12 May 2018

Getting LaTeX working on Ubuntu 16.04

As of today, if you download the LaTeX template for IEEE conferences, you'll have to place any image named "fig1.png" in the same folder as your tex file, to be able to build the template.
You'll also have to ensure you have a few necessary packages installed on your Ubuntu OS before you can start working with the template.

To install, use the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install texmaker
sudo apt-get install texlive-publishers
sudo apt-get install texlive-science

Of course, instead of installing the texlive packages separately you could've also installed it all in one shot with the command sudo apt-get install texlive-full, but it installs a whole lot of packages, some of which you wouldn't even dream of using.

That's it. With TexMaker installed, just double click the tex file template you got, and click the "quick build" option on the TexMaker toolbar. You'll be shown a preview of the PDF.

It's not necessary to save or export the PDF, because the PDF is already created and available on the same folder that you have your TexMaker template on.

For all of you pronouncing it as Lay-Tex, the right pronunciation is shown here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX#Pronouncing_and_writing_"LaTeX".

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