Every computer in the lab contains a free Latex distribution called Miktex as well as the WinEdt text processor which is linked to this distribution. The Miktex distribution includes the Beamer presentation package which enables you to design slides in Latex.
Install Latex: If you would like to have a software installation on your home computer that is similar to the one in the lab, please refer to the following links:
- Text editors: WinEdt (same as in the lab but not free – however, it is preconfigured to work with Miktex), Emacs (free, versatile, very customizable but with a bit of a learning curve), Textpad
- Latex distribution: Miktex (free)
- Postscript editor and viewer: Ghostscript (editor), Ghostview (viewer) (free)
For more details, you can refer to this document – Getting started in Latex