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Class available for law Reports?

Has anyone used LaTeX for writing Expert Witness reports or similar for UK Courts? These have to follow a particular format which would be ideal in Latex but I am a relative newcomer to Latex and ...
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Cannot use a custom document class with LyX

I am trying to use the ACM SIG Proceedings document class for a LyX document. Basically following these instructions: Using custom LaTeX document classes in LyX Step by step, here is what I do: put ...
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Undefined Control Sequence occurs at: \begin{document}

I wasn't having any problem with my .tex file, but after compiling a separate document - which used a different document class - my current file no longer loads. Specifically, I was using the imsart ...
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How to typeset an exhibition catalogue

Perhaps this is too vague, but I have been so impressed with the results I was able to achieve based on a previous question, that I thought I would ask. Has anyone used TeX to typeset an exhibition ...
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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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Decreasing space between subsubsections

I use the LNCS document style for a paper. However, I find the spacing between subsubsections (ca 2 lines) very generous and would like to decrease it. How can I do this? (Note: I am not required to ...
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Making boxed “problem” environment and a solution environment

I'm trying to make a template for my homework. I've been using a modification of the Harvey Mudd homework class, but there are some things I don't really like about it (functional and aesthetic). ...
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document class for l'IHÉS Journal

Let me just mention that I don't know much about Latex, so please be patient with me. I noticed that the .cls file uses for the journal "Publications Mathématiques de l'IHÉS" is svjour.cls. So I ...
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Overriding the paragraph style in the LNCS document class

I am using the LNCS document class to typeset a paper. I would like to keep most of this document style, but I do not like how paragraphs are typeset. The heading of the paragraph is in italics, which ...
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Where can I find some rich book classes?

I find the standard book class, and others like tufte or memoir, a little "sad" in the end. I mean, look at technical books at a library: they have fancy headers, colors, graphics at page borders, ...
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Use a footnote in the heading with amspset package

I am using the amspset package as follows \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper]{amspset} \usepackage{fullpage, amsthm, amssymb, amsfonts} % info for header block in upper right hand corner \name{Eric ...
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How to make unavailable document classes available for LyX on Macbook?

I have a problem with making unavailable document classes available for LyX on Mac OS X. I have installed LyX and MacTeX (latest versions). I can see the nature class in TeX information of LyX, but ...
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KOMA-Script article in LyX [duplicate]

I would like to set the document class of my LyX document to KOMA-Script article. When I try this via Document > Settings > Document Class, the document does not compile any more. Last part of ...
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Access \@email in a custom LaTeX class

I am trying to customize an article class for my needs. I want to access \email{} in my class but without any success. This is my \maketitlepage section in cls file, \newcommand{\maketitlepage}{% ...
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Preview problems in AUCTeX when using certain document classes

I just changed document class to lipics (class files here) which is used for various conference proceedings, i.e. \documentclass[a4paper,UKenglish]{lipics} I now have problems rendering previews in ...
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Document class with table in the header

I'm trying to write a document class in which the header of the first page has a table. The header of the following pages should have another table. Well, I solved this problem in the .tex file (user ...
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typesetting in the style of Turing's famous “ON COMPUTABLE NUMBERS”

Maybe an unusual question but I love the typographical style of this text. http://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmps210/Winter11/Papers/turing-1936.pdf I am an art student writing a research paper. I would ...
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pstricks and caa.cls

I have a TeX file that my prof gave me and I can't get it to work. First, I don't know what package allows me to use \documentclass[12pt,reqno]{caa}. Next, I have a bunch of pscurves, pslines, and ...
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Caption package incompatibility with \@makecaption in custom report class [closed]

My university has a recommended thesis class based on the report class. Unfortunately, it is incompatible with the caption package; for example, when I include the subcaption package, I get the ...
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Is there an implementation of WEB/NOWEB for LaTeX?

The WEB system is great, but it's a little cumbersome sometimes and very much rigid in its design. Is there a LaTeX document class for WEB-style documents? I'd like to program in other languages than ...
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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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How to remove blank pages with random numbers coming between two chapters? [closed]

I am writing my thesis using \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside]{book} but at the end of some chapters I am getting a blank page with a random number on the top of the blank page.Can anyone ...
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Leveraging a dynamic preamble to generate multiple output formats

Background The diagram below shows an architecture for generating books using a dynamic preamble. The top part of the image shows the database relations between a book theme and its preamble. The top ...
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Certain text always included in new document

Is there a way to make \documentclass and all that to always appear in a new document? It's annoying to have to copy from other documents.
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Using class file located in non-root directory with LyX

I would like to use the template elsarticle.lyx, but apparently I'm missing elsarticle.cls. Unfortunately I don't have root rights, so I can't follow most instructions on the web on installing new ...
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Document class for writing class note

I would like to know the document class to write my lecture notes and assignments questions which I will be using for a course I am teaching. I want your valuable suggestions in this regard.
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Is there any other margin I must set to reduce margin to zero?

I have basic class file and I would like to set margins of an a4paper to 0mm. Here is the markup of some-class.cls: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{some-class}[2013/07/29] ...
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Text flowing out in two column format due to section title

This is the code: \documentclass[sttt]{svjour} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} % \title{Title} \author{Author} % % \institute{Institute} % \date{Received: date / Revised version: date} ...
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Loading a class within a class [duplicate]

I'm trying to develop a set of custom classes. They are all very similar, but each do slightly different things (a custom letter, article and report for example. Since they share things in common, I ...
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How can I add a document class to Texmaker on Mac?

I am about to write my thesis on Texmaker but frankly I am a quite clueless tex-virgin. I would like to use the document class of our university but I couldn't figure out how I can import the files ...
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Undefined control sequence error when trying to add \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands

I am writing a book, and dividing the book's chapters into separate .tex files. I would like to do the same for my appendices, but when I try to do so I get an error message. First, here is my ...
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Features of popular class files [duplicate]

Is there any resource available which compares/lists/highlights the features of most popular class files available. I searched TeX.SX, but could not find a similar question here. I agree that, this ...
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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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Text flowing out in two column format [duplicate]

This is the code: \documentclass[sttt]{svjour} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} % \title{Title} \author{Author} % % \institute{Institute} % \date{Received: date / Revised version: date} ...
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How do I achieve this chapter optic?

I'd like to modify the chapter appearance to become similar to this draft: I use XeLaTeX and Minion Pro/Myriad Pro (from Adobe Reader) as main fonts (the sans font in the screenshot might be a ...
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Modifying a thesis class file

A friend of mine gave me a class file he had used for his dissertation, which he submitted this spring. This is a class file he wrote; it was not provided by the university. Between spring & ...
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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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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Technical documentation class

I just made a component that is going to be added to our platform in the next month. As such I need tu draw out some documentation for the guys that will do the integration. Is there any class that ...
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Is there a LaTeX class specifically for generating License Agreements? [closed]

Is there a LaTeX class designed, or adaptable, to generate License Agreements easily? For example, it should be easy to generate sections: Terms, Conditions, etc., with numbered/unnumbered ...
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Undefined control sequence \begin{abstract} but abstract appears

I'm using a customised (not by me) document class called geogthesis to produce my Geography PhD thesis. When I compile the file I get an error saying: Undefined control sequence. [\begin{abstract}] ...
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Changing document format regardless of the document class!

Is there any way to change the format of a document such as single/double column, margins, etc regardless of the documentclass used? I am using iopart.cls and it does not have a twocolumn option. ...
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fontspec setmainfont working

Here is a minimal problem example \ProvidesClass{cvMinimal}[2012/04/30 CV class] \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \LoadClass{article} %%%%%%%%%% % Colors % %%%%%%%%%% \RequirePackage{xcolor} ...
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XeLaTeX problem? Undefined control sequence.

I'm new to LaTeX. I downloaded a template for making a CV. here It says to be compiled with biber and XeLaTeX Im trying with xelatex vc_10.tex but always getting errors, fixed them by searching ...
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How do I list the available classes in my installation?

I am using TeXLive in Linux and want to learn and experiment. How can I list available document classes in my installation?
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Custom class causing errors [closed]

I am using a custom class for my thesis. It is causing errors whenever I try to make a chapter (the class is based on report). I have tracked down that this piece is the one causing the error: ...
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Adding .cls to portable MiKTeX

I guess specifically it would help to know where the texmf path is. I make extensive use of a particular class and need to add it to MiKTeX portable. Can someone point me in the right direction? I saw ...
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New class base on book class with options

I created a class of my own that uses book as base class. \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{manuscript}[2013/03/23 Creative writing manuscripts class] \LoadClass[a4paper,12pt,oneside]{book} ...
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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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Missing UTF8 as document class, conflicts with .sty-file. How can I add UTF8?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I have tried several different solutions but none work. I have a custom class that I need to write a document in. This class automatically generate some pages with ...