LaTeX Beginner’s Guide available for free download March 4, 2015

As announced a week ago, the ebook version of “LaTeX Beginner’s Guide” written by me is available for free download today, March 4, 2015.

Download LaTeX Beginner's Guide

There’s some background information on and specifically in a forum thread, and also here on this blog.

I will answer any question to the book’s contents in the LaTeX Community forum. Experts: our forum also needs your help, perhaps have a look at the unanswered questions. Are you able to answer one, even if it’s older? Orginal poster and later readers would be happy!

Some details, simply copied from what I provided to the publisher earlier:

About This Book

  • Use LaTeX’s powerful features to produce professionally designed texts
  • Install LaTeX; download, set up, and use additional styles, templates, and tools
  • Typeset math formulas and scientific expressions to the highest standards
  • Include graphics and work with figures and tables
  • Benefit from professional fonts and modern PDF features

Who This Book Is For

If you are about to write mathematical or scientific papers, seminar handouts, or even plan to write a thesis, then this book offers you a fast-paced and practical introduction. Particularly during studying in school and university you will benefit much, as a mathematician or physicist as well as an engineer or a humanist. Everybody with high expectations who plans to write a paper or a book will be delighted by this stable software.

What You Will Learn

  • Install LaTeX and use the TeXworks editor to compile documents
  • Design the page layout; create dynamic headers and footers
  • Fine-tune appearances and the space of words, symbols, and lines
  • Apply intelligent justification and customized hyphenation to achieve fine text design
  • Typeset professional-looking tables and create bulleted and enumerated lists
  • Write sophisticated math formulas, from in-text expressions to complex multi-line equations with various alignments
  • Cross-reference objects such as figures, tables, and equations
  • Load fonts and vary their shape and style; choose between thousands of LaTeX symbols from specialized fonts
  • Use macros to save time and effort; load packages to extend LaTeX’s capabilities
  • Generate an index, cite books, and create bibliographies
  • Use external pictures, color, PDF bookmarks, and hyperlinks
  • Structure and manage large documents by splitting the input
  • Manage large documents containing lists, index, and bibliography

More details, including table of contents and sample chapter: Publisher’s LaTeX book page.


13 thoughts

    1. If it’s not worth telling a name and a mail address (could be a second, unimportant free address), don’t take this offer. The publisher did not change the webshop to anonymous access just because they made 0,00 that day. The publisher hopes for some new customers in the future by such a promotion, registering may help that a user might return.

  1. The header in the image reads “Available for 24 hours only – Mar 4th” — the offer expired at March 5 00:00 UTC.

    1. Sorry to hear that you missed it! I cannot simply give a copy, because making a copy for somebody else is not legal. Don’t know if there’s an internal mark who bought or downloaded a book, so I cannot simply copy my ebook, possibly getting problems with the publisher.

      Sometimes the publisher provides also single book copies for promotion. For example, if somebody would write a blog post or article about a related topic with mentioning of the book to satisfy the publisher’s marketing people.

      If anybody would be interested, let me know, such as by email or contact form.

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