This authoritative user's guide and reference manual for the LATEX computer typesetting system has been revised to document features now available in the new standard software release - LATEX2e. The new edition features additional styles and functions, improved font handling, and enhanced graphics capabilities. Other parts of the book have been revised to reflect user comments and suggestions. Selected sections have been rewritten to explain challenging concepts or functions, and the descriptions of both MakeIndex and BibTEX have been updated. New LATEX users will want to start with this book, and current users, particularly as they upgrade to the LATEX2e software, will be eager to obtain the most up-to-date version of its associated manual.Features
Leslie Lamport, a computer scientist, is well known for his contributions to concurrent computing and distributed systems. His "Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" paper has been honored for its enduring influence on the field. Lamport is also known for creating the LaTeX typesetting system and the best-selling book, LaTeX, Second Edition, which documents it (Addison-Wesley, 1994). Now at Microsoft Research in Mountain View, California, he began his work on TLA+ at the Digital (later Compaq) Systems Research Center in Palo Alto. Lamport, who earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Latex: a document preparation system was stolen in a burglary, along with my laptop. Not having this book makes writing papers a lot harder to get right. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Chris Hinde
Explains LaTeX in a way that's easy to understand, and only tells you what you need to know; nothing superfluous. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2011 by J. Owen
An invaluable guide to LATEX. Well written, systematic, concise and well indexed.
LATEX isn't perfect, nor is this manual, but it introduces you to the basic skills of... Read more
For a book about typesetting, it is really ugly, as most of the books that have been designed with LaTeX I guess. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 1999
Unfortunately, poor organization of information and subjects in this book defeated its purpose as a utilitarian reference for LaTeX. Try Kopka's book instead.Published on 20 Jun. 1999