Chapter 1. The Variety of Document Types

Documents can vary in size, format, sectioning, and design in general. You can use LaTeX for any document type. In this chapter, you will find recipes for different kinds of documents.

We will specifically cover the following topics:

  • Writing a short text
  • Writing a thesis
  • Designing a book
  • Creating a presentation
  • Designing a curriculum vitae
  • Writing a letter
  • Producing a leaflet
  • Creating a large poster


LaTeX has been around for many years. Over time, developers and authors have contributed a lot of extensions to the LaTeX code base.

These extensions include the following:

  • Document class: This is a style file which is the frame of your document. It usually comes with meaningful default settings that can be ...

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