A Guide to LATEX

Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users

Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly

Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 1993, 436 pages

ISBN: 0-201-56889-6

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:39 a.m.

A Guide to LATEX covers the basics as well as advanced LATEX topics and contains numerous practical examples and handy tips for avoiding problems.

The book explains the LATEX macro package for the TEX text formatting program, presenting a complete description for beginners, going on to more advanced and specialized features. Files for LATEX processing contain the actual text plus markup and programming command, all as ASCII text, something that makes them portable to every computer system. The LATEX/TEX program processes these files to produce high-quality typeset results, especially for complicated mathematics.

LATEX offers the user all the features of any text processing system: automatic section formatting, numbering of sections, figures, tables and equations, table of contents, lists of figures and tables, cross-referencing to the numbers, bibliography, keyword index, colour, inclusion of illustrations. All of these are demonstrated to the reader via examples and exercises through a structure that takes him or her from the simplest beginnings to the more complicated refinements.


A try to learn LATEX...

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Disappointing *** (3 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:54 a.m.

I needed a book about LATEX, because I didn't know it. I still don't know it, so I can't say that this is very good.


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