LATEX(1)                                                 LATEX(1)

NAME
       latex,  elatex, lambda, pdflatex - structured text format-
       ting and typesetting

SYNOPSIS
       latex [ first line ]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The  com-
       plete  documentation  for this version of TeX can be found
       in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The LaTeX language is described in the book LaTeX - A Doc-
       ument  Preparation  System.  LaTeX is a TeX macro package,
       not a modification to the TeX source program, so  all  the
       capabilities described in tex(1) are present.

       The LaTeX macros encourage writers to think about the con-
       tent of their documents, rather than the form.  The ideal,
       very  difficult  to realize, is to have no formatting com-
       mands (like ``switch to italic'' or ``skip 2  picas'')  in
       the  document  at all; instead, everything is done by spe-
       cific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start  a  sec-
       tion''.

       The primary source of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX
       manual referenced below, and the local guide in  the  file
       local-guide.tex or local.tex or some such.

       elatex  is the e-TX extended mode version of LaTeX format.

       lambda is the Omega version of the LaTeX format.

       pdflatex is the pdfTeX version of the LaTeX format.

       On some systems latex209 and slitex are available for com-
       patibility with older versions of LaTeX.  These should not
       be used for new texts.

SEE ALSO
       amslatex(1), amstex(1), tex(1),
       Leslie Lamport, LaTeX -  A  Document  Preparation  System,
       Addison-Wesley, 1985, ISBN 0-201-15790-X.

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