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## TeX Sources and Utilities

CTAN, the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network attempts to have everything: packages, fonts, etc.- CTAN Web Home Page ( List of CTAN sites, worldwide )

- TeX and LaTeX Catalogue Packages and tools, mostly available on CTAN.
- CTAN Searc & Browseh
- For AMSTeX and AMSLaTeX the best source is AMS TeX Resources.

- TeX and LaTeX Catalogue Packages and Tools (same as above).

- Including Graphics in LaTeX by K. Hoppner.

- Viewing TeX/LaTeX files on the Internet. Two reasonable procedures are to convert to a PDF file or to use a program that converts to html.

- Convert to PDF (my preference): save the document as a pdf file, either by converting the .ps file to .pdf using, say, ps2pdf (on Unix/Linux) or else by using pdflatex. I use ps2pdf. While pdflatex has some advantages, it is a bit buggy and it's pdf files are longer.

- TeX/LaTeX to html converters (see also W3 Org's Math. Page -- primarily discusses
MathML).

One standard uses LaTeX2HTML This converts non-text (such as formulas) to gif that all WWW graphic browsers can display. Useful but far from perfect.

- Making SLIDES: Use "beamer" or "prosper." They come with a number of predefined styles. See Beamer (and Beamer article) and Introduction to Prosper. Beamer seems to be simpler so you might try that first. Before you embark on writing your own prosper syple, look at the prosper defaults.

Some people might prefer the package "talk". It has simple defaults, especially it lets you change between styles very easily for individual slides.

- Check out amsrefs 2.0, a LaTeX extension package (an alternative to BibTeX) for use in preparing bibliographies.

Also try MRef, a tool for creating standard references with links to MathSciNet.

- test.dvi Test if you can view TeX
dvifiles. If you can view dvi files outside of WWW, you should be able to see this by adding dvi as a MIME type.## References

- The TeX Family in 2009. Recent developments.
- TeX, LaTeX, etc. Frequently Asked Questions. Look here before asking others: TeX FAQ (UK TuG).
- TeX Resources (UIUC)
- References for TeX and Friends (HTML version)
- TeX Cookbook: dvi, and PDF -- from MathPro Press.
- LaTeX Help.
- Valuable LaTeX book with useful details about AMSLaTeX:
Math into LaTeXby George Gratzer. The Fourth Edition (2007) is published by Springer-Verlag. [Download: First Edition (PDF) ; A Short Course based on Fourth Edition (PDF)]- Try LaTeX Online. This works in a browser window -- so to try this you don't install any software on your own computer. You type in your own text in the left window -- or just modify the sample there). Then press "Result Preview" at the top of the left window. The output appears in the right window (after you scroll-down a bit).
- Some recent LaTeX tools.
- Introduction to LaTeX (by Tony Roberts)
- David R.Wilkin's primer "Getting Started with LaTeX"
- LaTeXe Help LaTeX commands, comprehensive (by Tony Roberts)
- Insight using TeX and LaTeX Valuable source (Stanford, 2006, some links are broken)
- Standard LaTeX Symbols,

LaTeX Math Symbols

Comprehensive list of LaTeX Symbols- TeX Related Publications (from the AMS)
- TUG (TeX Users Group) and their list of Interesting URLs
- FONTS:

Metafont sources, AMS Fonts page.

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