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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – quoting TeX's benefits

We will quote some of the benefits of TeX and LaTeX found on a web page on CTAN.

  1. Start a new document. This time, it will be a bit longer:
    \documentclass{article} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} The authors of the CTAN team listed ten good reasons for using \TeX. Among them are: \begin{quotation} \TeX\ has the best output. What you end with, the symbols on the page, is as useable, and beautiful, as a non-professional can produce. \TeX\ knows typesetting. As those plain text samples show, \TeX's has more sophisticated typographical algorithms such as those for making paragraphs and for hyphenating. \TeX\ is fast. On today's machines \TeX\ is very fast. It is easy on memory and disk space, too. \TeX\ is stable. ...

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