## A Guide to LATEX: Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced UsersA completely revised edition of this accessible guide to LATEX document preparation, bringing it up to date with the latest releases and Web ad PC based developments. A Guide to LATEX covers the basics as well as advanced LATEX topics and contains numerous practical examples and handy tips for avoiding problems. It covers the latest LATEX extensions and has been completely updated to cover latest releases and upgrades. The book explains the LATEX macro package for the TEX text formatting program, presenting a complete description for beginners, going on to more advanced and specialized features. Files for LATEX processing contain the actual text plus markup and programming command, al as ASCII text, something tat makes them portable to every computer system. The LATEX/TEX program processes these files to produce high-quality typeset results, especially for complicated mathematics. LATEX offers the user all the features of any text processing system: automatic section formatting, numbering of sections, figures, tables and equations, table of contents, lists of figures and tables, cross-referencing to the numbers, bibliography, keyword index, colour, inclusion of illustrations. All of these are demonstrated to the reader via examples and exercises through a structure that takes him or her from the simplest beginnings to the more complicated refinements. |

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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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User Review - Logan - GoodreadsI 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 |

Copyright | |