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Tips and Techniques for Document Processing


Published: 26th January 1999
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This is an easy-to-follow tutorial on the most popular text processing system used in the academic community. It explains formatting fundamentals and the more complex techniques for typesetting mathematical formulas. It is useful as a resource for those with access to the previous version (LATEX 2.09) who want to update themselves on the latest version - LATEX 2.<br> <br> The book is aimed at anyone interested in text processing and in particular those wanting to use LATEX to produce high quality documents. LATEX 2e is suitable for people with no previous LATEX experience.<br> <br> Written from the users point of view, this edition features many entirely new commands, replacing obsolete material as well as an appendix describing the main differences between old version LATEX 2.09 and the new version. There is also a glossary of all basic LATEX 2 commands.<br> <br> Many of the typesetting examples from the book are coded as templates and are available on the accompanying Website.

..".The book is nicely presented, with a useful set of goals at thebeginning of each chapter. A good and comprehensive start towardscreating a new and important sub-discipline...,," Times HigherEducational Supplement, 17th September 1999 #"Full review: It doesnot need me to tell you that we are currently experiencing anexplosion of information in an ever increasing number of formats -CD ROM, the Web, online databases and archives come immediately tomind. Moreover this information is found increasingly in a widevariety of different formats - not only text, but still an movingimages, sound files and data held in spreadsheets. Hypermedia andthe Web is a book which takes on the challenge of considering howto develop hypermedia processes based on sound engineeringprinciples. Interactive information is approached as a structurethat requires management, quantification and documentation. Theauthors describe the goal of the book as one of being a resourcethat can be used to improve the development of hypermedia data, toengender an awareness that successful development of hypermediadata requires a disciplined approach, and to demonstrate thepossible future of this particular field over the next five years.It is divided into three parts. T

he first - Hypermedia development fundamentals - gives a definitionof hypermedia, describes how it can be modelled and engineered, anddiscusses how to obtain a quality product and process. The secondsection covers the development process, methods and techniques. Thefinal section is devoted to research developments, such as researchprojects, Matilda, Microcosm (an open media system), the AmsterdamHypermedia Model and Relationship Management Methodology forexample. The intended readership of Hypermedia and the Web isanyone involved in the development of hypermedia products, be theyapplication developers, application analysts, Web developers, andcontent and information experts. Both theoretical concerns andpractical issues are dealt with, so it will appeal to anyone withan interest in either aspect. The book is not, however for thefaint of heart nor for those with just a passing interest in thesubject. It goes into considerable detail and makes valuable use ofgraphics in order to provide clarity w

hen the going gets tough. Having said that, the reader is stillfaced with a densely packed book full of theory and practicalanalysis and, although it is written in a friendly and approachablestyle, it's not exactly the type of book you'd want to read on thebeach. This shouldn't be seen as a criticism, since that isn't anintention of the author of course. Nevertheless it is a book thatrequires considerable concentration in order to get the most out ofit. On the other hand, once you can get involved in the book theauthors carry you along at a fair pace and make few assumptions, explaining in detail as they go and bringing in examples as neededto illustrate particular points. Indeed, they point out that atechnical background is not necessary. I have my doubts as towhether or not Hypermedia and the Web would appeal to the majorityof information professionals in their day-to-day work. However, ifyou have an active interest in the development of hypermedia andreally want to get to grips with the subje

ct you could do no better than get a hold of a copy. Furthermore, it should be within easy reaching distance of anyone who isproducing anything other than the very basic Web pages ordatabases, and really should be a must in the personal library ofanyone seriously developing databases and Websites which combine avariety of types of information in different formats.," PhilBradley, Internet Consultant, Trainer, Web Designer & Author, #

Why Use It?

Getting Started.

Fancy Prose.

List-Like Environments.

Boxes and Tables.

Making Bibliographies.

Making Indexes Standard Document Classes.

Basic Mathematical Formatting.

More Mathematical Formatting.

Introducing AMS-LATEX.

Simple Diagrams Mathematical Symbols.

Useful Notions.


When Things Go Wrong Differences.



ISBN: 9780471979180
ISBN-10: 047197918X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 26th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 16.31  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised