TeX Frequently Asked Questions
Brought to you by the UK TeX Users Group
What is TeX?
How should I pronounce ``TeX''?
What is METAFONT?
What is MetaPost?
How can I be sure it's really TeX?
Are TeX and friends Y2K compliant?
What is LaTeX?
How should I pronounce ``LaTeX(2e)''?
Should I use
TeX or LaTeX?
What are the AMS packages (AMS-TeX,
What is Eplain?
What is Lollipop?
What is Texinfo?
If TeX is so good, how come it's free?
What is the future of TeX?
What are TUG and
Are there nationally-based user groups, too?
TUG Technical Working Groups
Documentation and Help
Books on TeX and its relations
Where to find this article
Mailing lists about TeX and its friends
The PicTeX manual
Finding (La)TeX macro packages
Finding files in the CTAN archives
Bits and pieces of TeX
What is a DVI file?
What is a driver?
What are PK files?
What are TFM files?
Documented LaTeX sources (
What are the EC fonts?
Acquiring the Software
Repositories of TeX material
Contributing a file to the archives
Finding new fonts
(La)TeX for different machines
TeX-friendly editors and shells
Commercial TeX implementations
DVI Drivers and Previewers
DVI to PostScript conversion programs
DVI drivers for HP LaserJet
Support Packages for TeX
Fig, a TeX-friendly drawing package
TeXCAD, a drawing package for LaTeX
Spelling checkers for work with TeX
The VorTeX package
What is Literate Programming?
WEB for C, FORTRAN, and other languages
Conversion between (La)TeX and others
Conversion from (La)TeX to plain ASCII
Conversion from SGML or HTML to TeX
(La)TeX conversion to HTML
Making hypertext documents from TeX
Making Acrobat documents from LaTeX
Getting METAFONT to do what you want
Which font files should be kept
Getting bitmaps from the archives
PostScript and TeX
Using PostScript fonts with TeX
Previewing files using PostScript fonts
TeX font metric files for PostScript fonts
Problems using PostScript fonts
Choice of scalable outline fonts
Including a PostScript figure in LaTeX
Special sorts of typesetting
Drawing with TeX
Double-spaced documents in LaTeX
Formatting a thesis in LaTeX
Flowing text around figures in LaTeX
Alternative head- and footlines in LaTeX
Including a file in verbatim in LaTeX
Including line numbers in typeset output
Generating an index in (La)TeX
Citing URLs with BibTeX
Using BibTeX with
Typesetting music in TeX
Drawing Feynman diagrams in LaTeX
How do I do
in TeX or LaTeX
Symbols for the number sets
Fancy enumeration lists
Unnumbered sections in the Table of Contents
Footnotes in tables
Style of section headings
Indent after section headings
Footnotes in LaTeX section headings
Changing the margins in LaTeX
Finding the width of a letter, word, or phrase
Excluding blocks of text from the DVI file
Setting bold Greek letters in LaTeX
Defining a new log-like function in LaTeX
Typesetting all those TeX-related logos
Things are Going Wrong...
Weird hyphenation of words
(Merely) peculiar hyphenation
Accented words aren't hyphenated
Moving tables and figures in LaTeX
on first page in LaTeX
Underlined text won't break
Odd behaviour of
Old LaTeX font references such as
LaTeX gets cross-references wrong
in macro names
Where are the
Where are the
`String too long' in BibTeX
Why does it
What's going on in my
Why does it ignore paragraph parameters?
What's the reason for `protection'?
signs doubled in macros?
Why does LaTeX split footnotes across pages?
The New Font Selection Scheme (NFSS)
LaTeX2e (the `new' standard LaTeX)
The LaTeX3 project
The Omega project
The NTS project
The PDFTeX project
What to do if you find a bug
This TeX FAQ is brought to you by the UK TeX Users Group.
This is version 2.2n, last modified on 1999/06/05.