||Links to information about
installing LaTeX on various types
of computers. Very extensive links to other on-line documentation
and other FAQ pages.
||An excellent resource with links to CTAN,
Usenet News groups about LaTeX and on-line documentation about LaTeX.
Also includes an extensive list of other help pages.
Beware: some of the links don't work.
on the Web
||Quite comprehensive (but
still selective) categorized list of links the TeX Users Group by
Sebastian Rahtz, with the help of Michel Goossens and Barbara Beeton,
experts all. Especially recommended to (slightly) experienced users
who seek help or documentation on intermediate-to-advanced problems.
Started with LaTeX
||IMO the best on-line guide
for newcomers. Well organized, easily navigated with extensive clear
and short descriptions organized not by command but by what you're
trying to do. HTML pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
||WWW version of the UK TeX Users Group
TeX Frequently Asked Questions list. Info mostly very general, but
useful for beginners.
||Nearly complete, very well organized
on-line reference materials for doing almost anything with LaTeX (from
the University of Queensland).
||Extremely helpful information
about how to convert LaTeX documents to PDF format (Adobe Acrobat
Reader). See also PDFTeX
From Quick and Dirty to Finesse
||Web page by Dr. Tony Roberts
(University of Queensland). A good introduction. HTML pages..
New Standard LaTeX
||Source of documents explaining
the features of LaTeX2e. Most
documents require an introductory-level knowledge of basic LaTeX.
Documentation (most in PDF format)
|A Gentle Introduction
||Exactly what it sounds like. Available
in DVI format.
|LaTeX: (Not So) Short
||Exactly what it sounds like: useful and
succinct. Written by Tobias Oetiker, Hubert Partial, Irene Hyna, and
|Getting Started With LaTeX
||Introductory guide by D. R. Wilkins.
|Using Imported Graphics
||Outstanding discussion by
Keith Reckdahl of using *EPS (and other) imported graphics. Especially
good on manipulating figures via CTAN subpackages.
||HTML discussion of commands,
qualifiers, and *.bib & *.bst files.
| LaTeX: Commonly
||Useful, succinct summaries
by D. R. Wilkins. Contains separate well-orgainzied sections summarizing
rules for ordinary text and rules for mathematical formulae.
Useful on-line resources
|A short, well-annotated list of excellent
introductory on-line free guides at various levels. A
few are available only in DVI files, which can be printed or viewed
only on a machine on which a version of TeX has been loaded. TOP
TeX Network (CTAN) sites
Brief Catalog on line
||Regularly updated alphabetical
list of all CTAN packages with short descriptions. Find the one you
want, click on its name, and you're taken to a page with a more complete
description and various download options. The
place to start if you're browsing.
Fully Documented Catalog
||Contents identical to brief
list above, but with complete descriptions and links shown along with
each entry. Takes much longer to download
than the brief catalog, but if you're using the Ethernet it's a much
faster way to find the package you want and download it.
|CTAN search page
||Go here if you know the
package you want or the chore you need to accomplish. Search engine
takes you directly to particular packages orto those that will perform
a particular task. TOP OF
latest LaTeX Version
||FTP site where the current
LaTeX is kept; updated yearly. For info about the latest version,
see the LaTeX
||Links to sites where you
can download free (but complete) and shareware versions of TeX/LaTeX
mikTeX are both recommended) as well as find information
on commercial ones. Also contains an excellent set of links to sources
for packages (including but beyond those in CTAN).
|PcTeX (Personal Tex,
||My favorite commercial version.
Contains integrated text editor, previewer, and printer (with all
fonts for Windows and postscript).
|Y & Y TeX
||Another fine commercial
implementation; comes with Adobe PS fonts and Adobe Font Manager.
Registered WinEDT text editor included free. Also comes with CDROM
containing complete CTAN library (although NB CTAN is updated daily
with new packages and enhanced versions of existing packages.)
Editor and Reference Data Base Download sites
||Excellent shareware editor
with special features that facilitate using Tex. PC only. Recommended
especially for newcomers to Tex. Good on-line help but no user's guide
in any format.
||Outstanding shareware editor
for TeX, LaTeX, and programming languages, Extensive special features
for more advanced TeX users. Good on-line help but no user's guide
in any format.
||Data base software for managing
your references. Generates files from which BibTeX can format references,
so you'll never have to type reference information more than once.
Invaluable! TOP OF PAGE
Specific Download sites
|RevTeX 4 Download
||Source of American Physical
Society packages, templates, and users guide for RevTeX; the whole
kit and caboodle is available in a ZIP files. Contains
a "symbol file" revsymb.sty which contains definitions for
lots of physics symbols not contained in AMSTeX which can be used
independ of ReVTeX (e.g., in theses).
of Physics Download Site
||Access LaTeX macro packages,
examples (article template), and documentation for all IOP journals:
Journal of Physics A--D, Physics Reports, etc .TOP
|A Guide to LaTeX (4th Edition)
||Clear, well-organized treatment
ranging from introductory to intermediate; by Holmut Kopka & Patrick
W. Daly (Addison-Wesley,).
|Math into LaTeX (3nd Edition)
||Narrower focus than Kipka
& Daly with many examples of mathematical typesetting & an
especially good set of Appendices. By George Gratzer (Birkhauser,Springer).
|The LaTeX Compansion (2nd)
||Invaluable, recently updated.
Detailed instructions on use of major CTAN packages. By Michel Goosens,
Frank Mittelbach, and Alexander Samarin. (Addison-Wesley}. Worth every penny & more.