LATEX(1)                                                                LATEX(1)



NAME
       latex, elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text formatting and typeset‐
       ting

SYNOPSIS
       latex [first-line]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete  documenta‐
       tion  for  this  version  of  TeX can be found in the info file or manual
       Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A  Document  Prepara‐
       tion System.  LaTeX is a TeX macro package, not a modification to the TeX
       source program, so all the capabilities described in tex(1) are present.

       The LaTeX macros encourage writers to think about the  content  of  their
       documents,  rather  than the form.  The ideal, very difficult to realize,
       is to have no formatting commands (like ``switch to italic'' or ``skip  2
       picas'')  in the document at all; instead, everything is done by specific
       markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

       The primary source of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX manual  refer‐
       enced below, and the local guide in the file local-guide.tex or local.tex
       or some such.

       elatex is the e-TeX extended mode version of LaTeX format.

       lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format.

       pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format.

       On some systems latex209 and slitex are available for compatibility  with
       older versions of LaTeX.  These should not be used for new texts.

SEE ALSO
       amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1).

       Leslie  Lamport,  LaTeX  - A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 020115790X.

       Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David  Carlisle,  and
       Chris Rowley, LaTeX Companion, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996 (2nd
       edition).

       LaTeX Graphics Companion, available as part of a  boxed  set:  The  LaTeX
       Companions,  Revised  Boxed Set : A Complete Guide and Reference for Pre‐
       paring, Illustrating, and Publishing Technical Documents  (2nd  Edition),
       by  Frank  Mittelbach,  Michel  Goossens,  Sebastian Rahtz, Helmut Kopka,
       Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0321269446).



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