Useful Books About LaTeX
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Christina Thiele

  • Books and articles 
  • Electronic resources
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    Books and articles 

    The LaTeX Companion:
    by Michel Goossens, Frank Mittelbach, and Alexander Samarin (Addison-Wesley, 1994).

    Contains many details to assist users. Caveats:

    The LaTeX Graphics Companion:
    Illustrating Documentswith TeX and PostScript, by Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz, and Frank Mittelbach (Addison-Wesley, 1997).
    Math into LaTeX:
    An Introduction to LaTeX and AMSLaTeX, by George Grätzer (Birkhäuser, Boston and Springer Verlag, New York, 1996).
    First Steps in LaTeX:
    A Short Course, by George Grätzer (Birkhäuser, Boston and Springer Verlag, New York, summer 1999).
    The TeXbook:
    by Donald E. Knuth (Addison-Wesley, 1986).
    A Document Preparation System -- User's Guide and Reference Manual, by Leslie Lamport (Addison-Wesley, 1994, 2nd ed).
    A Guide to LaTeX2e:
    by Helmut Kopka and Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 1995, 2nd ed).
    Michael Downes:
    "Breaking equations," TUGboat 18,3 (Sept 1997): 182-194.
    Keith Reckdahl:
    "Using EPS graphics in LaTeX2e documents," TUGboat 17,1 (March 1996): 43-53.
    Keith Reckdahl:
    "Using EPS graphics in LaTeX2e documents, Part 2: Floating figures, boxed figures, captions, and math in figures," TUGboat 17,3 (Sept. 1996): 288-310.

    A revised version of the Reckdahl material can be found on CTAN in info/epslatex in both .ps and .pdf formats.

    Electronic resources
    the most complete stepping-stone to the world-wide TeX community, including the CTAN archives, user groups, news, and so on.
    a general all-purpose newgroup for TeX users. Send queries to
    put together by the UK TeX Users Group; available via the TUG web page.
    Listserv lists:
    there are a great number of specialised Listserv lists.

    In addition to the above, here are some others references:

    For plain TeX:
    1. Paul W. Abrahams, with Karl Berry and Kathryn A. Hargreaves, TeXfor the Impatient. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1990. 364pp.
    2. Norbert Schwarz, Introduction to TeX. Addison-Wesley, 1989, 1990. 278pp.
    3. Victor Eijkhout, TeX by Topic. Addison-Wesley, 1992. 307pp.
    For LaTeX(2.09 vintage):

    Jane Hahn, LaTeX for Everyone. Mill Valley, Calif.: Personal TeX Inc., 1991. 346pp.

    For LaTeX2e:

    George Grätzer, The New Standard LaTeX: A Brief Introduction. Personal TeX Inc. 36pp.

    LaTeX for Linguists,
    Doug Arnold,,
    September 25, 2007.