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TeX Reference Manual
     

TeX Reference Manual

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 and

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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.

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"This is a good reference for people who have a bit of plain TeX under their belts, as the examples mix primitives and plain rather freelyIt is worth having in your reference library, particularly if you use plainTeX, or have to delve into TeX's innards for any reason."
(Stephen Moye, American Mathematical Society)
TeX is a software program for computerized typesetting of professional publications, such as reports and directories. This reference alphabetically lists 325 primitive control sequences, accompanied by descriptions, examples, and modes. The descriptions are annotated discussions gleaned from Knuth's . The opening chapter organizes the primitives into families and types that perform specific tasks. Closing chapters discuss macros for typesetting verbatim and two-column material, and for working with PostScript fonts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461353157
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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