submitting work

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Hi, so lately I've been solving challenge problems from mathematics journals, and I have like 4 of them that I need to write and turn in. Is the best way to do this to put a $\LaTeX$ program on my computer and do it on my computer? Or is there a way to go online and type a solution and get a pdf of it? I think you also have to turn in the $\LaTeX$ code in case they want to feature your solution. I just feel lost, I'm not sure how to do this.

How do you usually submit work?
 

SDK

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I'm certain you would be expected to submit it in latex. I thought I had seen you using it before but I guess not. In any case, if you want to do math, you have to learn latex. For better or worse, it's unavoidable.

If it's any consolation, I don't know anyone who knows latex that regrets learning it. It is extremely powerful, yet easy to use. I don't just mean for formatting math either. I can't even manage to type a letter in office/libre without becoming extremely frustrated by how much worse these are than latex at even the simplest formatting tasks.
 
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skipjack

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If they require use of latex, the codecogs website makes it easy to produce latex coding for mathematics.
 
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I do know $\LaTeX$, but my question was how to use it on my computer and how to make it a pdf. I know the code, but that's it. I've only ever used it on forums!

I guess what I'm asking is, in order to accomplish this, do I need to download stuff on my computer or is there any easier way?
 
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topsquark

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I would think that most journal submissions are done using a pdf file. To the best of my knowledge LaTeX is suported.

-Dan
 
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Never mind, I found overleaf.com and you can edit with $\LaTeX$ online. So that's cool!