What is LaTeX? LaTeX is a typesetting software that allows users to draft documents in formatted templates. It is particularly successful at managing mathematical formulae. By learning a few quick markup and formatting techniques, users are able to create publication-ready documents.
Collaborative LaTeX writing and publishing tools: The below tools let you view your code and the compiled code side-by-side. They also allow you to share your document and write collaboratively.
ShareLatex: https://www.sharelatex.com (used in this guide)
*These two tools/companies have recently merged.
Quick Reference Markup Language:
For detailed instructions on using LaTex: https://www.sharelatex.com/learn