## Introduction

LATEX is a layout or typesetting system, which helps to produce documents with the high typographic quality of a good book. It's special strength is the setting of complicated mathematical formulas and the handling of large structured documents.

Basic idea: The author cares about the content and logical structure of the document. The layout is done by the LATEX system in accordance with predefined style definitions.

LATEX is freely available in the internet for all relevant operating systems.

Peter Junglas 15.5.2000