I am a new user of latex tool. Up till now I have installed WinEdt for that. I want to write my own paper in Latex. Please Give me some suggestions where to start.

  • An editing program such as WinEdt is a "front end" tool. In case you haven't already done so, you also need to install a TeX distribution -- MiKTeX and TeXLive are both excellent candidates -- to provide the "back end" tools. WinEdt can be configured easily to interact with both TeXLive and MiKTeX. – Mico Dec 19 '14 at 9:25
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/q/11/15925 and the linked questions. – Andrew Swann Dec 19 '14 at 9:29
  • I aslo install Bakoma for that purpose. – sneha Dec 19 '14 at 9:51

Written guides about getting started with LaTeX

Online ressources

there are a lot of "Getting-started-with-latex" guides and pages in the internet, e. g. you can have a look at http://latex-project.org/guides/ :

In the section "Contributed Documentation" there are 2 pdf guides for beginners:

Good old paper

There are also lots of good books about LaTeX for beginners and advanced users and many of them are available in university libraries. Please have a look at this overview here:

LaTeX courses for beginners

If you are a student, you could also see if your university offers LaTeX courses or if you find a more experienced user among your friends/colleagues who can help you.

LaTeX templates

You say you want to write a paper in LaTeX, so it might be a good idea to see if the publisher of the journal you're targeting already has a LaTeX template which you can use and which already contains the necessary formatting.

Other ressources

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