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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 17:10:35 CET 2009

2009/1/23 Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> 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
> documentation.
> 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...
I have something like that in Czech, I can translate it but probably
at the beginning of the next week. I am now busy on  a big EU project.

> robin

Zdeněk Wagner

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