Disclaimer: my company does one of the tools being discussed.
> "for Beginners"
> links to GitHub repo full of .tex files
Detailed explanation of LaTeX: http://latex-project.org/intro.html
Software to work with LaTeX: http://latex-project.org/ftp.html
The hash maze is pretty interesting.
Any hints on editing this?
Has it helped? Over the years, it's gotten me a little bit of "buzz" on web forums, and has attracted a couple of people who wanted me to do custom work for them. Also, in a manner akin to OSS, a couple people have been kind enough to report mistakes in my documents.