[texhax] book to buy?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jan 20 15:28:30 CET 2004

    Can anyone recommend a book on Latex. I know 

Well, there's the original:
LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, by Leslie Lamport (Addison-Wesley,
ISBN 0-201-52983-1, 1994). Covers core LaTeX.

And this:
A Guide to LaTeX2e, by Helmut Kopka and Patrick Daly (Addison-Wesley,
ISBN 0-201-39825-7, 1999). Also covers core LaTeX from the ground up,
and also discusses commonly used packages for graphics, web integration,
and more.

And this:
The LaTeX Companion, by Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach and Alexander
Samarin (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-54199-8).
(There are other Companion books covering graphics and web topics.)

There's a new edition of the Companion in production now, and the 4th
edition of the Guide just came out.

Although not hardbound "books", you might also be interested in these
(freely available) documents:

The not so Short Introduction to LaTeX2e, by Tobias Oetiker (pdf, ps,
in many languages).

Formatting Information, by Peter Flynn (html or pdf). Includes
installation and usage information.  Printed in the last TUGboat
(http://tug.org/TUGboat) and available online:

See http://tug.org/interest.html#doc for more...

Happy reading,

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