Top Ten List

To install the files on a personal computer, click on the latest version (2009) in the "Download templates" section of the above page, unzip the file, and follow the instructions on the above page for installation.

- TeX FAQ (from the UK TeX Users Group)
- CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network)
- The TeX Catalogue Online
- The (La)TeX Navigator
- AMS TeX Resources Page

- Text Processing using LaTeX. From the Cambridge University Engineering Department. An extensive listing of resources, including links to many free online guides.
- Amsmath User's Guide. The official documentation for the amsmath LaTeX package, from the CTAN archive. Additional documentation for AMS TeX tools and packages can be found at the AMS TeX Resources website.
- Scott Pakin's Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List. A monster collection of LaTeX symbols and special characters, covering 3300 symbols in 225 tables over 111 pages. For a userfriendly interface to these symbols try the LaTeX symbol classifier.
- Math into LaTeX, Chapter 1. A free online version of part of Gratzer's "Math into LaTeX", including Chapter 1, the index, and the appendices at the end of the book.
- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e. The classic free online text on LaTeX. An excellent and fairly complete introduction to TeX at the beginner to intermediate level. Unfortunately, it doesn't cover AMS-LaTeX; for that, use one of the guides listed above.
- Online Tutorials by the Indian TeX Users Group. An absolutely first-rate, beautifully produced, set of tutorials.

**A must-have: George Gratzer, "Math into LaTeX".**This is the standard reference on LaTeX with the AMS flavor, and a must (IMHO) for anyone planning to write mathematical papers in LaTeX. There are dozens of books on LaTeX, but none covers the AMS packages (amsmath, amsthm, amsfonts, etc.) in any detail, if at all. For most people interested in using LaTeX for mathematical typing, the Gratzer book is all they need. The first chapter serves as a good stand-alone introduction to LaTeX; this chapter is also available online at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/mil/mil.pdf, but instead of trying to download and print this fairly large file, you may be better off just buying the book.**H. Kopka, P. Daly, "A guide to LaTeX":**Probably the best and most comprehensive reference on LaTeX proper (as opposed to add-on packages which are discussed in the next item).**M. Goossens, F. Mittelbach, A. Samarin, "The LaTeX Companion":**As the name suggest, this book (a heavyweight, comprising over 1000 pages) complements, rather than replaces, standard introductions and reference works such as Kopka/Daly, by covering many of the "packages" and add-ons available for LaTeX.**M. Goossens, S. Rahtz, F. Mittelbach, "The LaTeX Graphics Companion":**Similar in spirit to the "LaTeX Companion", but focusing on packages and tools for typesetting graphical material.

- TeX Museum: Historical documents on TeX, Knuth, Lamport, etc.
- Homepage of Donald E. Knuth
- Knuth on Email

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