What is LaTeX?
LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .tex file must be created using some form of text editor. While most text editors can be used to create a LaTeX document, a number of editors have been created specifically for working with LaTeX.
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LaTeX isn't What You See Is What You Get. It's more powerful then word, but require a learning curve.
Positive comment • 10 months ago • as an alternative to Microsoft Word
The most powerful document preparation system, for the absolute best result ever.
Positive comment • over 1 year ago • as an alternative to Microsoft Word
It is also very good for professional documents and technical writing, It is more verbose and syntax heavy but there is more information available for it online. it is also much more flexible due to the large amount of packages available.
Positive comment • over 1 year ago • as an alternative to Groff
Mac: MacTeX is the distributed implementation for Mac directly linked to from the LaTeX Project website.
Windows: proTeXtis the distributed implementation for Windows directly linked to from the LaTeX Project website.
Linux: TeX Live is the distributed implementation for Linux directly linked to from the LaTeX Project website.
BSD: Provided by distribution
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LaTeX was added to AlternativeTo byon Nov 28, 2012 and this page was last updated Jan 24, 2022.