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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A 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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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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About the author (1999)

Dr Helmut Kopka and Dr Patrick Daly are both based at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie in Germany.

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