Time for action – exploring grouping by braces

We shall use curly braces to tell LaTeX where to apply a command and where to stop that:

  1. Modify our first font shape example to get this code:
    \documentclass{article}
    \begin{document}
    {\sffamily
    Text can be {\em emphasized}.
    
    Besides being {\itshape italic} words could be {\bfseries bold},
    {\slshape slanted} or typeset in {\scshape Small Caps}.
    
    Such commands can be {\itshape\bfseries nested}.}
    
    {\em See how {\em emphasizing} looks when nested.}
    \end{document}
  2. Typeset and check out the output:
    Time for action – exploring grouping by braces

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We started with an opening curly brace. The effect of the following command \sffamily lasted until ...

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