# TeX and LaTeX Resources

The Department of Mathematics has a special interest in promoting the use of TeX and LaTeX for writing pretty much anything —papers, theses, homework, even posters!

We have a Tips & Tricks document that gives you some hints about the trickier aspects of using TeX and LaTeX.

## HMC Classes

The department has a number of locally developed LaTeX classes for use in formatting documents.

These classes include:

## Bibliography Styles

- hmcmath.bst — Example
- hmcmathannote.bst — Example
- hmcmathlabeledannote.bst
- hmcmathunlabeledannote.bst — Example

## LaTeX Packages

The department has developed the following package for internal use.

- cmtty.sty
- The cmtty package specifies Computer Modern Typewriter as the “typewriter style” font. It is useful when using font packages that set the default monospace font to use Courier.

### Using the Package

Simply add the line `\usepackage{cmtty}`

to the preamble of your document.

## Online Resources

- TUG‘s Getting Started with TeX, LaTeX, and Friends.
- Links to lots of resources for getting started learning and using Tex, LaTeX, and, well, Friends!

- TUG’s TeX and LaTeX Documentation.
- Formatting Information: A Beginner’s Guide to LaTeX, by Peter Flynn, Silmaril Associates
- CTAN—the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network
- CTAN maintains a comprehensive archive of TeX and LaTeX packages, formats, fonts, document classes, documentation, and other materials, including complete TeX systems.

- The TEX FAQ
- Answers many frequently asked questions about TeX and LaTeX. A good first place to check if you’re having problems.

- Detexify LaTeX Handwritten Symbol Recognition
- Cool site that lets you sketch a symbol using your mouse, then suggests LaTeX symbols that are close to what you’ve drawn. Often a good way to figure out what command to use for a particular symbol.

- Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List
- A document showing a huge array of symbols, the commands that produce them, and information about the packages that provide those commands. (Available on many TeX systems as
`symbols-a4.pdf`

or`symbols-letter.pdf`

. Try running`texdoc symbols`

for a viewable version or`texdoc symbols-letter`

for a printable version.)

- A document showing a huge array of symbols, the commands that produce them, and information about the packages that provide those commands. (Available on many TeX systems as
`comp.text.tex`

`comp.text.tex`

is the official Usenet newsgroup for discussing TeX and LaTeX questions. Chances are that any problems you’re having, someone else has already had, asked about on`ctt`

, and gotten an answer. You cansearch the newsgroupwithGoogle.

- Google
- Google is probably your best bet for finding information outside
`comp.text.tex`

, as well.

- Google is probably your best bet for finding information outside
- TUG, the TeX Users Group
- TUG is the main international TeX User Group. TUG runs annual conferences, maintains and distributes theTeX LiveCD-ROM, and supports the work of theLaTeX Project Team.

- The PracTeX Journal
- The PracTeX Journalis an online journal on TeX and LaTeX issues that welcomes contributions from readers. A typical issue will have articles ranging from answering basic questions to in-depth discussions about how some complex problem was solved.

- Using Imported Graphics in LaTeX and pdfLaTeX (PDF)
- Keith Reckdahl explains how to include graphics using the standard TeX->DVI->PostScript and the newer PDFTeX->PDF approaches to TeX compilation. He also talks about the different graphics formats available and their advantages and disadvantages, explains how to include multiple images in a single figure, and comments on some of the software applications available for generating and manipulating images.

- Donald E. Knuth’s Home Page
- Knuth is the author of TeX, and a renowned computer scientist. He’s mostly offline, but does maintain a webpage with some information about his work, past, present, and future.