# The \LaTeX{} Companion, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques for Computer Typesetting

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*Frank Mittelbach; Michel Goossens; Johannes Braams; David Carlisle; Chris Rowley*

A publication of Addison-Wesley

Inside you'll find:

- Expert advice on using &latex;'s basic formatting tools to create all types of publications—from memos to encyclopedias
- In-depth coverage of important extension packages for tabular and technical typesetting, floats and captions, multicolumn layouts—including reference guides and discussions of the underlying typographic and TeXnical concepts
- Detailed techniques for generating and typesetting contents lists, bibliographies, indexes, etc.
- Tips and tricks for &latex; programmers and systems support

New to this edition:

- Nearly 1,000 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve typographical and technical problems—all ready to run!
- An additional chapter on citations and bibliographies
- Expanded material on the setup and use of fonts to access a huge collection of glyphs and to typeset text from a wide range of languages and cultures
- Major new packages for graphics, “verbatim” listings, floats, and page layout
- Full coverage of the latest packages for all types of documents—mathematical, multilingual, and many more
- Detailed help on all error messages, including those troublesome low-level &tex; errors

Like its predecessor, this book is an indispensible reference for anyone wishing to use &latex; productively.

All of the authors have over ten years of varied experience working with &latex;-related software systems. All but one are active members of the &latex;3 Project Team, developing and maintaining the core &latex; system.

The book comes with an accompanying CD-ROM which has complete plug-and-play &latex; installation, including all the packages and examples featured in the book.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in &latex;.