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Can \documentclass{minimal} create documents with nonstandard page sizes?

I need to create a document for a square piece of paper. I've been trying to use \documentclass{minimal}, but it doesn't work. This is my code: \documentclass{minimal} \special{papersize=14in,14in} ...
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Why should the minimal class be avoided?

In a comment to my answer to Drawing a rectangle along the border of a circle, Peter Grill said that he read that the minimal class should not be used for a Minimal Working Example. I wonder why, and ...
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Is there a simple way to know a list of article settings that are different from minimal settings?

I want to know the differences in settings between article and minimal document classes. I don't want to do this task by comparing their source codes manually. Is there a simple way to know a list of ...
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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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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 ...