The {article} tag marks questions related to the article standard class and classes which are intended to act as a replacement for it.

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Regarding the `book`, `report`, and `article` document classes: what are the main differences?

What are the main differences between the book, report, and article document classes? I am interested in the following: visual differences in the final document; differences in the way the ...
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What is the advantage of using minimal over article when creating a standalone graphic?

What is the advantage of using minimal document class over article document class when creating a standalone graphic? Bonus question: Before I have time to make a test by myself, is there anybody ...
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What does the titlepage environment do and what are its benefits?

I'm speaking about the article document class only, because report and book deal with titles in a different way. Obviously, the titlepage environment triggers a new page after it, and it resets the ...
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How can I get \maketitle to create a separate title page with the article class?

I am working on a maths assignment and new to using LaTeX. I have written the assignment up but I would like the title page to be its own page. Currently my title page is a few lines generated by ...
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Changing the section title style for an article document type

I have just started working on my master's thesis with my universities latex template. It uses the 'article' document class for it. I have tweaked it here and there a bit to make it more to my liking. ...
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\subtitle doesn't work in article document class

I'm relatively new to TeX but until now I used mostly the beamer class. There I did this: \documentclass{beamer} \title{title} \subtitle{subtitle} \author{name} \date{\today} \begin{document} ...
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Preventing page break after title page

I am trying to create a title page for my thesis proposal, which is using the article class. I have the page formatted correctly, but it does not act like the default article title page where the ...
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Creating Multiple Choice Questions Without using 'Exam' Class

I am working on a document with class article and I want to have multiple choice questions in it. Is this hard enough to do that I should change it to exam class? If not, how do I accomplish this? ...
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Article signature figure?

What is the correct way to add a signature figure to an article in LaTeX? I need to sign an article by adding the image of my signature under my typeset name. This are the packages and the document ...
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titlepage with article class

I use article document class and want to make a titlepage. But I need to put more than just author, year and title. I also need to put my university and my supervisor and that is my bachelor thesis. ...
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\documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} not working properly

I'm using \documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} in my TeX file. In all works fine, except, the lower bound of each page is cut off. So some text is either cut off, or at least the text reaches the ...
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Bind reports/articles into a book, but keep the ability to compile them individually

I see a few questions and answers about writing a book/thesis in LaTeX (here's one). But I would like to be able to compile reports separately as I write them to have a bunch of standalone documents. ...
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Adding more items on tex article title section

This is what I have at the head of my tex document (article): \title{Some Article} \author{John Doe} \date{\today} \documentclass[pdftex,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{setspace} ...
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How do you determine what class to use?

So I am creating documents that have a mixture of paragraphs of text intermingled with numbered questions. I have been creating these using the 'exam' class. However, I decided to set the default ...
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Article appendix with sections and toc entries in the form “Appendix A”

I have been trying to get the appendix for my thesis done. I've read a lot about it and as always you can chose between a fiddly way and a magic package that doas the job to solve a problem (I usually ...
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Add an equation at the bottom of a two-column article

How can I place a two-column equation (a large equation that does not fit in one column) at the bottom of a page?
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If you know errors occurred in article & minimal, which one will you use for the subsequent attempts in troubleshooting?

Assume that For the first and second investigation you know errors occurred when using article and minimal. Which one will you use for the subsequent investigation, article or minimal?
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article vs. report

\section{Section title here}} \subsection*{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} \addcontentsline{toc}{subsection}{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} ...
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Mimicking amsart's font sizes in the article class

I've been trying to customize the tableofcontents and sections to my own liking in the amsart class, but a lot (if not all) of the packages for either of these two functions are incompatible with ...
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Is it useful to use Latex to write medical articles?

I am a medical student approaching to the research world. Next month I am going to start a collaboration with a researcher that want me to learn how to create an article, to choose a specific journal, ...
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How to avoid empty space caused by TikZ

When adding a background image by TikZ on a custom page, it leaves an empty space where the TikZ code is incorporated into the document. For example, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Styling an “article” document

I'm writing a document using the class article. There are some things I'd like to change, for example: Always center \section and \subsection titles without doing it manually each time using ...
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Make ltxdoc class use report as underlying class

The ltxdoc class, designed for documenting LaTeX source files, is based on the article class. Beyond a certain threshold, the documentation may need to be divided in chapters and another class, e.g. ...
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Bibliography article : how to replace the long line by the author name in the references

I'm using \documentclass{article}. I'm also using bibliographystyle{ecta}. My references are in a separate bibtex file. After generating the PDF file, when I have two different citations from the ...