LaTeX Companion

ISBN-10: 0201362996
ISBN-13: 9780201362992
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: LaTeX is the leading text preparation system for high-quality documents, and is used extensively in the sciences and academia. The previous edition of this book has been essential reading for anyone wishing to gain a thorough understanding of LaTeX.  More...

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Book details

List price: $74.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 4/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1120
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

LaTeX is the leading text preparation system for high-quality documents, and is used extensively in the sciences and academia. The previous edition of this book has been essential reading for anyone wishing to gain a thorough understanding of LaTeX. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide available to traditional document layout - specialized graphics extensions and Web applications are covered in separate Companions. Much has changed in the ten years since the first edition was published. This new edition covers in depth all the major new developments, and updates coverage in all other areas. The authors, who are all core members of the LaTeX3 Project, cover not just the core of LaTex, but also all the important extensions that have been developed. This book is a perfect companion to Guide to LaTeX.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
A brief history
Today's system
Working with this book
The Structure of a LATEX Document
The structure of a source file
Sectioning commands
Table of contents structures
Managing references
Basic Formatting Tools
Phrases and paragraphs
Footnotes, endnotes, and marginals
List structures
Simulating typed text
Lines and columns
The Layout of the Page
Geometrical dimensions of the layout
Changing the layout
Dynamic page data: page numbers and marks
Page styles
Visual formatting
Doing layout with class
Tabular Material
Standard LaTEX environments
Array--Extending the tabular environments
Calculating column widths
Multipage tabular material
Color in tables
Customizing table rules and spacing
Further extensions
Footnotes in tabular material
Applications
Mastering Floats
Understanding float parameters
Float placement control
Extensions to LaTEX's float concept
Inline floats
Controlling the float caption
Fonts and Encodings
Introduction
Understanding font characteristics
Using fonts in text
Using fonts in math
Standard LaTEX font support
PSNFSS--Post
Script fonts with LaTEX
Acollection of font packages
The LaTEX world of symbols
The low-level interface
Setting up new fonts
LaTEX's encoding models
Compatibility packages for very old documents
Higher Mathematics
Introduction to AMS-LaTEX
Display and alignment structures for equations
Matrix-like environments
Compound structures and decorations
Variable symbol commands
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