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The tutorial that helped me the most was Scott Pakins dtxTut. If you are a learn by example type then consider browsing the dtxGallery. One should also mention the makedtx and sty2dtx packages, which assist with package creation, though I have not used these myself. Personally I have always found it hard to find information on package writing, presumably ...


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I don’t know if there is a list of all commands available, but there is at least the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbols List. You have an exhaustive reference of mathematical and text symbols for a wide range of packages. For the rest of the commands, the package documentations have an index of the commands defined. Maybe it is possible to parse the PDF files with ...


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TeX for the Impatient has been a real help to me. I have also found Making TeX Work, although out of print has been kindly made available on the internet. The University of Cambridge publishes a very understandable online publication, Intro to TeX which is part of the Cambridge curriculum, but is nonetheless made available to the public. TeX Primitive ...


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\begin{plug}[class=shameless] I will of course recommend my own Formatting Information for the "good learning resource for a LaTeX beginner" category. This is an online book which is free (GPDL) and regularly updated (so yes, it does recommend UTF-8 and XeLaTeX and biblatex and biber, and yes, I do fix stuff people tell me about). TUG published an earlier ...



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