Book description
Over 100 handson recipes to quickly prepare LaTeX documents of various kinds to solve challenging tasks
About This Book
 Work with modern document classes, such as KOMAScript classes
 Explore the latest LaTeX packages, including TikZ, pgfplots, and biblatex
 An exampledriven 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 exampledriven 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 fillin fields
 Explore the outstanding capabilities of the newest engines and formats such as XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, and LaTeX3
In Detail
LaTeX is a highquality 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 exampledriven 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 handson examples. These are explained in detail and are designed to take minimal time and to be selfcompliant.
Publisher resources
Table of contents

LaTeX Cookbook
 Table of Contents
 LaTeX Cookbook
 Credits
 About the Author
 About the Reviewers
 www.PacktPub.com
 Preface
 1. The Variety of Document Types

2. Tuning the Text
 Introduction
 Inputting accented characters
 Improving justification and hyphenation
 Converting numbers to words
 Putting text into a colorful box
 Visualizing the layout
 Visualizing boxes of letters and symbols
 Typesetting in a grid
 Absolute positioning of text
 Starting a paragraph with an oversized letter
 Fitting text to a shape
 Creating a pull quote

3. Adjusting Fonts
 Introduction
 Choosing a font for a document
 Locally switching to a different font
 Importing just a single symbol from a font family
 Writing bold mathematical symbols
 Getting the sans serif mathematics font
 Writing double stroke letters as if on a blackboard
 Enabling the searching and copying of ligatures
 Suppressing ligatures
 Adding a contour
 4. Working with Images
 5. Beautiful Designs
 6. Designing Tables
 7. Contents, Indexes, and Bibliographies
 8. Getting the Most out of the PDF
 9. Creating Graphics

10. Advanced Mathematics
 Introduction
 Quickstart for beginners
 Finetuning math formulas
 Automatic linebreaking in equations
 Highlighting in a formula
 Stating definitions and theorems
 Drawing commutative diagrams
 Plotting functions in two dimensions
 Plotting in three dimensions
 Drawing geometry pictures
 Doing calculations
 11. Science and Technology
 12. Getting Support on the Internet
 Index
Product information
 Title: LaTeX Cookbook
 Author(s):
 Release date: October 2015
 Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
 ISBN: 9781784395148
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