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The Latex Companion (Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques for Computer T)by Michel Goossens
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Synopses & Reviews
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.
Inside, you will find:
New to this edition:
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.
Book News Annotation:
Intended to enhance, not replace, the basic documentation for the typesetting program. Incorporates developments over the past several years, including documentation for the added features in the new release.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -492) and index.
About the Author
Frank Mittelbach is manager of the LaTeX3 Project, in which capacity he oversaw the release of LaTeX 2e. He is the editor of a series of publications on tools and techniques for computer typesetting.
Michel Goossens is past president of the TeX Users Group. A research physicist at CERN, where the Web paradigm was born, he is responsible for LaTeX, HTML, SGML, and, more recently, XML support for scientific documents.
Table of Contents
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
A brief history.
Working with this book.
2. The Structure of a LATEX Document.
The structure of a source file.
Table of contents structures.
3. Basic Formatting Tools.
Phrases and paragraphs.
Footnotes, endnotes, and marginals.
Simulating typed text.
Lines and columns.
4. The Layout of the Page.
Geometrical dimensions of the layout.
Changing the layout.
Dynamic page data: page numbers and marks.
Doing layout with class.
5. Tabular Material.
Standard LaTEX environments.
array--Extending the tabular environments.
Calculating column widths.
Multipage tabular material.
Color in tables.
Customizing table rules and spacing.
Footnotes in tabular material.
6. Mastering Floats.
Understanding float parameters.
Float placement control.
Extensions to LaTEX's float concept.
Controlling the float caption.
7. Fonts and Encodings.
Understanding font characteristics.
Using fonts in text.
Using fonts in math.
Standard LaTEX font support.
PSNFSS--PostScript fonts with LaTEX.
Acollection of font packages.
The LaTEX world of symbols.
The low-level interface.
Setting up new fonts.
LaTEX's encoding models.
Compatibility packages for very old documents.
8. Higher Mathematics.
Introduction to AMS-LaTEX.
Display and alignment structures for equations.
Compound structures and decorations.
Variable symbol commands.
Words in mathematics.
Fine-tuning the mathematical layout.
Fonts in formulas.
Symbols in formulas.
9. LATEX in a Multilingual Environment.
TEX and non-English languages.
The babel user interface.
User commands provided by language options.
Support for non-Latin alphabets.
10. Graphics Generation and Manipulation.
Producing portable graphics and ornaments.
LaTEX's device-dependent graphics support.
Manipulating graphical objects in LaTEX.
Display languages: PostScript, PDF, and SVG.
11. Index Generation.
Syntax of the index entries.
makeindex--A program to format and sort indexes.
xindy--An alternative to MakeIndex.
Enhancing the index with LaTEX features.
12. Managing Citations.
The number-only system.
The author-date system.
The author-number system.
The short-title system.
Multiple bibliographies in one document.
13. Bibliography Generation.
The BIBTEX program and some variants.
The BIBTEX database format.
Bibliography database management tools.
Formatting the bibliography with BIBTEX styles.
The BIBTEX style language.
14. LATEX Package Documentation Tools.
doc--Documenting LaTEX and other code.
docstrip.tex--Producing ready-to-run code.
ltxdoc--A simple LaTEX documentation class.
Making use of version control tools.
A. A LATEX Overview for Preamble, Package, and Class Writers.
Linking markup and formatting.
Page markup--Boxes and rules.
Control structure extensions.
Package and class file structure.
B. Tracing and Resolving Problems.
Warnings and informational messages.
TEX and LaTEX commands for tracing.
trace--Selectively tracing command execution.
C. LATEX Software and User Group Information.
How to get those TEX files?.
Finding the documentation on your TEX system.
TEX user groups.
D. TLC2 TEX CD.
Index of Commands and Concepts.
What Our Readers Are Saying
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