{document-classes} is for questions relating to the document class of the TeX file. This sets up various document-wide formatting elements.

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How can I make a professional looking article layout?

Elsevier and Springer and other publishers provide latex classes for authors, similar to the standard article class. But those classes don't have the full published formatting, it's just for ...
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Splitting a class file

I am writing a class file and I use a lot of constants (length, colours, strings…) that I would like to take out of the cls file for cleanliness. I have tried ...
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Attempting to replicate some beautiful papers I have recently read

I have recently read some really beautiful papers: https://web.eecs.umich.edu/~zmao/Papers/conextDefendHijack07.pdf http://rio.ecs.umass.edu/mnilpub/papers/securecomm07.pdf Is anyone able to ...
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Text is too closely spaced preceding empheq environment [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question regarding a previous question: Previous Question In the dukedissertation document class the solution given in the link provided above leads to improper line spacing ...
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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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Conflict between TikZ and university dissertation *.cls file

When compiling a document using my university's dissertation class file and the TikZ package I receive 3 error messages: 1) Missing number, treated as zero [\xdef], 2) Undefined control sequence. ...
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Starting chapters on a right-hand page not working

As document class I'm using itsas_pfc, with the content I pasted below. I know it's big but, as I'm not very familar with LaTeX, I dont want to touch a lot the code so better if I post the entire ...
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What software can be used to publish an internal technical journal for my company?

I'm in the engineering department of a young company, and we're playing with the idea of starting an internal technical journal. I've found LyX to be extremely powerful for writing papers, and have ...
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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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Fixing a class file

This may be a problem with too narrow an audience for this forum, but I'm rather stuck at the moment. I'm attempting to build my dissertation document. My school's style guide is decidedly ...
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LaTeX for writing a fiction book [duplicate]

I am wondering if one can use TeX/LaTeX to write a full-fledged fiction book i.e. a prose, literature (not poetry) e.g. if Conan Doyle wished to write his Sherlock using TeX, what would you have in ...
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\empheqlbrace autoscaling problem with dukedissertation document class

I am using the empheq package to group equations organized using the align command. If used in an article document class the left brace automatically scales wonderfully to group equations organized ...
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LaTeX document class for conference talk notes?

I want to typeset some notes I'm taking at talks within a conference. These are not lecture notes, and are taken online without being filled in later with information from textbooks or interaction ...
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How do I make the landscape option of documentclass work?

When i use landscape option of documentclass, It only rotates the paper and leaves the text as portrait, so the text almost touches the right margin. How do i use the landscape mode properly by ...
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Mysterious horizontal rule in custom class file

I am working on a customized class file for a journal project, and the output PDF is not what it should be. Here is a link to the customized class file I have been modifying: ...
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formating lines in the paragraphs

I'm writing report in latex .But my document appear with not good style all lines in paragraphs not in same length >How to get that ? edit: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Unused global option in KOMAscript wrapper class

I want to write several classes, most of them will use KOMA classes as base class. However I stumbled upon the problem that some options (mainly concerned with layout) are not processed if given in ...
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Installing packages in my private tree from a .ins file

I've recently created a document class and have not long finished wrapping it up into a DTX file. I have an installation file the looks like this: %% %% Licence info %% \input docstrip.tex ...
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How to prevent badly cut words in latex?

Here is the thought. I wish if there is any package or syntax in Latex that makes any arbitrary document class to cut words as less as possible? I mean for the sake of sentences at the end in a ...
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Adjust margin: Chapter title extends in left margin

I am using a custom document class and template for my thesis. Both can be found here (they are really long, otherwise I'd copy and paste): ...
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Font Identification [duplicate]

Can anyone identify the font that is used in this article? Furthermore, is this font compatible with the 'article' class? Note: Using CTRL+D within Adobe Acrobat presents a number of fonts the ...
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How to unify fonts in references in a thesis class?

I would like to know what to do in order to unify the fonts in my document, especially in the references. As you can see, there is a problem at least with the arXiv part, which is with a bigger font ...
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how to create book with multiple exam question papers in chapters?

I want to bundle together multiple exam question papers in the form of a bound book to be handed out as practice problems. The exam question papers are mainly objective MCQs. Each chapter will have ...
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Using cls file - “the document class provides `book'.”

I am co-writing a book and I've been sent the publishers LaTeX template which contains their style files. At first I was getting the error ietbook.cls file not found - the following seemed to be the ...
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Comprehensive overview of the existing latex classes. Or how to choose the right class? [duplicate]

Latex classes are really useful as they provide ready and easy to use implementation of complex formatting, styling and rendering methods. In fact, it is one of the most interesting feature of the ...
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Table ref not displaying in PNAS format

I'm using the PNAS two column style (pnastwo.cls). As per the answer here, I need to wrap my text in the article environment to have it actually display in two columns. However, this makes it so that ...
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Positioning of toc, chapters, bibliography in book class

In \documentclass{mwbk or book} chapters, table of contents, bibliography default are located at some distance from the top of the page/header. Does anyone have an idea how to move their location on ...
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Extra vertical space after frame in document class {book} when a image not fit on the page [duplicate]

I create a two side document for a book. When I insert a image after some text and frame that not fit on the page, the text between frame and image starts in bottom of the page and created extra ...
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PNAS two column not displaying

I'm trying to use the PNAS two column class (pnastwo.cls). I include it by writing \documentclass{pnastwo} in my tex file. However, it still shows the text as one column. Why is that happening and ...
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mathcal and mathdesign with svjour class

I'd like to use mathdesign but I still want regular old mathcal. In this question it was suggested to use \let\mathcal\undefined \DeclareMathAlphabet{\mathcal}{OMS}{cmsy}{m}{n} which works fine ...
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documentclass using amsmath, without sections

It's probably true that, thousands of times every day, someone somewhere writes a short explanation of some mathematical phenomenon, using equations, including alignment possibilities, lemmas and ...
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Create an template [duplicate]

I've been using the same format and setup of a front page in my homework's e.t.c and I've always wanted to just create an template file. (*.cls) I think? I.e. I don't want to see all my packages in ...
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What's a convenient/appropriate way to override my document class' \paragraph style?

The document class I'm using (ieeetran) typesets paragraphs as in the following: ------- [space here] a) The Paragraph Title In Italics:[space here]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The ...
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How would I mix German and Icelandic diacritic characters in a single English document?

I'm trying to use the letter-classic class of the following version: \ProvidesClass{letter-classic}[2003/03/04 v1.1] The goal is to mix UTF-8 characters from German and Icelandic in an English ...
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Best documentclass for formulary (cheat sheet)

We are allowed to bring a formulary of 2 pages to our math exam. Obviously I need to put as much content on it as possible, using the tiniest font size available. Unfortunately I haven't found a ...
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wrong placement of figure in document

I want to insert the logo of my company at the beginning of the page(document). Here is the code for the same. Unfortunately, it spills over to the next page. \documentclass[paper=a4, ...
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How can I force an abstract to fit on the title page (if there is space) using the AASTeX package?

I am trying to format a paper using the AASTeX package. When I typeset the paper with the title, authors, authors' information, and the abstract, the abstract is automatically forced to the second ...
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Getting started with cls file

I am a newbie with LaTex, and today I need to start with CPE journal. I downloaded their document guidelines, which included a CLS, a TEX, a PDF and readme file. (you can get it from: ...
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How to use autoref or cleveref when the theorem environments are in the class file?

The journal LMCS provides a style, lmcs.cls, that contains definition of theorems environments : %%% Theorem environments % the following environments switch to a slanted font: \theoremstyle{plain} ...
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Different font; what are my options?

I'm trying to build a LaTeX document class, so that documents for my association can be easily produced using LaTeX. The problem is, the documents use a very specific branding that includes a logo and ...
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TikZ won't support HSB color model hsb in article document class

I'm trying to use the wave color model in a tikz picture using the document class article. When I do, I get the error message "Unsupported color model 'hsb'". Consider the code below. ...
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Fixing first paragraph indentation in custom class

I've downloaded a LaTeX dissertation template from my university that comes with its own custom .cls file. One of the first things I noticed is the paragraph indentation. Every single paragraph is ...
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Wrong A4 measurements that are not “pagesize” solvable

I would like my pdf document to have an a4 format. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside]{article} \begin{document} Text, text, text... \end{document} Unfortunately, when I print the pdf document ...
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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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How to provide a picture for a 'global' class? [duplicate]

Is there a way to provide pictures for a 'global accessible' class file? To use my own class and style files from everywhere, I put them in ...
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standalone package -> Error Message: infeasable parameter

I try to convert tex2png with the following lines and use pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex The following lines are in the text.tex \documentclass[ preview, convert ]{standalone} ...
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Is there a unifying package for different editors styles

I'm regularly writing papers for different conferences and they all expect you to conform to a different cls, which I find to be a huge loss of time, since for every conference you have to relearn a ...
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How to find the parent of a class file

I am trying to use the ACM Small class in LyX. A LyX Wiki page says to create a LyX layout based on the parent of the class file: "Lets assume, the LaTeX class amcsiggraph.cls is a descendant of ...
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Remove blank page at end of \documentclass{letter}

When Trying to create a letter using the letter document class I get an unwanted blank page at the end of my document. It looks like it may be coming from the \begin{letter}{} macro as the first ...
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Modular LaTeX document preambles and class files

I have been debating whether or not to ask this question as I don't intend to create an overly broad unanswerable, or solely opinion based question, but I have decided that there are probably some ...