First Steps in LaTeX / Edition 1by George Gratzer
Pub. Date: 10/01/1999
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
"The author lays a clear structure to guide the newcomer through the process...With its clear structure and the well-organized index and quick finder it may also serve the more experienced TeXie as a reference." -Zbl. für Mathematik"First Steps in LaTeX" is for the mathematician, physicist, engineer, scientist, or technical typist who needs to quickly learn how to typeset articles containing mathematical formulas. This book will provide a quick introduction to LaTeX, including the American Mathematical Society's enhancements, so that your first article can be typeset in only a few hours. Like the author's more comprehensive text "Math into LaTeX," this concise, first-step handbook contains well-organized material enriched by practical examples, making it an indispensable guide for the novice user.
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Table of ContentsIntroductionTypographical conventions 1. Typing text 1.1 The files 1.2 The keyboard 1.3 Your first note 1.4 Lines too wide 1.5 More text features 1.6 List environments 2. Typing math 2.1 A note with math 2.2 Errors in math 2.3 Building blocks of a formula 2.4 Typing equations 2.5 AMS aligned formulas 2.5.1 The align environment 2.5.2 The alignat environment 2.5.3 The cases environment 3. Formulas and shorthand 3.1 Formula gallery 3.2 User-defined commands 3.2.1 Commands as shorthand 3.2.2 Arguments 3.2.3 Redefining commands 3.3 Building a formula step-by-step 4. The anatomy of an article 4.1 A LaTeX article 4.2 The typeset LaTeX article 4.3 LaTeX article templates 4.4 Your first article 4.4.1 Editing the top matter 4.4.2 Sectioning 4.4.3 Invoking proclamations 4.4.4 Inserting references 4.4.5 Adding pictures 5. An AMS article 5.1 The structure of an AMS article 5.1.1 AMS proclamations 5.1.2 AMS top matter 5.1.3 Article info 5.1.4 Author info 5.1.5 AMS info 5.2 The AMS sample article 6. Working with LaTeX 6.1 LaTeX error messages 6.2 Logical and visual design 6.3 A brief overview 6.4 Using LaTeX 6.4.1 The AMS packages revisited 6.4.2 Interactive LaTeX 6.4.3 Versions A. Math symbol tables A.1 Hebrew letters A.2 Greek characters A.3 LaTeX binary relations A.4 AMS binary relations A.5 AMS negated binary relations A.6 Binary operations A.7 Arrows A.8 Miscellaneous symbols A.9 Math spacing commands A.10 Delimiters A.11 Operators A.12 Math accents A.13 Math font commands B. Text symbol tables B.1 Text accents B.2 Some European characters B.3 Extra text symbols B.4 Text spacing commands B.5 Text font commands B.6 Text font size changes B.7 AMS text font size changes C. LaTeX and the Internet C.1 Commercial TeX implementations C.2 Getting files from the Internet C.3 Sample files C.4 AMS and the user groups C.5 Useful LaTeX information C.6 Putting it on the Internet Index
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This book was recommended by a friend. The book is not so big as to overwhelm with the finer details but comprehensive enough to cover the core topics. It definitely lived up the hype. I installed LATEX on my MAC and produced my first doc within the hour. This book has served me well through my first year of graduate stats. I keep it right next to my computer for easy reference. The formula examples are great and the book is well organized. I highly recommend it.