LUV July Meeting:

Jul 3 2012 19:00
Jul 3 2012 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

* Jason White, Writing and Typesetting Documents in Linux, Or: The Tools which I Used to Write my Thesis
* Wen Lin, Advanced Word Processing with LibreOffice

Jason White, Writing and Typesetting Documents in Linux, Or: The Tools which I Used to Write my Thesis


Linux has long offered a compelling environment in which to write documents, ranging from the small scale (a CV, for instance), to the large scale (a book or thesis).

In this introductory talk I describe the writing and typesetting tools which I use regularly. These include Emacs (with AUCTeX mode), LaTeX for document markup and typesetting, BibLaTeX for managing citations, and Git for revision control.


Jason is an accessibility specialist, a long-term Linux enthusiast, a supporter of justice and human rights, a researcher in philosophy, a law school graduate and, as of August last year, a Ph.D. graduate. His thesis explores fundamental issues arising from Robert Brandom's inferentialist semantics. It therefore contributes to a foundational field of research into theories of meaning which has value not just in its own right, but implications for other areas of inquiry as well.

* Wen Lin, Advanced Word Processing with LibreOffice


From stylesheets, to headless options, LibreOffice has a great deal of intermediate and advanced options that you may not be aware of.


Wen is a committee member of LUV who has presented at Beginner's Workshops, BarCamp, and regional chapters on the advantages of using LibreOffice.

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!


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