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                         The Very Short Guide to LaTeX

   This is the 22 January 2013 revision of the Guide. It is designed for
   printing on A4 paper, double-sided, and folding once to A5.

   This revision corrects some minor typographical inconsistencies and
   rephrases some descriptions for greater clarity. The preformatted
   version uses commercial typefaces: if you use CM or something else you
   may have to rearrange the text a little, as space is very tight.

    From the source comments:

     This is the Very Short Guide to LaTeX, a 4pp folder designed as an
     aide-mémoire for people who have just done a course in LaTeX and
     need something by them on their desk the next day to refresh their
     memories. It is not intended as a substitute for full documentation.

Production notes

   An earlier (Jan 2008) version was typeset on two A4 landscape pages
   ready to print, but this restricted the ways people wanted to print it,
   so this version is set as four normal A5 pages, leaving the imposition
   up to your printer driver.

   Adobe Acrobat 9, for example, can print the PDF two-sided, two-up,
   landscape on A4 using the "Booklet Printing" option, and a
   ready-imposed PDF generated this way is included below. A similar
   effect can be achieved by preprocessing the PS output with the command
pstops -pa4 -b "4:-3L(30cm,0)+0L(30cm,14.85cm),1L(30cm,0)+-2L(30cm,14.85cm)" \
    veryshortguide.ps | ps2pdf - veryshortguide-imposed.pdf

   The weird value of 30cm appears to be due to a bug in pstops (and in
   psbook: it ought to have been possible to use psbook and psnup for
   this, but that method does not allow for offsetting).

   The page margins are set to 12mm, because many desktop inkjet printers
   cannot print the bottom 12mm of a sheet; it was felt best to equalise
   this all round, at the small expense of making the printable area
   slightly smaller.

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   If you have been maintaining a mirror or other copy of this document,
   please update it with this version and delete the previous files.


   This is free documentation, issued under the [1]LaTeX Project Public


   Source code
   [2]veryshortguide.tex          23K LaTeX source
   [3]veryshortguide.pdf         852K PDF output
   [4]veryshortguide-imposed.pdf 178K PDF output
   [5]menno-a.eps                444K Map (EPS)
   [6]menno-a.jpg                 30K Map (JPG)

    Peter Flynn


   1. http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/licenses.lppl.html
   2. file://localhost/home/peter/texmf/dev/veryshortguide/veryshortguide.tex
   3. file://localhost/home/peter/texmf/dev/veryshortguide/veryshortguide.pdf
   4. file://localhost/home/peter/texmf/dev/veryshortguide/veryshortguide-imposed.pdf
   5. file://localhost/home/peter/texmf/dev/veryshortguide/menno-a.eps
   6. file://localhost/home/peter/texmf/dev/veryshortguide/menno-a.jpg

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LaTeX-veryshort­guide – The Very Short Guide to LaTeX

This is a 4-page re­minder of what LaTeX does. It is de­signed for print­ing on A4 pa­per, dou­ble-sided, and fold­ing once to A5. (Such an ‘im­posed’ ver­sion of the doc­u­ment is pro­vided in the dis­tri­bu­tion, as PDF.)

Pack­age De­tailsLaTeX-veryshort­guide
Home pagehttp://la­tex.sil­maril.ie/veryshort­guide/
Ver­sion 2013-01-22
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPeter Flynn
Con­tained inTeX Live as la­tex-veryshort­guide
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