I’ll bet someone out there can help me with a technical question. I need to embed a chess diagram into a LaTeX document. It’s for the evolution/creation book (don’t ask). I know there are a variety of packages available for doing that, but I’m having trouble finding anything very helpful on the web.

For example, I came across this document that describes a package for making diagrams. It looks perfect, attractive diagrams with clear instructions for how to code them. But I can’t figure out where to go to download it. It looks like the source code is included in the document, but I don’t know what to do with that.

I know the “skak” package is supposed to be pretty good. I even found its page at CTAN, but I have no idea what to do next. What am I actually supposed to download? Where do I put it after I download it? Is there documentation somewhere that tells me how to use it?

I have Fritz 11 on my computer, and it allows me to save diagrams in BMP format, which I could then import into TeX. But I don’t think that would look right in the document.

So any help anyone can give would be appreciated. Keep in mind that I’m pretty hopeless about these things, so speak slowly and no big words!