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Overview

This comprehensive guide is directed at Linux and UNIX users but is also the best how-to book on the use of LaTeX in preparing articles, books and theses. Unlike other LaTeX books, this one is particularly suitable for anyone coming to LaTeX for the first time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387987088
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/11/1999
  • Edition description: 1st ed 1999. Corr. 2nd printing 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Part I. Reading LaTeX.: What a LaTeX Command Does. Concepts: How LaTeX Operates on Text. Document Classes.- Part II. Preparatory Tasks: Constructing practice.tex, A Practice File. Setting Emacs Keys for Common Constructions. Viewing and Printing Marked Up Files. Dealing with Errors.- Part III. Writing LateX: LaTeX Reserved Single-Character Commands. Single-Word Instructions. New commands and Macros.- Part VI. Formatting in Text Mode: Fonts. Accents, Dingbats, Standard and Nonstandard Codes. Manipulating Space. Lists. Aligning and Indenting Text. Floating Objects. Footnotes. Cross-Referencing. Literal Text and Silent Text.- Part V. Formatting in Math Mode: Math Symbols, Alphabets and Grammar. Single-Line Math Modes. Arrays: Multi-Line Math Modes.- Part VI. Formatting in Box Mode: Box Mode.- Part VII. Enhancements to the Text: Creating Pictures and Graphics. Inserting Completed Pictures and Graphics.- Part VII. Completing the Document: Bibliographic References. Making a Table of Contents. Making an Index. Creating a Glossary.- Part IX. Designing Style Sheets: Measurements: Counters and Lenghts. A Page Template. Creating a Style Sheet.- Appendix: Constructing a root File. Converting HTML to LaTeX and the Reverse.- List of References.- Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2001

    Excellent reference

    This is an excellent reference book and a great place for a beginner to start. I'm in the middle of a dissertation, disappointed with the bloated and limiting commercial packages, and just made the switch to Latex. With the help of this book I've transitioned over a hundred pages, with many tables and figures, into nice looking manuscript. This book is organized well and is loaded with helpful descriptive examples. There are references for those who need extra information. I looked at several other Latex books, this is the one I bought.

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