The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX 2ε
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The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX 2ε
By Tobias Oetiker
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Book Description

LATEX is a typesetting system that is very suitable for producing scientific and mathematical documents of high typographical quality. It is also suitable for producing all sorts of other documents, from simple letters to complete books. LATEX uses TEX as its formatting engine.

This short introduction describes LATEX2ε and should be sufficient for most applications of LATEX.

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Thank you!
  • Preface
  • Things You Need to Know
    • The Name of the Game
      • TeX
      • LaTeX
    • Basics
      • Author, Book Designer, and Typesetter
      • Layout Design
      • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • LaTeX Input Files
      • Spaces
      • Special Characters
      • LaTeX Commands
      • Comments
    • Input File Structure
    • A Typical Command Line Session
    • The Layout of the Document
      • Document Classes
      • Packages
      • Page Styles
    • Files You Might Encounter
    • Big Projects
  • Typesetting Text
    • The Structure of Text and Language
    • Line Breaking and Page Breaking
      • Justified Paragraphs
      • Hyphenation
    • Ready-Made Strings
    • Special Characters and Symbols
      • Quotation Marks
      • Dashes and Hyphens
      • Tilde (~)
      • Slash (/)
      • Degree Symbol
      • The Euro Currency Symbol
      • Ellipsis (...)
      • Ligatures
      • Accents and Special Characters
    • International Language Support
      • Support for Portuguese
      • Support for French
      • Support for German
      • Support for Korean
      • Writing in Greek
      • Support for Cyrillic
      • Support for Mongolian
      • The Unicode option
    • The Space Between Words
    • Titles, Chapters, and Sections
    • Cross References
    • Footnotes
    • Emphasized Words
    • Environments
      • Itemize, Enumerate, and Description
      • Flushleft, Flushright, and Center
      • Quote, Quotation, and Verse
      • Abstract
      • Printing Verbatim
      • Tabular
    • Floating Bodies
    • Protecting Fragile Commands
  • Typesetting Mathematical Formulae
    • The AMS-LaTeX bundle
    • Single Equations
      • Math Mode
    • Building Blocks of a Mathematical Formula
    • Single Equations that are Too Long: multline
    • Multiple Equations
      • Problems with Traditional Commands
      • IEEEeqnarray Environment
      • Common Usage
    • Arrays and Matrices
    • Spacing in Math Mode
      • Phantoms
    • Fiddling with the Math Fonts
      • Bold Symbols
    • Theorems, Lemmas, ...
      • Proofs and End-of-Proof Symbol
    • List of Mathematical Symbols
  • Specialities
    • Including Encapsulated PostScript
    • Bibliography
    • Indexing
    • Fancy Headers
    • The Verbatim Package
    • Installing Extra Packages
    • Working with pdfLaTeX
      • PDF Documents for the Web
      • The Fonts
      • Using Graphics
      • Hypertext Links
      • Problems with Links
      • Problems with Bookmarks
      • Source Compatibility Between LaTeX and pdfLaTeX
    • Working with XeLaTeX
      • The Fonts
      • Compatibility Between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX
    • Creating Presentations
  • Producing Mathematical Graphics
    • Overview
    • The picture Environment
      • Basic Commands
      • Line Segments
      • Arrows
      • Circles
      • Text and Formulas
      • \multiput and \linethickness
      • Ovals
      • Multiple Use of Predefined Picture Boxes
      • Quadratic Bézier Curves
      • Catenary
      • Rapidity in the Special Theory of Relativity
    • The PGF and TikZ Graphics Packages
  • Customising LaTeX
    • New Commands, Environments and Packages
      • New Commands
      • New Environments
      • Extra Space
      • Commandline LaTeX
      • Your Own Package
    • Fonts and Sizes
      • Font Changing Commands
      • Danger, Will Robinson, Danger
      • Advice
    • Spacing
      • Line Spacing
      • Paragraph Formatting
      • Horizontal Space
      • Vertical Space
    • Page Layout
    • More Fun With Lengths
    • Boxes
    • Rules
  • Installing LaTeX
    • What to Install
    • Cross Platform Editor
    • TeX on Mac OS X
      • TeX Distribution
      • OSX TeX Editor
      • Treat yourself to PDFView
    • TeX on Windows
      • Getting TeX
      • A LaTeX editor
      • Document Preview
      • Working with graphics
    • TeX on Linux
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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