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How to install an unavailable document class for LyX on Mac

I am new to LyX so I'm sorry if this question is really naive. I'm using LyX on a MacBook and I'm hoping to use the AEA document class on it. Since it is not available automatically, seems that I ...
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How to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? Is there an easy way to install the documentclass standalone in Ubuntu using apt-get? In other words, is there ...
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Updating a .cls file with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 and also installed a .cls-file. I did this by copying the .cls-file to the ...
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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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Class for my thesis (amsbook currently)… should I use memoir or KOMA-Script?

I am in the process of writing up a PhD thesis (on an Engineering topic) in the LyX environment, and I'm trying to decide what class/layout to use. I'm new to LyX & LaTeX. My supervisor seems to ...
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Keyval Error with \includegraphics: options undefined

I'm trying to make a class file to help me draft bylaws for clubs, but I'm running into a problem with \includegraphics. I want to be able to define a club logo using a \logo command (see class ...
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How to write the documentclass into a file

Suppose I have received a selfcontained LaTeX source file, main.tex. It includes a file of macro definitions, my_macros.tex, that the author included in the preamble. This macro file is under my ...
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Add option to class with command

Is it possible add at the loaded class some options? look at the example below: \documentclass{scrbook} \AddOptionsToClass{headinclude,footinclude}% something like this command \begin{document} ...
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Document Class for Briefing Notes

I was wondering whether there was a document class for briefing notes/memos in LaTeX. If there is not any what is the easiest way of making my own? PS: Sorry, I should have given an example. Here are ...
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conditional usepackage given documentclass [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which document class is being used? How would I conditionally usepackage{enumitem} if the document class is memoir (but not beamer)? Could I use the etoolbox ...
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Is there a class for writing novels?

Is there a class for writing novels? I know it's trivial to you, but I really need one.
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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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Change paper size in journal document class

I'm using this journal's style files and I can see that the .cls file defines paper size as a4paper in the following line: \ExecuteOptions{a4paper,twoside,final} However, compiling any document ...
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Which document class for writing resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae I am trying to create a new resume in LaTeX previously I used Scribus but not happy with the formatting and pdf size. To ...
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What unit of measure is pt in the documentclass?

I would like to know what is the meaning of 13pt in here: \documentclass[a4paper,13pt]{article} My first guess was that it was the size of the characters, but changing the number does not seem to ...
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Creating static head title for a document class

I am making my own document class in LaTeX but I have a problem on how will I make this title appear automatically when my class is used. Should I code it this way? \AtBeginDocument{% ...
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How to redefine default macros of document class

When choosing a document class, I find they all generate some unwanted change to my document, but I'm having trouble changing the default macros to set the formatting right. In my preamble I'm ...
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Define abstract environment in book

I want to define an abstract environment for \documentclass{book}. Therefore, I copied the relevant definitions from report.cls from here into my preamble. But it doesn't work. Where's the problem? ...
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Wrong A4 measurements?

I noticed that the paper size invoked by a4paper is not working right in my examples: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{article} \begin{document} Test \end{document} I checked with Preview.app ...
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modular title pages

How to achieve having modular title pages in latex (xelatex), to only have to change one word in the .tex file and have it changed? All the files must be defined in the project's directory, not ...
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Setting Space Between Paragraph in A Custom Class

I've been trying set space between paragraph to 3 spaces with 1.5 line spacing on text (based on my thesis requirement). Searching around, looks like everyone suggest either using the parskip package ...
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\flushbottom vs \raggedbottom

I use \documentclass{book}. If I use \flushbottom, I get messages of the sort Underfull \vbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active []. See question. These messages disappear when I ...
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badness messages when changing from report to book class

When I change the documentclass from report to book I suddenly get a lot of messages like this: Underfull \vbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active [] Does anyone have an ...
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Can I use beamer without setting \documentclass to beamer?

I want to have a PDF that is the normal type: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} with normal TeX tables, graphs and words, but I want it such that there's beamer slides scattered throughout of the ...
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Is there a documentclass that produces 'endless' pages?

Does anybody know of a documentclass that produces a page that has a fixed width and a variable length, depending on the actual content that needs to fit on the sheet? I'm trying to get something like ...
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Cute (child-friendly) document in LaTeX

My girlfriend is teacher at primary school, she's new using LaTeX and she needs to make a "cute document" for kids, but I don't know how change the following items to make them look nice for the kids: ...
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Best documentclass to use for a dissertation/thesis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX templates for writing a thesis Is there a canonical documentclass for theses? I can see some Unis offer their own templates but they also include some advanced ...
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How can I get documentation for the LaTeX letter class?

I am trying out TeX and writing some correspondence in it just to learn the basic commands. For the "letter" document class, I have found this reference site: ...
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Not able to switch to any other document class than “article”

I'm using LyX with Hebrew and whenever I'm trying to change my document setting to something else than article (i.e. article(AMS)) I can't create a pdf. I'm getting these errors: Undefined control ...
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Detect number of pages in custom class

How can I make a conditional in my custom documentclass (based on article) for when the document is only one page long? I need this because when it is only one page, I don't want to put the page ...
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Which one is it: a4paper or paper=a4?

I'm using XeLaTeX mostly, and I never know what to put into \documentclass[]{}. Usually I use something like \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{scrartcl}. But I never know whether it's a4paper or paper=a4. ...
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Making a stand-alone image with gastex

I want to do the following: Make an image using gastex. Compile the image to a stand-alone pdf image. I.e., at the end of this stage I'll have a myImage.pdf file. Include my image in a large latex ...
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Can I disable italics in the body text of a theorem without amsthm/ntheorem?

I'm submitting a paper and am required to use a provided document class which defines its own theorem environments, so I can't use packages like amsthm or ntheorem. The class doesn't define a ...
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AIChE Journal: Format file for LaTeX

I want to submit my article in AIChE Journal and don't know how to format my manuscript with AIChE Journal format. Please help me and provide me a LaTeX sample file for AIChE Journal. I am a bit new ...
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Roman Page Numbering for TOC in Article

I'm writing something with the article class, and I'd like to have the table of contents pages numbered with roman numerals, and in addition and most importantly: to have the arabic numbers reset ...
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Is it possible to use \PassOptionsToClass into a package?

Context: I'm building a new package for my university. I need to set a lot of options for the document class, like twoside, a4paper, 12pt, or firstpagenum=chapter. I would like to set them by default ...
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Which TeX distribution? (Undefined control sequence)

(FYI I am new to LaTeX) I'm trying to compile a TeX document that someone else has given me. I had BasicTex installed, and it didn't seem to work. My friend said he uses TeX Live, so I tried ...
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Effect of the definition of a language for \documentclass

What exactly does \documentclass[american]{article} do with the definition of a language and in what case is it useful to define a language? What is the difference to ...
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Using \usebox inside a \newcommand

I have this code: %Abstracts \newcommand{\@spanishabstractname}{{\bfseries Resumen}} \newsavebox\@sabstract \newenvironment{spanishabstract}{% ...
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Using fleqn option in a new LaTeX class

I am creating a new LaTeX class, necessarily the equations must be aligned to the left so I use the file fleqn.clo in the class code. The problem is that when using the equation environment the result ...
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Changing the text size is not working

I am an eighth grader that needs some help. I am a noob at anything TeX or LaTeX, and am just starting out. I am using USBTeX, just in case that matters. I cannot seem to change the text size in ...
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acmsmall.cls not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I am writing this because I need a more efficient way to use the acmsmall class. The problem is when I add the ...
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Trouble with latex and dvips with an FSTTCS documentclass

Following from my other question Which DVI viewer on linux?, now that I can easily view DVI files I came to the conclusion that the unusual document class I used for my document defines some ...
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PSTricks and documentclass

I have a problem using PSTricks for elsevier journal. As you may know, preprints and review versions of papers usually use a different documentclass in LaTeX than the one used for the final version ...
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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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Naming LyX layout appropriately

I am continuing my question from Class relationship between two given .cls file? To use an custom document class one needs to create LyX layout named appropriately. In my custom document class. I ...
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Custom LaTeX Report Class

This is my first question and I'm new to LaTeX. I've probably jumped into the deep end here, but I found an interesting class that I want to learn how to use. First of all, I have Tex Live 2011 ...
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How to define a table in documentclass?

Consider a simple table in the document: \begin{tabular}{ l c r } 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 & 6 \\ 7 & 8 & 9 \\ \end{tabular} How we can define this table within the ...
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Obtaining the location of the document class [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? Our organization produced a document class for internal use. The document class uses ...
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How to customize a document class?

In LaTeX, we modify a predefined documentclass to fit our need. I wonder how we can edit the original documentclass (e.g. article) to have our customized properties? I mean which file is responsible ...