
A Guide to LATEX (Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting) (Mixed media product)
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Dispatched in 2 business days When will my order arrive?  DescriptionPublished Nov 25, 2003 by AddisonWesley Professional. Part of the Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting series. The series editor may be contacted at frank.mittelbach@latexproject.org. LaTeX is the textpreparation 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 highquality documents. The book also serves as a handy reference for all LaTeX users. In this completely revised edition, the authors cover the LaTeX2epsilon 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 AMSLaTeX, 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 formconsistent with the essence of XML * Detailed discussions of contributed packages alongside relevant standard topics * Indepth 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 bestselling editions that preceded it, Guide to LaTeX, Fourth Edition, will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to gain the benefits of LaTeX. The accompanying CDROM 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. 0321173856B10162003
 Publisher: AddisonWesley Educational Publishers Inc
 Published: 01 January 2004
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 Categories: Typography & Lettering  Business Applications  Word Processing Software  Mathematical & Statistical Software  Desktop Publishing  Programming & Scripting Languages: General  Maths For Computer Scientists
 ISBN 13: 9780321173850 ISBN 10: 0321173856
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 A Guide to LATEX
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Number of pages: 624
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 4, Revised
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 01 January 2004
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 Table of contents
 Preface. I. BASICS. 1. Introduction. Just what is LaTeX? Markup Languages. 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. Environments. Declarations. Lengths. Special characters. Exercises. Finetuning text. Word division. 3. Document Layout and Organization. Document class. Page style. Parts of the document. Table of contents. 4. Displaying Text. Changing font style. Centering and indenting. Lists. Generalized lists. Theoremlike declarations. Printing literal text. Comments within text. 5. Text in Boxes. Boxes. Footnotes and marginal notes. 6. Tables. Tabulator stops. Tables. 7. Mathematical Formulas. Mathematical environments. Main elements of math mode. Mathematical symbols. Additional elements. Finetuning mathematics. Beyond standard LaTeX. 8. Graphics Inclusion and Color. The graphics packages. Adding color. 9. Floating tables and figures. Float placement. Postponing floats. Style parameters for floats. Float captions. Float examples. References to figures and tables in text. Some float packages. 10. User Customizations. Counters. Lengths. Userdefined commands. Userdefined environments. Some comments on userdefined structures. II. BEYOND THE BASICS. 11. Document Management. Processing parts of a document. Intext references. Bibliographies. Keyword index. 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 AMSLaTeX. Invoking AMSLaTeX. Standard features of AMSLaTeX. Further AMSLaTeX packages. The AMS fonts. 16. Drawing with LaTeX. The picture environment. Extended pictures. 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. 18. Letters. The LaTeX letter class. A house letter style. A model letter customization. APPENDICES. A: The New Font Selection Scheme. Font attributes under NFSS. Simplified font selection. Font encoding. B: Installing and Maintaining LaTeX. Installing 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. Warnings. 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. Font selection. Obsolete means obsolete. G: Command Summary. Brief description of the LaTeX commands. Summary tables and figures. Bibliography. Index. 0321173856T11132003