Concerning options that can be passed to document classes.

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Why is the “geometry” package passed an unwanted argument?

I am working on a class and cannot figure out why geometry is passed my argument "twocolumn", even though I did not use \RequirePackageWithOptions but only \RequirePackage. Can someone explain to me ...
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Print Journal in Latex

I want to have a template for a journal which is having multiple research paper in it with references at the end of each paper. Is it possible to have it?
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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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Choosing an image based on option sent to class

To be more consistent in the personal/internal documents I write, I'd like to modify my class to allow me to pass an option that will automatically select an image to put in the footer on the first ...
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\RequirePackage{tikz} in dissertation .cls file

I'm trying to edit the standard .cls file provided by my university towards dissertations to include TikZ pictures. I tried adding \RequirePackage{tikz} in the class file and separately, adding ...
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class file option: switch endnote to footnote

I'm working on a class file where notes are endnotes by default but can be converted to footnotes through a class option (this is because some prominent journals in my field require that submissions ...
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Understanding ptsize options in article.cls

When the 10pt, 11pt and 12pt class options are used with the standard LaTeX classes everything works as expected. Except, if I put two of them in the class' options I would expect the last given to ...
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How to pass title (or other parameter) to class file

I know LaTeX just to the point of making simple documents and modifying simple characteristics of a document's layout. Now I'm creating a class for a kind of document in order not to have to copy a ...
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Generic title command used to insert a pdf or text specified as key value

I'm trying to get my own generic title command I can use either to include a pdf file as a title page, is that file exists, or include a text subdivided in keys using the xkeyval package. My question ...
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How can I show listings even when the class option 'draft' is set?

The question Is it possible to configure the listings package to show the content in the lstlisting environment even if the global option draft is set? Context When working on a larger document, ...
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Passing memoir's options to the combine class

The combine class can be loaded in such a way that it uses memoir class documents: \documentclass[memoir]{combine} but if my individual documents have the following options: ...
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Set global option (and pass it to all packages) in a custom class file

I had a tex-file that basically started as follows \documentclass[ a4paper, hyperref, amsmath, headinclude=true, ngerman, final ]{scrbook} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{ntheorem} ...
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Where do I put option values for customizing documents with KOMA Script classes?

I started to read the documentation on the KOMA Script classes because they seem to have many tools that are more flexible to use than the standard classes, But I don't understand where to put all the ...
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Confusion when trying to write a class

I'm writing my own class for a thesis... yes, yet another thesis class! XD This class is based on the standard book class, but I don't want all options of the book class to be available when writing ...
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Strange Behavior when Inheriting Class Options

I'd like to create a new document class which inherits most of its options from the base class article, but which sets the default font option to 11pt instead of 10pt, and also defines its own new ...
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What is the [american] option under Extbook?

I noticed that my upgraded Lyx installation adds the following line to the book class using the extsizes package: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,american]{extbook} I looked at the package ...
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What does runningheads do in the documentclass?

Although I'm a TeX/LaTeX neophyte, I've taken on a rather ambitious project of updating Differential Calculus with SAGE. As I go along I'm using the existing tex document to teach myself what each ...
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PassOptionsToClass vs global options

I'm currently using \PassOptionsToClass, as suggested in Conditional Compiling and \documentclass to compile a document in several languages. However, if I use language-options in \PassOptionsToClass, ...
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Remember an class option with newcommand and CurrentOption

I'm trying to make a class but it needs to remember its arguments I'm using the file \documentclass[x]{test} \begin{document} \end{document} With the class \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} ...
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How can I pass babel options through class options?

I built a class upon the article class. This class load a package where the \maketitle command is define. If I do not load babel inside the class, the title of the document is always in english (the ...
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How to set options in a .cls file

Suppose I'm writing a foo class which at some point calls LoadClassWithOptions{book} I would like to be able to pass either oneside or twoside to the book class based on various other ...
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Passing language parameter to \RequirePackage through \documentclass

I've written my own CV class and set it up so all packages are required in the .cls file and the .tex file only uses \documentclass. I would like to keep it this way but still be able to select ...
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Using a generic way to evaluate global document options

I am looking for a way to easily define and evaluate additional global document options. Right now I am using \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} as the first line of my documents, I'd like ...
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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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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...