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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Chapter 2. Formatting Words, Lines, and Paragraphs

In the last chapter, we installed LaTeX and used the TeXworks editor to write our first document. Now we will speak about the structure of a document and we will focus on the text details and its formatting.

In this chapter, we shall:

  • Speak about logical formatting
  • Learn how to modify font, shape, and style of text
  • Use boxes to limit the text width
  • See how to break lines and how to improve hyphenation
  • Explore justification and formatting of paragraphs

By working with examples and trying out new features, we shall learn some basic concepts of LaTeX. By the end of this chapter, we will be familiar with commands and environments. You will even be able to define your own commands.

Understanding logical formatting ...

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