# TEX in Practice: Volume 1: Basics / Edition 1

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### Overview

TEX has always been regarded as the most elegant and powerful system for computer typesetting. However, its widespread use, beyond academia, was hampered by its complexity. Recently, fairly good TEX implementations have come out for PCs putting TEX on the desks of many people: writers, designers, desktop publishers, engineers, and consequently, the interest in TEX has surged. What is needed at this point is a book that teaches step-by-step how to use TEX, illustrating each step by meaningful examples. This is exactly what S.v. Bechtolsheim's book does. It is a tutorial and guide for the first-time users of TEX, as well as a reference for the most experienced "TEXpert." TEX in Practice will appear as a four volume set, starting with volume 1 Basics, followed by volume 2 Paragraphs, Math and Fonts, volume 3 Tokens, Macros and volume 4 Output Routines, Tables. TEX in Practice will be an indispensable reference for the TEX community and a guide through the first steps for the TEX novice.

A compendium of information on TeX, this four-volume set offers a detailed analysis of all features of TeX and many ready-to-use-macros. TeX users of all levels will find this to be a valuable permanent source of information on one of the world's most powerful typesetting systems. 63 illustrations.

### Editorial Reviews

##### Booknews
Interest in the computer typesetting program has surged since its PC form became available recently. This is the fourth and last volume of a thorough tutorial/reference, replete with examples and macros and suitable for novices as well as seasoned users. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

### Product Details

• ISBN-13: 9780387975955
• Publisher: Springer New York
• Publication date: 7/9/1993
• Series: Monographs in Visual Communication Series
• Edition description: 1993
• Edition number: 1
• Pages: 386
• Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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