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LaTeX Cookbook

By : Stefan Kottwitz
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LaTeX Cookbook

By: Stefan Kottwitz

Overview of this book

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting software and is very popular, especially among scientists. Its programming language gives you full control over every aspect of your documents, no matter how complex they are. LaTeX's huge amount of customizable templates and supporting packages cover most aspects of writing with embedded typographic expertise. With this book you will learn to leverage the capabilities of the latest document classes and explore the functionalities of the newest packages. The book starts with examples of common document types. It provides you with samples for tuning text design, using fonts, embedding images, and creating legible tables. Common document parts such as the bibliography, glossary, and index are covered, with LaTeX's modern approach.You will learn how to create excellent graphics directly within LaTeX, including diagrams and plots quickly and easily. Finally, you will discover how to use the new engines XeTeX and LuaTeX for advanced programming and calculating with LaTeX. The example-driven approach of this book is sure to increase your productivity.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
LaTeX Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Exploring online LaTeX resources

There is a large number of LaTeX websites on the Internet. We have built a small guide with some very good starting points.

How to do it...

We will now look at a list of Internet addresses with a short description. Click on any of them and explore it. It leads to deeper information and to further sites.

Software archives and catalogues

These sites work as archives and catalogue sites that help browse the vast amount of software:

  • is the most relevant software and package archive. CTAN stands for Comprehensive TeX Archive Network. It provides about 5000 packages for TeX and LaTeX and related tools. You can browse packages by name and by topic, and use a site search. Most important is its hidden quality as a distribution network for TeX installations such as TeX Live and MiKTeX. It consists of a central server and mirrors servers across the whole world.

  • is a maintained catalogue of most TeX and LaTeX packages that...