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LaTeX for Administrative Work

Nicola L. C. Talbot
Dickimaw LaTeX Series
1.3 (2021-09-06)
30th September 2015
GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL)
TUGboat, Volume 37 (2016), No. 1

Note: The TeX FAQ site has moved to Links to the FAQ in the book will be updated in the next edition. See also ERRATA and the Typo Tracker.

Available Formats

(The line and page breaking has been optimize for the paperback version, so the A4 and screen PDFs have some overfull lines.)

Paperback (RRP £21.99)
ISBN 978-1-909440-07-4. Available from the Dickimaw Books Store (at a discounted price) or order through your favourite book seller.
HTML (free)
The HTML version mostly uses object instead of img tags for the images to provide more detailed descriptive text for screen readers or text-only browsers.
A4 PDF (free)
PDF version with hyperlinks (file size 17361719).
12.8cm x 9.6cm PDF (free)
Landscape PDF version for on-line viewing with hyperlinks (file size 18428929).

About the Book

This book is aimed at people who want to use LaTeX for administrative work, such as writing correspondence, performing repetitive tasks or typesetting problem sheets or exam papers. It assumes some familiarity with LaTeX and covers some medium to advanced commands.


Source Code

The source code for the entire book can be downloaded as a zip file (file size 84756292). Note that the code is extremely complicated in order to create the various different formats (paperback, A4 PDF, screen PDF and HTML). See the source README file for further details.

The source code was compiled with TeX Live 2014. TeX Live 2015 introduced some changes to the LaTeX kernel that has thrown some of the page formatting out of whack. (See Legacy Documents and TeX Live Docker Images.)