How to create a simple page in LaTeX ?


Example of how to create a simple page in LaTeX:

Install LaTeX

If you have not already installed LaTeX on your computer you can for example use LaTeX distributions texlive (pour GNU/Linux, Windows) or mactex (pour mac).

Once LaTeX is installed on your computer, it is also common to install a LaTeX text editor, there are several see "Comparison of TeX editors

How to create a simple page in LaTeX ? (example with TeXShop)
How to create a simple page in LaTeX ? (example with TeXShop)

Create a first page

Once LaTeX is installed, you can then create a simple file (for example called test.tex) containing the following lines:

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

Hello LaTeX !

\end{document}

To compile the test.tex file with LaTeX and create a pdf document you can then enter the following command (in your command prompt):

pdflatex test.tex

or more simply launch your LaTeX text editor, then go to "open file" and press the button allowing you to compile the document (for example on mac with TeXshop you must press the types button and see image above).

How to create a simple page in LaTeX  ? (example with TeXShop)
How to create a simple page in LaTeX ? (example with TeXShop)

References

Links Site
latex latex-project.org
texlive tug.org
mactex tug.org
How to compile a LaTeX document? tex.stackexchange.com
Writing a Simple LATEX Document electronics
Comparison of TeX editors wikipedia
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