[OS X TeX] LaTeX programming primer

Paul Vickers paul.vickers at unn.ac.uk
Fri Oct 27 14:08:53 CEST 2006

Thanks for your responses which told me what I guessed might be the 
case. So, I found the next best thing to 'free' and that was to pay the 
university library a visit. I now have Goossens, Mittelbach, & Samarin's 
LaTeX companion and Kpoka & Daly's 'A Guide to LaTeX'.

They're ok, but things are still a bit abstruse... Hey ho, that's what 
keeps it interesting I guess.



Paul Vickers wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers
> Paul

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

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