Author: Kottwitz Stefan
Edition: 2nd ed.
Package Dimensions: 20x235x762
Number Of Pages: 354
Release Date: 06-10-2021
Details: Product Description
Harness the power of LaTeX and its wide range of features to create professional-looking text, articles, and books with both online and offline capabilities of LaTeX
Get a hands-on introduction to LaTeX using fully explained examples to advance from beginner to LaTeX professional quickly
Write impressive mathematical, scientific, and business papers or theses using LaTeX
Explore LaTeX online
LaTeX is high-quality open source typesetting software that produces professional prints and PDF files. It’s a powerful and complex tool with a multitude of features, so getting started can be intimidating. However, once you become comfortable with LaTeX, its capabilities far outweigh any initial challenges, and this book will help you with just that!
The LaTeX Beginner’s Guide will make getting started with LaTeX easy. If you are writing mathematical, scientific, or business papers, or have a thesis to write, this is the perfect book for you. With the help of fully explained examples, this book offers a practical introduction to LaTeX with plenty of step-by-step examples that will help you achieve professional-level results in no time. You’ll learn to typeset documents containing tables, figures, formulas, and common book elements such as bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes, and go on to manage complex documents and use modern PDF features. You’ll also get to grips with using macros and styles to maintain a consistent document structure while saving typing work.
By the end of this LaTeX book, you’ll have learned how to fine-tune text and page layout, create professional-looking tables, include figures, present complex mathematical formulas, manage complex documents, and benefit from modern PDF features.
What you will learn
Make the most of LaTeX’s powerful features to produce professionally designed texts
Download, install, and set up LaTeX and use additional styles, templates, and tools
Typeset math formulas and scientific expressions to the highest standards
Understand how to include graphics and work with figures and tables
Discover professional fonts and modern PDF features
Work with book elements such as bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes
Typeset documents containing tables, figures, and formulas
Who this book is for
If you are about to write mathematical or scientific papers, seminar handouts, or even plan to write a thesis, this book offers you a fast-paced and practical introduction to LaTeX. School and university students will find this easy-to-follow LaTeX guide helpful, as will mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and humanists. Anybody with high expectations from their software will discover how easy it is to leverage LaTeX’s high performance for creating documents.
Table of Contents
Getting Started with LaTeX
Formatting Text and Creating Macros
Listing Content and References
Writing Math Formulas
Developing Large Documents
Enhancing Your Documents Further
Using Online Resources
About the Author
Stefan Kottwitz studied mathematics in Jena and Hamburg. He works as network and IT security engineer both for Lufthansa Industry Solutions and for Eurowings Aviation.
For many years, he has been providing LaTeX support on online forums. He maintains the web forums LaTeX and goLaTeX and the Q&A sites TeXwelt and TeXnique. He runs the TeX graphics gallery sites TeXample and PGFplots, the TeXdoc service and CTAN LaTeX software mirrors. He is a moderator of the TeX Stack Exchange site and on matheplanet. He publishes ideas and news from the TeX world on his blogs LaTeX and TeX websites. Before this book, he authored LaTeX Beginner’s Guide in 2011, and the LaTeX Cookbook in 2015, both with Packt.