# LaTeX

## Learning Objectives

• Use of Sections and subsections
• Searching for help

If you are using ShareLatex you will already have a section in your document. Otherwise, you can copy the following commands into your LaTeX editor.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\title{Latex Intro}
\author{Andre Geldenhuis and Sarah Hoyte }
\date{April 2015}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}

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\end{document}

It is quite common when writing LaTeX documents that you will forget how to do something. The easiest way to remember is to look back at older parts of your current document or documents you wrote in the past.

Add a new section below the paragraph making up your introduction. Look to the commands already in your document to determine how best to do it. One you have a new section, check that your document compiles, then add some text to your new section.

Sometimes (often) when writing you will want to do something that you don't have an example of in your previous writing and commands.
Thankfully there is a huge community of helpful LaTeX users! Googling for what you want to do will usually turn up something helpful. You can add terms to your search to bring up particularly helpful communities, such as stackoverflow if your first search is not fruitful.

Insert \tableofcontents in the location you would like the TOC to appear. Once your document compiles, try moving \tableofcontents somewhere else. What happens if you move it before \begin{document}? Have a look at the error message. What if you moved it about after end{document} ? Return the TOC to a sensible location when done and make sure your document compiles without errors