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Get the "LaTeX Beginner's Guide" ebook for free

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:08 pm

Hello dear LaTeX Community members!

I’m happy to tell you than we can provide the „LaTeX Beginner’s Guide“ as an ebook for free, for a limited time. The normal price for the ebook is € 24.97, now it will be € 0,00 for one day. This was agreed with the publisher, and it will be valid for that single day only.

I cannot tell you the exact day yet, but it will be a single day in the following 2 weeks, starting from tomorrow. So please return and have a look here, for the final „it’s here!“.

Right at this thread, I will post a download link at that day, when the availability starts, for a maximum of 24 hours.

At this time, I would like to thank all for their LaTeX support in this forum!

I know, our experienced LaTeX supporters don’t need this book, but feel free to get it for curiosity. Your download will prove interest to the publisher, so I could offer them a revised updated edition.

Our LaTeX friends, who may be new in this topic, may benefit. And I thank all for their questions in our forum, because this forum would not exist without.

A download link will follow!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:10 pm

And this is how the book looks like, also in the printed paper edition:

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About This Book

  • Use LaTeX's powerful features to produce professionally designed texts
  • Install LaTeX; download, set up, and use additional styles, templates, and tools
  • Typeset math formulas and scientific expressions to the highest standards
  • Include graphics and work with figures and tables
  • Benefit from professional fonts and modern PDF features

Who This Book Is For

If you are about to write mathematical or scientific papers, seminar handouts, or even plan to write a thesis, then this book offers you a fast-paced and practical introduction. Particularly during studying in school and university you will benefit much, as a mathematician or physicist as well as an engineer or a humanist. Everybody with high expectations who plans to write a paper or a book will be delighted by this stable software.

What You Will Learn

  • Install LaTeX and use the TeXworks editor to compile documents
  • Design the page layout; create dynamic headers and footers
  • Fine-tune appearances and the space of words, symbols, and lines
  • Apply intelligent justification and customized hyphenation to achieve fine text design
  • Typeset professional-looking tables and create bulleted and enumerated lists
  • Write sophisticated math formulas, from in-text expressions to complex multi-line equations with various alignments
  • Cross-reference objects such as figures, tables, and equations
  • Load fonts and vary their shape and style; choose between thousands of LaTeX symbols from specialized fonts
  • Use macros to save time and effort; load packages to extend LaTeX's capabilities
  • Generate an index, cite books, and create bibliographies
  • Use external pictures, color, PDF bookmarks, and hyperlinks
  • Structure and manage large documents by splitting the input
  • Manage large documents containing lists, index, and bibliography

More details, including table of contents and sample chapter: Publisher's LaTeX book page

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Postby azetina » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:53 pm

Has date for the free access download released yet? Thanks. BTW I am azetina from TeX.SX :)
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Postby tbrittoborges » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:11 pm

Looking forward to read the book :)

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:38 pm

Hi Azetina,

very nice to see you here!

The publisher, who will provide the download, told me two possible dates. But they required to not announce it before it's online. It's a matter of days or a week.

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Postby evanexempt » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:41 pm

I have my profile set to send me email updates when this thread has activity. Please post here when this ebook deal drops!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:44 pm

Hi evanexempt,

yes, I promise to post it here!

Beside this confirmation, this post verifies that your email notification works. Gladly use that, I don't intend to let you look here daily, it's just here to let LaTeX community members know at first before I post it somewhere else then.

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Postby ghuczek » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:47 am

I'd like to get this too. Just posting to get a reply when it is available ...

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Postby tranquillity » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:03 am

You don't have to write a comment here to get noticed. Everything you have to do is to click on "subcribe to topic" below.

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Postby lpapp » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:44 am

Out of curiosity: have you written your book using LaTeX?
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