3.1. Creating a LaTeX Document

3.1.1. Basic Document Setup

The document is setup like this:

Code Meaning
\documentclass[11pt]{article}
The preamble
\begin{document}
This is the body of the document
\end{document}
Body of the document
Inline maths $(x+1)$
Inline maths
Display maths $$(x+1)$$
Display (centred on it’s own line) maths
Line 1. \\
Line 2.
New line

3.1.2. Files

There are five files created, the two most important ones are in bold (.pdf and .tex)

  • filename.aux
  • filename.txt
  • filename.pdf (output)
  • filename.synctex.gz
  • filename.tex (latex command file)