This is the Safari online edition of the printed book.
LaTeX is the text-preparation system of choice for scientists and academics, and is especially useful for typesetting technical materials. This popular book shows you how to begin using LaTeX to create high-quality documents. The book also serves as a handy reference for all LaTeX users. In this completely revised edition, the authors cover the LaTeX2ε standard and offer more details, examples, exercises, tips, and tricks. They go beyond the core installation to describe the key contributed packages that have become essential to LaTeX processing.
Inside, you will find:
- Complete coverage of LaTeX fundamentals, including how to input text, symbols, and mathematics; how to produce lists and tables; how to include graphics and color; and how to organize and customize documents
- Discussion of more advanced concepts such as bibliographical databases and BIBTeX, math extensions with AMS-LaTeX, drawing, slides, and letters
- Helpful appendices on installation, error messages, creating packages, using LaTeX with HTML and XML, and fonts
- An extensive alphabetized listing of commands and their uses
New to this edition:
- More emphasis on LaTeX as a markup language that separates content and form--consistent with the essence of XML
- Detailed discussions of contributed packages alongside relevant standard topics
- In-depth information on PDF output, including extensive coverage of how to use the hyperref package to create links, bookmarks, and active buttons
As did the three best-selling editions that preceded it, Guide to LaTeX, Fourth Edition, will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to gain the benefits of LaTeX.
The accompanying CD-ROM is part of the TeX Live set distributed by TeX Users Groups, containing a full LaTeX installation for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux, as well as many extensions, including those discussed in the book.
Just what is LaTeX?
TEX and its offspring.
How to use this book.
Basics of a LaTeX file.
TEX processing procedure.
Sample LaTeX file.
2. Text, Symbols, and Commands.
Command names and arguments.
3. Document Layout and Organization.
Parts of the document.
Table of contents.
4. Displaying Text.
Changing font style.
Centering and indenting.
Printing literal text.
Comments within text.
5. Text in Boxes.
Footnotes and marginal notes.
7. Mathematical Formulas.
Main elements of math mode.
Beyond standard LaTeX.
8. Graphics Inclusion and Color.
The graphics packages.
9. Floating tables and figures.
Style parameters for floats.
References to figures and tables in text.
Some float packages.
10. User Customizations.
Some comments on user-defined structures.
II. BEYOND THE BASICS.
11. Document Management.
Processing parts of a document.
12. Bibliographic Databases and BibTeX.
The BibTeX program.
Creating a bibliographic database.
Customizing bibliography styles.
13. PostScript and PDF.
LaTeX and PostScript.
Portable Document Format.
14. Multilingual LaTeX.
The babel system.
Contents of the language.dat file.
15. Math Extensions with AMS-LaTeX.
Standard features of AMS-LaTeX.
Further AMS-LaTeX packages.
The AMS fonts.
16. Drawing with LaTeX.
The picture environment.
Other drawing packages.
17. Presentation Material.
Slide production with slides class.
Slide production with seminar.
Slide production with the prosper class.
Electronic documents for screen viewing.
Special effects with PDF.
The LaTeX letter class.
A house letter style.
A model letter customization.
A: The New Font Selection Scheme.
Font attributes under NFSS.
Simplified font selection.
B: Installing and Maintaining LaTeX.
Obtaining the Adobe euro fonts.
TeX directory structure.
The CTAN servers.
Additional standard files.
The various LaTeX files.
C: Error Messages.
Basic structure of error messages.
Some sample errors.
List of LaTeX error messages.
TeX error messages.
Search for subtle errors.
D: LaTeX Programming.
Class and package files.
LaTeX programming commands.
Changing preprogrammed text.
Direct typing of special letters.
Alternatives for special symbols.
Managing code and documentation.
E. LaTeX and the World Wide Web.
Converting to HTML.
The Extensible Markup Language: XML.
F: Obsolete LaTeX.
The 2.09 preamble.
Obsolete means obsolete.
G: Command Summary.
Brief description of the LaTeX commands.
Summary tables and figures.