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LATEX(1)										 LATEX(1)

NAME
       latex, elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text formatting and typesetting

SYNOPSIS
       latex [ first line ]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this ver-
       sion 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 Preparation System.   LaTeX
       is a TeX macro package, not a modification to the TeX source program, so all the capabili-
       ties 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,  every-
       thing is done by specific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

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

       elatex is the e-TX extended mode version of LaTeX format.

       lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format.

       pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format.

       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), tex(1),
       Leslie  Lamport,  LaTeX	-  A  Document	Preparation  System,  Addison-Wesley,  1985, ISBN
       0-201-15790-X.

Web2C 7.3.1				  29 March 1999 				 LATEX(1)
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