LaTeX Cookbook - Second Edition: Over 100 practical, ready-to-use LaTeX recipes for instant solutions (Paperback)

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LaTeX Cookbook - Second Edition: Over 100 practical, ready-to-use LaTeX recipes for instant solutions By Stefan Kottwitz Cover Image


Explore practical LaTeX examples across various fields like mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science, and learn to quickly create tables, diagrams, and plots for your thesis, presentations, and articles

Key Features
  • Work with ready-to-use document templates to write articles, books, a thesis, and more
  • Refine text, fonts, formulas, and tables, and optimize PDF properties
  • Create captivating graphics directly within LaTeX in 2D and 3D
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook
Book Description

The second edition of LaTeX Cookbook offers improved and additional examples especially for users in science and academia, with a focus on new packages for creating graphics with LaTeX. This edition also features an additional chapter on ChatGPT use to improve content, streamline code, and automate tasks, thereby saving time. This book is a practical guide to utilizing the capabilities of modern document classes and exploring the functionalities of the newest LaTeX packages. Starting with familiar document types like articles, books, letters, posters, leaflets, and presentations, it contains detailed tutorials for refining text design, adjusting fonts, managing images, creating tables, and optimizing PDFs. It also covers elements such as the bibliography, glossary, and index. You'll learn to create graphics directly within LaTeX, including diagrams and plots, and explore LaTeX's application across various fields like mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science. The book's website offers online compilable code, an example gallery, and supplementary information related to the book, including the author's LaTeX forum, where you can get personal support. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills to optimize productivity through practical demonstrations of effective LaTeX usage in diverse scenarios.

What you will learn
  • Utilize various document classes and incorporate bibliography, glossary, and index sections
  • Handle arranging and annotating images with ease
  • Create visually appealing tables and learn how to manage fonts efficiently
  • Generate diverse and colorful graphics, including diagrams, flow charts, bar charts, trees, and both 2D and 3D plots
  • Solve writing and drawing tasks across various scientific disciplines
  • Optimize PDF output, enhancing it with metadata, annotations, popups, animations, and fill-in fields
  • Leverage ChatGPT to improve content and code
Who this book is for

If you're a LaTeX user in school, academia, or industry with a foundational understanding of LaTeX basics, this book offers efficient solutions to expedite your tasks. Tailored to students, teachers, authors, and engineers, its example-driven format enables quick access to solutions. Familiarity with basic LaTeX syntax and using LaTeX with your preferred editor for compiling is recommended to make the most of this book.

Table of Contents
  1. Exploring Various Document Classes
  2. Tuning the Text
  3. Adjusting Fonts
  4. Creating Tables
  5. Working with Images
  6. Creating Graphics
  7. Creating Beautiful Designs
  8. Producing Contents, Indexes, and Bibliographies
  9. Optimizing PDF Files
  10. Writing Advanced Mathematics
  11. Using LaTeX in Science and Technology
  12. Getting Support on the Internet
  13. Using Artificial Intelligence with LaTeX
Product Details
ISBN: 9781835080320
ISBN-10: 1835080324
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Date: February 29th, 2024
Pages: 424
Language: English