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LaTeX: A Documentation Preparation System (2nd Edition)by Leslie Lamport
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Written by the original architect and implementer of the LaTex software system for typesetting documents, this guide and reference manual for the new standard version of LaTex gives instructions for formatting simpler text and describes techniques for handling larger, more complicated documents. The second edition describes new commands for inserting pictures from other programs and explains how to make books and slides. Also includes instructions for creating indexes and bibliographies and sending LaTex documents electronically.
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User's guide and reference manual for the LATEX computer typesetting system has been revised to document features available in the standard software release LATEX 2e. These features include additional styles and functions, improved font handling and enhanced graphics capabilities.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index.
About the Author
Leslie Lamport, a computer scientist, is well known for his contributions to concurrent computing and distributed systems. His "Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" paper has been honored for its enduring influence on the field. Lamport is also known for creating the LaTeX typesetting system and the best-selling book, LaTeX, Second Edition, which documents it (Addison-Wesley, 1994). Now at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, he began his work on TLA+ at the Digital (later Compaq) Systems Research Center in Palo Alto. Lamport, who earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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