Writing with LaTeXPosted: May 20, 2008
Just started writing with LaTeX which from what I understand lets you focus on the content and automatically sets the layout, typesetting etc. correct based on templates you use.
Basically the system is as follows, LaTeX uses 3 files
- YourDocument.tex, this is where you write your content
- LetterClassic.sty, this is the stylesheet with predefined settings of font, size and position. Basically an instance of a class
- Letter.cls, the class with its definitions and functions
you mostly work in the *.tex document, if you want to tweak some settings you can either try an overwrite command directly in your *.tex document or you can make changes in the *.sty or *.cls files. But if you are bound to a specific class and style for example an article for a magazine you only have to worry about the *.tex file.