LaTeX Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

By Stefan Kottwitz
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About this book

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 beginning 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 like bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes and go on to managing complex documents and using 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.

Publication date:
September 2021

About the Author

  • Stefan Kottwitz

    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.

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