I am hoping someone can give me some help. I am very new to using latex, but I am taking a class that requires some advanced mathematical equations and also drawing of various types of tree diagrams.

I have succeeded in creating my first document with the equations and tree diagrams but it took me forever to write the necessary latex code to do it.

I am concerned because within about three weeks, I will have a timed test where I will have to do similar types of equations and tree graphs.

Is there a "quick" way to create latex documents?

BTW: I am blind, and all of the latex editors I have tried so far are not accessible. I am willing to try other editors though.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

  • Related: Accessible TeX/LaTeX textbooks, primers, and materials?
    – Werner
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 5:11
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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Are there special editors for blind people? Which one do you use?
    – Mensch
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 8:10
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    This TeX.SX link might be helpful: teaching latex to visually disabled.
    – user30471
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 12:04
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    Are all students required to use LaTeX? Definitely if not, and possibly even if they are, you should raise the issue with your instructor and/or an advisor on your campus who deals with accommodations for students with disabilities. You should do this as soon as possible, even if you hope that you will find a good solution before the timed test.
    – cfr
    Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 13:26
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    I'm guessing from your phrasing that you are totally blind. Is that correct? [I'm legally blind, but can see well enough to use text editors with very large font.] Commented Feb 9, 2015 at 16:09

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You could try editors like Texmaker or TeXstudio There is a "Wizard" in the panel - when you press it, you could choose "Assistent for a new document" or something like that. It is an easy way to create a document - and it has all the AMS packages you need, and the geometry package. You just have to choose what you want, by pressing some buttons. Here a comparison of TeX editors.

Else you can easily google some LaTeX templates. Actually, this is really good page with a lot of templates.

But, of course, you have to edit the templates or the Quick-Starter document to what you want and what you need. But that is a way to start a LaTeX document quickly.

Yours faithfully, hoped I could help a little bit?

PS! Often you just need to make one (or a few) templates on your own (by editing templates or creating it from new). And than just copy your own template every time you want to make a new LaTeX document - that works for me, but of course sometimes I need to add some usepackages.

PPS! Here is explained how you can include the preamble with a single line to a new document.

  • Templates are dangerous. Abeginner cannot judge if a template is up to date or just some rubbish an idiot put together and labeled template. Sadly, the last mentioned get the most advertisement.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Mar 16, 2015 at 16:25

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