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. 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

Soon we will switch to the 2007 (current) version of TeX Live. More information on the transition to TeX Live is available here.

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 to special topics on TeX include:

- Writing your thesis in TeX: the
**ucbthesis**document class**ucbthesis**README file (documentation)- a sample thesis
- Preparing your Ph.D. dissertation using LaTeX
- Preparing your Master's thesis using LaTeX

- Writing letters in TeX: the
**ucbletter**document class - Using TeX to create
*pdf*files - Spell-checking a TeX file
- Installing local macro packages (e.g.,
**ucbthesis**or**ucbletter**) on your machine at home - Converting From LaTeX 2.09 to LaTeX 2e

Some TeX samples are available:

- A sample thesis in LaTeX (same as the above link)
- A sample MetaPost document, with a label LaTeX; AmSTeX and plain TeX
- Using Ralph Smith's Formal Script (rsfs) fonts for nicer script characters LaTeX; AmSTeX; plain
- Using Cyrillic text LaTeX; AmSTeX
- Using Cyrillic symbols LaTeX; AmSTeX
- Using Romanian characters LaTeX
- Bold Greek letters LaTeX; AmSTeX

Last updated **22 October 2010**