# TeX (generally)

# TeX (generally)

As of October 2007 we are using the 2007 TeX Live distribution of TeX and related files. You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to http://math.berkeley.edu/~vojta/tex-doc . Files of particular interest to beginners include:

- The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e -- an introduction to the LaTeX language
- LaTeX tips
- Table of Mathematical Symbols

You can also see our old TeX help instead, but be warned that many of these documents refer to LaTeX 2.09 instead of LaTeX 2e, which is installed here and which has been the "modern" version of LaTeX since 1993.

More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information:

- TeX Users Group Home Page The best online information about TeX. It indexes useful information if you don't know what TeX is, if you want to learn TeX and/or LaTeX, or if you've been using them for years. They also run one of the main sites of the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network.
- TeX Live Home Page.
- LaTeX home page.
- Donald E. Knuth's home page.
- Free math fonts for TeX and LaTeX

Some WikiBooks are also available for TeX:

## Links

Links to special topics on TeX include:

- Writing your thesis in TeX: the
**ucbthesis**document class - Writing letters in TeX: the
**ucbletter**document class - Using TeX to create
*pdf*files - Spell-checking TeX files
- Installing local macro packages (e.g.,
**ucbthesis**or**ucbletter**) on your machine at home - Adding Fonts to TeX and Adding Macro Packages to TeX (on the math department network)
- Adding Fonts to XeTeX
- Converting From LaTeX 2.09 to LaTeX 2e

## Some Samples

Some TeX samples are available:

latex | Writing a thesis in LaTeX (same as the above link) | ||

tex and amstex | latex | A sample MetaPost document, with a label | |

tex | amstex | latex | Using Ralph Smith's Formal Script (rsfs) fonts for nicer script characters |

amstex | latex | Using Cyrillic text | |

amstex | latex | Using Cyrillic symbols | |

latex | Using Romanian characters | ||

amstex | latex | Bold Greek letters |