Course detail

Introduction to the TeX

FSI-0TXAcad. year: 2019/2020

The subject deals with computer typesetting of mathematical and other documents by means of
the TeX system. The subject includes the project of typesetting an own document.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to create documents by means of the TeX and LaTeX system typesetting of tables and including pictures for both printed documents and beamer presentation.


Basic work with PC and with text editor.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Prezentace TeX1-TeX9 na osobní stránce
Donald E. Knuth: The TeXbook, Addison Wesley 1990
Michael Doob: Jemný úvod do TeXu, CSTUG, Praha 1993
J. Rybička: LaTeX pro začátečníky, Konvoj, Brno 2003
H. Kopka, P. W. Daly: LaTeX, kompletní průvodce, Computer Press, Brno 2004.
H. Kopka, P. W. Daly: LaTeX, kompletní průvodce, Computer Press, Brno, 2004
Zpravodaj Cs. sdružení uživatelů TeXu, 1990-2005, ISSN 1211-6661

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of creation own document of the form of a contribution to proceedings. The article should contain mathematical formulae, tables and pictures.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to provide students with the basic knowledge of computer typesetting and creating professional documents.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Absence has to be made up by self-study and possibly via assigned homework.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-MAI-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1 Computer typesetting of documents. TeX system. Source file.
2 LaTeX format. Rules for typesetting in the text mode.
3 Typesetting of mathematical formulas.
4 System LaTeX and its philosophy.
5 Defining and using macros. Typesetting of tables.
6 Simple pictures in the picture environment.
4 Boxes, including of pictures to the document.
8 Information distribution, automatic numbering.
9 Advanced LaTeX tools, table of contents, index.
10 Introduction to making pictures by METAPOST system.
11 Checking of students documents of the project.
12 Reserve.