# Theming LaTeX documents

I would like to create LaTeX documents with new visual styles that use color, fonts, and header style that differ from the standard Computer Modern style everybody knows.

I have been doing my academic work exclusively in LaTeX for a long time now, but I have resisted for using LaTeX for anything else because black-and-white Computer Modern texts scream academia. While it is easy to switch article classes, and doing so is well documented, this does not seem to be the case with themes. A Google search easily found me themes for LaTeX slideshow classes, but not for regular articles.

What options are there for creating document 'themes' in LaTeX, or where might existing theme collections be found?

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It's not very difficult to modify document looks. Here's an example of how to emulate MSWord :-) Change Section Fonts; you may not want that particular scheme, but the general idea is the same. Using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX allows you to use any font installed on your system. –  Alan Munn Oct 13 '11 at 19:29
Maybe someone could implement a LaTeX theming system. –  marczellm Aug 9 at 10:56

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The easiest way to get a document in a look far from arcticle-class and Computer Modern is to load the scrartcl class from the KOMA-script bundle and to use e.g. the libertine package for the fonts. Give it a try.

The english manual of KOMA-script is not really up-to-date, but everthing described there still works as desribed. In case you'd like to have more features, just ask here, tex.stackexchange is visited by many Germans who will give you a hand.

Regards,

Alexander

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They are no themes, but you can look at Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends, and you will find a big amount of examples of not-so-standard-latex-looking documents. Some of them show their sources so you can easily reproduce (or adapt to your needs) them.

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