[OS X TeX] page setting + a general comment

John McChesney-Young panis at pacbell.net
Sat Mar 1 23:27:06 EST 2008

At 10:09 PM -0500 3/1/08, ludwik kowalski had asked:

<< << 2) P.S. I am discovering that learning LaTex is not a pleasant 
experience. Learning Geometry, or Calculus, for example, is very 
different in that respect. Why is it so? >> >>

And at 10:38 PM -0500 3/1/08, Alan Munn wrote:

>Perhaps you need to work from a real book ... [e.g.] Kopka and 
>Daley's  "Guide to LaTeX" 4th Edition ... [and]  "The LaTeX 
>Companion 2nd Edition ... >>

I agree that those are excellent books, very thorough but accessible 
even to a patient beginner. Besides the helpful lshort .pdf suggested 
by Professor Skiadas, another good introductory electronic resource 


I hope this proves helpful and that you'll settle for practical 
answers to an implied question rather than pedagogical or 
philosophical answers to your actual one.


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