Templates and Sample Files

Listed below are some basic templates and sample files that Laura wrote.  Aside from the sample files written specifically for this talk and web site, the other files contain examples of what you can do with TeX.  Some of them are old, some of them are hack jobs, but they all work and are meant to illustrate different features of TeX.

Important:  Please consult the Readme page first as it explains what we've got on this page.

If you have any questions about the files on this page, or if you have any files that you would like to contribute and have made publicly available, please email Michael.

The Beginning

Always a good place to start...

Basic Instructional Templates

There are three templates available. They detail just the basics typically included in a lab quiz, gateway or exam. The three templates each require testpoints.tex.

testpoints.tex is an input file designed to ease the creation of problems, parts and point counting.  Its counterpart, notestpoints.tex, does the same thing except it does not print the point value of each question. Calendars

Included are three templates for making monthly calendars.  These are great for long term lesson planning.

Instructional Sample Files

Here are some sample files that you might use for a typical Math 26L course.

The sample files in this section require the input file lauracode.tex.  This file contains many of Laura's personalized (La)TeX commands and are used frequently in the above .tex files. Ph.D. Stuff

Here are some sample files that comprise part of Laura's dissertation.  (The Big Diagram is awesome TeXing!)

The files in this section require the input files lauracode.tex and lauracodePHD.tex BIBTeX

Included is a sample file to illustrate the use of BiBTeX with a LaTeX document. See the Readme page for more info.

There is also a BIBTeX template which contains some of the lesser used entry types (such as @conference and @phdthesis). Overhead Slides

One of LaTeX's document classes is slides.  This class allows you to create overhead slides that can be printed or photocopied onto transparencies for use in a seminar or presentation.  Here is a short paper and the slides that are based on it.


LaTeX also includes the letter document class.  Here are two letters typeset in LaTeX.  The FOIA letter illustrates the use of a mail merge.

There is a nice Duke letterhead TeX file on the acpub system.  It, and some other useful files, are located in the /usr/local/lib/texmf/tex/latex2e/duke/ directory on the acpub system (NOT on math).

Other Uses of LaTeX

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