LaTeX for absolute beginners

This is a useful post about learning Latex editor. I’ve been using it for a year now, but my learning curve was nearly flat about this because I kept moving back and forth to LibreOffice (it was my way to colaborate doc texts and tables with my colleagues, which were still in “Microsoft State of Mind”. Now that I’ve done mainly solo works I can do a step up on my Latex learning curve. Currently I’m writing a paper for a journal using Tex Studio, so I will need all the help i can get, especially on citing and referencing using Jabref as Reference Manager and BibTex as citation format.

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