Over 100 hands-on recipes to quickly prepare LaTeX documents of various kinds to solve challenging tasks
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you already know the basics of LaTeX and you like to get fast, efficient solutions, this is the perfect book for you. If you are an advanced reader, you can use this book's example-driven format to take your skillset to the next level. Some familiarity with the basic syntax of LaTeX and how to use the editor of your choice for compiling is required.
What You Will Learn
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting software and is very popular, especially among scientists. Its programming language gives you full control over every aspect of your documents, no matter how complex they are. LaTeX's huge amount of customizable templates and supporting packages cover most aspects of writing with embedded typographic expertise.
With this book you will learn to leverage the capabilities of the latest document classes and explore the functionalities of the newest packages.
The book starts with examples of common document types. It provides you with samples for tuning text design, using fonts, embedding images, and creating legible tables. Common document parts such as the bibliography, glossary, and index are covered, with LaTeX's modern approach.
You will learn how to create excellent graphics directly within LaTeX, including diagrams and plots quickly and easily.
Finally, you will discover how to use the new engines XeTeX and LuaTeX for advanced programming and calculating with LaTeX.
The example-driven approach of this book is sure to increase your productivity.
Style and approach
This book guides you through the world of LaTeX based on over a hundred hands-on examples. These are explained in detail and are designed to take minimal time and to be self-compliant.
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Stefan Kottwitz studied mathematics in Jena and Hamburg. He worked as an IT administrator and communication officer onboard cruise ships for AIDA Cruises and for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Following 10 years of sailing around the world, he worked for the next few years specializing in network infrastructure and IT security. In 2014, he became a consultant for Lufthansa Systems. Currently, he works for Lufthansa Industry Solutions and designs and implements networks for new cruise ships. In between contracts, he worked as a freelance programmer and typography designer. For many years, he has been providing LaTeX support on online forums. He maintains the web forums LaTeX-Community.org and goLaTeX.de, the TeX gallery site TeXample.net, the Q&A sites TeXwelt.de and TeXnique.fr, the TeXdoc.net service and the server for the UK TeX FAQ. He is a moderator of the TeX Stack Exchange site and on matheplanet.com. He publishes ideas and news from the TeX world on his personal blog at TeXblog.net. Before this book, he authored LaTeX Beginner's Guide, by Packt Publishing in 2011.
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