[texhax] LaTeX

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Apr 9 09:11:34 CEST 2012

On 2012-04-09 at 06:56:43 +0200, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:

 > Hi Amoakoh,for learning I would suggest l2short.pdf from
 > http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english. It should give
 > you a good overview. There are also numerous books, I would suggest
 > the "LaTeX Companion" by Frank Mittelbach et al.

There is also

  LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, ISBN-13: 978-0201529838

by Lesly Lamport.  It desribes the basics.  The LaTeX Companion only
explains the extensions but not the basics.

IMO, Lamport's book is a very good entry point for beginners.

The only thing it lacks is a pointer to amsmath, which IMO is
essential.  But fortunately we can run

  texdoc amsmath

on the command line nowadays in order to get its documentation.

As far as lshort is concerned, maybe the English version is usable.
All the translations are utterly flawed and out-of-date and should be


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