New introduction: Getting something out of LaTeX
Jim Hefferon has published the document “Getting something out of LaTeX” on CTAN, taking new LaTeX user through making a first document. The author wants to give a quick taste, the reader could get an idea if the LaTeX system could help him and how it’s working.
The article contains information about getting the software, using an editor, compiling, handling errors and writing math. It comes with some source code examples and recommendations for tutorials.