# LaTex

LaTeX is a simple formatting language used to generate math symbols. Using LaTeX within Quia is easy, once you know the basics. First, you must check the "Enable HTML and LaTeX" option in the Settings section of the activity or quiz editor (usually one of the last steps in the editor).

Next, enter the following tags around your LaTeX commands:

<latex></latex>

## Getting started

To see some LaTeX tags in use, take a look at this demonstration quiz. If you are a Quia subscriber, you can copy the quiz and edit it to learn more about how the tags work.

## To find out more

For an excellent online guide, we recommend the following website: http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/. The book A Guide to LaTeX, by Kopka and Daly, is also useful.