An Example

A short document is shown below.

\title{Small Sample Document}
\author{Jason White}
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.
A simple list can be written thus:
\item This is the first item.
\item This is another item.
\item Now we have a third.

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

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