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LaTeX is an accessible and effective tool for typesetting written documents. Users at all levels of experience, however, sometimes require help not readily available: techniques for defining new commands, styles for producing tables or graphics, explanations for changing fonts. This book, The LaTeX Companion, is packed with information needed to use LaTeX even more productively. It is a true companion to Leslie Lamport's original user's guide book, LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, now in its second edition, and indeed, it is a valuable complement to any LaTeX introduction. It is designed to enhance, not to replace, your basic documentation. Coinciding with the publication of The LaTeX Companion is the availability of a revised LaTeX standard LaTeX2e. This new release incorporates important LaTeX developments over the past several years and provides a common basis for all LaTeX enhancements. Some new styles, improved font handling, and a facility to produce PostScript graphics are included in the release. As part of the broad and unique coverage of this book you will find a complete documentation for all these added features. Highlights *Covers all versions of LaTeX now in use, including LaTeX2e. *Describes over 150 convenient styles for floats, graphics, tables, and much more. *Shows how to define new commands and environments. *Explains the use of PostScript. *Covers the latest extensions and programs producing pictures, indexes, bibliographies, and advanced mathematics. *Includes techniques for multi-language support. *Describes the New Font Selection Scheme. For even more information about how to illustrate documents with TeX and PostScript, see The LaTeX Graphics Companion and the Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting Series. All three authors have for years been involved in the support and development of LaTeX applications. Michel Goossens and Alexander Samarin, developed ideas for The LaTeX Companion while supporting hundreds of LaTeX users at CERN, and Frank Mittelbach, at the University of Mainz and Electronic Data Systems. The questions most frequently posed to them became the questions answered in this book. Mittelbach is partly responsible for the current maintenance of LaTeX and is the author or coauthor of many widespread LaTeX extension packages, such as AMS-LaTeX, doc, multicol, and the New Font Selection Scheme. He is also the manager, principal architect of the longer-term LaTeX3 project, to which half the royalties from this book are paid. 0201541998B04062001
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This is the digial version of the printed book (Copyright © 2004).
The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.
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Like its predecessor, The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to use LaTeX productively.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains a complete plug-and-play LaTeX installation, including all the packages and examples featured in the book.
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Published Aug 24, 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Part of the Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting series. The series editor may be contacted at frank.mittelbach@latex-project.org. This attractively priced boxed set brings together four leading books on the LaTeX software system for typesetting documents, covering all you need to know about LaTeX. Because LaTeX is especially good for technical documents and is freely available for almost any computer system, it has become a lingua franca of the scientific world. The first book in the set, Guide to LaTeX, 4/e , shows you how to begin using LaTeX, and also serves as a handy reference. The next three books, whose authors have taken a lead role in the development and dissemination of LaTeX's most recent versions, are The LaTeX Companion, 2/e , The Latex Graphics Companion, 2/e , and The LaTeX Web Companion . They provide further information on tools and techniques available for more complex typesetting needs, for incorporating graphics into documents, and for publishing technical text on the Web. Whether you are new to LaTeX or want to be sure that your LaTeX library is current and complete, you will find a useful place for this set on your reference shelf.
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LaTeX is the world's leading tool for typesetting written scientific and academic documents. Now, four of the world's most authoritative guides to LaTeX are available together for the first time, in an attractive, specially priced gift box. The Essential LaTeX Library Boxed Set is the definitive LaTeX resource -- and an outstanding gift to serious scientific and academic computer users. This set begins with LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, Second Edition, the definitive introduction to LaTeX by its original architect, Leslie Lamport. It also contains three outstanding LaTeX companion guides. You get The LaTeX Companion, the perfect complement to Lamport's guide. The LaTeX Graphics Companion provides the first full description of the standard LaTeX color and graphics packages. Finally, the set includes The LaTeX Web Companion, the complete guide to publishing LaTeX documents on the Web. For anyone working with LaTeX, the #1 computer typesetting software for academic and scientific professionals.
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Published Aug 2, 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Part of the Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting series. The series editor may be contacted at frank.mittelbach@latex-project.org. The LATEX typesetting system remains a popular choice for typesetting a wide variety of documents, from papers, journal articles, and presentations, to books--especially those that include technical text or demand high-quality composition. This book is the most comprehensive guide to making illustrations in LATEX documents, and it has been completely revised and expanded to include the latest developments in LATEX graphics. The authors describe the most widely used packages and provide hundreds of solutions to the most commonly encountered LATEX illustration problems.
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There are more than 1100 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve graphical problems and tasks--all ready to run!
All the packages and examples featured in this book are freely downloadable from the Comprehensive TEX Archive Network (CTAN).
The LATEX Graphics Companion, Second Edition , is more than ever an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to incorporate graphics into LATEX. As befits the subject, the book has been typeset with LATEX in a two-color design.
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This handy reference describes techniques and tricks needed to illustrate LaTeX documents, and answers common user questions about graphics and PostScript fonts. It provides the first full description of the standard LaTeX color and graphics packages, and shows how you can combine TeX and PostScript capabilities to produce beautifully illustrated pages. Following the successful format of The LaTeX Companion, this new book will be an invaluable LaTeX resource for incorporating pictures into text. You will learn how to: *Incorporate graphic files into a LaTeX document *Program technical diagrams using several different languages *Produce color pictures *Achieve special effects with fragments of embedded PostScript *Make high-quality musical scores and games diagrams You will find detailed descriptions of: *Important packages like XYPIC, PSTricks, and METAPOST *The standard LaTeX color and graphics packages *PostScript fonts and how to use them in LaTeX *The dvips dvi to PostScript driver *Ghostscript, the free interpreter that lets you view or print PostScript files, even if you do not have a PostScript printer The authors examine a number of packages that extend or modify LaTeX's basic illustration features, and present hundreds of examples of useful solutions to graphics and font problems. In addition to packages for general drawing, the book also presents specific tools for mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers, and for people interested in games and music typesetting. All the packages and programs described in this book are freely available in public software archives, and the source code for all examples has been placed on CTAN, the TeX archives. (Details in Appendix B) 0201854694B04062001
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This book shows how you can publish LaTeX documents on the Web. LaTeX was born of the scientist's need to prepare well-formatted information, particularly with pictures and mathematics included; the Web was born of the scientist's need to communicate information electronically. Until now, it has been difficult to find solutions that address both needs. HTML and today's Web browsers deal inadequately with the nontextual components of scientific documents. This book, at last, describes tools and techniques for transforming LaTeX sources into Web formats for electronic publication, and for transforming Web sources into LaTeX documents for optimal printing. You will learn how to: *Make full use of Acrobat with LaTeX *Convert existing documents to HTML or XML *Use mathematics in Web applications *Use LaTeX to prepare Web pages *Read and write simple XML/SGML *Produce high-quality printed pages from Web-hosted XML or HTML pages You will find practical descriptions of: *LaTeX2HTML, which uses Perl to interpret LaTeX source and generate HTML *TeX4ht, which redefines LaTeX's macros to generate HTML or XML *Browser plugins, such as techexplorer, that are able to interpret mathematical markup directly *Tools for authoring and interpreting XML *Tools for translating XML into various output formats, using Cascading Style Sheets, DSSSL, or XSL *Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) In addition to giving the Internet location of the software described in this book, the authors also provide a full, annotated catalogue of URLs for the standards and documentation relating to this fast-moving area. Many of the packages and programs described in this book are freely available in public software archives, and the source code for examples has been placed on CTAN, the TeX archives. 0201433117B04062001
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