O'Reilly Network: Living Linux: Document Templates for TeX and LaTeXApr 23, 2000, 20:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stutz)
"Last week I showed how to process TeX and LaTeX input files. Now that you're familiar with how to print and preview these files, we can start making input files using these simple, boilerplate templates."
"To make a document with TeX or LaTeX, you generally use your favorite text editor to write an input file containing the text with the appropriate markup. Then, you process this TeX or LaTeX input file to create an output file in the DVI format, which you can then preview, convert or print."
"For presenting a programming language, it's an old tradition among programmers to give a simple program that just outputs the text "Hello, world" to the screen; such a program is usually just detailed enough to give those unfamiliar with the language a feel for its basic syntax...."