# TeX (generally)

# TeX (generally)

We use the TeX Live distribution of TeX and related files. The version currently in use is the 2010 version, with some later changes (hence it
identifies itself as "2011-dev").
You can browse local documentation on TeX Live and its packages by going to either **/local/depot/texlive-2010**
or **/local/depot/4/texlive-2010** (depending on where you are logged in). 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

More good starting points for TeX and LaTeX information are:

- 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. In particular, see their web page on help and documentation. 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) | ||

latex | Writing a letter or memo in LaTeX | ||

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

tex and amstex | latex | A sample embedded MetaPost figure | |

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 |