[OS X TeX] LaTeX companion and Guide to LaTeX differences
ADITYA D TRIVEDI
atrivedi2 at student.gsu.edu
Mon Aug 16 11:29:59 EDT 2004
>>On 8/16/04 8:38 AM, "Mihalis Tsoukalos" <ekefe at freemail.gr> wrote:
>> Hello to everyone.
>> What is the audience of each one of those two books?
>> I want to buy one of them :-)
>> many thanks in advance,
>Herb Schulz wrote:
>``Guide to Latex'' is what I believe to be the best introduction to LaTeX
>around. Besides the basics it goes into just enough detail to show you how
>to extend the basic classes with packages and gives a nice introduction to
>many of the most useful packages.
>``The LaTeX Companion, 2nd Edition'' has some of the best nitty-gritty
>details of how to manipulate LaTeX to do exactly what you want it to do. It
>goes into great detail on many packages and how to use them as well as much
>of the inner workings of LaTeX.
>I don't think I could do without either one! If I can't find something in
>Guide or it doesn't go into enough detail on a subject I'm sure to find it
I agree. Both are excellent books and I use both of them. The LaTeX Companion is for advanced users. What I would do is first buy Guide to LaTeX and master it. If after that you feel like you need to know more about LaTeX, get The LaTeX Companion.
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