# Can not get a pdf out

I'm kinda new in LaTeX environment. I started with downloading MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I installed both and they were installed and runned smooth. My purpose was to write a Springer LNCS in LaTeX format. So I downloaded .sty files and etc. from here and I put them into same folder as my tex file that I'm working on. I started with these lines:

\documentclass{llncs}
\usepackage{amssymb,latexsym,amsmath}
\begin{document}
content...
\end{document}


Compiling these lines gave me a pdf file only written "content" in it. But when I changed it to following;

\documentclass{llncs}
\usepackage{amssymb,latexsym,amsmath}
\begin{document}
\title{eyestates}
\end{document}


I was not able to get a PDF output nor a DVI after. What could be the possible problem. Am I missing something?

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Welcome to tex.sx. You can mark code sections by indenting 4 spaces (or just use the {} button. simmilarly you can use backticks to make inline code. Please post the exact error message you got from tex (it will be in the .log file.) –  David Carlisle Apr 28 '13 at 9:55
You have to use \maketitle to print the title. \title just stores the value of the title –  Guido Apr 28 '13 at 9:56
This because your document is empty and no pages of output are generated. –  karlkoeller Apr 28 '13 at 9:56
You will need some more content in your document: \title does not print anything it just saves the information for \maketitle. Is that the only issue, or do you actually get an error in processing? –  David Carlisle Apr 28 '13 at 9:57

\title does not print anything (in the llncs class nor in the standard article class) It just saves its content to be printed by \maketitle. You need

\documentclass{llncs}
\usepackage{amssymb,latexsym,amsmath}
\begin{document}
\title{eyestates}
\author{me}
\institute{tex.sx}
\maketitle
\section{hello world}
content
\end{document}


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Thanks for the answer. That was the solution indeed. And sorry for not typing according to forum rules. –  colt.exe Apr 28 '13 at 11:11