In this chapter, we developed the basics: editing, arranging, and formatting of text.
Specifically, we covered:
Modifying shape and style of text and its font
Breaking lines and improving hyphenation
Controlling justification of text
We got to know the basic LaTeX concepts:
Commands and declarations, mandatory and optional arguments
Definition of new commands
Using packages, how they can be loaded and options to packages
Keep in mind that even though we've used formatting commands directly in the text when exploring them, you should use them inside command definitions in the preamble to allow easy changes for the future. During your learning and writing process, you probably will get to know further useful commands and packages that could improve your previously written commands.
We've learned general practices:
As often as possible, create your own macros to achieve a logical structure. You will be rewarded with consistent formatting and changes could easily be applied to...