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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – using differently spaced dots

We shall typeset a short text containing periods to see the default behavior. Afterwards, we will create an example where LaTeX's automation fails; we shall see how to correct it. We will learn how to simplify all this spacing using a different style.

  1. Create a new document in TeXworks:
    \documentclass{article}
    \begin{document}
    \TeX\ was designed by Donald E. Knuth.
    It has become a de facto standard in mathematics.
    \end{document}
  2. Typeset to see the output:
    Time for action – using differently spaced dots
  3. Now add a paragraph break followed by this line:
    Look at the spacing etc. in LaTeX. See it?
  4. Check out the spacing after the two periods in the output:

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