Concerning options that can be passed to document classes.

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How to change the behavior of a package via the class options?

I'm writing a document class based on the book class. In this class I have some code as below: \RequirePackage[total={10cm,18cm},paperwidth=16cm, paperheight=23cm]{geometry} ...
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What is the kvoptions-patch's equivalent of \@classoptionslist?

For a class I'm working on, I'd like some (babel's) languages to be automatically loaded. This can be achieved thanks to \@classoptionslist: \begin{filecontents*}{myclass.cls} ...
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Migrating from xkeyval to kvoptions: how to retrieve \define@choicekey?

I'm in the process of migrating a class I wrote from xkeyval to kvoptions, mainly because I'd like to provide class options whose values could be list of comma separated values: ...
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Why are these options passed to \LoadClass ignored?

Consider the following simple example: % === this is simple.tex === \documentclass[paper=a5,pagesize]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum{1-10} \end{document} When processing this ...
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How can I force some options and discard others in a custom class?

I'm creating a document class based upon memoir. For this, I allow several class options to be passed to my code. Options that are not recognized will simply be passed to memoir. Now my question is: ...
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How to make a package to ignore parameters it doesn't know when loading in a class?

I'm defining a class that extends article that loads a package inside (automultiplechoice). I'm trying to configure the package and the class using the parameters of the \documentclass command. When ...
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Class options declaration error: Undefined control sequence

I'm trying to write a class file with certain options (e.g centered title, vs title on the left). When I compile a *.tex file that calls this class, I get the an undefined control sequence error for ...
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Processing document class options with l3keys

How can I parse (that is, access) the entire option list given to the current document class with l3keys? This would obviously need some sort of \keys_define:nn { document-class-?? } { default ...
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standalone: subprambles inverse

When splitting a document with the standalone class and package, the option subpreambles causes the main document to include all the preambles of the sub-files. The other way around is more difficult. ...
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A class with default language settings

I want to write a class which loads babel and other language aware packages and pass to all of them the option ngerman as default. But if another language is used in the options of the \documentclass ...
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acronym option passed at the class level rather than to the (glossaries) package level doesn't work

I was pretty sure that options (including unknown ones) passed at the class level were also passed to the loaded packages. Hence I don't understand why the following MCE works like a charm: ...
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Passing Options to Unknown Class

My goal is to process a LaTeX tex file with the draft option enabled for the document class, but from a terminal without having to edit the tex file or even open it to look at what class is being ...
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Number of pages decreases when font size increases

Number of pages in my pdf-document [article] decreases when font size increases – and v.v.! It kind of resembles an optimum of maximum page numbers as function of font size (which I don't ...
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Creating an option clash between custom class options

In my custom LaTeX class, I've created some different options, such as different font sizes, 11pt, 12pt and 13pt, and paper sizes, such as a4paper and letterpaper. However, only one option from each ...
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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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How do I set a hard minimum margin size with the tufte-book document class?

I'm trying to typeset my thesis with the tufte-book document class, and I'm having an issue with the margins. There is a rule (beyond my control) that all my text and figures must remain within ...
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Global configuration files in LaTeX

Just wanna know if there is posible to have some kind of "configuration file" on LaTeX. Like a properties file on Java. Recently I changed my email address, so i need to replace it on every document ...
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testing for a documentclass option

I know that there are lots of similar question, but none of those have helped me so far - and I did google a lot. So my question is: I have a document class (emulateapj) which accepts a few options. ...
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Lyx - Editing the document class [closed]

I am using LyX Beamer but want to the option [t]. Using Document -> Settings -> Document Class if I choose presentation (beamer) and put the [t] in custom it does not compile. Is there a way to define ...
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How to define default options to a class?

I do not undestand how to pass options to the parent class when writting a child class. I tried several possibilities but I never get flush left aligned equations. I do understand the difference ...
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How to detect whether “I'm on arXiv.org”?

I write a class. I'm interested in having a different page headers (and eventually make some other small differences) based on whether the class is used on the site arXiv.org or not. Minimal example ...
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Default options in custom memoir class

I can't get default arguments to work with my custom class based on memoir. I want to be able to define some default options (a4paper,danish) but I want to be able to override them when I call ...
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When writing my own document class, certain options don't get passed to base class. Why?

I'm trying to create my own class using scrbook as a base class, and biblatex as for my bibliography. Consider this MWE: \documentclass[bibliography=totoc,fontsize=12]{scrbook} ...
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How can I stop the “setspace” package from processing a “doublespacing” documentclass option?

LaTeX does not behave as I expected with the following files. First file: \documentclass[doublespacing]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} % for dummy text only \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} ...
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What does the font size documentclass option actually do?

When using e.g. the [12pt] option for a document class like \documentclass[12pt]{article} what does (Xe)LaTeX actually do/set? I noticed that for example a multicols environment behaves different ...
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How to set class options that can have multiple values?

Title says it all, but here's an example: the KOMA-Script classes provide the option toc which can have multiple values that don't interfere with each other, like values that enable the Bibliography ...
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Stop my class passing options on to article class

I have a class file which declares some options. One of them is called draft. This places a watermark on all pages that says DRAFT. \DeclareOption{draft}{ \RequirePackage{draftwatermark} ...
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Add option to class with command

Is it possible add at the loaded class some options? look at the example below: \documentclass{scrbook} \AddOptionsToClass{headinclude,footinclude}% something like this command \begin{document} ...
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What unit of measure is pt in the documentclass?

I would like to know what is the meaning of 13pt in here: \documentclass[a4paper,13pt]{article} My first guess was that it was the size of the characters, but changing the number does not seem to ...
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Mark key-value class options as used

I have written a wrapper for the scrartcl class in the following way: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{mycls}[2012/08/23] \RequirePackage{kvoptions} \DeclareStringOption{title} ...
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Svmono hack. How to change font size in Springer Verlag Class?

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis with svmono class of Springer-Verlag, but the default size is 10pt and seems to me too difficult to read. I would like to change to 11pt or 12pt. This two option are ...
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Possibility to pass options to packages

I am searching for a possibility to give additional options to another package. I have tried it with \PassOptionsToPackage. My idea was that I can use something like ...
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article wrapper class that locks down some options, passes others through

I'm writing a wrapper document class that starts with article and adds a bunch of customizations (required for a particular journal style). One of the requirements is to lock down certain options: ...
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ProcessOptions and ProcessKeyvalOptions

\ProcessOptions and \ProcessKeyvalOptions Which comes first? Does it matter? \ProcessOptions\relax or \ProcessOptions* What's the difference? Apparently for keyval there is only the starred ...
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Is it possible to use \PassOptionsToClass into a package?

Context: I'm building a new package for my university. I need to set a lot of options for the document class, like twoside, a4paper, 12pt, or firstpagenum=chapter. I would like to set them by default ...
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Will LaTeX3 improve freedom of package ordering and reduce “options clash”?

A prefatory afterthought: you may think this question better asked on the LaTeX3 mailing list, but I believe there may be a more general interest in the rather Byzantine rules for package load order. ...
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LaTeX3 from Package Options to Class Options

Howdy please consider the following expample: \RequirePackage{ expl3 , xparse , l3keys2e , xfrac } \ProvidesExplPackage {somewhat} {2012/04/29} {1} {descrr} ...
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Two different text outputs depending on some parameter definition

I am using the astronomy and astrophysics class aa.cls. I use it with either of the two options: structabstract or referee. The first produces 2-column text, the second one-column text. I have some ...
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How to pass a string to a class

I have a class file where I load hyperref. Now I'd like to change the content of hyperref's \pdftitle from the main .tex file on: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{myclass.cls} ...
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own class with twocolumns activated in \ifdefined for KOMA and xelatex

I want to do something like in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1465665/passing-command-line-arguments-to-latex-document. For better explanation I'll show a minimal running example: My test.cls: ...
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Defining a wrapper class for a set of document classes

Until now, I have been collecting my "frequently used packages", custom macros, and configurations in a personal style file. However, some of those configurations depend on the use of one of the ...
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Best practice for setting package options through class options?

I want to process my class options so as to create a (potentially long) options list for package(s) I'm loading, e.g. % set default package options here somehow \DeclareOption{myvariant}{ % set a ...
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What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.?

In the preamble I have: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} What can be inferred about the real font pt size for the following? \tiny, \scriptsize, ...
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Name clash when defining a class based on article class

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{funny-class} %% % Pass any options to the underlying class. \DeclareOption*{% \PassOptionsToClass{\CurrentOption}{article} % (could be another class) } % ...
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Changing the default options of a document class?

I would like to define some base-class.cls, with some options and their defaults, and then provide some mechanism so that other derived classes can reuse the existing options and change the defaults. ...
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LaTeX3: \ProcessKeysOptions hangs while processing global (class) option

The code of the trivial package mypkg.sty below defines key draft. If draft is given as a class option, LaTeX hangs at the command \ProcessKeysOptions. This seems to be a bug. Or is there something ...
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How do I conditionally execute something based on a documentclass option?

I'd like to conditionally do some things (like input a file) depending on if a specific class option was passed. For example, I'd like to have an "instructor" option to the class that would input a ...
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Setting class options after \documentclass

Context: I'm working on my thesis, and the formatting requirements are pretty godawful. In addition to the version I submit to the grad school, I would like to also create a properly formatted version ...