LaTeX: A Document Preparation System / Edition 2

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Overview

This authoritative user's guide and reference manual for the LATEX computer typesetting system has been revised to document features now available in the new standard software release - LATEX2e. The new edition features additional styles and functions, improved font handling, and enhanced graphics capabilities. Other parts of the book have been revised to reflect user comments and suggestions. Selected sections have been rewritten to explain challenging concepts or functions, and the descriptions of both MakeIndex and BibTEX have been updated. New LATEX users will want to start with this book, and current users, particularly as they upgrade to the LATEX2e software, will be eager to obtain the most up-to-date version of its associated manual.

Features

  • Revised version of the authoritative user's guide and reference manual for the LATEX computer typesetting system.
  • Features the new standard software release - LATEX2e.
  • Sections rewritten to explain difficult concepts or functions.

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This authoritative user's guide and reference manual for the LaTeX computer typesetting system has been revised to document features now available in the new standard software release LaTeX2e. Other parts of the book have been revised, as well, reflecting several years of user comments and suggestions.

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Written by the original architect and implementer of the LaTex software system for typesetting documents, this guide and reference manual for the new standard version of LaTex gives instructions for formatting simpler text and describes techniques for handling larger, more complicated documents. The second edition describes new commands for inserting pictures from other programs and explains how to make books and slides. Also includes instructions for creating indexes and bibliographies and sending LaTex documents electronically. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201529838
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 961,332
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Lamport, a computer scientist, is well known for his contributions to concurrent computing and distributed systems. His "Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" paper has been honored for its enduring influence on the field. Lamport is also known for creating the LaTeX typesetting system and the best-selling book, LaTeX, Second Edition, which documents it (Addison-Wesley, 1994). Now at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, he began his work on TLA+ at the Digital (later Compaq) Systems Research Center in Palo Alto. Lamport, who earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Getting Acquainted 1
2 Getting Started 11
3 Carrying On 35
4 Moving Information Around 65
5 Other Document Classes 79
6 Designing It Yourself 87
7 Pictures and Colors 117
8 Errors 133
App. A. Using MakeIndex 149
App. B. The Bibliography Database 155
App. C. Reference Manual 165
App. D. What's New 227
App. E. Using Plain Tex Commands 231
Bibliography 235
Index 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2003

    An Essential Guide

    If you have just begun LaTeX or need a pithy but memory-jogging reference to LaTeX then this is the book to buy. It is written in a minimalist style and is best supplemented with one of many exhaustive TeX references.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2002

    This book is USELESS

    This is the most useless reference manual I ever read. I wanted to just write a simple Latex document with a few tables and a couple of embedded graphics. This book was so inadequate that I found myself going to the web resources repeatedly. I believe the point of writing a reference book is to provide a compilation of enough information so the readers don't have to go fishing for information for themselves. In that regard, the author failed miserably. A book of this size should be a simple tutorial book. There's not enough content to serve any use as a reference book. Very Disappointed!

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