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LaTeX Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Stefan Kottwitz
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LaTeX Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Stefan Kottwitz

Overview of this book

The second edition of LaTeX Cookbook offers improved and additional examples especially for users in science and academia, with a focus on new packages for creating graphics with LaTeX. This edition also features an additional chapter on ChatGPT use to improve content, streamline code, and automate tasks, thereby saving time. This book is a practical guide to utilizing the capabilities of modern document classes and exploring the functionalities of the newest LaTeX packages. Starting with familiar document types like articles, books, letters, posters, leaflets, and presentations, it contains detailed tutorials for refining text design, adjusting fonts, managing images, creating tables, and optimizing PDFs. It also covers elements such as the bibliography, glossary, and index. You’ll learn to create graphics directly within LaTeX, including diagrams and plots, and explore LaTeX’s application across various fields like mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science. The book’s website offers online compilable code, an example gallery, and supplementary information related to the book, including the author’s LaTeX forum, where you can get personal support. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills to optimize productivity through practical demonstrations of effective LaTeX usage in diverse scenarios.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Exploring Various Document Classes

Documents vary in shape and size, with distinct formats, sections, and designs. You can use LaTeX for any kind of document type. This chapter is packed with recipes suitable for an assortment of document types.

Specifically, we will cover the following:

  • Preparing your LaTeX tools
  • Writing a short text
  • Developing a thesis
  • Designing a book
  • Creating a presentation
  • Designing a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Writing a letter
  • Producing a leaflet
  • Building a large poster

Throughout this chapter, you will get step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks to help you create each document type easily. By the end of this chapter, you’ll have a solid foundation in creating a wide range of documents using LaTeX.

All example code is available on GitHub for download. You can find all examples of this chapter at, where you can also compile them online.