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For TeX primitive commands a rather nice
quick reference booklet
by John W. Shipman, is available; it’s arranged in the same way as the
TeXbook. By contrast, you can view David Bausum’s
list of TeX primitives
alphabetically or arranged by “family”. Either way, the list has a
link for each control sequence, that leads you to a detailed
description, which includes page references to the TeXbook.
There doesn’t seem to be a reference that takes in Plain TeX as
well as the primitive commands.
An interesting LaTeX “cheat sheet” is available from CTAN:
it’s a list of (more or less) everything you ‘ought to’ remember, for
basic LaTeX use.
(It’s laid out very compactly for printing on N. American ‘letter’;
printed on ISO A4, using Adobe Acrobat’s “shrink to
fit”, it strains aged eyes…)
For command organised references to LaTeX, Karl Berry (et
LaTeX reference manual
an extent) work in progress, but is generally reliable (source is
available on the.archive as well).
Martin Scharrer’s “List of internal LaTeX macros” is a help to
those aiming to write a class or package.
The reference provided by the Emerson Center of Emory
also looks good.
- Cheat sheet
- info/latexcheat/latexcheat/latexsheet.pdf; catalogue entry
- LaTeX reference manual
- info/latex2e-help-texinfo (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- LaTeX internal macros
- info/macros2e (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
This answer last edited: 2012-02-16
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