Here is a sample for using latex.
How latex works:
Create a file with suffix: filename.tex
"Compile" it: latex filename.tex # creates a *dvi file
dvips -o filename.ps filename.dvi # to create a postscript, don't forget the -o
or pdflatex filename.tex # creates a *pdf file
Note that ps2pdf and pdf2ps can transform from one format to the other
xdvi is a previewer for *dvi files.
For using bilbiography:
you want to run latex once (create paper.aux - auxiliary file)
then run bibtex once
then run latex again.
Skip learning and start using:
How to use without understanding much: download and "tar xvfz " this Michalis sample
Read the README file and start writing in the write place in paper.tex
A latex introductory guide. stolen
It shows some of the other futures like making lists, tables, math, figures etc.
Note that its way of doing the bibliography is not as efficient, and I strongly
discourage it. See "Michalis sample" above for a better way.
Latex source file (IJFCS.tex)
It includes a figure named IJFCSfig.eps
To run latex: copy IJFCS.tex and IJFCS.eps to a local directory
Then do latex IJFCS.tex
You can split a large document into small ones (ie sections)
and have the main document include them:
where section1.tex is a file in the same directory.