A How to Guide for Customizing the Style in Latex Document

If you don’t like the style of the output produced by LATEX with a standard style options, you should check the LATEX Companion and the Local Guide to see if there are other options available. If there aren‘t, you must change the style of your document yourself. Changing the style means changing the way the standard structures such as paragraphs and itemized lists are formatted, not creating new structures. Described below is how to define new logical structures.
Before changing your document’s style, remember that many authors make elementary errors when they try to design their own documents. The only way to avoid these errors is by consulting a trained typographic designer or reading about typographic design. All I can do here is warn you against the very common mistake of making lines that are too wide to read easily-a mistake you won‘t make if you follow this suggestion: Use lines that contain no more than 75 characters, including punctuation and spaces.     
The style of a particular document can be customized by adding declarations to its preamble. If the same style modifications are used in several documents, it is more convenient to put them in a separate package. A package is created by writing the appropriate declarations in a sty file-a file whose first name is The package name and whose extension is sty. For example, to define a package named vacation, you would create a file vacation. sty. The command\ usepackage{vacation} would then cause LATEX to read the file vacation.sty.
When reading a package ‘ s sty file, TEX regards an character as a letter, so it can be part of a command name like \ listi. Such command name cannot be used in your document, since TEX would interpret it as the command have an in their name to prevent their accidental use within the document.
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