The not so Short Introduction to LaTeX ------------------------------------------------------------------------ by Tobias Oetiker <email@example.com> If you want to learn how to write your documents with LaTeX, this introduction is for you. It is not about setting up a LaTeX system. While it is not as comprehensive as Lamport's book, it should be sufficient in most cases. Rebuild the whole document from scratch by LaTeXing lshort.tex. (If you don't have the AMS classes installed, the relevant parts of the document will be left out, but it will format without problem. After latexing the document twice, you should use makeindex to generate a new index file. (to get the adobe euro symbol right you need to install the ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/type/win/all/eurofont.exe as described in http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/euro/latex/europs/README.europs) The preformatted versions of the document are set for double sided printing on A4 paper. If you want a single sided version, you need to replace "twoside" by "oneside" in the parameters list of the \documentclass command in lshort.tex. To produce a small booklet (A5) you can use the pre generated ps file of you can use your dvi-driver to shrink the output and then use pstops to paste the resulting pages together in the right order. there is a Makefile provided which you may want to use to rebuild everything Cheers Tobias Oetiker firstname.lastname@example.org
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lshort-english – A (Not So) Short Introduction to LaTeX2ε
The document derives from a German introduction (‘lkurz’), which was translated and updated; it continues to be updated.
This translation has, in its turn, been translated into several other languages; see the lshort catalogue entry for the current list.
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