[texhax] simple manuscript

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Tue Jan 16 07:33:38 CET 2007

On Jan 15, 2007, at 12:24 , Sean Sieger wrote:

> I have had success teaching myself Texinfo and MusiXTeX, and I now I
> am trying to pick up LaTeX by typesetting my verse and cannot find
> examples of the manuscript design that I am looking for. Having read
> documentation and tutorials for a couple of weeks this is what I have
> come up with:
> \documentclass[12pt,titlepage]{article}
> \author{me}
> \title{poems}
> \begin{document}
> \maketitle
> \tableofcontents
> \section*{apoem}
> [...]
> \section*{anotherpoem}
> [...]
> Which doesn't build a table of contents but just the heading
> 'Contents' at the top of the page of the first poem. I was trying to
> suppress section numbering for the poems and in the table of
> contents. How do I get the poems unnumbered

Starred (*) hierarchical divisions don't appear in the table of  
contents by themselves. Below your section* you have to add:


> and the table of contents on a separate page?

I don't know the article class, but I guess something like in the  
book.cls (which clear the page after Contents anyway) would work:  
after \tableofcontents


> Another thing I would like to accomplish is to move the page numbers
> to top center.

Again, I don't know article.cls, but I would follow William Adams  
recommendation and try memoir.cls (the manual itself is outstanding,  
as William has noted many times).



> I started to read eplain documentation when it occurred to me to ask
> texhax finally.

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