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       This  manual  page  is  not  meant  to  be  exhaustive.   The  complete
       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  Document
       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 content of their
       documents, rather than the form.  The ideal, very difficult to realize,
       is  to have no formatting commands (like ‘‘switch to italic’’ or ‘‘skip
       2 picas’’) in the document at  all;  instead,  everything  is  done  by
       specific markup instructions: ‘‘emphasize’’, ‘‘start a section’’.

       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-TeX 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 compatibility
       with older versions of LaTeX.  These should not be used for new  texts.


       amslatex(1), amstex(1), pdflatex(1), pdftex(1), tex(1).

       Leslie  Lamport, LaTeX - A Document Preparation System, Addison-Wesley,
       1985, ISBN 020115790X.

       Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and
       Chris  Rowley,  LaTeX  Companion, Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0201362996
       (2nd edition).

       LaTeX Graphics Companion, available as part of a boxed set:  The  LaTeX
       Companions,  Revised  Boxed  Set  :  A Complete Guide and Reference for
       Preparing,  Illustrating,  and  Publishing  Technical  Documents   (2nd
       Edition), by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz, Helmut
       Kopka, Patrick W. Daly (Addison-Wesley, 2004, ISBN 0321269446).