Written by one of the world's leading experts in TeX, this concise handbook is a truly accessible introduction for the novice. Presenting well-organized material, enriched by practical examples, the book introduces the principles of LaTeX in a user-friendly and systematic manner, making the subject fun and approachable. Many helpful features such as a formula gallery, sample files, templates, and a useful QuickFinder, make this book an indispensable tool for beginners and instructors of TeX.
From the reviews:
"The author lays a clear structure to guide the newcomer through the process of preparing a text with LaTeX.... Besides the comprehensive index at the end of the book, there is a useful Quick Finder at the beginning of the book; the reader can hardly get lost. The book fulfills the claim of the title.... With its clear structure and the well-organized index and quick finder [it] may also serve the more experienced TeXie as a reference." --Zentralblatt Math
"Fortunately, there are some excellent books for learning LaTeX. Gratzer's book is one of these superb books. Readers who work through this book are likely to reuse it frequently as a reference while writing papers with mathematical content." --Journal of Mathematical Psychology
"The book is very well organized, contains many practical examples and, undoubtedly, will become an indispensable tool for a novice who is in a hurry to write his first LaTeX paper."--(REVUE D'ANALYSE NUMERIQUE ET DE THEORIE DE L'APPROXIMATION)