Update: extended by 1 week, plus print book availability, see updated image.
As I’m proud of the book: any TeX.SE user who took the pre-order discount but doesn’t like the print book at first sight, could send it to me if in original shape and I would refund personally. Can take copies for friends. 🙂 But this is limited to already registered TeX.SE users, 20 pcs in total, and 1 per person. For safety. 😀
Dear friends of TeX.SE,
after more than a year of work, I finished the LaTeX Cookbook. It’s a great moment for me, and I’d like to share it with you. Especially, because the years here gave me a lot of inspiration and enlightenment.
The book is a collection of useful and interesting LaTeX recipes. Those are examples with step by step instructions. Each how-to is followed by an explanation of how it works. Then additional tuning details follow.
- Starting with document types such as books, presentations, leaftlets, and posters
- Shaping and tuning text and fonts
- Working with images and tables
- Creating bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes
- Using PDF specific features
- Doing math with a focus on advanced tasks such as plotting functions, drawing geometry, and doing actual calculations
- Creating diagrams such as flowcharts, pie charts, bar charts, and trees
- Applying LaTeX for various sciences
Take a look: Table of Contents.
To give you a better look at the style of this book, I made a website for it: LaTeX-Cookbook.net. The website shows you
a complete sample chapter, and additional examples in a gallery. You will notice, that I’m a big fan of TikZ and use it whenever I can. I invite you to take a tour through the book’s website. I hope you will enjoy it.
The publisher agreed with me to give 35% discount to LaTeX friends who pre-order the book. This is valid until October 18th, 2015. (use coupon code LXCB35, total number of uses is limited afaik)
For beginners, the book is perfectly supplemented by an introductory book. So we made an addition. My earlier book, the LaTeX Beginner’s Guide, can now be ordered with a 50% discount. This offer applies until November 30th, 2015. (use coupon code tDRet6Y, limited) I hope, this offer can make the entry to the LaTeX world easier for beginners. For the same reason, I would be glad if you would share this news on facebook, twitter, and blogs. You may link to this post or to LaTeX-Cookbook.net.
Cool stuff, congrats on finishing the book!
Typically, one of the first things I noticed is a small glitch:
is added twice in the flow chart example (steps 5 and 8 in http://latex-cookbook.net/articles/flowchart/).