## My second LaTeX document

Posted: 16th May 2010 by Tim in LaTeX
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This tutorial is for those who have gone through the first tutorial. Here we will cover new lines and paragraphs, comments, font decoration (bold, italic and underline) and sections. Fun. New lines and paragraphs First we will look at paragraphs. In LaTeX, having a new line in your .tex file (which we will refer to […]

## Math blackboard (double-barred) font in LaTeX

Posted: 28th April 2010 by Tim in LaTeX
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In math, certain blackboard (double-barred) letters Z, N, R, etc. represent sets of numbers (integers, natural numbers, rational numbers, etc). These can be included in a LaTeX document using the \mathbb{[letter]} tag from within the math environment. Note that this requires the amssymb package to be included (ie: add \usepackage{amssymb} to the top of the […]

## Changing font sizes in LaTeX

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Tim in LaTeX
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Changing the font sizes in LaTeX can be done quite easily without having to specify the size in pixels, points or other measurements. There are ten relative sizes which may be used (ranked from smallest to largest): \tiny \scriptsize \footnotesize \small \normalsize \large \Large \LARGE \huge \Huge There are two ways to specify the size. […]

## Bold and Italic font in LaTeX

Posted: 16th August 2009 by Tim in LaTeX
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There are two ways to make text italic in LaTeX. The first and most common method is the \emph{text here} tag. This is used for emphasizing words within a block of text. For example: The cake was \emph{huge} for a cup cake If you’re looking to italicize a whole block of text, then use the […]

## Changing Fonts in LaTeX

Posted: 28th July 2009 by Tim in LaTeX
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The default font used in LaTeX is a little bland. Most of us would like to use Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica or something similar. This is quite a simple thing to do. All of the fonts are stored in packages and simply including that package (\usepackage{package}) will change the font. Some of the fonts […]