LATEX(1)                    General Commands Manual                   LATEX(1)

       latex,  pdflatex,  xelatex, lualatex, dvilualatex, cslatex, pdfcslatex,
       platex, uplatex, lamed - structured text formatting and typesetting

       latex [first-line]

       This manual page is a mere skeleton.

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

       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  spe-
       cific markup instructions: ``emphasize'', ``start a section''.

       The  primary source of documentation for LaTeX is the LaTeX manual ref-
       erenced below.

       lualatex, pdflatex, pdfcslatex, xelatex are LaTeX formats based on  the
       respective engines.  All output PDF by default.
       platex,  uplatex are Japanese LaTeX formats based on e-pTeX and e-upTeX
       (DVI output).
       lamed is the Aleph-based LaTeX format (DVI output).
       dvilualatex is LuaTeX-based and outputs DVI.
       cslatex is csTeX-based (primitives integrated into pdfTeX) and  outputs

       On some systems latex209 and slitex may still be available for compati-
       bility with older versions of LaTeX.  These should not be used for  new

       amstex(1), luatex(1), pdftex(1), ptex(1), tex(1), xetex(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).

       The LaTeX home page is
       A list of some LaTeX tutorials is at
       An unofficial reference manual for LaTeX is at

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