X-ListName: TeX-Related Network Discussion List
Subject: List Of TeX Tutorials As Of 5.18.93
From: "Tundra" Tim Daneliuk
Organization: TundraWare
Message-ID: <9305181813.AA18821@eskimo.chi.il.us>
Date: 18 May 93 18:13:36 CST (Tue)
List Of TeX-Related Tutorials As Of 05.18.93
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Herein is a list of tutorials on TeX-related subjects. If you are the
author of such a document and that document is freely available
(public domain, GNU Copyleft, etc.) please feel free to email me the
information in the format defined below and I'll include it in the
next revision of this list.
Also, if any of the information is incorrect, misleading, or otherwise
needs amending, please let me know.
Thanks to all who have contributed.
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Document Name:
Latest Version: <Version Number And/Or Date>
Author Name: <Last Name, First Name>
Author Email Address: <Optional, If You Don't Want To Be Pestered>
Size (Bytes): <Or Pages>
Brief Description: <One Line Please>
Intended Audience: <Novice, Advanced, Specialist In Some Discipline, etc.>
Distribution Site: <Primary ftp Site>
Comments: <Whatever Makes Sense Here - Try To Keep It Under 50 Lines Or So>
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Document Name: Application Of NFSS In The Context Of Latex
Latest Version: January 1993
Author Name: {\.Z}bikowski, Rafa{\l}
Author Email Address: Not Available
Size (Bytes): ~40K
Brief Description: A FAQ containing two embedded LaTeX documents
Intended Audience: Newcomers to the New Font Selection Scheme and
amsfontsS no (La)TeX expertise assumed.
Distribution Site niord.shsu.edu:
[FILESERV.FAQ]FAQ.NFSS-LATEX
Comments: The purpose of this document is to describe briefly
AmSFonts and the New Font Selection Scheme (NFSS) in the
context of LaTeX. The issues addressed are as follows.
AmSFonts: What are AmSFonts? Where to get AmSFonts from?
How to install AmSFonts for LaTeX?
New Font Selection Scheme: What is the New Font Selection
Scheme (NFSS)? Why to use NFSS? Where to get NFSS from?
How to install NFSS? How to use NFSS to install AmSFonts
for LaTeX?
Also: How can NFSS and AmSFonts be used in practice?
(Examples.)
The questions are attempted to be answered from user's
point of view as opposed to (La)TeXpert's/designer's.
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Document Name: A Catalogue of TeX Macros
Latest Version:
Author Name: Jones, David
Author Email Address: dmjones@theory.lcs.mit.edu
Size (Bytes): 367136
Brief Description: A Catalogue of TeX Macros.
Intended Audience: Anyone who uses TeX.
Distribution Site: theory.lcs.mit.edu:
pub/tex/TeX-index
Comments: The goal of this document is to provide a catalogue of all
publicly-available TeX macros and macro packages, such as AMS-TeX,
plain TeX, eplain, FoilTeX, LaTeX, AMS-LaTex, LAMS-TeX, Lollipop,
etc. Although it is far from complete, it already contains nearly
1000 entries. (It also includes a section on BibTeX style files.)
The author actively solicits contributions and greatly appreciates
it when authors of macro packages send him updates or new entries.
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Document Name: The Components of TeX
Author Name: Joachim Schrod
Author Email Address: schrod@iti.informatik.th-darmstadt.de
Size (Bytes): ca 30 KB
Brief Description: It describes the components and files users of TeX
get in contact with.
Intended Audience: Not a document for beginners. For those who have used TeX
for a while and wonder what all those files are good for.
Distribution Site (ftp or uucp): ftp.th-darmstadt.de:
pub/tex/documentation/components-of-TeX.tar.Z
Comments: Also available from all larger TeX archives.
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Document Name: elm.tex (Essential LaTeX Mathematics)
Latest Version: (no version number - only one version)
Author Name: Carlisle, David
Author Email Address: carlisle@cs.man.ac.uk
Size (Bytes): 18362
Brief Description: An addition to Essential LaTeX, describing mathematics.
Intended Audience: Those with an interest in typesetting mathematics.
Distribution Site: ftp.tex.ac.uk
Comments: Does not describe mathematics under the NFSS. Uses the obsolete
ms[xy]m fonts. Requires amssymbols.sty.
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Document Name: A Gentle Introduction to TeX
Latest Version:
Author Name: Doob, Michael
Author Email Address: mdoob@ccu.umanitoba.ca
Size (Bytes): 198589
Brief Description: Introduction to plain tex.
Intended Audience: Rank beginners.
Distribution Site: Many (try gentle.tex on Archie)
Comments: Hard copy also available from the TeX Users Group at a nominal cost.
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Document Name: Getting Up And Running With AMS-LaTeX
Latest Version: December 16,1992
Author Name: Hirschhorn, Phil
Author Email Address: psh@math.mit.edu
Size (Pages): 25
Brief Description: Overview of the American Mathematical Society version of
LaTeX.
Intended Audience: Intended for someone with at least some experience with
either plain TeX, AMS-TeX, or LaTeX.
Distribution Site: Contact author via email or use one of the following:
pip.shsu.edu: tex-archive/documentation/amslatex-primer
ftp.tex.ac.uk: pub/archive/documentation/amslatex-primer
ftp.uni-stuttgart.de: soft/tex/documentation/amslatex-primer
(File Names: amshelp.tex, template.tex)
Comments: Attempts to give enough information for someone to get started with
AMS-LaTeX without having to read the manual. Contains a template
file.
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Document Name: An Introduction To TeX And Friends
Latest Version:
Author Name: Maltby, Gavin
Author Email Address: gmaltby@unpcs1.cs.unp.ac.za
maltby@unpsun1.cc.unp.ac.za
Size (Bytes): 150405
Brief Description: An introduction to the TeX world through LaTeX. Covers
text processing and mathematical typesetting. Far from a
reference work, for there are many commands not even
mentioned. Around 80 pages.
Intended Audience: LaTeX beginners, especially those who want to typeset
mathematics and proceed to AmSLaTeX
Distribution Site: To Be Determined
Comments: Prepared for short course given at University of Natal,
Pietermaritzburg. Prepared in great haste, so not ultimately
polished.
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Document Name: Metafont For Beginners
Latest Version: draft 2, Fri 23 Oct 1992.
Author Name: Tobin, Geoffrey
Author Email Address: ecsgrt@luxor.latrobe.edu.au
Size (Bytes): 15252
Brief Description: A brief overview of what Metafont is and does.
Intended Audience: Moderately experienced TeX users
Distribution Site: niord.shsu.edu
Comments: Short and sweet, a great way to get started with Metafont.
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Document Name: Simple drawings with METAFONT (drawing.tex)
Latest Version: April 1993
Author Name: Wagner, Zdenek
Author Email Address: wagner@csearn.bitnet (preferred)
wagner@earn.cvut.cs
Size (Bytes): 29392
Brief Description: Simple drawings with MF, inclusion into LaTeX documents
Intended Audience: Slightly advance, knowledge of METAFONTbook not needed
Distribution Site: cs.felk.cvut.cs, [pub.tex.doc]drawing.tex
(user anonymous, password anonymous)
Comments: The documents describes how to make simple drawings with METAFONT
and how to include them in the LaTeX document. The document is
available in the source form which must be run through METAFONT and
LaTeX and printed. The descrobtion is brief so that it is necessary
to look into the source code to see how it was done. To process the
document, ``verbatim.sty'' is required.
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Document Name: symbols.tex
Latest Version: 2.00
Author Name: Carlisle, David
Author Email Address: carlisle@cs.man.ac.uk
Size (Bytes): 17594
Brief Description: A listing of all the standard LaTeX math symbols and the
AMS symbols.
Intended Audience: Those with an interest in typesetting mathematics.
Distribution Site: ftp.tex.ac.uk, SHSU, stuttgart
Comments: If used with the NFSS, requires AMSFONTS2.1, and amssymb.sty. If
used without the NFSS, does not show the AMS Fonts.
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Document Name: TeXsis -- TeX Macros for Physicists
Latest Version:
Author Name: Myers, Eric and Paige, Frank
Author Email Address: texsis@lifshitz.ph.utexas.edu
Size (Bytes): 835584 (tar file)
Brief Description: TeX macros extending Plain TeX
Intended Audience: Physicists and others who write technical documents.
Distribution Site: anonymous@lifshitz.ph.utexas.edu
Comments: See the files README and INSTALL in the ftp directory.
The manual is written in TeXsis, so you need the macros to print it.
Partially a tutorial along with the macros necessary to help
physicists make use of TeX effectively.
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