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I was wondering whether there was a document class for briefing notes/memos in LaTeX. If there is not any what is the easiest way of making my own?

PS: Sorry, I should have given an example. Here are a few (PDF): http://writingforresults.net/Acro_3/templates.pdf more specifically but I need something like the one on page A-25 of the link. Only the first page is the problem, it should have the following attributes:

  1. First line: "Memorandum to XXXX", where XXXX depends on the content.

  2. Title: centered with the last line underlined.

  3. Below title produce "For XXXX", where XXXX depends on the content.

  4. Then comes "Summary", it can not exceed the first page, it should be in a box, with "Summary" centered inside the box on the first line.

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What do you mean with briefing notes/memos? Can you show an example (pdf or screenshot)? –  Kurt Sep 29 '12 at 20:40
First, I second the @Kurt's request: If we do not know what exactly you mean, we cannot help you; so please make an example document (even in W*rd if you want) and post a printscreen; or even a link to some such document would be enough of course. Second, before you make a complete class, I recommend you to just use some of the existing ones, and in the document header, modify its behaviour. It is much easier as a "start-up", you get what you need, and once you are familiar with this way, you can convert your changes into a full class. –  yo' Sep 29 '12 at 21:21
Sorry folks I added a link to a few examples. –  Hesam Oct 1 '12 at 9:59

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texMemo is a dedicated class for writing memos. Here's an example:

\memoto{Donald E. Knuth}
\memofrom{TeX Stack Exchange}
\memosubject{Your honorary membership to TeX.SX}
We all are glad to welcome you as a honorary member of our site. 


Download, documentation and examples are here:

Since memos are very similar to letters, you could use a letter class and customize it as desired. Have a look at the corresponding TeX catalogue section for a list of classes and packages:

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You may find it useful to refer to this link: http://WritingForResults.net/classic.pdf. This file introduces the concept of a briefing note and explains its significance. It then provides detailed guidance on the content, organization, format and style of briefing notes. Finally, it provides guidance on how to approach the task of writing a briefing note.

Hope that's helpful.


Rob Parkinson

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Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. –  Pier Paolo Dec 14 at 13:55

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