ACLUG Meeting March 16: LaTeXing
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--== Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS ==--
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 http://www.aclug.org/events/
Contact: John Goerzen <aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Location: 7:00/7:30 PM in 260 Jabara Hall at Wichita State (details below)
This event is free and open to the public. Please forward this
message to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.
IN THIS BULLETIN
* ACLUG meeting
* Other business and discussions
* Meeting schedule
* Upcoming events
* When to arrive: Meeting format
* How to find us: Location information and links to maps
* Contacts, Background information on ACLUG, and miscellaneous
Back in the heyday of DOS, people were raving about word processors
like WordPerfect and Word -- noting how much better they were than
typewriters, for instance. Today, in Linux, we have two applications,
LaTeX and LyX, which make even current versions of WordPerfect and
Word look like a typewriter.
The idea is basically that the computer ought to handle as much as
possible of the layout and appearance automatically. LaTeX allows
this sort of automation, while still providing more flexibility than
word processors. Combined with LyX, you get an easy-to-learn and
easy-to-use graphical interface for documents.
We'll discuss LaTeX/LyX in depth on the 16th, starting from the
beginning and ending up with examples of books and papers that have
been created with these systems. We'll also compare LaTeX/LyX to word
processors and highlight the similarities and differences between
LaTeX and LyX are both zero-cost programs found with many current
Linux distributions. LyX has recently come out with a new major
release, so if you've used it before, you may want to check back to
find out about some new features.
At this point, there is one thing:
* Suggestion for future topics
Pursuant to decisions made on 25 January 1999 and 9 February 1999, ACLUG
meetings are now scheduled as follows:
* The first MONDAY of each month, at 7:00/7:30 PM; and
* The third TUESDAY of each month, at 7:00/7:30 PM.
Meetings will be held in 260 Jabara Hall on the campus of Wichita State
University as always. Details on the event schedule and upcoming events can
be found at http://www.aclug.org/events/; maps can be found at
FUTURE ACLUG EVENTS
Please send suggestions for future topics to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx or mention
them at the meeting. Consider this the ACLUG suggestion box! :-)
I prefer to not pick topics. I'd rather have people let me know what they'd
like to hear discussed at the meeting.
ACLUG events tentatively scheduled in the immediate future include:
* ACLUG meeting, MONDAY, April 5, 1999
MEETING FORMAT REMINDER
One issue that has been somewhat troublesome is making presentations
interesting and useful for people with a wide range of Linux experiences.
We want our meetings to be useful for as many people as possible, so our
plan is this: For those of you that are starting out with Linux, or just
interested in what Linux can do, please feel free to join us at 7:00 PM on
each meeting date (1st Monday and 3rd Tuesday of each month). We'll cover
some basics about the evening's topic or Linux in general, or have an
informal Q&A time, depdending on what the people present prefer. Also, if
you have any Linux questions (beginning or advanced), we'd like to get to
them between 7 and 7:30 so that the evening doesn't get too late for those
that have to work or go to class in the morning.
Our regular presentation will begin at 7:30 as it always has. Of course, if
you can make it at 7, you're encouraged to stay for the whole program. You
are welcome to arrive at either 7 or 7:30.
LOCATION & MAPS
We will hold the this event in the Computer Science Department in
Jabara Hall on the main east campus of Wichita State University.
ACLUG has assembled some driving instructions on the Web at
http://www.aclug.org/maps/. We will be located on the second floor of
Jabara Hall. We expect to be in room 260, but we'll be sure to post
signs if we need to relocate elsewhere. You'll be able to find a sign
on the wall in front of the 2nd floor elevator when you arrive.
Room 260 is almost directly in front of you as you exit the second-floor
For more information
You can write to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx. Further details will be posted
to the aclug-announce mailing list; you can subscribe for free at
About the Air Capital Linux Users Group
ACLUG was created in early 1998 as a group to help people discover
better ways to take advantage of modern computing through the use of
Linux. All ACLUG events are free; we have hosted two free Linux
installation events, during which Linux was installed on dozens of
computers for no charge. We would like to show the benefits of Unix
operating systems such as Linux to as many people as possible. ACLUG
members range from people just starting out with computers and Linux
to those that have written parts of the Linux system or are doing
computer research under the Linux platform.
Linux is a modern, fully 32- and 64-bit operating system that runs on
a wide variety of hardware. Its most popular use is on PC-style
hardware, where Linux can completely replace Windows 95, Windows 98,
or NT. Linux sports astounding reliability, power, flexibility,
scalibility, and networking. Linux is the most popular OS for
Internet servers, beating NT. Linux also works on less-expensive
computers than NT.
Linux is developed by a worldwide team of programmers: individuals,
companies, and universities using the Internet. All source code is
available, allowing peer review -- which is important for an operating
ACLUG would like to show you the benefits of Linux for home and
business use. Feel free to attend one of our meetings or ask
questions about Linux at aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx. You may also examine the
archives of previous discussions on our discussion lists at
http://www.complete.org/mailinglists/archives/ or join the list;
instructions for doing so are at http://www.aclug.org/mailinglists/.
Announcements for upcoming ACLUG meetings and events will always be sent
first to the aclug-announce mailing lists.
-- John Goerzen, ACLUG president
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