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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – writing a book with chapters

We will start to write a book. At first, we shall choose a class, further we will use some filler text to work out the page layout.

  1. Create a new document with the following code:
    \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}
    \usepackage[english]{babel}
    \usepackage{blindtext}
    \begin{document}
    \chapter{Exploring the page layout}
    In this chapter we will study the layout of pages.
    \section{Some filler text}
    \blindtext
    \section{A lot more filler text}
    More dummy text will follow.
    \subsection{Plenty of filler text}
    \blindtext[10]
    \end{document}
  2. Save the document and Typeset it. Look at the first page:
    Time for action – writing a book with chapters

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