This document is structured as follows:
- §2. Some Definitions
- defines terms that will be used throughout this document. I
strongly suggest that you look through this
section before you start so that you understand
the terminology used in this document. At the very least, you should
read the first part that details how corresponding input and output
is displayed in this documentyou need to understand the
difference between “input” (source code) and “output” (how the
source code will appear in the typeset document). Note that it
is not always possible to reproduce an exact replica of the output
in the HTML version, so if in doubt, look at one of the PDF versions
instead, which can be downloaded from this
book's home page.
- §3. From Source Code to Typeset Output
- details the software that you will
need to use LaTeX and describes how to use the software.
- §4. Creating a Simple Document
- shows you how to create a very
- §5. Structuring Your Document
- shows you how to create chapters and other sectional units so that
you end up with a fully structured document.
- §6. The graphicx Package
- shows you how to include external image files and how to scale and
- §7. Floats
- describes how to create figures and tables.
- §8. Defining Commands
- describes how to define your own commands, and redefine existing
- §9. Mathematics
- describes how
to typeset mathematics.
- §10. Defining Environments
- describes how to define new
- §11. Counters
- discusses how numbers are stored in counters, how to change their
values, and how to define your own counter.
- Appendix A. Downloading and Installing Packages
- shows you how
to download and install additional
packages that weren't installed with your TeX distribution.
- Appendix B. Common Errors
- documents possible errors you may encounter, and gives advice on how
to fix them.
- Appendix C. Need More Help?
- gives pointers on where to go for help.
Throughout this document there are pointers to related topics in the UK List of TeX Frequently Asked Questions (UK FAQ).These are displayed in the text like this:[What is LaTeX?] You may find these resources useful in answering related questions that are not covered in this book.
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