Other settings for “non-scientific” texts in LaTeX

Figures that have no numbers, but only text in the captions:

\usepackage{caption}
\captionsetup[figure]{labelformat=empty,textfont=footnotesize}
\renewcommand{\thefigure}{}


No indentation at the beginning of a paragraph, but a bigger separation space between paragraphs:

\setlength\parindent{0pt}


Header lines that contain only page number and chapter, not the section:

\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}
\clearpairofpagestyles
\automark[chapter]{chapter}


LaTeX package “wrapfig”

LaTeX is all nice and fancy if you write technical texts, where the pictures are floating in the text (mostly at the top and/or bottom of pages) and you reference them with numbers. But as I do all sorts of things with LaTeX, sometimes I want more “fun” texts which have pictures somewhere in the pages and text flowing around them.

For this purpose, I have now discovered the package wrapfig:

\usepackage{wrapfig}


You can include a picture like this (this one floats left of the text with a width of 7em):

\begin{wrapfigure}{l}{7em}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{AuthorOfArticle.png}
\end{wrapfigure}


You can control some of the appearance with different settings in the preamble (see the documentation at CTAN), e.g.,

\intextsep0.5ex