# Using Verbatim on Short Things

Here's the paragraph that will make the LaTeX commands visible and not executed by the LaTeX program. Read the text for more helpful hints.
     \documentstyle[12pt]{article}
\begin{document}
In \LaTeX, braces \{ \} limit the scope
of certain commands, as in \verb,{\it text},.
Other commands, such as \verb,\verb, can
use any two identical symbols.
\end{document}

Notice the \LaTeX command which produces the LaTeX logo in the text stream.