Introduction.- 1. Getting LaTex.- 2. Typing Text.- 3. Text environments.- 4. Typing Formulas.- 5. Displayed Formulas.- 6. Articles.- 7. Making Presentations.- 8. Customization.- 9. The Symbol Tables.- Index.
George Gratzer is now Emeritus professor from the University of Manitoba. In addition to his best-selling books in LaTeX, Gratzer has proved to be a skilled author of several books such as "Universal Algebra" (c) Springer 2008 and "General Lattice Theory" (c) 1998 Birkhauser. Recently the author has published two useful and important articles in the Notices of the AMS relating to portability of LaTeX.
From the book reviews:"I've been looking for a friendly and accessible manual that I could recommend to students as a way to get over the initial learning curve, and this book seemed like it would fit the bill. ... The emphasis is on skills necessary for writing and presenting in an academic setting, and in particular it is geared toward students in math, physics, and numerate disciplines. ... Overall, it is a well-presented volume and pleasant to read." (Sara Kalvala, Computing Reviews, December, 2014)"The book starts with a quick survey, and then explores a bit deeper how to typeset the text, the use of environments, (mathematical) formulas and arrays, and finally the global structure of the document (top matter, body, back matter). ... this book might be interesting to read, not only for the beginner, but also for the experienced LaTeX user." (Adhemar Bultheel, euro-math-soc.eu, December, 2014)"If I really, really have to learn LaTeX, this is the book I'll go to in a flash. ... Even at a first glance or at first browse it's abundantly clear that this is a very good book for a TeXtyro like me ... . It's eminently practical and therefore eminently worthwhile." (Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, November, 2014)