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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Summary

In this chapter, we have worked out how to design the overall layout of a document.

Specifically, we learned about:

  • Adjusting the page dimensions and margins
  • Using landscape orientation and two-column layout
  • Modifying the spacing between lines
  • Breaking pages and paying attention to the vertical justification
  • Designing headers and footers with titles and page numbers
  • Using footnotes

Further, we covered some general topics:

  • Obtaining documentation of packages in several ways
  • Changing document properties by choosing class options
  • Redefining existing commands

Now it's time to deal with further text structures. In the next chapter, we shall learn how to create lists for presenting text in an easy-to-read way.

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