[OS X TeX] LaTeX Books

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jun 24 17:29:58 CEST 2005

Paulo Ferreira wrote:

>> Paulo Ferreira wrote:
>>> BUT, there is a box called "The LaTeX Companions, Revised Set" that has
>>> both books plus "The LaTeX Graphics Companion" and "The Latex Web 
>>> Companion",
>>> in a total of four LaTeX books.
>> I have "both books" and I do all my graphics in Intaglio, save them 
>> as pdf and "include" them. Am I missing something and should I buy 
>> "The LaTeX Graphics Companion"?
>> Thanks and regards
>> --schremmer
> Perhaps not.
> It depends on what kind of graphics you do, and if there is already a 
> package
> of doing that kind of graphics.
> "The LaTeX Graphics Companion" is focused im "making graphics" using
> Tex and Postscript.
> You can see the table of contents at:

I did and I think that you are right but perhaps not for the reason you 
might have thought of. /My/ reason is that XYPIC, PSTricks, and METAPOST 
put the fear of the gods into me. Maybe, one day I will though. But, if 
you would, could you point me toward an explanation of the pro and con 
of doing graphics "within" LaTeX. The only drawback I can see to doing 
graphic "without" and using "include" as I am doing is having figures in 
dozens of separate pdf files which might complicate downloads. On the 
other hand, if there were a converter from one of  Intaglio's output 
formats to LaTeX, /that/ would be /very/ nice to use at the end.

Thanks again.
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