How to Use the Moodle with LaTeX
19may11

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\section{Introduction}
There are many opportunities to learn LaTeX and use it in this course.

\section{Writing LaTeX on the Moodle}
The Moodle Forum feature, where you post your questions, and add
replies, has a primitive LaTeX feature, very similar to texPad.
But unlike texPad, it does not have two side by side  windows.

Moreover, it does not use proper LaTeX syntax in that you must
use two dollar-signs before and after any LaTeX code. Nevertheless,
this is quite a good way of writing your math so that the reader knows
exactly what you are trying to say.

\section{Writing LaTeX in QAint}
Many lessons (eventually all) have embedded questions for you to answer,
and establish an interactive dialogue with your course mentor. It looks
very much like texPad, and has two windows. Never copy and paste a
formula from the right-hand window and expect it to work properly in the
left hand window.

Here's the reason why, in case you need to know. texPad is a MathML application
which uses your browser (you are using Firefox, aren't you by now?) to convert
LaTex code into something very different than LaTeX code. And retranslating
that into MathML can have amusing but annoying consequences.

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