# Latex notes

## Setup Manjaro

Install latex tools with:

sudo pacman -S livetex-most

To create a pdf out of a .tex file run

pdflatex latex_file.tex

## Commands

Commands to the latex compiler are newlines that start with the "\" character.

\document{memoir}
\begin{document}
\end{document}


## Basic Document Structure

A basic latex document has 2 main parts.

• Preamble
• Document

### Preamble

The preamble is not rendered in your document and is mostly used for setting up the environment for when the compiler runs.

### Document

The document part is the main bulk of what will be rendered in your document. It is mandatory and starts with a \begin{document} and ends with an \end{document} command.
The \begin{} and \end{} commands define an environment in your document but the document environment is and should always be the topmost one you use.

### Example

\documentclass{memoir}

\title{A title}
\date{} # No date will be printed if left blank
\author{James Chip}

\begin{document}
\pagenumbering{gobble}
\maketitle
\newpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
Hello World!
\end{document}


## Text sections

Sections, subsection and paragraphs are handled as follows:

\section{Section Title}

Text that goes in the section under the title.

\subsection{A Subtitle}

Text that goes in the subsection under the title.

\subsubsection{A Sub-subtitle}

Even more text to put in.

\Paragraph{}

Paragraph text. This will be indented while the others will not.



Sections have a default numbering scheme on them. If you wish to avoid numbering on your sections then use \section*{TITLE} instead.

## Paragraph setup

To set paragraph indent and spacing use the following:

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\setlength{\parskip}{2em}


## nth numbers

To have numbers with th, rd or st appended to them formatted properly you can use the nth package.

\documentclass[a5paper, openany]{memoir}
\usepackage[super]{nth}

\begin{document}

These are the \nth{1}, \nth{2} and \nth{3} number on this line.

\end{document}


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