A guide to LATEX: document preparation for beginners and advanced users

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Addison-Wesley, 1999 - Computers - 600 pages
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If you are a user with little or no experience of computers or text formatting and you want to master LATEX to produce documents of high quality, then this book is essential reading. Fully revised to cover the most up-to-date versions of LATEX this accessible and practical tutorial contains all of the information you will need to get up and running with LATEX, and is an essential reference tool to users at all levels. This book will enable you to: Master the basics of LATEX and explore more advanced topics including user-defined extensions Get up to speed with the latest LATEX extensions for adaptations to other languages Explore numerous practical examples and pick up handy tips for avoiding common problems Benefit from detailed appendices including the Command Summary and Summary Tables New to this Edition Completely updated to cover the latest releases and upgrades of LATEX Covers new features including graphics importation and PostScript font installation Section on LATEX and the World Wide Web Section on LATEX on Windows & Windows NT Section on installations for 32 bit PC

Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly are both scientific staff members at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie in Germany.
0201398257B04062001

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I actually have the 4th edition (2004) of this book, which isn't currently listed in Google's book search. This book provides good, broad coverage of the features available in LaTeX. It can answer most of the questions that occur on a day-to-day basis when using LaTeX.

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I can't help myself: I find I refer back to this book constantly. It covers nearly everything I've needed, very succinctly, with great examples. Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Commands and Environments
15
Bibliography 561
23
Document Layout and Organization
25
Index 563
42
List of Tables
44
Displayed Text
57
Mathematical Formulas
117
Appendices
297
B Bibliographic Databases
311
15TEX Extensions
363
The psnfss packages and their fonts
375
E Math Extensions with fST
405
F TEX Fonts
435
Computer Modern text fonts
439
Root names of the 35 standard PostScript fonts
453

Illustrations
151
User Customization
189
Advanced Features
217
The NFSS encoding schemes
234
Attributes of the Computer Modern fonts
235
Input coding schemes for i nputenc package
238
Alternative commands for special symbols
239
Error Messages
257
Encoding suffixes
454
Font attribute commands
548
Dimensions
549
G 1l Binary operation symbols
550
Arrows
551
Math accents
552
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Helmut Kopka was previously a scientific staff member at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie in Germany. He was involved in writing one of the first TeX drivers for HP LaserJet and subsequently introduced TeX and LaTeX into his institute, where it has become the standard text-processing system for scientific publications.

Patrick W. Daly is a scientific staff member at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie in Germany. He has written formatting styles for several scientific journals and is the author of the natbib package for flexible bibliographic citations and of the custom-bib system for customizing bibliographic styles for use with BibTeX.
0321173856AB10162003

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