# ConTeXt/Basics

## The Basics

ConTeXt is a lot simpler than LaTeX especially when you want to achieve custom look for your documents. The examples from now on expect you to use a text editor which is UTF-8 compatible. Start by entering the following into your favourite text editor:

``` ```\starttext
\ConTeXt is so easy!
\stoptext```
```

And compile it by typing:

``` `context yourfile.tex`
```

As you can see, no document class or anything need to be defined to produce valid ConTeXt output. By default, ConTeXt produces PDF output. Now, let's try something more complicated:

``` ```\mainlanguage[fi]
\starttext
\completecontent
\part{Something}
Lorem ipsum
\chapter{Something else}
Dolor sit amet
\stoptext```
```

Now we've set the language to Finnish both on hyphenation and the auto generated element names (such as Table of Contents). We've also defined a part and a chapter, and generated a ToC with the \completecontent command.