[tex-live] Did you ever try "texdoc latex"?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jan 23 16:35:48 CET 2009

Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> For plain TeX users there is "Gentle Introduction to TeX", for LaTeX
> users there is "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e", maybe
> texdoc should point to these documents.
> FAQ is good for those who already know (La)TeX and need an answer to a
> specific question/problem. Beginners are not able to ask the right
> question, therefore FAQ does not help them. They need a good tutorial.

good points.  however, my faq does try to start "gently" -- the first
few sections discuss what the universe of discourse is, and what to use
(of plain, latex, context), and the next section provides lists of

perhaps a "how to get started" at the very beginning might be worth
doing.  i'll work on that tonight, if i don't fall asleep...


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