An Example

A short document is shown below.

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\begin{document}
\title{Small Sample Document}
\author{Jason White}
\date{}
\maketitle
\section{Introduction}
This is the first section of our example. This is a paragraph of text,
which ends with a blank line.

This is the second paragraph. Running text is quite straightforward,
but macros can be used, for example to \emph{emphasize} a word.
\section{Lists}
A simple list can be written thus:
\begin{itemize}
\item This is the first item.
\item This is another item.
\item Now we have a third.
\end{itemize}

There is much more that could be demonstrated, but to keep the
document small, let's end it here.
\end{document}

Here is the PDF version, produced by running pdflatex on the above input. I also provide a link to the source file.

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