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LaTeX is the text-preparation system of choice for scientists and academics, and is especially useful for typesetting technical materials. This popular book shows you how to begin using LaTeX to create high-quality documents. The book also serves as a handy reference for all LaTeX users. In this completely revised edition, the authors cover the LaTeX2ε standard and offer more details, examples, exercises, tips, and tricks. They go beyond the core installation to describe the key contributed packages that have become essential to LaTeX processing.
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As did the three best-selling editions that preceded it, Guide to LaTeX, Fourth Edition, will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to gain the benefits of LaTeX.
The accompanying CD-ROM is part of the TeX Live set distributed by TeX Users Groups, containing a full LaTeX installation for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux, as well as many extensions, including those discussed in the book.
Helmut Kopka was previously a scientific staff member at the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie in Germany. He was involved in writing one of the first TeX drivers for HP LaserJet and subsequently introduced TeX and LaTeX into his institute, where it has become the standard text-processing system for scientific publications.
Patrick W. Daly is a scientific staff member at the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie in Germany. He has written formatting styles for several scientific journals and is the author of the natbib package for flexible bibliographic citations and of the custom-bib system for customizing bibliographic styles for use with BibTeX.
Received it a month ago, and find I am falling back mostly to Lamport, whose examples are simply much more complete. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by charles silva
This book is an excellent reference to LaTeX. I would recommend this to anyone who want to seriously learn about the nuances of LaTeXPublished on August 31, 2013 by Ali Sajid Imami
it touches upon most general topics. very good examples. it is also clearly written. good for beginners. I highly recommend it.Published on July 11, 2013 by dhydavid
While there are many books on Latex around and many people seem to buy the book by Leslie Lamport - perhaps, I guess, because he wrote Latex - I find the Kopka books a lot easier... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Roland Goecke
An excellent introduction to LaTeX that covers all the essential aspects of learning and using LaTeX. Part of a four part set.Published on December 30, 2012 by Pasca
Everything you need to know to write up a mathematical paper, thesis or homework assignment in LaTex you will find in this handy reference manual. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Michael E. Grigsby
This is a good book for learning Latex or even if you already know Latex is a good guide for any question about it, ths edition fix some bugs of previous editions, and is a very... Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Armando Ruiz Calderon
I have known HTML for a very long time, but I had never used LaTeX, based on the reviews of the other reviewers, I came to the conclusion that this book is the best for me and I... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Mohammad Akhlaghi