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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 ...
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Error using Minted for syntax highlighting in custom document class

I am writing Master thesis in LaTeX and want to use minted package for source code syntax highlighting. I have installed it successfully and minimal example from minted documentation works just fine. ...
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how to deal with multiple titles and multiple documents?

I am compiling my dissertation which is composed with several separate papers (with independent LaTeX code). I have a title for my dissertation and want to insert my individual papers with their own ...
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Stylish Class to write a Book in LaTeX? [closed]

I want to write a book in LaTeX, but not in the conventional way. I want some good fonts and better page layout. The following link is an example of what I want: ...
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LyX template for legislation? [closed]

Anyone know of any simple template for legislation which is easy to modify and looks great so I don't have to spend several hours to figure out the syntax? Edit: By legislation, I mean something ...
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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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Undefined control sequence with Color Package in Custom LaTeX document class

I have the following class file shown here: % \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{puseniorthesis} [2008/05/02 v1.4.1 Princeton University Thesis class] \RequirePackage{setspace} ...
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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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Move address to the right and recipient to the left in a letter

I wanted to try to write letters in LaTeX but the problem about the layout of the letter is the fact that the sender's address is on the left and the recipient on the right but in French it is ...
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Sphinx: Overriding the document class

I am using Sphinx to generate multi-output documents (Epub, HTML, LaTeX). How can I change the use documentclass? The following snippet should (in my opinion) override the used class but results in ...
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Environment not defined

I am writing a thesis with the gatech-thesis class. This class defines an environment, preliminary. When I compile (in LyX or in TeXworks), I get an error that this environment is not defined. The ...
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Invoice class for variable pricing

One of my clients uses me for bug fixes and feature extensions on various websites. We agreed to a pricing structure that is some sum per hour for the first 50 hours of work in a month, and a lower ...
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Combine two .tex files [closed]

I'm making my phd dissertation in LaTeX. Although I am a noob, everything works like a charm, but now I have to make the titlepage. My university had a LaTeX .tex file (with .sty file,...) which ...
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How do I redefine a custom environment that I have previously defined elsewhere?

I made a custom class for homework assignments and I've defined a solution environment as follows: \def\qed{\ensuremath{\square}} % <-QED Symbol \newenvironment{solution}{% <-Solution ...
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Document Class for Reference Cards

I've seen a bunch of reference cards (either obviously or known-to-be TeX'd) that look exactly alike in format. Is there a documentclass or environment that's being done to enable this or, if not, ...
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Display text on begin document [duplicate]

I'm developing my own documentclass. How can I make some text appear on the beginning of each document with this class? For now I'm working with this in the class: \newcommand{\showAtBegin}{Text} ...
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Create command not using adjustbox package for inserting image

I am creating a test question using exam.cls and I think it would be different if i will include image in the question. But i dont really know how should I insert it. i found a solution code that ...
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What's the best option for creating a LaTeX poster? [duplicate]

I'm currently looking for a way to produce a poster using LaTeX. I found enough answers here on what are the possible ways to do it. Though, there is no way to compare them and find the best option ...
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Using two latex classes simultaneously [duplicate]

I have two latex classes and I would like to use them simultaneously. Let's say put title and cover pages from one class and rest of the context from the other one.
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background I have a .cls file that I would like pdflatex to use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How ...
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\titleformat does not seem to work when used within a class file

The following block of code doesn't seem to do anything when I define it in a custom class. But when I use the class but put this block in my preamble, it works as expected. \titleformat{\chapter} ...
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Why are my variables getting erased?

I'm making a custom document class and I've noticed that after my custom variables get typeset on the title page, they somehow get reset to nothing. They show up on the title page, but then my header ...
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Where should 1em be defined - when to use lengths in “em”

The table in the document below looks as expected when using the article document class. With other document classes, the rules dissapear. The reason seems to be that booktabs defines the with of ...
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LaTeX document without \documentclass

I need to create a really simple document template for other people to fill in and compile (e.g., they need to provide a name and email address). I could distribute it as a .cls file and a template ...