I use Dropbox and hence create a new folder in my Dropbox folder called Thesis.Within this folder, let’s add some additional folders: Separating your source files will help you keeping the overview about your files. Creating the main La Te X document First, open Texmaker and click New icon to create a new file.The directory should now look like Please note that the little green check mark is indicating that the files are in sync with my Dropbox account.
After translating the document and refreshing the PDF file, a headline with Content appeared.
Not surprisingly, the table of contents is empty as we did not yet insert any content. I organized my files by creating a new file for each chapter of my thesis.
You would be able to write all your stuff into only a single file (directly to Thesis.tex), but will pretty sure end in smashing your head against the keyboard if your document gets very large.
Not only that you have real trouble in navigating through your document, but also Texmaker is getting slow if the files are getting too big.
that belong to that chapter are inserted to a new page before the next chapter starts. Cool down, this is because La Te X is creating references while compiling but at the moment the table of contents is created, the references have not been added yet.
Press [F6] and [F7] again to translate and update and you will see that there is a new page containing the Introduction. You do not have to understand that, you only need to know, that if you add anything that is reference at any other position in the document, you have to translate twice.
To understand the commands provided in this tutorial, I strongly recommend doing some general introduction to La Te X first!
We start with creating a new folder (our project directory), preferably directly using our cloud service.
So simply press [F6] wait until it finished, press [F6] and then [F7] and your table of contents will be fine.
Great, we just started creating our document structure.