[OS X TeX] Book Design Resources

David Oliver daoliver at swva.net
Mon Nov 27 08:35:36 EST 2006

I am laying the groundwork for a new book that is of more general  
character than usual  LaTeX physics and math articles and textbooks.  
Were there no math involved, I would create this project in Adobe CS  
with the book layout and typesetting managed in InDesign. But  
mathematics is a significant part of this book and it cannot be done  
to the required level of quality without LaTeX. The book will  
therefore be done in LaTeX.

Since the archive of packages is so vast, I invite users to recommend  
packages they have found helpful for more flexible book design than  
the LaTeX defaults. I am aware of the geometry package and intend to  
use it. Is the memoir class the most well-suited for a project of  
this kind? Are their other packages of which I am unaware that  
provide resources for a richer book design environment than the  

Lastly, there have been a number of documents describing the  
installation of new fonts in LaTeX, a process that is less simple  
than one might hope, and some of these go pack some years. What is  
the most up to date document describing installation of new fonts?


David Oliver

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