages amsmath and amssymb

\def\dbfams{\boldsymbol{\delta}} \def\mubfams{\boldsymbol{\mu}}

- labelling of equations, and theorems, lemmas, corollary:

To get the section number to appear in an equation, add (to the beginning):\renewcommand{\theequation}{\thesection\.\arabic{\equation}}

and add

\setcounter{\equation}{0}

at the beginning of each section.

To get Theorems, Lemmas, Corollaries to be on the same numbering scheme, by section, add:

\newtheorem{\theorem}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{\lemma}[theorem]{Lemma} \newtheorem{\corollary}[theorem]{Corollary}

- larger brackets[], braces{}, parentheses(): these should be used around summations, fractions etc. It is simplest to use \left[, \right] etc, but left and right only work if your equation is not split into more than one line. In the latter case, use one of \bigl, \Bigl, \bbigl, \Biggl (and corresponding \bigr on the right).
Sometimes one needs a larger '/' or '|'. For '/', use \bigm, \Bigm etc. For '|', use \bigl, \bigm, \bigr etc depending on whether it is left, middle or right.

You can use either **floatflt** package or **wrapfig** package.

For example:

\begin{floatingfigure}[r]{0.4textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.4textwidth]{lake1} \caption{Text wrap around figure} \noindent \hrulefill \label{test} \end{floatingfigure}

and

\begin{wrapfigure}{r}{0.4textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[width=0.4textwidth]{lake1} \caption{Text wrap around figure} \noindent \hrulefill \label{test} \end{wrapfigure}

The difference between *floatingfigure* and *wrapfigure* is that the text typed after *end{floatingfigure}* will be forced to be a new paragraph.

For more information, please refer to floatflt manual and a webpage about wrapfig.

There is a class file for LaTeX2e that helps you produce a properly formatted UBC thesis. It's not officially supported by UBC but has been endorsed by FoGS as mentioned on their webpage. The download link can be found in the LaTeX section there.

Just in case the FoGS website is down here is a direct download link provided by Michael McNeil Forbes, the author of the class file and a former UBC graduate student.