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I have been using latex for abut four months now but by all means I am a total nube.

I was wondering if anyone had a template for homework (specifically a one page report). My teacher is pretty anal about the report being just one page and I am finding that the article class has too much white-space.

Does anyone have a template they would like to share?


One thing I did to reduce the white space was:

\newenvironment{mynum}{
\begin{enumerate}
  \setlength{\itemsep}{1pt}
  \setlength{\parskip}{0pt}
  \setlength{\parsep}{0pt}
}{\end{enumerate}}

Other things that take up unproportionate amounts of whitespace include:

  • the title made by \maketitle
  • headings made by \section
  • narrow margins
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Two small comments: (a) I assume you already know about the fullpage package? (b) Honestly, I can't see why you need to section a one-page report. –  Willie Wong Sep 30 '10 at 16:22
    
@Willie, I like to add headings to my work. I find that this improves readability. For example: purpose, approach, findings, conclusions, one paragraph for each. –  sixtyfootersdude Sep 30 '10 at 17:59
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Since you are constrained to 1 page anyway, there's not much point in using \ref and \label pairs to refer to the headings; and you won't be using a TOC, will it be agreeable to just fake it with \noindent \textbf{Heading.} It is not the semantically correct sol'n, but will probably save you some trouble. –  Willie Wong Sep 30 '10 at 19:31

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The savetrees package uses lots of tricks like these to cram as much material as possible into a page. Not typographically great, but sounds like something you might like.

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Multiple columns with multicol

Less spacing between itemize bullets with mdwlist (using itemize* )

Shrinking section headings with \usepackage[medium,compact]{titlesec} (or [small,compact] if you're hardcore) Titlesec

And someone's already mentioned savetrees

And the answers to this question are super relevant.

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The fullpage package gives you margins which are smaller than the normal margins and resembles the margins most WYSIWYG systems give you as default.

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Try some awesome homework templates by Ted Pavlic (I had to modify them for my purposes).

http://www.tedpavlic.com/post_homework_tex_example.php

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