Other on-line LaTeX information

The Prime Sources

The Comprehensive Tex Archive Network (CTAN) Home Page.

Virtually all TeX, LaTeX, and related software and documentation can be obtained from CTAN, which has multiple ftp mirror sites.

The "official" LaTeX home page

Does not yet contain a lot of information.

Packages for publications


The American Institute of Physics accepts manuscripts for several of its journals in REVTeX.


Similarly, the American Astronomical Society accepts manuscripts for several of its journals in AASTeX (Version 4.0 as of May 1995).

The AASTeX FAQ might be helpful. Astronomers will also find TeX and LaTeX Macros for astronomers from STScI to be useful; particular good is Chris Biemesderfer's LaTeX Command Summary.


The American Mathematical Society has their own macro package, AMSTeX.


The UK TeX Users' Group's FAQ Page is searchable and up-to-date

An older TeX and LaTeX FAQ is available from Emory Univ.

An ascii FAQ from the comp.text.tex Newsgroup is available from Ohio State.

Hypertext resources

Copies of these Hypertext Help with LaTeX files which might provide faster access, especially for sites outside North America

These files may not be quite as up-to-date as the original files at Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York City. Please let me know (agxsg@giss.nasa.gov) if you discover that any of these sites are no longer available or if you know of additional sites.

Other hypertext resources

The current set of hypertext help files started with Help on LaTeX, Version 1.01 from O'Reilly Associates and originated from VMS help files.

Hypertext information similar to the current set of files also originated from VMS help files.

Aspects of publishing with TeX and LaTeX is an introduction to the philosophy of TeX and LaTeX.

Text Processing Using LaTeX from Cambridge Univ. Engineering Dept. includes excellent beginning and advanced hypertext manuals as well as information in other formats.

For those with less experience with LaTeX, good introductory material includes

Sources for non-HTML documentation

The (La)TeX navigator from LORIA in France is an excellent source of documentation and pointers to other resources; top page is also in English and Deutsch.

Lots of documentation, mostly PostScript, is available from King Lee at Calif. State Univ., Bakersfield.

LaTeX documentation, from UCLA, also mostly (compressed) PostScript files.

Tex-related documents from Cambridge Univ.; includes TeX Users Group newsletter and many documents (mostly in dvi format).

LaTeX2e Documentation from DESY is mostly PostScript.

Good pointers to more Web resources

TeX homepage at Instituut-Lorentz, RU Leiden, NL has pointers to local and nonlocal information.

Pointers to many European TeX resource are available from bluesky.com (just in case you need to hyphenate Nordic languages or want to typeset in Hebrew).

The Usenet newsgroup comp.text.tex is a good source of information and help (but read the FAQ before posting).

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