Guide to LaTeX

ISBN-10: 0321173856

ISBN-13: 9780321173850

Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly

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A completely revised edition of this accessible guide to LATEX document preparation, bringing it up to date with the latest releases and Web and PC based developments. A Guide to LATEX covers the basics as well as advanced LATEX topics and contains numerous practical examples and handy tips for avoiding problems. More information coming soon.
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 11/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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
Text, Symbols, and Commands
Command names and arguments
Special characters
Fine-tuning text
Word division
Document Layout and Organization
Document class
Page style
Parts of the document
Table of contents
Displaying Text
Changing font style
Centering and indenting
Generalized lists
Theorem-like declarations
Printing literal text
Comments within text
Text in Boxes
Footnotes and marginal notes
Tabulator stops
Mathematical Formulas
Mathematical environments
Main elements of math mode
Mathematical symbols
Additional elements
Fine-tuning mathematics
Beyond standard LaTeX
Graphics Inclusion and Color
The graphics packages
Adding color
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
User Customizations
User-defined commands
User-defined environments
Some comments on user-defined structures
Beyond The Basics
Document Management
Processing parts of a document
In-text references
Keyword index
Bibliographic Databases and BibTeX
The BibTeX program
Creating a bibliographic database
Customizing bibliography styles
PostScript and PDF
LaTeX and PostScript
Portable Document Format
Multilingual LaTeX
The babel system
Contents of the language.dat file
Math Extensions with AMS-LaTeX
Invoking AMS-LaTeX
Standard features of AMS-LaTeX
Further AMS-LaTeX packages
The AMS fonts
Drawing with LaTeX
The picture environment
Extended pictures
Other drawing packages
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
The New Font Selection Scheme
Font attributes under NFSS
Simplified font selection
Font encoding
Installing and Maintaining LaTeX
Installing LaTeX
Obtaining the Adobe euro fonts
TeX directory structure
The CTAN servers
Additional standard files
The various LaTeX files
Error Messages
Basic structure of error messages
Some sample errors
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