# LaTeX Reference Books

The standard reference source for LaTeX is A Document Preparation System: LaTeX, by Leslie Lamport, ISBN 0-201-52983-1, published jointly by the American Mathematical Society and Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The 2nd edition, 1994, describes LaTeX2, the second (current) widely distributed version of LaTeX. The first edition of this book, which appeared in 1985, described LaTeX 2.09.

H. Kopka and P.W. Daly, A Guide to LaTeX2; Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users, 2nd edition, 1995, ISBN 0-201-42777-X published by Addison-Wesley.

The standard reference for what goes on inside TeX is The TeXbook by Donald E. Knuth, 1986, ISBN 0-201-13448-9, published jointly by the American Mathematical Society and Addison-Wesley.

M. Goossens, F. Mittelbach, and A. Samarin, The LaTeX Companion, published by Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-54199-8 (essential for the serious LaTeX hackers).

M. Goossens, S. Rahtz, and F. Mittelbach, The LaTeX Graphics Companion, 1997, published by Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-85469-4 (on the inclusion of graphics in LaTeX documents).

L. Botway and C. Biemesderfer, LaTeX Command Summary, published by the TeX Users Group, Providence, RI is a good companion.

A. Diller, LaTeX Line by Line, published by Wiley.

N. Walsh, Making TeX Work, published by O'Reilly & Associates, ISBN 1-56592-051-1.

Other information is available on the Web.

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