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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\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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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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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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Indent a code listing in LaTeX

For a little LaTeX document I am writing I would like to insert source code fields (in SQL) into my paper. I found out that I can use the listings package for this, which works well so far: ...
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Ideas for transposing/splitting a TIKZ figure from A4 article to beamer presentation

Context. I am having this kind of tikzpicture in my article which I would like to include in a beamer presentation : Please note that the figure was simplified, since groupI represents a group of ...
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Using \maketitle twice in the same article

I need to write a single, short PDF file that contains two distinct parts. I don't want to mess with PDF joins and hacks, as I need both parts to share page numbers, citations, etc. However, I want ...
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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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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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Non-special first page in \documenclass{article}

I'm new to TeX and LaTeX, so I might not explain it all that well. I'm trying to put pagenumbers on each footer in the form "Page X of XX" using fancyhdr. So far I have this: \cfoot{Page \thepage\ ...
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Roman Page Numbering for TOC in Article

I'm writing something with the article class, and I'd like to have the table of contents pages numbered with roman numerals, and in addition and most importantly: to have the arabic numbers reset ...
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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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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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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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Does LaTeX allow you to rapidly switch your document layout to fit editor choices?

After my last (and first) question, I've been given some information about medical articles. I looked at my professor doing some case reports. He uses Word to write the entire document; when he ...
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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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Beautiful quotes in documentclass article [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Inspirational” quote at start of chapter I'm using \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}. How to do this beautiful quote by using \renewenvironment{quote} ...
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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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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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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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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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How to put on every page ornament symbol

I would like to use somehow command \eachpageornament to place ornament border on every page of my document. I can do that using that new command on each page, but suppose our document have 200 pages, ...
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Add line “Draft: Please do not quote or cite” to the maketitle

I'd like to add a \fbox with "Draft: Please Do Not Quote or Cite" at the top right of my title page which I generate with maketitle. Does somebody know how to elegantly add the line \fbox{\small ...
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Centered page numbers although set “twoside” option

Using article class and the twoside option still gives me the page numbers in the center of the page. Isn't the twoside option supposed to put the page numbers on the left in even pages and on the ...
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Odd/Even fancy headers with article class

Using fancyhdr and the book class, one can set different headers/footers for odd/even pages as \fancyhdr[RO]{foo} \fancyhdr[LE]{bar} and so on. How can I achieve the same with an article class, ...
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No indent in modified \maketitle in article

I am looking to have the title left justified along with the name of the author and teacher and the date. I have managed to get it left justified but the name is being indented, this is not what I ...
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\renewcommand{\refname}{} does not remove “References”

I have a file of class "article" with bibliography style "nature" Since I want to have the references in the table of contents with a section number, i have set a section with the references inside ...
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List of figures as a section with number

How can I get the list of figures as a section in an article document, so it will be listed in the table of contents? At the moment it's listed in the ToC, but without number.
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Flush equations left with breqn

I am using the breqn package to automatically break equations, like this: \begin{dmath} a = b + c + d + e + f + g + h +i + j + k + l + m + n + p + q \end{dmath} I would like to have all my ...
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Tufte style table of contents in article class

I want to create a tufte-book style ToC, very similar to how Gonzalo Medina made something in this request: Pretty Table of Contents So far this is what I got: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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Fill the blank type of text in non exam document

I want to make a fill the blank type of text in a non-exam document. Here the desired result that I want: Let A be a subset of R, A called measurable set if m*(...) = ........, for all .... in R I ...
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Address and email in article class

How can I typesetting email and address at the end of text(after References) in article class just like amsart class? Does anyone know a macro for doing this work?
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Beautiful letterhead

How can I create a beautiful letterhead from the article class using say header or footer . I do not want to use letter class due to limitations. The letterhead should look outstanding.
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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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Selecting A8 Paper

As I frequently use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} I though a simple change could select the A8 paper: \documentclass[a8paper,12pt]{article} But I get a warning saying the a8paper option ...
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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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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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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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Fonts in scrartcl.

Hallo all, I started using the scrartcl class and then all the fonts (section, title ...) were messed up. How can I get them back as they where when I used article. Do I have to set them all with ...
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“Abstract” in caps font for article class

I'm submitting a paper that must be written using the article class. But I prefer the way the word "abstract" in the all caps font I've seen in some papers. Is there a way to replicate this? Here's an ...
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Beamer article mode + amsart freezes latex

If i try to get an article from my beamer slide using article mode and amsart style, my compiler (pdfLaTeX, LaTeX) gets stuck in an infinite loop: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{beamerarticle} ...
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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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a5paper setting not taking effect

I would like to set the page size to the European A5. I wrote the following: \documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} ... And process it with: xelatex main.tex The ...
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Option seemingly ignored

I'm trying to give my custom class file two options for font size, 11pt and 12pt. I want 12pt to be the default. I create the options like this: \DeclareOption{11pt}{ ...
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Adding header and footer to the front page (and other pages) of an article

I am beginner in LaTeX, and I have been unable to find a solution to what looks a simple problem. I use the article class for a paper. I have received a rectangular logo, about 40 mm high and as ...
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Keywords and MSC Classification in LaTeX article class

In the amsart document class, one has the commands \keywords{foo} and \subjclass{foo}. I was wondering, how does one make similar commands for the standard LaTeX article class?
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How to clearly demarcate frame/slide content when using article class for a beamer document?

When I use the article class with beamer, the slides are not clearly demarcated. Rather, the slides just blend in with the document as dot points, headings, and so on. This is fine when I actually ...
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How to convert a document from article to report?

Is there another way of doing this besides doing a manual find "section"/ replace all with "chapter" (and the same for subsections, subsubsections etc.) ?
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\documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} not working properly

I'm using \documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} in my TeX file. It 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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Horizontal Rule - reducing the distance

Here is the M.W.E to draw a horizontal line across the page. Now, how do I reduce the space between the name and line. The gap is too high. \documentclass[letterpaper,11pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} ...