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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 ...
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How to set class options that can have multiple values?

Title says it all, but here's an example: the KOMA-Script classes provide the option toc which can have multiple values that don't interfere with each other, like values that enable the Bibliography ...
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Conflict between TikZ and university thesis class file

When compiling a document using my university's thesis class file and the TikZ package I receive an error message (missing number, treated as zero). Would someone know how I can solve this problem? ...
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Where should I define new command globally?

I'd like to define a command \alert{} by \newcommand{\alert}[1]{\textcolor{red}{#1}} in a way that I could use it on every new file. I was thinking to define it on some cls file (amsart for ...
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Change document class per page

Let's say I have a document that has many pages and some pages have different formats. For example, most of the pages are fine with \documentclass{article} but there may be pages in the middle that I ...
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How to find the .cls file of the document that you are typesetting?

I can't find the .cls file of the document that I want to typeset. The source code of the document is: \documentclass[11pt,stdletter,sigleft]{newlfm} \usepackage{charter} \widowpenalty=1000 ...
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Is there a good class/package for a lab notebook or journal?

I would really love to get rid of my dead tree laboratory notebook and replace it with a LaTeX version. I don't want to simply use the standard sectioning commands to differentiate what I've been ...
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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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Disable two column mode for separate part

I am writing a document using the report class in two column mode, but I need a \section to spread across both columns, but how can I set that? Something like ...
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description environment missing in bioinfo class

Usually in my articles for the \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}, I use the description environment without getting any error, i.e. \begin{description} … \end{description}. However, when I used the ...
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What is the template for this paper? [closed]

I find those latex document really nice and would like to know if anyone knows how to obtain a similar look and feel ? http://zll22.user.srcf.net/EtaleCohomology.pdf ...
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Setup for producing multiple documents based on the same source file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Guide to managing multiple resume with one LaTeX? I would like to make a combined résumé & CV document class that can be used to generate two documents with some ...
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Option clash for package inputenc when using Lyx with LaTeX class that already uses inputenc

I use Lyx to edit document whose class declares \usepackage[latin2]{inputenc} in its .cls file. While I only use languages for which Lyx uses the same encoding it only adds the same command ...
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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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How to include exam class features in book class

I am currently writing up notes using the book class with three parts, one for lecturers notes, one for mine, and one for practice questions. I love the exam class for formatting questions, but I want ...
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Very simple left align document class

Is this document class an article? I can't get it left aligned. Haldane.pdf How can I achieve this simple style?
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How to change PI name and footnote in NIH documentclass?

I am writing a proposal for a class and I am using \documentclass{nih} (http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/nih/). However, for the name of the PI, it shows "Donald, Bruce R." by ...
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Custom document classes with embedable external macros?

I'm fairly new to LaTeX so I don't really know much yet. Is there a way I can make a custom document class that embeds an external document containing custom macros? For example, I have right now a ...