The LaTeX Graphics Companion: Illustrating Documents with TeX and Postscript / Edition 1

The LaTeX Graphics Companion: Illustrating Documents with TeX and Postscript / Edition 1

by Michel Goossens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201854694

ISBN-13: 9780201854695

Pub. Date: 04/03/1997

Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional

LaTeX documents, and answers common user questions about graphics and PostScript fonts. It provides the first full description of the standard LaTeX color and graphics packages, and shows how you can combine TeX and PostScript capabilities to produce beautifully illustrated pages. Following the successful format of The LaTeX Companion, this new book will be an…  See more details below

Overview

LaTeX documents, and answers common user questions about graphics and PostScript fonts. It provides the first full description of the standard LaTeX color and graphics packages, and shows how you can combine TeX and PostScript capabilities to produce beautifully illustrated pages. Following the successful format of The LaTeX Companion, this new book will be an invaluable LaTeX resource for incorporating pictures into text.

You will learn how to:

  • Incorporate graphic files into a LaTeX document
  • Program technical diagrams using several different languages
  • Produce color pictures
  • Achieve special effects with fragments of embedded PostScript
  • Make high-quality musical scores and games diagrams

You will find detailed descriptions of:
  • Important packages like XYPIC, PSTricks, and METAPOST
  • The standard LaTeX color and graphics packages
  • PostScript fonts and how to use them in LaTeX
  • The dvips dvi to PostScript driver
  • Ghostscript, the free interpreter that lets you view or print
    PostScript files, even if you do not have a PostScript printer

The authors examine a number of packages that extend or modify LaTeX's basic illustration features, and present hundreds of examples of useful solutions to graphics and font problems. In addition to packages for general drawing, the book also presents specific tools for mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers, and for people interested in games and music typesetting.

All the packages and programs described in this book are freely available in public software archives, and the source code for all examples has beenplaced on CTAN, the TeX archives. (Details in Appendix B)



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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201854695
Publisher:
Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date:
04/03/1997
Series:
Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Graphics with LATEX1
2The LATEX 2[subscript [epsilon]] graphics bundle27
3Working with METAFONT and METAPOST53
4Harnessing PostScript inside LATEX: the PSTricks package95
5The Xy-pic package167
6Applications in chemistry, physics, and engineering205
7Preparing music scores253
8Playing games277
9The world of color311
10Using PostScript fonts351
11PostScript drivers and tools413
ATechnical appendixes463
BGetting all the goodies497
Bibliography511
Index517

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