The LaTeX companion

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Addison-Wesley, 2004 - Computers - 1090 pages
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"The LaTeX Companion" has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.

"Inside, you will find: "Expert advice on using LaTeX's basic formatting tools to create all types of publications--from memos to encyclopediasIn-depth coverage of important extension packages for tabular and technical typesetting, floats and captions, multicolumn layouts--including reference guides and discussions of the underlying typographic and TeXnical conceptsDetailed techniques for generating and typesetting contents lists, bibliographies, indexes, etc.Tips and tricks for LaTeX programmers and systems support

"New to this edition: "Nearly 1,000 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve typographical and technical problems--all ready to run!An additional chapter on citations and bibliographiesExpanded material on the setup and use of fonts to access a huge collection of glyphs, and to typeset text from a wide range of languages and culturesMajor new packages for graphics, "verbatim" listings, floats, and page layoutFull coverage of the latest packages for all types ofdocuments--mathematical, multilingual, and many moreDetailed help on all error messages, including those troublesome low-level TeX errors

Like its predecessor, "The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, " is an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to use LaTeX productively.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains a complete plug-and-play LaTeX installation, including all the packages and examples featured in the book.

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User Review  - Pia Jensen - Goodreads

A good reference book to learn everything you want to about LaTeX. It contains some details which are not always quite easy to find through a web search, but it obviously requires that you already ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lewis Cawthorne - Goodreads

Yeah... You can google up a lot of answers, but I still like this nice desk reference to be in army's reach. Read full review


The Structure of a MfcX Document
Basic Formatting Tools

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About the author (2004)

Mittelbach is Manager of the Latex3 Project.

Michel Goossens is past president of the TeX Users Group. A research physicist at CERN, where the Web paradigm was born, he is responsible for LaTeX, HTML, SGML, and, more recently, XML support for scientific documents.

Sebastian Rahtz is Past Secretary of TUG, a cofounder of CTAN, creator of the TeX Live CD-ROM, and a co-author of "The LaTeX Graphics Companion." He is an IT analyst at Elsevier Science Ltd.

Frank Mittelbach is manager of the LaTeX3 Project, in which capacity he oversaw the release of LaTeX 2e. He is the editor of a series of publications on tools and techniques for computer typesetting.

-->Dr Chris Rowley--> is the Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management and Professor of Human Resource Management at City University. He is Editor of the leading journal Asia Pacific Business Review, Series Editor of the Working in Asia and Asian Studies book series and Technical Advisor (Research and Publications) for the HEAD Foundation, Singapore. He has given a range of talks and lectures to universities and companies internationally with research and consultancy experience with unions, business and government; his previous employment includes varied work in both the public and private sectors.