[pdftex] How to covert pdf file into latex file?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jul 14 23:02:08 CEST 2006

>>>>> "Mick" == Mick McQuaid <mick at mickmcquaid.com> writes:

  > This is potentially extremely helpful.  This thread has mostly
  > assumed that the original poster needs a pdf->latex converter.  I
  > asked the original poster offline about this and got the
  > impression that what was really desired was to know how some
  > beautiful pdfs in their possession, known to be of pdftex origin,
  > were made.

That is indeed something different.

  > One of my favorite books for learning TeX was
  >	Mathematical Tex by Example, Borde 
  > because I could leaf through it and quickly find
  > something that looked good, then see on the facing page how it was
  > made.

A good introduction to LaTeX is:


It shows source code and output similar as you described.  And if math
formulas are required, reading


is unavoidable.

In my opinion these documents are a good starting point.

  > A really great example of showing input and output (albeit for
  > Metapost) may be found at
  > http://zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/Metapost/metapost.html This is a very
  > long page of examples of Metapost code and what they produce.

An extraordinary beautiful introduction to Matapost is:

 http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/metafun-s.pdf (for screen)
 http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/metafun-p.pdf (for printing)


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