My minimal LaTex preamble

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My minimal example:

documentclass[a4paper]{article}

%%% FIGURES AND TABLES %%%%
usepackage{graphicx} %gives the includegraphics[width=0.5textwidth]{my_image}

%%% PAGE AND TEXT SET-UP %%%%
usepackage{fullpage} %gets rids of the wide default borders
renewcommand{baselinestretch}{1.5} %space between lines

begin{document}

Hello hello hello

end{document}

And then one that is not so minimal, but still pretty basic and useful:

documentclass[a4paper]{article}

%%% FIGURES AND TABLES %%%%
usepackage{graphicx} %gives the includegraphics[width=0.5textwidth]{my_image}
usepackage{booktabs} %for nicer tables
usepackage{tabu} %advanced control over tables

renewcommand{thetable}{Sarabic{table}} %if this is supplement (this numbers figures as S1, S2...), comment out if main
renewcommand{thefigure}{Sarabic{figure}} %if this is supplement, replace S with A if Appendix

%%% SPECIAL CHARACTERS %%%%
usepackage{amsmath} % amsmath provides extra maths symbols
newcommand{degree}{ensuremath{^circ}} %for some reason I can not find a degree symbol from other packages or the packages I do find it from clash with some others
usepackage{times} %these packages will make texttildelow look normal
usepackage{textcomp}

%%% REFERENCES $$$
usepackage{natbib} %references as citet (textual) or citep (parenthetical)

%%% PAGE AND TEXT SET-UP %%%%
usepackage{fullpage} %gets rids of the wide default borders
usepackage{caption}
captionsetup[table]{skip=10pt} %this adds space between the table caption and the table itself
renewcommand{baselinestretch}{1.5} %space between lines

begin{document}

Hello hello hello

bibliographystyle{apalike}
bibliography{mybibfile.bib}

end{document}

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