TeX and LaTeX

Last Updated: 10/06/2020


LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system based on TeX; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents, and Learn more about TeX and LaTeX.

Note: Online/collaborative LaTeX editor services like ShareLaTeX and writeLaTeX are also available, but are subject to the same privacy concerns as all cloud services.


LaTeX is available for free to faculty, staff, and students on the LaTeX website.

Documentation and support

Visit the LaTeX website for help and documentation with the software. For CU Boulder requirements, visit the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation requirements website. For example template files, visit the Thesis and Dissertation Template page.