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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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!