LaTeX on the Fly
# LaTeX on the Fly

This page provides some introductory material relating to the mathematical
typesetting program, LaTeX.

You can download here:

## A Grasshopper's Approach to LaTeX

This is an introduction to
LaTeX for people who have never encountered it before (with acknowledgement
to Sebastian Reich):

- the postscript version ,
- the pdf version ,
- the LaTeX source file

for this document.

## LaTeX sources on the Web

Here are some LaTeX resources on the web
Getting Started with LaTeX

Hypertext Help with LaTeX

LaTeX Resources

(There are many others; just try typing `latex' into Google. Not all that you
find this way will be related to mathematical typesetting...)

## Suitable editors for LaTeX

You might want to use
WinShell, which is
specifically designed for working with LaTeX.
## LaTeX on PCs

There are three points to make here:
- If you have a computer running Red Hat Linux, then latex
should be automatically available.
- An easily downloadable version is available from
here
(http://www.miktex.org).
It is also possible to get a CD ROM with this on; we have
it and it can be borrowed from Gwen Potter (20AA04).
Please make sure that you return it to her after using it.
- A very comprehensive archive is available at
here
(http://www.tex.ac.uk/).

## Recommended LaTeX textbook

I can recommended the following textbook
David F. Griffiths and Desmond J. Higham, *Learning LaTeX*,
SIAM, Philadelphia, 1996, ISBN 0-89871-383-8,
Price £ 14:50.

(Several copies ordered by the bookshop, October 2001.)

Return to Jonathan Deane's home page

J.Deane@surrey.ac.uk
September 2001