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The Background

Documentation and Help

Bits and pieces of (La)TeX

Acquiring the Software

TeX Systems

DVI Drivers and Previewers

Support Packages for TeX

Literate programming

Format conversions

Installing (La)TeX files


Adobe Type 1 (“PostScript”) fonts

Macros for using fonts

Particular font families

Metafont fonts

Hypertext and PDF


Bibliographies and citations

Creating bibliographies

Creating citations

Manipulating whole bibliographies

Adjusting the typesetting

Alternative document classes

Document structure

Page layout

Spacing of characters and lines

Typesetting specialities

Tables of contents and indexes

Labels and references

How do I do…?



Tables, figures and diagrams

Floating tables, figures, etc.


Document management


Odds and ends

Symbols, etc.

Macro programming

“Generic” macros and techniques

LaTeX macro tools and techniques

LaTeX macro programming

Things are Going Wrong…

Getting things to fit

Making things stay where you want them

Things have “gone away”

Why does it do that?

Common errors

Common misunderstandings

Why shouldn’t I?

The joy of TeX errors

Current TeX-related projects

You’re still stuck?

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This is FAQ version 3.28, released on 2014-06-10.