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The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.
Inside, you will find:
New to this edition:
Like its predecessor, The LaTeX Companion, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference for anyone wishing to productivelyuse LaTeX. Appendix D talks about the TLC2 TeX CD at the end of the book, something you will have a hard time finding in the eBook. The most important content of the CD included with the print book is the full text of the examples. You can find the examples easily on the Internet, for example at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archiv
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
A brief history.
Working with this book.
The structure of a source file.
Table of contents structures.
Phrases and paragraphs.
Footnotes, endnotes, and marginals.
Simulating typed text.
Lines and columns.
Geometrical dimensions of the layout.
Changing the layout.
Dynamic page data: page numbers and marks.
Doing layout with class.
Standard LaTEX environments.
array--Extending the tabular environments.
Calculating column widths.
Multipage tabular material.
Color in tables.
Customizing table rules and spacing.
Footnotes in tabular material.
Understanding float parameters.
Float placement control.
Extensions to LaTEX's float concept.
Controlling the float caption.
Understanding font characteristics.
Using fonts in text.
Using fonts in math.
Standard LaTEX font support.
PSNFSS--PostScript fonts with LaTEX.
Acollection of font packages.
The LaTEX world of symbols.
The low-level interface.
Setting up new fonts.
LaTEX's encoding models.
Compatibility packages for very old documents.
Introduction to AMS-LaTEX.
Display and alignment structures for equations.
Compound structures and decorations.
Variable symbol commands.
Words in mathematics.
Fine-tuning the mathematical layout.
Fonts in formulas.
Symbols in formulas.
TEX and non-English languages.
The babel user interface.
User commands provided by language options.
Support for non-Latin alphabets.
Producing portable graphics and ornaments.
LaTEX's device-dependent graphics support.
Manipulating graphical objects in LaTEX.
Display languages: PostScript, PDF, and SVG.
Syntax of the index entries.
makeindex--A program to format and sort indexes.
xindy--An alternative to MakeIndex.
Enhancing the index with LaTEX features.
The number-only system.
The author-date system.
The author-number system.
The short-title system.
Multiple bibliographies in one document.
The BIBTEX program and some variants.
The BIBTEX database format.
Bibliography database management tools.
Formatting the bibliography with BIBTEX styles.
The BIBTEX style language.
doc--Documenting LaTEX and other code.
docstrip.tex--Producing ready-to-run code.
ltxdoc--A simple LaTEX documentation class.
Making use of version control tools.
Linking markup and formatting.
Page markup--Boxes and rules.
Control structure extensions.
Package and class file structure.
Warnings and informational messages.
TEX and LaTEX commands for tracing.
trace--Selectively tracing command execution.
How to get those TEX files?.
Finding the documentation on your TEX system.
TEX user groups.