[OS X TeX] LaTeX programming primer

Paul Vickers paul.vickers at unn.ac.uk
Thu Oct 26 10:39:28 CEST 2006

I was messing around with the currvita style in order to migrate my CV 
from Word to LaTeX and inevitably got into trying to hack some of the 
layout features. Whilst the hack-it-and-see-what-happens approach can be 
fun, it can also consume rather more time than one should spend on 
getting, for example, the first letter of a paragraph just that right 
shade of blue. So, my question is this: are there any free 
online/downloadble guides to TeX programming where I can learn exactly 
what all those \@@ and ##1 etc aracana really mean and how to use them?


Dr P. Vickers BSc PhD CEng MIEE ILTM
Reader in Human-Computer Interaction

School of Computing, Engineering, & Information Sciences
Northumbria University
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