{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 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 ...
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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 ...