[OS X TeX] LaTeX Books
Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Fri Jun 24 17:38:23 CEST 2005
Luis Sequeira 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
>>> 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
> There is no problem with your workflow. However, some people do prefer
> to deal with some, or most, graphics from within LaTeX, using tools
> like pstricks, xy-pic, metapost. I write lots of graphics for my
> teaching work and use pstricks and related packages for precise
> mathematical drawing (and perfect integration with LaTeX - think fonts
> in graphics labels, for instance).
Yes, I noticed I had to fudge a bit here even to accomodate my very
modest typographical standards. Also, it is not always easy to maintain
consistency over time in dozens of Intaglio files. I can see that,
"within" LaTeX, I would be able to find-replace parts of the code.
> I wouldn't trade that for anything else. I own a copy "The LaTeX
> Graphics Companion", which has a whole chapter on pstricks, but I rely
> mostly on the pstricks manual, which, as a matter of fact, is included
> in Gerben's distribution, so is there already on my (and on your) mac.
Thanks. I will look up the manual—if I can find it.
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