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The Resource LaTeX beginner's guide, Stefan Kottwitz

LaTeX beginner's guide, Stefan Kottwitz

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LaTeX beginner's guide
Title
LaTeX beginner's guide
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Kottwitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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Cataloging source
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Kottwitz, Stefan
Dewey number
686.2/2544536
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Z253.4.L38
LC item number
K67 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Learn by doing : less theory, more results
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Document markup languages
  • Computerized typesetting
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computerized typesetting
  • Document markup languages
Summary expansion
LaTeX is high-quality Open Source typesetting software that produces professional prints and PDF files. However, as LaTeX is a powerful and complex tool, getting started can be intimidating. There is no official support and certain aspects such as layout modifications can seem rather complicated. It may seem more straightforward to use Word or other WYSIWG programs, but once you've become acquainted, LaTeX's capabilities far outweigh any initial difficulties. This book guides you through these challenges and makes beginning with LaTeX easy. If you are writing Mathematical, Scientific, or Business papers, or have a thesis to write, then this is the perfect book for you.<br /><br />LaTeX Beginner's Guide offers you a practical introduction to LaTeX with plenty of step-by-step examples. Beginning with the installation and basic usage, you will learn to typeset documents containing tables, figures, formulas, and common book elements like bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes and go on to managing complex documents and using modern PDF features. It's easy to use LaTeX, when you have LaTeX Beginner's Guide to hand.<br /><br />This practical book will guide you through the essential steps of LaTeX, from installing LaTeX, formatting, and justification to page design. Right from the beginning, you will learn to use macros and styles to maintain a consistent document structure while saving typing work. You will learn to fine-tune text and page layout, create professional looking tables as well as include figures and write complex mathematical formulas. You will see how to generate bibliographies and indexes with ease. Finally you will learn how to manage complex documents and how to benefit from modern PDF features. Detailed information about online resources like software archives, web forums, and online compilers completes this introductory guide. It's easy to use LaTeX, when you have LaTeX Beginner's Guide to hand.<br /><br />Create professional-looking texts, articles, and books for Business and Science
Label
LaTeX beginner's guide, Stefan Kottwitz
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who this book is for
  • Conventions
  • Time for action -- heading
  • What just happened
  • Pop quiz
  • Have a go hero -- heading
  • Reader feedback
  • Customer support
  • Downloading the example code
  • Errata
  • Credits
  • Piracy
  • Questions
  • 1.
  • Getting Started with LaTeX
  • What is LaTeX
  • How we can benefit
  • The virtues of open source
  • Separation of form and content
  • Portability
  • About the Reviewers
  • www.PacktPub.com
  • Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
  • Why Subscribe
  • Free Access for Packt account holders
  • What this book covers
  • What you need for this book
  • Creating our first document
  • Time for action -- writing our first document with TeXworks
  • What just happened
  • Have a go hero -- checking out advanced LaTeX editors
  • Summary
  • 2.
  • Formatting Words, Lines, and Paragraphs
  • Understanding logical formatting
  • Time for action -- titling your document
  • Protection for your workComparing it to word processor software
  • What are the challenges
  • Installing LaTeX
  • Time for action -- installing TeX Live using the net installer wizard
  • What just happened
  • Time for action -- installing TeX Live offline
  • What just happened
  • Installation on other operating systems
  • What just happened
  • Formatting text fonts, shapes, and styles
  • Time for action -- tuning the font shape
  • What just happened
  • Choosing the font family
  • Time for action -- switching to sans-serif and to typewriter fonts
  • What just happened
  • Switching fonts
  • What just happened Exploring the document structure
  • Understanding LaTeX commands
  • How LaTeX reads your input
  • Time for action -- trying out the effect of spaces, line breaks, and empty lines
  • What just happened
  • Commenting your source text
  • Printing out special symbols
  • Time for action -- writing special characters in our text
  • Time for action -- using an environment to adjust the font size
  • What just happened
  • Saving time and effort creating your own commands
  • Time for action -- creating our first command using it as an abbreviation
  • What just happened
  • Gentle spacing after commands
  • Time for action -- switching the font familyWhat just happened
  • Summarizing font commands and declarations
  • Delimiting the effect of commands
  • Time for action -- exploring grouping by braces
  • What just happened
  • Time for action -- exploring font sizes
  • What just happened
  • Using environments
  • Have a go hero -- saving effort using optional arguments
  • Using boxes to limit the width of paragraphs
  • Time for action -- creating a narrow text column
  • What just happened
  • Common paragraph boxes
  • Have a go hero -- exploring further features of \parbox
  • Time for action -- adding intelligent spacing to command outputWhat just happened
  • Creating more universal commands using arguments
  • Time for action -- creating a macro for formatting keywords
  • What just happened
  • Using optional arguments
  • Time for action -- marking keywords with optional formatting
  • What just happened
  • Pop quiz -- commands
  • Boxes containing more text
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727050623
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847199874
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000120
  • e440e374-165c-4e21-aa7a-bec4a7da8e4a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727050623
Label
LaTeX beginner's guide, Stefan Kottwitz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Who this book is for
  • Conventions
  • Time for action -- heading
  • What just happened
  • Pop quiz
  • Have a go hero -- heading
  • Reader feedback
  • Customer support
  • Downloading the example code
  • Errata
  • Credits
  • Piracy
  • Questions
  • 1.
  • Getting Started with LaTeX
  • What is LaTeX
  • How we can benefit
  • The virtues of open source
  • Separation of form and content
  • Portability
  • About the Reviewers
  • www.PacktPub.com
  • Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
  • Why Subscribe
  • Free Access for Packt account holders
  • What this book covers
  • What you need for this book
  • Creating our first document
  • Time for action -- writing our first document with TeXworks
  • What just happened
  • Have a go hero -- checking out advanced LaTeX editors
  • Summary
  • 2.
  • Formatting Words, Lines, and Paragraphs
  • Understanding logical formatting
  • Time for action -- titling your document
  • Protection for your workComparing it to word processor software
  • What are the challenges
  • Installing LaTeX
  • Time for action -- installing TeX Live using the net installer wizard
  • What just happened
  • Time for action -- installing TeX Live offline
  • What just happened
  • Installation on other operating systems
  • What just happened
  • Formatting text fonts, shapes, and styles
  • Time for action -- tuning the font shape
  • What just happened
  • Choosing the font family
  • Time for action -- switching to sans-serif and to typewriter fonts
  • What just happened
  • Switching fonts
  • What just happened Exploring the document structure
  • Understanding LaTeX commands
  • How LaTeX reads your input
  • Time for action -- trying out the effect of spaces, line breaks, and empty lines
  • What just happened
  • Commenting your source text
  • Printing out special symbols
  • Time for action -- writing special characters in our text
  • Time for action -- using an environment to adjust the font size
  • What just happened
  • Saving time and effort creating your own commands
  • Time for action -- creating our first command using it as an abbreviation
  • What just happened
  • Gentle spacing after commands
  • Time for action -- switching the font familyWhat just happened
  • Summarizing font commands and declarations
  • Delimiting the effect of commands
  • Time for action -- exploring grouping by braces
  • What just happened
  • Time for action -- exploring font sizes
  • What just happened
  • Using environments
  • Have a go hero -- saving effort using optional arguments
  • Using boxes to limit the width of paragraphs
  • Time for action -- creating a narrow text column
  • What just happened
  • Common paragraph boxes
  • Have a go hero -- exploring further features of \parbox
  • Time for action -- adding intelligent spacing to command outputWhat just happened
  • Creating more universal commands using arguments
  • Time for action -- creating a macro for formatting keywords
  • What just happened
  • Using optional arguments
  • Time for action -- marking keywords with optional formatting
  • What just happened
  • Pop quiz -- commands
  • Boxes containing more text
Control code
727050623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847199874
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000120
  • e440e374-165c-4e21-aa7a-bec4a7da8e4a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727050623

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