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
       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.

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

       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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