TeX Reference Manual / Edition 1

TeX Reference Manual / Edition 1

by David Bausum
     
 

The TeX Reference Manual is the first comprehensive reference manual written by a programmer for programmers. It contains reference pages for each of TeX's 325 primitive control sequences. Over 80% of its reference pages contain examples that range from simple to challenging. Each example is typeset verbatim in a style which is easy to read andSee more details below

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The TeX Reference Manual is the first comprehensive reference manual written by a programmer for programmers. It contains reference pages for each of TeX's 325 primitive control sequences. Over 80% of its reference pages contain examples that range from simple to challenging. Each example is typeset verbatim in a style which is easy to read and experiment with. TeX Reference Manual also just typesets the example, so you can see what it makes, and explains how the example works. The description on each primitive's reference page is an annotated discussion of The TeXbook's treatment of the primitive. That means a TeX user will find it natural to move back and forth between the two books. One of TeX Reference Manual's innovative features is families. They simplify the search for the primitive which performs a particular task.

  • Primitive Control Sequences,
  • Family Name Type Description,
  • Box (29) Logic (20) C Command (163),
  • Character (16) Macro (20) D Derived Command (17),
  • Debugging (25) Marks (4) IQ Internal Quantity (42),
  • File I/O (13) Math (69) PI Parameter (integer) (55),
  • Fonts (5) Page (13) PD Parameter (dimen) (21),
  • Glue (12) Paragraph (30) PG Parameter (glue) (15),
  • Hyphenation (11) Penalties (12) PM Parameter (muglue) (3),
  • Inserts (8) Registers (11) PT Parameter (token) (9),
  • Job (11) Tables (9),
  • Kern (7).
TeX Reference Manual has appendices which provide a comprehensive discussion of: verbatim material, PostScript fonts, and two-column material. In particular, one word describes its font macros, elegant.
The TeX Reference Manual is an invaluable tool for both the experienced and new users of TeX.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792376736
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/31/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1.Families and Primitive Control Sequences1
1.1Introduction1
1.2The Box Family2
1.3The Character Family3
1.4The Debugging Family4
1.5The File I/O Family6
1.6The Fonts Family7
1.7The Glue Family7
1.8The Hyphenation Family8
1.9The Inserts Family9
1.10The Job Family10
1.11The Kern Family11
1.12The Logic Family11
1.13The Macro Family12
1.14The Marks Family14
1.15The Math Family14
1.16The Page Family19
1.17The Paragraph Family20
1.18The Penalties Family22
1.19The Registers Family22
1.20The Tables Family23
Chapter 2.Reference Pages for the Primitives25
2.1Introduction25
2.2The References Pages27
Appendix A.Typesetting Verbatim Material337
A.1Introduction337
A.2In-line Verbatim338
A.3Multi-line Verbatim340
A.4Limitations to Typesetting Verbatim Material343
A.5Automatic Line Numbering and Verbatim347
Appendix B.Working with PostScript Fonts349
B.1Introduction349
B.2Back-end Font Macros351
B.3Font File Names and Encoding Vectors356
B.4Preparing Font Tables362
Appendix C.Typesetting Material in Two Columns367
C.1Introduction367
C.2Two-Column Macros367
C.3Index Preparation372
Bibliography377
Index379

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