The TEX typesetting system and the LATEX document preparation system have been in use in UCC since the mid-1980s. The majority of users are still in the natural sciences, especially mathematics, physics, and engineering; but the biggest growth area in recent years has been in the Humanities. This page identifies some of the most frequently-requested resources for LATEX users in UCC. There is a large repository of other downloadables (packages, document classes, and fonts) at
If this is not enabled, or if it is not available, you MUST NOT attempt to update the installed packages by overwriting files in the installation directories. If you need to download and manually install packages, fonts, etc from CTAN or elsewhere, you MUST do so in your personal TEX directory (see section 1.6.2 below). This ensures that your updates don't get wiped out if you install a whole new version of TEX the next year.
Two-screen display: See on your laptop or tablet display the current slide, the next slide, the talk time and wall-clock time, and annotations (either PDF annotations, beamer notes on second slide, or Libreoffice notes pages).The position of the beamer or Libreoffice notes in the slide is detected automatically and can be overridden via a menu option.
If you do not want to use second-slide beamer notes but prefer to have notes on their own pages, you can enable auto-detection of these notes.Use the following snippet that prefixes the page labels with notes: on notes pages:
Go To Slide: To jump to a selected slide without flashing through the whole presentation on the projector, press G or click the \"current slide\" box.Using J or clicking the slide label will allow you to navigate slide labels instead of page numbers, useful e.g. for multi-page slides from beamer \\pause. 153554b96e