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1. Originally Posted by daacosta
I know what EMACS is I was just trying to tempt a wacko to be imaginative and describe it in less diplomatic terms...

I gave up on becoming a guru of EMACS
Heh well, we realy don't want flambates here....but at least your happy with VIM.

2. Well, I do like vim... it's always installed in every *nix system that you come to deal, is light and sharp.

But I decided to go with Emacs thanks to ess (I used a lot with R, gnu S) and other features that integrate it with other programs (like maxima, scilab, etc). But I do admit that Emacs is a little 'featureful' (almost to the point of bloat).

Returning to LaTeX, you should check this class 'amsmath'. It has a lot of extra good stuff for matrix and math formulas.

Savago

3. I crafted this example from a LaTeX manual that I own instead of using the CD that it came with to look at it

Code:
\documentclass&#91;a4paper,12pt&#93;&#123;article&#125;
\usepackage&#123;palatino&#125;
\usepackage&#123;graphicx&#125;
\usepackage&#123;amsmath&#125;
\usepackage&#91;margin=1.5cm,vmargin=&#123;0pt,1cm&#125;,includefoot&#93;&#123;geometry&#125;
\title&#123;Demonstration Document&#125;
\author&#123;M. Y. Self\\
At Home&#125;
\date&#123;February 1, 2004&#125;

% End of preamble,
% the body now follows

\begin&#123;document&#125;

\maketitle

\section&#123;Introduction&#125;

\subsection&#123;Simple text&#125;
The first section contains simple text.
On input lines can be broken wherever one pleases,
with extra spacing included to imporve liegibility,
but the output lines will be broken to fit the
line width available.  Even additional spacing
between       words      does    not    affect
the output.

A new paragraph indicated with a blank line.

\subsection&#123;Highlighting text&#125;

It is possible to emphasize text by setting it in
\emph&#123;italic&#125;or in \textbf&#123;boldface&#125;.

\begin&#123;quote&#125;
Another possibility is to offset a piece of text in a
\texttt&#123;quote&#125; environment like this, with increased
margins on either side.
\end&#123;quote&#125;

\section&#123;Sophistifications&#125;

\subsection&#123;Mathematics&#125;

There are special rules for entering math, and many
commands that only exist in math mode. An
in-line math formula like $x^2+\beta$
has authomatic spacing between variables and
operators, while displayed equations like
\begin&#123;equation&#125;
\vec&#123;A&#125; \times &#40;\vec&#123;B&#125;\times\vec&#123;C&#125;&#41; =
&#40;\vec&#123;A&#125;\cdot\vec&#123;C&#125;&#41;\vec&#123;B&#125; -
&#40;\vec&#123;A&#125;\cdot\vec&#123;B&#125;&#41;\vec&#123;C&#125;
\end&#123;equation&#125;
\begin&#123;equation&#125;
\vec&#123;A&#125;\cdot&#40;\vec&#123;B&#125;\times\vec&#123;C&#125;&#41; =
\begin&#123;vmatrix&#125;
A_x & A_y & A_y \\
B_x & B_y & B_y \\
C_x & C_y & C_y
\end&#123;vmatrix&#125;
\end&#123;equation&#125;
are given authomatic numbers.

\subsection&#123;Lists&#125;

\begin&#123;enumerate&#125;
\item Various lists are possible, to enumerate,
\item to itemize with bullets,
\item or to make descriptive lists.
\end&#123;enumerate&#125;

\end&#123;document&#125;
I am learning... Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :o :o

I am trying to figure out though, how to set up the margins of a document and to work with two distinct sections.

4. $spacer_open$spacer_close
5. If you wish to set the margins of the page, use something like
\usepackage[top=length, bottom=length, left=length, right=length]{geometry}
in the preable, replacing length with a length such as 3cm.

6. One more question. How do I force a page to be un-numbered?

7. Code:
\pagestyle&#123;empty&#125;
should do that for all your pages, while
Code:
\thispagestyle&#123;emply&#125;
should do if for only the page it is on.

8. Friend

What do you mean " to work with two distinct sections"?

Savago

9. dylunio and savago,

Thanks a lot!

I was using this isntruction to remove the numbering but this is just bad coding:

Code:
/pagenumbering&#123;&#125;
In regards to the sections this is what I mean:

A section is numbered with roman numerals not starting in i but in iv (I now know how to do that) while the remaining document is numbered normally.

I obtained a instruction that does the trick which is

Code:
/section
Thus far this is not looking bad and I am pleased with the power of LaTeX

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