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By Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly

ISBN-10: 0321173856

ISBN-13: 9780321173850

LaTeX is the text-preparation procedure of selection for scientists and teachers, and is principally worthwhile for typesetting technical fabrics. This well known e-book exhibits you the way to start utilizing LaTeX to create top of the range files. The ebook additionally serves as a convenient reference for all LaTeX clients. during this thoroughly revised version, the authors hide the LaTeX2ε typical and provide extra info, examples, workouts, information, and methods. They transcend the middle deploy to explain the main contributed applications that experience turn into necessary to LaTeX processing.

Inside, you'll find:

  • Complete insurance of LaTeX basics, together with how you can enter textual content, symbols, and arithmetic; tips on how to produce lists and tables; tips to comprise portraits and colour; and the way to arrange and customise records
  • Discussion of extra complicated thoughts corresponding to bibliographical databases and BIBTeX, math extensions with AMS-LaTeX, drawing, slides, and letters
  • Helpful appendices on deploy, errors messages, developing applications, utilizing LaTeX with HTML and XML, and fonts
  • An huge alphabetized directory of instructions and their uses

New to this edition:

  • More emphasis on LaTeX as a markup language that separates content material and form--consistent with the essence of XML
  • Detailed discussions of contributed programs along suitable commonplace themes
  • In-depth details on PDF output, together with wide insurance of the way to exploit the hyperref package deal to create hyperlinks, bookmarks, and energetic buttons

As did the 3 best-selling versions that preceded it, Guide to LaTeX, Fourth Edition, will end up crucial to someone wishing to realize the advantages of LaTeX.

The accompanying CD-ROM is a part of the TeX reside set disbursed by way of TeX clients teams, containing an entire LaTeX install for home windows, MacOSX, and Linux, in addition to many extensions, together with these mentioned within the book.


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Instead different characters are used at the beginning and end, such as ‘single quotes’ and “double quotes”. Single quotes are produced with ‘ and ’, while double quotes are made by typing the respective characters twice: ‘‘ for “ and ’’ for ”. Furthermore the typewriter character " will also generate the double closing quote ”. However, it should be avoided since it can lead to confusion. 3 Hyphens and dashes In book printing, the character that appears on the typewriter as - comes in various lengths: -, –, —.

This is the default for the article and report classes when no \pagestyle is given in the preamble. empty Both head and footlines are empty; no page numbers are printed. headings The head contains the page number as well as title information (chapter and section headings); the foot is empty. This is the default for book class. myheadings The same as headings except that the page titles in the head are not chosen automatically but rather are given explicitly by the commands \markright or \markboth (see below).

For example, with the quote environment, previous text \begin{quote} text1 \small text2 \bfseries text3 \end{quote} following text the left and right margins are increased relative to those of the previous and following texts. In the example, this applies to the three texts text1, text2, and text3. After text1 comes the command \small, which has the effect of setting the next text in a smaller typeface. After text2, there is an additional command \bfseries to switch to bold face type. Both these commands only remain in effect up to the \end{quote}.

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