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Understand .cls files and working with sig-alternate.cls

I'm a day-one LaTex user so bear with me. I need to format a paper I'm writting with the sig-alternate.cls template in LaTex. I've got LaTex installed with TexStudio and MixTeX along with the ...
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Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?

Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography says that his preferred format (and, co-incidentally, the one I have to use for my technical writing class final paper) is one where Page mar­gins ...
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How to change theme of fancytikzposter

Elena Botoeva has written a new package for creating posters with TikZ. I have already dowloaded the file fancytikzposter sources. I would like to modify file fancytikzposter.sty in order to have ...
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Book Class: Instructor's Guide [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student finishing my bachelor's in mathematics. For my Complex Analysis course, my instructor personally chose me to create an Instructor's Guide for the course. The ...
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Potential side-effects associated with a dash in a package/class name?

Common practice for naming packages and classes seems to be, using regex-like notation: [a-z][a-z0-9]* In other words, the name usually starts by a lowercase letter, followed by any sequence of ...
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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How to store the document's style file in a subdirectory?

I have a journal specific document style as two files svglov3.clo and svjour3.cls. I don't want to install them, so I keep them in the article's current directory. But I like to keep only the files ...
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`documentclass` and required `packages` for compiling R help in tex

I got the help on R functions in .tex format using help_console function. I wonder what is the documentclass and required packages to compile this document correctly. Thanks in advance for your help. ...
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Compilation of LaTeX style files?

I've just gone through every google search I can think of without success. Is there an archive, database, list, or other compilation of LaTeX style files? I've found plenty of style files specific to ...
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Mathtools package won't work with my document class

I'd like to put in mathtools, specifically so that I can use the multilined environment. But it doesn't seem to want to work with the document class I'm using. (The amspset document class can be found ...
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! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package color in MiKTeX

I'm so new to LaTeX. Using MiKTeX I have following problem with its portable version. I write down here the code and the final error: \documentclass[cover]{isas-seminar} \usepackage{subfigure} ...
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Is there a document class or package specifically for drafting United States legal documents?

I recently drafted a non-disclosure agreement in TeX using the document class article. I liked doing this a lot and I intend to continue doing my legal paperwork in TeX. Do document classes or ...
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Example gallery of classes, macros, packages, etc.?

Is there an example gallery similar to http://texample.net/tikz/examples/ for mostly non-graphical classes, macros, CTAN contributions, etc.? E.g., a gallery of examples for the packages available ...
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How can I reduce the left margin in the documentclass hitec?

I am quite aware of the package geometry, but it does not seem to play nice with the hitec document class. I have looked at related questions How to reduce the margins and How can I change the margins ...
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Creating document like this [closed]

I am trying to create a handout like the one in the following link. Image: But I can't get it. Can someone help me create such a document.
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Why do AMS document classes incorporate amsthm rather than loading it?

Why do AMS document classes incorporate the amsthm package, rather than loading it using the usual \RequirePackage mechanism the way they load amsmath and amsfonts? The document classes even ...
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Which document class / package was used to typset this CV? [closed]

Could somebody point me to the appropriate LaTeX document class / package which was used to create this CV file? I know that this is border line acceptable question but I really like to reproduce the ...
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How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)?

Well, the question is pretty self-explanatory. (I'm writing a short tutorial on LaTeX, and wanted some trivia;)).
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Customizing LaTeX - create a document class or a package?

Are there general rules for when to create a document class vs. creating a package to customize LaTeX? Does one have benefits over the other? My specific need is to create a customized page layout, ...
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What does the draft mode change?

I wonder which changes are made by the draft option? That means what will be changed by calling it as global class option (\documentclass[draft]{<class>}) or locally for a single package if it ...
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use beamercolorbox in book

How can i use beamer commands and environments like beamercolorbox in other document classes like article or book? Is there an alternative to beamercolorbox in another package or document class?
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If document class is equal to something then do not use package

I am trying to create a file which includes common packages and macros I use. It is something like this. commonDefinitions.tex \interdisplaylinepenalty=2500 \usepackage{algorithmic} ...
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.cls vs .sty files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Classes and packages – what's the difference? Here is a simple question with a little background. My company just started using LaTeX for our documents, and there ...
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Is there an easy way of ascertaining what packages are loaded by classes and other packages?

My question (or questions, strictly, because I have two) are prompted by an answer to one of the questions listed in this week's newsletter which indicated that there was no point in loading the ...
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What is the document class / package of this pdf file? [closed]

Does anyone know the name of the package / documentstyle used here? I think the style must be public, because I saw another file by another author using it (but I can't publish this document here).
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document class for a restaurant menu

I'd like to typeset a restaurant menu. What would be a good document class or package to use? I'm hoping for an answer similar to this thread: Survey Document Class or Package?
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Placing items before \documentclass

When looking in books or at sample code, I always see \documentclass appearing first. Is that absolutely necessary? I have created some test code which seems to compile fine: \def\SetClass{article} ...
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What's the difference between a class and a style?

What are the actual differences between the two? I am new to LaTeX and I need to create a custom "look & feel" -- should I be looking into making a class or a style?
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Issue on changing style in LaTeX

Currently I have a TeX document, written using sig-alternate.cls class file. I need to change it and use llncs.cls. However, when I attempt to compile the document with the class changed, I get the ...
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Document Class for Recipes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A cookbook in LaTeX? I'm trying to find a package I can use to typeset cooking recipes. I would especially like to find something that keeps the ingredients to the left ...
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LaTeX template for Lecture notes

Looking for some good templates for creating lecture notes to be given to students. Mainly for computer science subjects. More frequently need short lecture notes.
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Current document class name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which documentclass is being used? Is it possible to get the name of the current document class name from a package being used by that document? An example of what I ...
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Classes and packages – what's the difference?

Could someone explain the difference between classes and packages? We call prosper a class and amsmath a package. I couldn't find out the difference.
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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Packages for writing feedback forms

I'd like to make a document that would leave ample room for the reader to fill in answers on the sheet. (nothing fancy and interactive, just whitespace for writing on the printed version) What ...
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Japanese flashcards

I wanted to make some flashcards for learning japanese. I've found the flashcard class and some japanese output package (ucs, CJK). But they don't seem to work together. I've coded the following as an ...
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LaTeX Errors: “\RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options Section.” AND “File 'article.cls' not found.”

Would you be so kind to help me in resolving the following issue? I tried to convert the text using Latex 2 as it was requested by the publisher, but the document generation failed with the following ...
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Is there a way to use a document class/package from another folder?

I am building a document class and a set of packages to be used as templates for various documents. I'd like to aviod having to copy those over to another folder every time I use them, but I'd also ...
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Survey or questionnaire document class or package?

I like to create surveys and questionnaires, what would be a good \documentclass or package to use?
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What LaTeX packages are available for ISO quality system documentation?

I wonder if there are any use cases of TeX/LaTeX for ISO quality system documentation. I understand that the basic classes would suffice for logical document structuring, but I'm just wondering if ...
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How can one undefine an already processed class option?

I'm using a class classX that accepts class option optionX. Thus, I can write: \documentclass[optionX]{classX} ... Now, as I understand it, being a class option, after classX processes this ...
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Most useful additions in KOMA-Script?

(Background: I'm a beginner who will mostly use LaTeX for university articles and reports, but no math. Also, as I reside in Canada, the German typography conventions, which I understand KOMA-Script ...