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       latex,  pdflatex,  xelatex,  lualatex,  dvilualatex, cslatex, pdfcslatex, platex, uplatex,
       lamed - structured text formatting and typesetting


       latex [first-line]


       This manual page is a mere skeleton.

       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.

       lualatex, pdflatex, pdfcslatex, xelatex are LaTeX formats based on the respective engines.
       All output PDF by default.
       platex, uplatex are Japanese LaTeX formats based on e-pTeX and e-upTeX (DVI output).
       lamed is the Aleph-based LaTeX format (DVI output).
       dvilualatex is LuaTeX-based and outputs DVI.
       cslatex is csTeX-based (primitives integrated into pdfTeX) and outputs DVI.

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


       amstex(1), luatex(1), pdftex(1), ptex(1), tex(1), xetex(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).

       The LaTeX home page is
       A  list  of some LaTeX tutorials is at
       An unofficial reference manual for LaTeX is at