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LaTeX Documentation

Note: A Russian translation of this page by Mario Pozner is available at LaTeX документації.

TeX is a typesetting program by Donald Knuth, used extensively in mathematics, computer science, physics, economics, and other fields. For a history of the development of TeX, see Just What Is TeX. Consult the TeX Users Group Web Site for additional information.

To use TeXShop, you need to learn TeX or LaTeX. The following books are recommended. The first, by the author of LaTeX, is short, and the other three are detailed and comprehensive.

A number of free guides to LaTeX are available. Two of the most useful are

Will Robertson wrote the following short LaTeX files showing how to perform common tasks. These examples may suffice for many TeX beginners.