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I have to write up notes on a math course and would absolutely love to make my notes look very similar to this:

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Using libreoffice, with texmaths, does anyone know settings, i.e. text format, page layout etc... etc... I should use? (I'm pretty sure this is a program-independent question, but just in case)

I have no idea how to deal with this stuff, when I use libreoffice it starts in the top left-hand corner and covers the page, that's all I know how to do, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

(I fear only a math person would be able to answer this, hence why it's posted here)

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You will probably get a better response at TeX.SE. –  user1729 Jun 24 '14 at 18:59
Take a look at writelatex.com. It's a widely used for editing LaTeX. –  Rainier van Es Jun 24 '14 at 19:00
@Rainier van Es would you know how to manipulate writelatex.com into looking like the picture in my post by any chance? –  bolbteppa Jun 24 '14 at 19:40
I don't know what exactly should look like the paper, but LaTeX has a lot of possibilities, so all of it should be possible. For example, you can add packages to the page. For instance, the header can be created with the 'fancyhdr' package. Just search on the internet, and you'll find. –  Rainier van Es Jun 24 '14 at 20:29

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LaTeX is probably the way to go in this case, and what will be suggested the most here since Math.SE uses it for questions and answers. Though LaTeX can be a lot to learn all at once, so as an intermediate step I would suggest using LyX. It's a little more user friendly and uses LaTeX to create PDFs.

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He is looking for that particular old-math style...within latex! –  Winther Jun 24 '14 at 19:04

I would highly recommend LaTeX. It's a markup language, which means that typing mathematical content is like typing 'a code'. Indeed, as Joel says, it can be a lot to learn all at once, but you'll get used to it very quickly.

You can use texmaths in LibreOffice, but I suggest you use http://writelatex.com/. I always use it too, and it comes out very useful when you're writing large amounts of LaTeX code, because it has a 'rich text editor'.

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Read the question: "... Using libreoffice, with texmaths, does anyone know settings..." –  Winther Jun 24 '14 at 19:10
He's asking for advice, isn't he? I'm just recommending. –  Rainier van Es Jun 24 '14 at 19:11
Do you guys know how to manipulate the writelatex.com page into looking like the picture in my post by any chance? –  bolbteppa Jun 24 '14 at 19:21

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