Short Workshop - Introduction to LaTeX

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
20 June 8:30 - 10:30hr 08:30 10:30 Hybrid Miriam van Heist 1 / 50 Apply
12 November 8:30 - 10:30hr 08:30 10:30 Hybrid Miriam van Heist 0 / 50 Apply

Course description

LaTeX is a document preparation system and mark-up language which can be used as an alternative to text processors like MS-WORD. It automates many of the time-consuming tasks such as formatting, figure placement and bibliography management, and produces consistent, typographically neat output in PDF format that looks the same on any computer. It is most useful for writing professional publications, reports and papers, and is cross-platform, free and open-source software.

This is an introductory workshop especially aimed at those who have little or no experience working with LaTeX. There will be a theoretical and a hands-on practical part. The theoretical part covers the basics of what TeX and LaTeX are, how they compare with Office text processors, and how to get started with writing documents. The practical is a hands-on demonstration of some of the more useful features of LaTeX, such as making Gantt charts, bibliography management and automatic acronym expansion.

This session is a hybrid workshop and after approval of your registration you will receive a calendar event with the details about the physical room, as well as a link to join a Microsoft Teams meeting. The practical part will be done on Overleaf, an online LaTeX editor, so no existing software installation is required.

General information

Target Group This workshop is aimed at everyone interested in learning more about LaTeX
Group size Max. 50 participants
Number of credits 0.1 ECTS
Location Hybrid


8:30 - 9:00 Theory presentation
9:00 - 9:30 Question and answer session, break
9:30 - 10:30 Practical, hands-on demonstration of LaTeX capabilities on Overleaf


WU PhDs with a TSP Free of charge
All others € 25,-


  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged within one week after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that he/she (or his/her secretary) completes the payment correctly and in time.

Cancellation Conditions

  • Cancellation is free of charge up until one week prior to the event.
  • In case of cancellations within one week prior to the event, or in case you do not show up at all, a fee of € 25,- will be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions)


This short workshop is organised by the Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC), and provided by Dainius Masiliunas. Danius is a staff member at the Laboratory for Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing of Wageningen University, and an expert in LaTeX.