Linked by Andy Roberts on Mon 6th Jun 2005 18:19 UTC
Features, Office Anyone who has used Microsoft Word for a reasonable amount of time will recognise my very own Andy's Laws on Word:
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The point with LaTeX is to have some kind of manual to start off
by JustPassingBY on Tue 7th Jun 2005 06:46 UTC

I you really don't know where to begin or search the internet for hours...
Beside the "official" "Lamport" LaTeX manual, there's also a free "Joli manuel pour LaTeX 2" from Benjamin Bayart, a then student in a french engineering school (ESIEE).
Its huge, its well user-friendly written, far more well structured than the Lamport: the problems with the Lamport is answering questions like "But how do I ... ?".

You can search for it on google :

Of course, the major drawback is that it's written in french, and I don't know if it has been translated somehow.
Maybe LaTeX users could have a look at the TOC and give references of some english written equivalent...