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Old 02-01-2004, 07:20 AM   #1
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How to use latex and related???


How to work with the different latex and dvi files .. can anyone guide me on that ... with some downloadeable tutorial documents... on it...what is exactly a dvi file?? what is sgml file???
 
Old 02-01-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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To format a LaTeX source file run:
latex file
which makes a file.dvi, view it with:
xdvi file.dvi
you can also make pdf or postscript files directly from source with pdflatex and pslatex.
Those files can be viewed with gv, ggv or kghostview.

I don't know any good LaTeX tutorial in English, there's one called something like "not so short introduction to latex", haven't tried it though.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:46 AM   #3
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thanx for the reply....
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:29 PM   #4
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as always with this stuff, type

info latex
info dvi

and so on, you'll learn a lot.
Simon
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:38 PM   #5
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put a tiny bit of lubrication on the INSIDE of the latex for added sensation
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:39 PM   #6
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Don't you find it has a tendency to slip off?

Y'know, this must be the most un-funny and used LaTeX joke around.
Slippery Simon
 
Old 03-06-2004, 09:27 PM   #7
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As dr_van_nostrand suggested, have a read through the "Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX", available from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info...tion=/starter/ . Also, grab a copy of Leslie Lamport's book (LaTeX, a Document Preparation System) from your local library.

LaTeX is a brilliant system - I used it for my doctoral thesis a few years back (250 or so pages) and other than DocBook, I wouldn't recommend anything else for longish projects...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 02:14 PM   #8
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Here's a link to the Not so Short introduction to LaTeX

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/

I've read it and I've fallen in love for LaTeX. I always use it for my works.

DVI files stand for DeVice Indipendent. Infact a dvi file represent how the system will display your file independently from the device or type ( Printer, PS file, Plotter, and so on ).

I hope I've been clear in my explanation. In other cases forgive my horrible Englisher!!!!
 
Old 04-15-2004, 06:43 AM   #9
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will check this out to get more informationnn.... thank you all for the information...
 
Old 05-15-2004, 06:24 PM   #10
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Here is another tutorial called Beginning Latex.
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/Misc/...roduction.html

To access Latex documentation that is probably installed in your system, enter:
texdoctk in the command shell. Press search, and enter latex.

Out of the 30 selections, you should find something. ( Including the Not so short... guide mentioned in a previous response. )

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