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NAME
       latex, elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text formatting and typesetting

SYNOPSIS
       latex [ first line ]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page  is  not  meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be
       found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A Document Preparation System.  LaTeX is a TeX macro  pack-
       age, not a modification to the TeX source program, so all the capabilities described in tex(1) are present.

       The  LaTeX  macros  encourage writers to think about the content of their documents, rather than the form.  The
       ideal, very difficult to realize, is to have no formatting commands (like ''switch  to  italic''  or  ''skip  2
       picas'')  in  the  document at all; instead, everything is done by specific markup instructions: ''emphasize'',
       ''start a section''.

       The primary source of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX manual referenced below, and the local guide in  the
       file local-guide.tex or local.tex or some such.

       elatex is the e-TeX extended mode version of LaTeX format.

       lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format.

       pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format.

       On some systems latex209 and slitex are available for compatibility with older versions of LaTeX.  These should
       not be used for new texts.


SEE ALSO
       amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1).

       Leslie Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley, 1985, ISBN 020115790X.

       Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley, LaTeX Companion, Addison-
       Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996 (2nd edition).

       LaTeX  Graphics  Companion,  available as part of a boxed set: The LaTeX Companions, Revised Boxed Set : A Com-
       plete Guide and Reference for Preparing, Illustrating, and Publishing Technical  Documents  (2nd  Edition),  by
       Frank  Mittelbach,  Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz, Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN
       0321269446).



Web2C 7.5.6                     7 January 2007                        LATEX(1)