LaTeX Cookbook

Over 100 hands-on recipes to quickly prepare LaTeX documents of various kinds to solve challenging tasks

LaTeX Cookbook

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Stefan Kottwitz

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ISBN 139781784395148
Paperback378 pages

Book Description

LaTeX is both a word processor and a markup language. It's pretty simple really, which is why its unsurprising that its so popular within the research community - whether you're a scientist or statistician, with LaTeX, you'll find it easy to present and communicate your work - it gives you full control of the documents you create, no matter how complex they might be. With a huge range of customizable templates and supporting packages available, there's plenty to explore - so you can make LaTeX work for you. LaTeX Cookbook shows you how to get the most from LaTeX - so you can focus on what's important.

Inside, you'll find everything from different templates and document types, samples for fine-tuning text design, guidance through embedding images, as well as drawing tables in LaTeX. With essential components to the modern research document included, such as creating a bibliography, glossary, and index, you can be confident that your document is clean and clear.

You will also learn how to create graphics within LaTeX, and find vital tips to help you build diagrams with minimum fuss. If that isn't enough, the book also shows you how to use new engines XeTeX and LuaTeX which give LaTeX further functionality so you can handle any complexity with ease and elegance. If you're worried about presenting or communicating ideas and research for maximum impact, look no further than this book - it's sure to increase your productivity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Variety of Document Types
Introduction
Writing a short text
Writing a thesis
Designing a book
Creating a presentation
Designing a curriculum vitae
Writing a letter
Producing a leaflet
Creating a large poster
Chapter 2: Tuning the Text
Introduction
Inputting accented characters
Improving justification and hyphenation
Converting numbers to words
Putting text into a colorful box
Visualizing the layout
Visualizing boxes of letters and symbols
Typesetting in a grid
Absolute positioning of text
Starting a paragraph with an over-sized letter
Fitting text to a shape
Creating a pull quote
Chapter 3: Adjusting Fonts
Introduction
Choosing a font for a document
Locally switching to a different font
Importing just a single symbol from a font family
Writing bold mathematical symbols
Getting the sans serif mathematics font
Writing double stroke letters as if on a blackboard
Enabling the searching and copying of ligatures
Suppressing ligatures
Adding a contour
Chapter 4: Working with Images
Introduction
Including images with optimal quality
Automating image positioning
Manipulating images
Adding a frame to an image
Cutting an image to get rounded corners
Shaping an image like a circle
Drawing over an image
Aligning images
Arranging images in a grid
Stacking images
Chapter 5: Beautiful Designs
Introduction
Adding a background image
Creating beautiful ornaments
Preparing pretty headings
Producing a calendar
Mimicking keys and menu items
Chapter 6: Designing Tables
Introduction
Creating a legible table
Adding footnotes to a table
Aligning numeric data
Coloring a table
Merging cells
Splitting a cell diagonally
Adding shape, shading, and transparency
Importing data from files
Chapter 7: Contents, Indexes, and Bibliographies
Introduction
Tuning a table of contents, lists of figures, and tables
Creating a bibliography
Adding a glossary
Creating a list of acronyms
Producing an index
Chapter 8: Getting the Most out of the PDF
Introduction
Adding hyperlinks
Adding metadata
Adding copyright information
Inserting comments
Producing fillable forms
Optimizing the output for e-book readers
Removing white margins
Combining PDF files
Creating an animation
Chapter 9: Creating Graphics
Introduction
Building smart diagrams
Constructing a flowchart
Building a tree
Building a bar chart
Drawing a pie chart
Drawing a Venn diagram
Putting thoughts in a mind map
Generating a timeline
Chapter 10: Advanced Mathematics
Introduction
Quick-start for beginners
Fine-tuning math formulas
Automatic line-breaking in equations
Highlighting in a formula
Stating definitions and theorems
Drawing commutative diagrams
Plotting functions in two dimensions
Plotting in three dimensions
Drawing geometry pictures
Doing calculations
Chapter 11: Science and Technology
Introduction
Typesetting an algorithm
Printing a code listing
Application in graph theory
Writing physical quantities with units
Writing chemical formulae
Drawing molecules
Representing atoms
Drawing electrical circuits
Chapter 12: Getting Support on the Internet
Introduction
Exploring online LaTeX resources
Using web forums
Framing a really good question
Creating a minimal example

What You Will Learn

  • Choose the right document class for your project to customize its features
  • Utilize fonts globally and locally
  • Frame, shape, arrange, and annotate images
  • Add a bibliography, a glossary, and an index
  • Create colorful graphics including diagrams, flow charts, bar charts, trees, plots in 2d and 3d, time lines, and mindmaps
  • Solve typical tasks for various sciences including math, physics, chemistry, electrotechnics, and computer science
  • Optimize PDF output and enrich it with meta data, annotations, popups, animations, and fill-in fields
  • Explore the outstanding capabilities of the newest engines and formats such as XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, and LaTeX3

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Variety of Document Types
Introduction
Writing a short text
Writing a thesis
Designing a book
Creating a presentation
Designing a curriculum vitae
Writing a letter
Producing a leaflet
Creating a large poster
Chapter 2: Tuning the Text
Introduction
Inputting accented characters
Improving justification and hyphenation
Converting numbers to words
Putting text into a colorful box
Visualizing the layout
Visualizing boxes of letters and symbols
Typesetting in a grid
Absolute positioning of text
Starting a paragraph with an over-sized letter
Fitting text to a shape
Creating a pull quote
Chapter 3: Adjusting Fonts
Introduction
Choosing a font for a document
Locally switching to a different font
Importing just a single symbol from a font family
Writing bold mathematical symbols
Getting the sans serif mathematics font
Writing double stroke letters as if on a blackboard
Enabling the searching and copying of ligatures
Suppressing ligatures
Adding a contour
Chapter 4: Working with Images
Introduction
Including images with optimal quality
Automating image positioning
Manipulating images
Adding a frame to an image
Cutting an image to get rounded corners
Shaping an image like a circle
Drawing over an image
Aligning images
Arranging images in a grid
Stacking images
Chapter 5: Beautiful Designs
Introduction
Adding a background image
Creating beautiful ornaments
Preparing pretty headings
Producing a calendar
Mimicking keys and menu items
Chapter 6: Designing Tables
Introduction
Creating a legible table
Adding footnotes to a table
Aligning numeric data
Coloring a table
Merging cells
Splitting a cell diagonally
Adding shape, shading, and transparency
Importing data from files
Chapter 7: Contents, Indexes, and Bibliographies
Introduction
Tuning a table of contents, lists of figures, and tables
Creating a bibliography
Adding a glossary
Creating a list of acronyms
Producing an index
Chapter 8: Getting the Most out of the PDF
Introduction
Adding hyperlinks
Adding metadata
Adding copyright information
Inserting comments
Producing fillable forms
Optimizing the output for e-book readers
Removing white margins
Combining PDF files
Creating an animation
Chapter 9: Creating Graphics
Introduction
Building smart diagrams
Constructing a flowchart
Building a tree
Building a bar chart
Drawing a pie chart
Drawing a Venn diagram
Putting thoughts in a mind map
Generating a timeline
Chapter 10: Advanced Mathematics
Introduction
Quick-start for beginners
Fine-tuning math formulas
Automatic line-breaking in equations
Highlighting in a formula
Stating definitions and theorems
Drawing commutative diagrams
Plotting functions in two dimensions
Plotting in three dimensions
Drawing geometry pictures
Doing calculations
Chapter 11: Science and Technology
Introduction
Typesetting an algorithm
Printing a code listing
Application in graph theory
Writing physical quantities with units
Writing chemical formulae
Drawing molecules
Representing atoms
Drawing electrical circuits
Chapter 12: Getting Support on the Internet
Introduction
Exploring online LaTeX resources
Using web forums
Framing a really good question
Creating a minimal example

Book Details

ISBN 139781784395148
Paperback378 pages
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