{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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Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?

I like Beamer and I use it but I wanted to check if there other classes for slides or presentation purposes to consider seriously when starting to write a presentation.
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Is there a document class optimized for small screens (i.e. phone screens)

I happen to read more documents on my (android) phone, including scientific papers from the arXiv (where the TeX source is available). Obviously, such a narrow screen is not well suited to read papers ...
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How do you determine what class to use?

So I am creating documents that have a mixture of paragraphs of text intermingled with numbered questions. I have been creating these using the 'exam' class. However, I decided to set the default ...
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Templates for NSF grant applications

Are there any good LaTeX templates or classes available which comply to NSF formatting requirements? In particular, I'm looking for a template for the "biographical sketch."
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Documentclass user macros

I wanted to create a documentclass for a complex template. I ran into the following problem: I want to have user macros to store content in boxes which are then displayed by the template in the ...
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Creating a complex template

I would like to create a complex template for documentation as a document class. I should be able to define my text fields (for instance, \documentNumber, \projectTitle). My class should be flexible ...
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How to remove blank page without modifying book, chapter, or other package specifications

I am creating a TeX document to be distributed to a class and it must use a style file, es150.sty, provided by the professor. For reasons too verbose to get into here, let's assume that es150.sty is a ...
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Installing a class

I created a new class file to use. I have put the .cls file in the same directory as the original cls files (report, book etc) and im 100% sure the names match. The directory for me is: C:\Program ...
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Difference between \LoadClass and \LoadClassWithOptions

Can anyone tell me the difference between those two commands? Edit: Thanks for the answers, but I didn't get the clue yet. Here's an example: test.tex \documentclass[a4paper,oneside]{mytestclass} ...
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Packages for writing feedback forms

I'd like to make a document that would leave ample room for the reader to fill in answers on the sheet. (nothing fancy and interactive, just whitespace for writing on the printed version) What ...
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Preparing cheat sheets

Are there any templates, document classes for preparing cheat sheets? If not, what would make it easy to produce such documents?
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Can Lyx syntax files override document class defaults?

I'm editing a client's Latex file in Lyx, where the client has used a document class not supported by Lyx. In these cases, I use tex2lyx with either -c article or -c report to ensure Lyx can import ...
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Japanese flashcards

I wanted to make some flashcards for learning japanese. I've found the flashcard class and some japanese output package (ucs, CJK). But they don't seem to work together. I've coded the following as an ...
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article vs. report

\section{Section title here}} \subsection*{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} \addcontentsline{toc}{subsection}{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} ...
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LaTeX Errors: “\RequirePackage or \LoadClass in Options Section.” AND “File 'article.cls' not found.”

Would you be so kind to help me in resolving the following issue? I tried to convert the text using Latex 2 as it was requested by the publisher, but the document generation failed with the following ...
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Abstract page problems

I am using a report document classe. I have an abstract and an acknowledgement sections before the toc. This is my definition for Acknowledgements. I took it from someplace in the web, so there might ...
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Hyperref package and ACM class.

I am using a Modified acmtrans document class. It was modified to add a custom journal. I am having problems using the hyperref package. My file has the following in the preamble: ...
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Split Journal Paper into Multiple Parts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reference a table/figure/section in another document? I am writing a journal paper that has grown to 30 pages long, so I would like to split it into two 15 ...
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Setting up a LaTeX document using the Uggedall or tufte-latex templates

I’ve used LaTex before for a while, but (1) it’s been ages, and (2) I’ve only really had to import minor packages for a basic template. Having come across templates/classes like Uggedal’s and ...
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How to use showexpl with an external class?

The showexpl package defines LTXexample environment which allows to define a latex code and shows its result side by side. The problem is that it uses the same document class where the LaTeX code is ...
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\subtitle doesn't work in article document class

I'm relatively new to TeX but until now I used mostly the beamer class. There I did this: \documentclass{beamer} \title{title} \subtitle{subtitle} \author{name} \date{\today} \begin{document} ...
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Is there a way to use a document class/package from another folder?

I am building a document class and a set of packages to be used as templates for various documents. I'd like to aviod having to copy those over to another folder every time I use them, but I'd also ...
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Temporarily changing document class in LaTeX/resetting pdfLaTeX

How can I temporarily cause pdfLaTeX to forget everything that I've told it and start with a new document class? I've modified the example environment from the lshort document: ...
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Survey or questionnaire document class or package?

I like to create surveys and questionnaires, what would be a good \documentclass or package to use?
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Table of contents using article and report classes

When I make a table of contents with the article and report classes the results are different. I have two questions. Why does this happen? How can I make the report ToC look like the article one? ...
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\subparagraph{name} not recognized in IEEEtrans document.

The information I have found on the web indicates that the \subparagraph level should be available in an IEEEtrans article. I'm using TeXLive 2009, pdflatex. The relevant preamble line: ...
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What LaTeX packages are available for ISO quality system documentation?

I wonder if there are any use cases of TeX/LaTeX for ISO quality system documentation. I understand that the basic classes would suffice for logical document structuring, but I'm just wondering if ...
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What are your favorite document classes and what do you use them for?

I'm using the TeX Live distribution and I've noticed that there are a lot of document class files (291 actually) for different things (books, math, thesis, presentations, etc). What are your ...
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Combining Document Classes

I have a complicated document containing files with a letter as the first document followed by several article type documents. I have done this by setting up a master tex file with all the frontpeice ...
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How do I read the texdoc for the letter document class?

I am reading the texdoc for the letter document class. But it doesn't say anything about getting started. I think this is a commented source code document. Yes, it lists all the features of the letter ...
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Where are the texdocs for the built-in LaTeX document classes?

I can texdoc for the following classes: letter slides proc But, where are the texdocs for the following built-in document classes? article report book
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Natbib author-year citation style in the tufte-book class

I'm using the tufte-book class and I like it so much! However, I'd like to have the references in the natbib-way, so that I can use both textual (\citep) and parenthetical (\citep) citations. I ...
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I get an error when using `\ExecuteOptions` together with `\usepackage{geometry}`

I'm writing a custom document class. It's kinda simple, but it will use the geometry package to set page size, orientation and margins. However... Whenever I use that package, the \ExecuteOptions ...
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How to APA 6th in LaTeX?

I have previously been writing psychology manuscripts according to the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA, version 5) using the excellent apa class, with apacite managing my ...
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Beamer slides and tufte-handout

I have been experimenting with a setup for slides and handouts with one main.tex file that is \input{} into a "slides" and a "handout" file (as described in the beamer user guide 21.2.1, or this ...
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How can one undefine an already processed class option?

I'm using a class classX that accepts class option optionX. Thus, I can write: \documentclass[optionX]{classX} ... Now, as I understand it, being a class option, after classX processes this ...
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Where to put the institute information in the article document class?

I've seen in other document classes that one can input the authors' institutes via special commands, for example in revtex4 I can put \title{Aggregation According to Classical Kinetics---From ...
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Most useful additions in KOMA-Script?

(Background: I'm a beginner who will mostly use LaTeX for university articles and reports, but no math. Also, as I reside in Canada, the German typography conventions, which I understand KOMA-Script ...
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Are there any packages suited for making wedding invitations?

I'm getting married this coming winter, and it's about time to think about wedding invitations. Are their any document classes or packages suitable for this purpose?
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How to customize the standard report template

I am tired of writing company reports using MS Word, so I am looking for a way to define a custom template that follows the company branding. Basically what I would need to define is the following: ...
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Class for Curriculum Vitae [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae Which class do you recommend to write a CV? The answer will probably be different depending on the CV being used in the ...
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What are the available “documentclass” types and their uses?

Some of the available classes of documents in LaTeX are well known and widely used, such as the article and beamer classes, while others are not so well known, such as the standalone class. I found ...
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Where can I find a `datasheet' document class or a tutorial on how to create one?

I'd like to be able to make a datasheet for a module that I'm building. By datasheet, I mean a document containing: A title page, with the primary features, applications, and an application block ...
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Setting class options after \documentclass

Context: I'm working on my thesis, and the formatting requirements are pretty godawful. In addition to the version I submit to the grad school, I would like to also create a properly formatted version ...
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Best documentclass for class notes

Is there a documentclass specificaly for taking notes in a class? If not, what does the community see as things which should be included in such a class (which I'd be happy to write)? Edit: This was ...
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How to create posters using LaTeX

I want to create posters for my poster presentation on a conference. What tools or LaTeX classes are available for preparing posters ?
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Which document class is being used?

Is there a way to programmatically determine which document class is in effect? I'd like to be able to write conditional macros that behave differently depending on which document class is currently ...