I was recently introduced to LaTeX but I cannot find any resources online for beginners like me. I need a how-to kind of a resource for basic functionality. Pardon my vagueness. I currently have no knowledge of it but I am willing to learn.
“the latex companion” has already been mentioned; it’s a good book, but i don’t think of it as a introduction. it is also online at the publisher’s site
for a beginner online text, i regularly recommend “a short introduction to latex”, which is available in lots of languages — the english version is on ctan (the tex materials archive)
finally, the uk tex faq has a rambling list of such stuff.
My recommendation for textbook is "The Latex Companion", this is a really good book for you to learn LaTex, no matter you are the beginner or already have a lot of experience. Amazon link is here:
How To Tex has a fine collection of important topics, refer to "12 great resources for getting started with latex", note the sections "Tutorials and Guides" and "LaTeX installation". If you are interested in mathematics there is an entry example with all the necessary files and some good links.
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