3.5. Text and Document Formatting

3.5.1. Text format

Code Meaning
This will produce \textit{italicized} text.

This will produce \textbf{bold-faced} text.

This will produce \textsc{small caps} text.

Please visit Mrs. Krummel's website at \texttt{http://mrskrummel.com}.
  • Italicized text
  • Bold faced text
  • Small caps text
  • Typewriter font

3.5.2. Text size

Code Meaning
Please excuse my \begin{tiny}dear Aunt Sally\end{tiny}.

Please excuse my \begin{small}dear Aunt Sally\end{small}.

Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.

Please excuse my \begin{large}dear Aunt Sally\end{large}.

Please excuse my \begin{Large}dear Aunt Sally\end{Large}.

Please excuse my \begin{huge}dear Aunt Sally\end{huge}.

Please excuse my \begin{Huge}dear Aunt Sally\end{Huge}.
  • tiny
  • small
  • normal
  • large
  • Large
  • huge
  • Huge

3.5.3. Text alignment

Code Meaning
\begin{center} This is centered \end{center}

\begin{flushleft} This is left-justified. \end{flushleft}

\begin{flushright} This is right-justified. \end{flushright}
  • Centred
  • Left
  • Right

3.5.4. Title

Code Meaning
\title{My Practice \LaTeX \ Document}
\author{Andrew Roberts}
\date{\today}
\maketitle
  • Title:
    • LaTeX has a special display style \LaTeX
    • \ is a space
  • Author
  • Date (optional)
  • \maketitle actually creates the title

3.5.5. Sections

Code Meaning
\section{Linear Functions}
    \subsection{Slope-Intercept Form}
    The slope-intercept form of a linear function is given by $y=ax+b$.
    \subsection{Standard Form}
    \subsection{Point-Slope Form}
\section{Quadratic Functions}
    \subsection{Vertex Form}
    \subsection{Standard Form}
    \subsection{Factored Form}
  • Section 1
  • Subsection 1.1
  • Subsection 1.2
  • Subsection 1.3
  • Section 2
  • Subsection 2.1
  • Subsection 2.2
  • Subsection 2.3

3.5.6. Table of Contents

Code Meaning
\tableofcontents
Creates a table of contents. Note that you have to quick build twice in Texmaker to get this to work. One click will collect the information, the second click will actually create the table.