LaTeX is a document preparation system widely used by the scientific
community. There are many resources on the Web about LaTeX. Here we
gather a small list of useful links for beginners to find out what
LaTeX can do for them.
LaTeX project page .
AMS-LaTeX includes many more desireable features for typesetting
articles in mathematics.
- TUG--The TeX
- CTAN stands
for the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network. As its name suggested, one
can find comprehensive information about TeX (and LaTeX) there.
- Document classes and packages are two important features of
LaTeX. You can find the description of the LaTeX packages and document classes that are
avaliable on CTAN. The directory for the actual packages can be found
- AUCTeX is an extensible package for writing and
formatting TeX files in GNU Emacs and XEmacs.
- TeX FAQ (from the UK TeX Users Group)
- The TeX Catalogue Online
- Here is a resourceful TeX help
- This page contains some information on how to produce
good pdf files from TeX files.
Prosper is a document class that allows LaTeX
users to make slide presentations.
beamer class is a LaTeX class that allows you to create a beamer
presentation. It can also be used to create slides. It behaves
similarly to other packages like Prosper, but has the advantage that
it works together directly with pdflatex, but also with dvips.
- PDFLaTeX by examples.
- Hyperref is a TeX package for making documents
with live links in PDF and HTML output formats.
I have installed the vaucanson-g package on the department machine. It
is a package for drawing various graphs in particular for drawing
finite automata. Here is the manual.
- Here is a comprehensive
list of LaTeX symbols.
- Here is a list of LaTeX commands.
A tip for beginners: if you want LaTeX to do something, for
example typeset a test, look for an existing documentclass, package or
command that will do the job (in this case, there is a document class
called "exam") before starting to write your own codes. Most of the
time the exisiting solutions are pretty good and can save you a lot of
I would like to learn more about LaTeX by solving problems. So let me
know if you have questions about LaTeX.