New on CTAN: first-packages

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Thu Nov 12 23:00:19 CET 2020

Jim Hefferon submitted the



Version number: 1.0 2020-11-11
License type: cc0

Summary description: A short list of go-to LaTeX packages, aimed at a beginner

Announcement text:

A list of suggested packages for most of what beginners want to do. TheĀ goal is to cite
one package in each area that is capable and reliable, and that is in MacTeX, MiKTeX, and
TeX Live.

As well as a PDF, there is also an HTML version and a pointer to a video version.


This package is located at

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Ina Dau


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