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The Latex Companion (Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques for Computer T)


Publisher:Addison-Wesley Professional



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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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