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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Summary

In this chapter, we developed the basics: editing, arranging, and formatting of text.

Specifically, we covered:

  • Modifying shape and style of text and its font
  • Breaking lines and improving hyphenation
  • Controlling justification of text

We got to know the basic LaTeX concepts:

  • Commands and declarations, mandatory and optional arguments
  • Definition of new commands
  • Using environments
  • Using packages, how they can be loaded and options to packages

Keep in mind that even though we've used formatting commands directly in the text when exploring them, you should use them inside command definitions in the preamble to allow easy changes for the future. During your learning and writing process, you probably will get to know further useful commands and packages ...

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