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TeX for the Beginner

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  • Copyright 1992
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8x9-1/4
  • Pages: 416
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-54799-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-54799-3

TEX is now widely used for computer typesetting in mathematics, science, and engineering. This book is a carefully paced, tutorial introduction for people first learning the system. Special emphasis is given to what can go wrong, and how to fix things. LATEX notes are provided for use with a set of macros. Features

  1. First book about TEX that is really for beginners.
  2. Shows the reader not only what TEX is, but how to use it.
  3. Teaches the reader how to write simple macros for all major formatting tasks.
  4. Covers typesetting of mathematics, includes conditionals, and auxiliary files, and describes TEX's boxes and rules.
  5. Contains tips on diagnosing bugs, and fixing line and page breaks, along with useful reference material.


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Sample Content

Table of Contents

I. STARTING OUT.

Starting Out.
TEX's Special Characters.
Getting a Printout.
Adjusting Awkward Line Breaks.

II. ONTO THE SLOPES.

Making New Control Sequences.
A Smorgasbord of Fonts.
Making Your Text Larger or Smaller.
Shaping Your White Space.
Creating New White Space.
Glue: Space That Can Stretch and Shrink.
How TEX Makes a Page.

III. DOWN WE GO!

Quotations: Three Basic Macro Structures.
Changing Your Paragraph Margins.
Making Lists.
Hanging Indentation.
Obeying Lines and Spaces: Verse and Computer Code.
Headings: for Sections, Chapters, and Title Pages.
Headers and Footers.
Footnotes.
Alignment: Making Tables.
Putting Headings in Your Tables.
Drawing Lines (Rules) in Your Tables.
Tables and Figures, Both Floating and Stationary .
Using Math Mode.
Math Mode Symbols.
Fractions and Multi-Line Math Displays.
Fonts for Math Mode.

IV. STEEPER SLOPES.

Boxes.
Controlling the Size of Your Boxes.
Moving Your Boxes.
Drawing Line (Rules) in Your Text.
Adjusting Awkward Page Breaks.
How TEX Works: Modes, Tokens, Mouth, and Stomach.

V. BACK AT THE LODGE.

Bug Diagnosis: Tips and Strategies.
Bug Diagnosis: Symptoms and Error Messages. 0201547996T04062001

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