TeX for the Beginner

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Addison-Wesley Pub., Jan 1, 1992 - Computers - 400 pages

TEX is now widely used for computer typesetting in mathematics, science, and engineering. This book is a carefully paced, tutorial introduction for people first learning the system. Special emphasis is given to what can go wrong, and how to fix things. LATEX notes are provided for use with a set of macros. Features

  1. First book about TEX that is really for beginners.
  2. Shows the reader not only what TEX is, but how to use it.
  3. Teaches the reader how to write simple macros for all major formatting tasks.
  4. Covers typesetting of mathematics, includes conditionals, and auxiliary files, and describes TEX's boxes and rules.
  5. Contains tips on diagnosing bugs, and fixing line and page breaks, along with useful reference material.


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