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Latex Learning

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An introduction to TEX and friends
Gavin MaltbyNovember 1992
 
Contents
1 Getting acquainted with TEX 1
1.1 The spirit of TEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.1.1 TEX is a typesetter, not a word-processor . . . . . . . . 21.1.2 Typical TEX interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2 Getting started with L
A
TEX 7
2.1 Why start with L
A
TEX? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.2 L
A
TEX formats, and we compose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.3 Document styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.4 Preparing a non-mathematical document . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.4.1 Sentences and paragraphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.4.2 Punctuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132.4.3 Ties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.4.4 Specially reserved symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.4.5 So what are control symbols and words? . . . . . . . . 182.4.6 Commands to change appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.4.7 Accents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232.4.8 Over-ruling some of TEXs choices . . . . . . . . . . . . 242.4.9 Commenting your document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252.4.10 Footnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252.4.11 Topmatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.4.12 Sectioning commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.4.13 L
A
TEX environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282.4.14
em
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282.4.15
quote
and
quotation
environments . . . . . . . . . . . 292.4.16
verse
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312.4.17
center
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31i
 
2.4.18
flushright
and
flushleft
environments . . . . . . . 322.4.19
verbatim
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332.4.20
itemize
,
enumerate
,
description
environments . . . 352.4.21
tabbing
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372.4.22
tabular
environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392.4.23
figure
and
table
environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412.4.24 The
letter
document style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432.4.25 Common pitfalls; Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 432.5 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
3 Mathematical typesetting with L
A
TEX 49
3.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493.2 Displaying a formula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533.3 Using mathematical symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553.3.1 Symbols available from the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . 553.3.2 Greek letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563.3.3 Calligraphic uppercase letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563.3.4 Binary operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573.3.5 Binary relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583.3.6 Miscellaneous symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583.3.7 Arrow symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593.3.8 Expression delimiters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593.3.9 Operators like
 
and
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603.3.10 Accents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613.4 Some common mathematical structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613.4.1 Subscripts and superscripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613.4.2 Primes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643.4.3 Fractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 643.4.4 Roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653.4.5 Ellipsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653.4.6 Text within an expression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663.4.7 Log-like functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663.4.8 Over- and Underlining and bracing . . . . . . . . . . . 673.4.9 Stacking symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 683.4.10 Operators; Sums, Integrals, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 683.4.11 Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69ii

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