LaTeX for Administrative Work

LaTeX for Administrative Work

by Nicola L.C. Talbot


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This book is a follow-on from the previous two books in the series ("LaTeX for Complete Novices" and "Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis"). It covers more advanced topics, such as iteration, expansion, command definitions and assignments (using TeX primitives or tools provided by the etoolbox package), writing class files and packages, and fetching data from external sources (CSV, XLS, ODS or MySQL). The topics covered are all aimed towards the types of documents required in administrative work, such as writing correspondence (including mail merging), invoices, curricula vitae, memos, minutes, presentations, assignments and examinations, leaflets and flyers. Document collaboration is also discussed and two popular online LaTeX editors, Overleaf and ShareLaTeX, are compared.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909440074
Publisher: Dickimaw Books
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 1.1 Packages and Document Classes; 1.2 Arara; 2. Managing Data; 2.1. Utility Commands, 2.1.1. Macro Definitions; 2.1.2. Hook Management; 2.1.3. Arithmetic; 2.2 Loading Data; 2.2.1. Loading Data From a CSV File; 2.2.2. Loading Data From a .dbtex File; 2.3. Security; 2.4. Sorting Data; 2.5. Sample Data; 2.5.1. Sample CSV Files; 2.5.2. Sample XLS File; 2.5.3. Sample SQL Tables; 2.6. Displaying Tabulated Data; 2.7. Iteration; 2.7.1. Iterating Through a Database; 2.7.2. Iterating Over a Comma-Separated List; 2.7.3. Iteration With etoolbox's Internal Lists; 2.7.4. General Iteration with TeX's \loop; 2.7.5. Iteration Tips and Tricks; 2.8. Fetching Data From a Given Row; 2.9. Null and Boolean Values; 3. Correspondence; 3.1. Writing a Letter Using the letter Class; 3.2. Writing a Letter Using the scrlttr2 Class; 3.3. Writing a Letter Using the newlfm Class; 3.4. Writing a Letter Using the isodoc Class; 3.5. Mail Merging; 3.6. Envelopes; 4. Invoices; 4.1. Writing an Invoice Using the isodoc Class; 4.2. Writing an Invoice Using the invoice Package; 4.3. Building Your Own Invoice using longtable and datatool; 5. Curricula Vitae (Resumes); 5.1. The currvita Package; 5.2. The europecv Class; 5.2.1. Setting Personal Information; 5.2.2. Sections and Publication Lists; 5.2.3. Spoken Languages; 6. Official Documents; 6.1. Memos and Press Releases; 6.2. Minutes; 6.2.1. The meetingmins Class; 6.2.2. The minutes Package; 6.3. Confidentiality; 6.3.1. Redaction: The censor Package; 6.3.2. Watermarks; 6.4. Typesetting Legal Documents (Numbered Paragraphs); 6.4.1. Hierarchical Paragraph Numbering; 6.4.2. Non-Hierarchical Paragraph Numbering; 7. Dates and Times; 7.1. The pgfcalendar Package Utility Commands; 7.2. Displaying a Date; 7.3. Parsing and Displaying Times; 7.4. Displaying a Calendar; 8. Presentations (The beamer Class); 8.1. Overlays; 8.2. Themes; 9. Assignments and Examinations; 9.1. The exam Class; 9.2. The exsheets Package; 9.3. The probsoln Package; 9.4. Using the datatool Package for Exams or Assignment Sheets; 9.5. Random Numbers; 10. Business Cards, Flyers and Leaflets; 10.1. The picture Environment; 10.2. The ticket Package; 10.3. The leaflet Class; 10.4. The pst-barcode Package; 10.5. The flowfram Package and the flowframtk Application; 11. Forms; 11.1. Writing a Class File for a Form; 11.2. Electronic PDF Forms; 12. Charts; 12.1. Flow Charts; 12.2. Pie Charts; 12.2.1. The datapie Package; 12.2.2. The pgf-pie Package; 12.3. Bar Charts; 12.3.1. The bchart Package; 12.3.2. The databar Package; 12.4. Gantt Charts; 12.5. Plots; 13. Collaborating on Documents; 13.1. Change Markup; 13.2. Version Control; 13.3. Online LaTeX Editors; Bibliography; Glossary; Summary of Commands and Environments; Index; GNU Free Documentation License

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