LaTeX Cookbook
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LaTeX Cookbook

Stefan Kottwitz

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LaTeX Cookbook

Stefan Kottwitz

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Über dieses Buch

Over 100 hands-on recipes to quickly prepare LaTeX documents of various kinds to solve challenging tasks

About This Book

  • Work with modern document classes, such as KOMA-Script classes
  • Explore the latest LaTeX packages, including TikZ, pgfplots, and biblatex
  • An example-driven approach to creating stunning graphics directly within LaTeX

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

  • Choose the right document class for your project to customize its features
  • Utilize fonts globally and locally
  • Frame, shape, arrange, and annotate images
  • Add a bibliography, a glossary, and an index
  • Create colorful graphics including diagrams, flow charts, bar charts, trees, plots in 2d and 3d, time lines, and mindmaps
  • Solve typical tasks for various sciences including math, physics, chemistry, electrotechnics, and computer science
  • Optimize PDF output and enrich it with meta data, annotations, popups, animations, and fill-in fields
  • Explore the outstanding capabilities of the newest engines and formats such as XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, and LaTeX3

In Detail

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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Jahr
2015
ISBN
9781784395148
Auflage
1
Thema
Design

LaTeX Cookbook


Table of Contents

LaTeX Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
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Free Access for Packt account holders
Preface
What this book covers
What you need for this book
Who this book is for
Sections
Getting ready
How to do it

How it works

There's more

See also
Conventions
Reader feedback
Customer support
Downloading the example code
Errata
Piracy
Questions
1. The Variety of Document Types
Introduction
Getting ready
TeX and LaTeX distributions
LaTeX editors
Writing a short text
How to do it...
How it works...
See also
Writing a thesis
Getting ready
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Changing the input encoding
Getting a right-justified table of contents
Changing the margins
Modifying the layout of captions
Centering displayed equations
See also
Designing a book
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Changing the page layout
Designing a title page
Adding a cover page
Changing the document class
See also
Creating a presentation
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Using short titles and names
Uncovering information piecewise
Splitting frames in columns
Showing an outline for each section
Removing the navigation symbols
Changing the font
Changing the color
Loading a theme from the Internet
Providing a handout
See also
Designing a curriculum vitae
Getting ready
How to do it...
How it works...
See also
Writing a letter
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Separating paragraphs
Changing the signature
Adding enclosures
Producing a leaflet
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Fold marks and cut lines
Adjusting the margins
Adding a background image
Changing the sectioning font
Creating a large poster
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
2. Tuning the Text
Introduction
Inputting accented characters
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Improving justification and hyphenation
How to do it...
How it works...
Converting numbers to words
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Multilingual support
Gender
Enumerated lists
Putting text into a colorful box
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Visualizing the layout
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Using geometry
Examining the page layout details
Visualizing boxes of letters and symbols
How to do it...
How it works...
Typesetting in a grid
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Absolute positioning of text
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Starting a paragraph with an over-sized letter
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Changing the drop cap size
Coloring the initial
Fitting text to a shape
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Further shapes
Cutting out shapes
Creating a pull quote
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
3. Adjusting Fonts
Introduction
Basic font commands
There's more...
Choosing a font for a document
Getting ready
How to do it...
There's more...
Latin Modern
Kepler fonts
Font combinations
Locally switching to a different font
How to do it...
A command for changing the font
An environment for changing the font
How it works...
There's more...
Importing just a single symbol from a font family
Getting ready
How to do it...
How it works...
Writing bold mathematical symbols
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Standard LaTeX
AMS-LaTeX and amsmath
Comparing bm and amsmath
Getting the sans serif mathematics font
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
An alternative approach
Sans serif fonts with direct math support
Arev Sans
Kepler fonts
Writing double stroke letters as if on a blackboard
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Enabling the searching and copying of ligatures
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Suppressing ligatures
How to do it...
How it works...
Adding a contour
How to do it...
How it works...
See also
4. Working with Images
Introduction
Including images with optimal quality
Getting ready
How to do it...
How it works...
Automating image positioning
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more
Limiting the floating figures and tables
Fixing the position of a figure
See also
Manipulating images
How to do it...
Adding a frame to an image
How to do it...
How it works...
Cutting an image to get rounded corners
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Shaping an image like a circle
How to do it...
How it works...
There's more...
Drawing over an image
How t...

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