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       latex, elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text formatting and typesetting


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       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this
       version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A Document Preparation System.   LaTeX
       is  a  TeX  macro  package,  not  a  modification  to  the  TeX source program, so all the
       capabilities described in tex(1) are present.

       The LaTeX macros encourage writers to think about the content of their  documents,  rather
       than  the  form.   The ideal, very difficult to realize, is to have no formatting commands
       (like ``switch to italic''  or  ``skip  2  picas'')  in  the  document  at  all;  instead,
       everything is done by specific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

       The  primary  source  of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX manual referenced below, and
       the local guide in the file local-guide.tex or local.tex or some such.

       elatex is the e-TeX extended mode version of LaTeX format.

       lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format.

       pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format.

       On some systems latex209 and slitex are available for compatibility with older versions of
       LaTeX.  These should not be used for new texts.


       amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1).

       Leslie  Lamport,  LaTeX  -  A  Document  Preparation  System,  Addison-Wesley,  1985, ISBN

       Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams,  David  Carlisle,  and  Chris  Rowley,
       LaTeX Companion, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996 (2nd edition).

       LaTeX  Graphics Companion, available as part of a boxed set: The LaTeX Companions, Revised
       Boxed Set : A Complete Guide and Reference for  Preparing,  Illustrating,  and  Publishing
       Technical  Documents (2nd Edition), by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz,
       Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0321269446).