$Id: README,v 1.3 2011/01/27 22:16:24 karl Exp $ This is the README file for version 1.0 of the free edition of the book TeX for the Impatient, released under the GNU Free Documentation License. (This README file itself is public domain.) Primary distribution is through CTAN: http://mirror.ctan.org/info/impatient/ TeX for the Impatient is also a GNU package, and the development sources, contact information, and other project details are available at http://www.gnu.org/software/teximpatient. Information about the free edition is included at the end of the preface and on the copyright page. We'd be interested in hearing about any projects undertaken with this material. See errata.future for some ideas. Some random thoughts for people thinking of working with the source: - You may want to translate the source into some more standard format; we used many homegrown macros to make typing and markup easier. - You may also want to redo the index creation to use makeindex or some other standard program, instead of our homegrown Icon programs (included in the distribution, for what it's worth). Until the index can be easily regenerated, the page breaks can't change without the index becoming useless. - Printing the GFDL required many kludges, a true Eplain-compatible version is needed (which in turn would require using the current eplain to print the book). Happy TeXing.
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impatient – Free edition of the book "TeX for the Impatient"
“TeX for the Impatient” is a book (of around 350
pages) on TeX, Plain TeX and Eplain.
The book is also available in French translation.
A copy of the book (French translation)|
A copy of the book (English)
Basic project information
|License||Free Documentation License|
|Copyright||2003 Paul Abrahams, Kathryn Hargreaves, Karl Berry|
|Maintainer||Karl Berry (inactive)|
Kathryn A. Hargreaves (inactive)
Paul W. Abrahams (inactive)
|Contained in||TeXLive as impatient|
tutorial material for Plain TeX|
source of a published book