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Re: a LaTeX question

On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 09:34:00AM -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 01:10:15PM +0100, Ari Constancio wrote:
> > On 9/2/07, Ari Constancio <ari.constancio@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > I suppose I'll have to get a copy.  This is not the first time I have
> > > > seen that recommendation.  It is just that I prefer to use online
> > > > resources.  TeX/LaTeX seems unique in lacking a good online manual.
> > >
> > > Probably because there *is* a good online manual, called  "The not so
> > > Short Introduction to LaTeX2e" (http://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/).
> > 
> > The link is http://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/lshort.pdf

Thanks, yes:  I have read that, more than once.  It is a good
introduction, but IMHO no more than that.
> Funny, I have that doc on my Etch system as part of one of the Texlive
> doc packages.  Try running texdoctk.  You'll get a selection of online
> manuals.  Click on one and the correct viewer will pop up.

Yes, I had spotted that it was installed on mine too.  texdoctk was new
to me, though.  I had to install perl-tk and tetex-doc, but after that,
--wow!  There is a lot of additional information there!  

Thanks Douglas


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