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LATEX(1)		    General Commands Manual		      LATEX(1)

NAME
       latex,  pdflatex,  lualatex,  dvilualatex,  xelatex, lamed - structured
       text formatting and typesetting

SYNOPSIS
       latex [first-line]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page	is not meant to	be exhaustive.	The complete  documen-
       tation  for this	version	of TeX can be found in the info	file or	manual
       Web2C: A	TeX implementation.

       The LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A Document Prepara-
       tion  System.   LaTeX is	a TeX macro package, not a modification	to the
       TeX source program, so all the capabilities  described  in  tex(1)  are
       present.

       The  LaTeX macros encourage writers to think about the content of their
       documents, rather than the form.	 The ideal, very difficult to realize,
       is  to have no formatting commands (like	``switch to italic'' or	``skip
       2 picas'') in the document at all; instead, everything is done by  spe-
       cific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

       The  primary source of documentation for	LaTeX is the LaTeX manual ref-
       erenced below, and the local guide in the file local-guide.tex  or  lo-
       cal.tex or some such.

       pdflatex, lualatex, and xelatex,	are LaTeX formats based	on the respec-
       tive engines.  All output PDF by	default.
       lambed is the Aleph-based LaTeX format (DVI output).

       On some systems latex209	and slitex  are	 available  for	 compatibility
       with older versions of LaTeX.  These should not be used for new texts.

SEE ALSO
       amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1).

       Leslie  Lamport,	LaTeX -	A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 020115790X.

       Frank Mittelbach, Michel	Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and
       Chris  Rowley,  LaTeX  Companion, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996
       (2nd edition).

       The LaTeX home page is http://latex-project.org.	 A list	of some	 LaTeX
       tutorials  is at	http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=man-la-
       tex.    An   unofficial	 reference   manual   for    LaTeX    is    at
       http://home.gna.org/latexrefman.

Web2C 2015			 27 April 2015			      LATEX(1)

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