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في: أيار 21, 2009, 03:49:06 مسائاً
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 LaTeX (pronounced /ˈleɪtɛx/ or /ˈleɪtɛk/) is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. Within the typesetting system, its name is styled as .
 LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, scholars in academia and the commercial world, and other professionals.[1] As a primary or intermediate format (e.g. translating DocBook and other XML-based formats to PDF), LaTeX is used because of the high quality of typesetting achievable by TeX. The typesetting system offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout and bibliographies.
LaTeX is intended to provide a high-level language that accesses the power of TeX. LaTeX essentially comprises a collection of TeX macros and a program to process LaTeX documents. Because the TeX formatting commands are very low-level, it is usually much simpler for end-users to use LaTeX.
 LaTeX was originally written in the early 1980s by Leslie Lamport at SRI International. [2] It has become the dominant method for using TeX—few people write in plain TeX anymore. The current version is LaTeX2e (styled ).
The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the text editor itself. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .tex file must be created using some form of text editor. While many text editors work, many people prefer to use one of several editors designed specifically for working with LaTeX.
 Distributed under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL), LaTeX is free software
 
You can see also the following link
 http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/
 

 

 
 
A Guide to LATEX: Document Preparation for Beginners and Advanced Users (3rd Edition)
By Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly
 
 
 
 
  • Publisher:                   Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Number Of Pages:                   600
  • Publication Date:                   1999-01-25
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN:                   0201398257
  • ISBN-13 / EAN:                   9780201398250
  • Binding:                   Paperback
Book Description:
 
A completely revised edition of this accessible guide to LATEX document preparation, bringing it up to date with the latest releases and Web ad PC based developments. A Guide to LATEX covers the basics as well as advanced LATEX topics and contains numerous practical examples and handy tips for avoiding problems. It covers the latest LATEX extensions and has been completely updated to cover latest releases and upgrades.
The book explains the LATEX macro package for the TEX text formatting program, presenting a complete description for beginners, going on to more advanced and specialized features. Files for LATEX processing contain the actual text plus markup and programming command, al as ASCII text, something tat makes them portable to every computer system. The LATEX/TEX program processes these files to produce high-quality typeset results, especially for complicated mathematics.
LATEX offers the user all the features of any text processing system: automatic section formatting, numbering of sections, figures, tables and equations, table of contents, lists of figures and tables, cross-referencing to the numbers, bibliography, keyword index, colour, inclusion of illustrations. All of these are demonstrated to the reader via examples and exercises through a structure that takes him or her from the simplest beginnings to the more complicated refinements.
 
 
 


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