[OS X TeX] Books?

Juan Manuel Palacios jmpalacios at mac.com
Tue Sep 3 11:47:40 EDT 2002

	Thanks to everybody who replied so fast and gave me their insights 
and recommendations, very much appreciated! I was recommended "The not 
so short guide to LaTeX2e" twice and when I downloaded it I realized I 
already had it. Between Lamport's and Kopka's books the consensus seems 
to be in favor of Kopka, which is what I had originally thought, so I 
will stick to my already made decision.

	Just one question to you Andreas, if I may:

On Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at 11:11  AM, Andreas Gschwendtner wrote:

> Lamport's LaTeX Handbook is *very* well written but doesn't cover all 
> the details. It's good for a start: buy that one, if you want to learn 
> the basics of typesetting with LaTeX.
> If you want to go a little deeper, Kopka's book is excellent. If you 
> intend to use LaTeX a lot and to write more than "10-page-papers", you 
> should definitely read it, as it covers almost all the questions that 
> arise when you use LaTeX heavily. It is great as a reference. The 
> downside is, that it is quite expensive if you buy all three 
> volumes...(but I think it is worth the money!).

	What three volumes? Everywhere I've looked I've seen Kopka's book 
as a one tome publication. Take Amazon, for example, if you look for 
Latex publications there you'll see Kopka's book as a single volume, no 
more tomes. Where could I check this out? Is the one sold at Amazon the 
first tome?

> "The not so short guide to LaTeX2e" is also good and has a big plus: 
> it's free! (download from CTAN). But it is not comprehensive enough for 
> my taste...
> HIH, Andreas

	Thank you all again for your time and help. Sincerely,...


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