Monday, January 19, 2009

Guide to LATEX or AutoCAD LT 2000 For Dummies

Guide to LATEX

Author: Kopka

LaTeX is the text-preparation system of choice for scientists and academics, and is especially useful for typesetting technical materials. This popular book shows you how to begin using LaTeX to create high-quality documents. The book also serves as a handy reference for all LaTeX users. In this completely revised edition, the authors cover the LaTeX2ε standard and offer more details, examples, exercises, tips, and tricks. They go beyond the core installation to describe the key contributed packages that have become essential to LaTeX processing.

Inside, you will find:

  • Complete coverage of LaTeX fundamentals, including how to input text, symbols, and mathematics; how to produce lists and tables; how to include graphics and color; and how to organize and customize documents
  • Discussion of more advanced concepts such as bibliographical databases and BIBTeX, math extensions with AMS-LaTeX, drawing, slides, and letters
  • Helpful appendices on installation, error messages, creating packages, using LaTeX with HTML and XML, and fonts
  • An extensive alphabetized listing of commands and their uses

New to this edition:

  • More emphasis on LaTeX as a markup language that separates content and form--consistent with the essence of XML
  • Detailed discussions of contributed packages alongside relevant standard topics
  • In-depth information on PDF output, including extensive coverage of how to use the hyperref package to create links, bookmarks, and active buttons

As did the three best-selling editions that preceded it, Guide to LaTeX, Fourth Edition, will prove indispensable to anyone wishing to gain the benefits of LaTeX.

The accompanying CD-ROMis part of the TeX Live set distributed by TeX Users Groups, containing a full LaTeX installation for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux, as well as many extensions, including those discussed in the book.

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AutoCAD LT 2000 For Dummies

Author: Bud E Smith

Since AutoCAD first stormed the market in the early '80s it has grown to define a whole new way of creating architectural, mechanical, and technical drawings.

Let this guide walk you through the options included in the latest version -- AutoCAD LT 2000. For occasional CAD users and professional designers alike, AutoCAD LT 2000 For Dummies is an indispensable resource. It's equally valuable whether you're providing input on existing files or starting drawings from scratch. Look for helpful sections on...

  • Identifying new plotting architecture in AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD LT 2000
  • Plotting, reviewing, adding comments, and making changes to existing drawings
  • Using other Windows programs and the Internet with AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT drawings
  • Developing the necessary skills to create drawings from scratch in AutoCAD LT
  • Reusing information efficiently in order to improve productivity and consistency
  • Sharing and publishing drawings on the Web
  • Defining key vocabulary in a thoroughly updated glossary of AutoCAD LT terms

Table of Contents:

PART I: LT for Me, See.

Chapter 1: Why AutoCAD LT 2000?

Chapter 2: Le Tour de AutoCAD LT 2000.

Chapter 3: Learning to Drive.

PART II: Working with Existing Drawings.

Chapter 4: Plotting: Waiting for Your Prints to Come In.

Chapter 5: Drawing 101: Mark-Up Methods.

Chapter 6: Editing 101: Making a Change.

Chapter 7: Swapping Stuff with Other Programs.

Chapter 8: Drawing on the Internet.

PART III: Creating Your Own Drawings.

Chapter 9: Setup for Success.

Chapter 10: Where to Draw the Line?

Chapter 11: Edit for Credit.

Chapter 12: The Character of Text.

Chapter 13: Dimension This!

Chapter 14: Down the Hatch.

Chapter 15: The X-ref Files.

PART IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Do No Harm.

Chapter 17: Ten Great AutoCAD LT Resources.

PART V: Appendix.

Appendix: Glossary of AutoCAD LT Terms.


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