# 2.5.6. Formatting textual documents with LaTeX¶

LaTeX is a powerful tool for generating beautiful textual documents. LaTeX is particularly useful for generating textual documents that require large amounts of math, algorithms, and references. Parts of LaTeX’s power comes from the large number of additional packages that are available from CTAN, the LaTeX package repository.

## 2.5.6.1. Required software¶

Run the following commands to install the software required for this tutorial:

sudo apt-get install texlive


## 2.5.6.2. Tutorial¶

Below are several LaTeX tutorials

## 2.5.6.3. Online, collaborative LaTeX editing¶

Recently, several companies have developed good tools for collaboratively editing LaTeX documents in real-time in the cloud. One of the best of these tools is Overleaf. Overleaf merges some of the best features of LaTeX, Google Drive, and Git.