# LaTeX

This topic guide was created to complement the Introduction to LaTeX workshop conducted by the Library and point users to resources and tips related to using LaTeX and Overleaf.

## Inline Mode

This method is used when you need to add in mathematical symbols as part of a paragraph. Here is an example, highlighted in yellow:

Inline mode is simple, all you have to do is bracket your symbols using '$'. E.g. Consider the equation $x+y=z\$ here we can use substitution to...

## Math Mode

Math mode is used when you need equations or formulas to be isolated and not part of any text. Here is an example highlighted in purple:

Desired result Command(s) Notes
x+y=z                                 (1)

x+y=z

This is the simplest version of writing equations in math mode. By default, it will generate an equation number on the right for easy identification.
x+y=z

\begin{equation*}

x+y=z

\end{equation*}

If you do not want or need the equation number at the side, use this instead.

x+y=z                                  (1)

m+n>y                                  (2)

\begin{align}

x+y&=z \\

m+n&>y

\end{align}

If you want to write a system of equations and you want them aligned according to a particular operator (in this case the equals sign), use the align environment and indicate the aligning operator by using ampersand (&).

Note: To remove the equation numbers, use align* instead.

Note 2: If you do not care about alignment, use gather environment instead.