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LaTeX Resources

TeX is an excellent typesetting engine created by renowned mathematician and computer scientist Professor Donald Knuth. LaTeX is Leslie Lamport's TeX format, enabling you to access the TeX engine in a structured manner, separating content from style. LaTeX was developed by Lamport in 1985 but has since been developed and maintained by the LaTeX3 Project. If you find (La)TeX useful, please consider joining TUG or a local TeX User Group.

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On-Site LaTeX Resources

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Useful Resources

Here is a list of resources you might find useful. Please note I'm not responsible for the contents of external sites.

General information

You can search for TeX/LaTeX packages on CTAN. If you know the name of the package, you can obtain information from the address where package-name is the name of the package. For example, to find information on the glossaries package, go to If you don't know the exact name, you can browse The TeX OnLine Catalogue or The TeX OnLine Catalogue Topic Index

UK-TUG sometimes have LaTeX training days. The training day materials are available on GitHub.


LaTeX Books

See also the AMS TeX-related Publications page.


Installation guides

The easiest way of installing TeX is to install it from the TeX Live DVD which is distributed to members of TUG. However, TeX distributions can also be downloaded from the internet.


General guides


Creating PDF documents




Using LaTeX with other applications


There are some useful tools to help automate the process of building a document. These include:

Format conversions

Bibliography management




LaTeX graphics packages

Graphics applications

There are also applications that aren't specifically drawing applications but have the capability of exporting images either as PDF or (La)TeX code. For example:





If you want to post a query to any newsgroup, forum or mailing list, make sure you first read How to ask a question. Remember that you're more likely to get a prompt response if you provide a minimal example.

Other non-English resources may be available. Check your local TeX User Group (if one exists) for further information.

Some of the big packages (for example pgf/tikz) also have their own mailing lists or forums. If you look up the package in the TeX Catalogue, it will provide a link to the package's home page, if one exists. (However most packages don't have one.)



LaTeX is great at producing good quality documents, but a well typeset document isn't a guarantee that you will have instant success in publishing it. If you are thinking of self-publishing or being published, be aware of the pitfalls.



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