Concerning options that can be passed to document classes.

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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} \usepackage{...
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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 \documentclass[hyperref={...
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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 version....
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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} \cs_new_nopar:Npn\...
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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 KOMA-...
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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 ...