A Guide to LATEX: Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users / Edition 3 by Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly, Patrick W. Daly | | 9780201398250 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Guide to LATEX: Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users / Edition 3

A Guide to LATEX: Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users / Edition 3

by Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly, Patrick W. Daly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201398257

ISBN-13: 9780201398250

Pub. Date: 01/15/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Document Preparation For Beginners And Advanced Users. If you are a user with little or no experience of computers or text formatting and you wont to muster 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

Overview

Document Preparation For Beginners And Advanced Users. If you are a user with little or no experience of computers or text formatting and you wont to muster 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201398250
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
Text formatting.
TEX and its offspring.
What's different in LATEX 2E?
How to use this book.
Basics of a LATEX file.

2. Commands and Environments.
Command names and arguments.
Environments.
Declarations.
Lengths.
Special characters.
Fragile commands.
Exercises.

3. Document Layout and Organization.
Document class.
Page style.
Parts of the document.
Table of contents.
Fine-tuning text.
Word division.

4. Displayed Text.
Changing font.
Centering and indenting.
Lists.
Generalized lists.
Theorem-like declarations.
Tabulator stops.
Boxes.
Tables.
Printing literal text.
Footnotes and marginal notes.
Comments within text.

5. Mathematical Formulas.
Mathematical environments.
Main elements of math mode.
Mathematical symbols.
Additional elements.
Fine-tuning mathematics.
Beyond standard LATEX.

6. Illustrations.
Drawing pictures with LATEX.
The graphics packages.
Adding color.
Floating tables and figures.

7. User Customization.
Counters.
Lengths.
User-defined commands.
User-defined environments.
Some comments on user-defined structures.

8 Advanced Features.
Processing parts of a document.
Including TEX commands in LATEX.
In-text references.
MakeIndex—-a keyword processor.
The New Font Selection Scheme (NFSS).
Typing special symbols directly.
Alternatives for special symbols.
Additional standard files.
The various LATEX files.
Presentation material (SLITEX).

9. Error Messages.
Basic structure of error messages.
Some sample errors.
List of LATEX error messages.
TEX error messages.
Warnings.
Search for subtle errors.

Appendices.


A. Letters.
The LATEX letter class.
A house letter style.
A model letter customization.

B. Bibliographic Databases.
The BIBTEX program.
Creating a bibliographic database.
BIBTEX extensions.

C. LATEX Programming.
Class and package files.
LATEX programming commands.
Sample packages.
Changing preprogrammed text.
Installing fonts with NFSS.

D. LATEX Extensions.
International LATEX.
LATEX and PostScript.
Further LATEX accessories.
LATEX and the World Wide Web.
Installing LATEX.
Sources for LATEX files.

E. Math Extensions with AMS-LATEX.
Obtaining the AMS packages.
Invoking AMS-LATEX.
Standard features of AMS-LATEX.
Further AMS-LATEX packages.
The AMS fonts.

F TEX Fonts.
Font metrics and bitmaps.
Computer Modern fonts.
An overview of METAFONT.
Extended character sets for TEX.
PostScript fonts.

G. Command Summary.
Brief description of the LATEX commands.
Summary tables and figures.
Invalid Plain TEX commands.

Bibliography.
Index.

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