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Change \part counter to text: from I to ONE

I have included the \part command into my dissertation in \documentclass{report} which automatically uses Roman numerals: I, II, etc. as its counter. Is it possible to change these to text/string ...
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What does the draft mode change?

I wonder which changes are made by the draft option? That means what will be changed by calling it as global class option (\documentclass[draft]{<class>}) or locally for a single package if it ...
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Interdependencies between subfig, subfigure and subcaption for journal papers

I am using informs3.cls template to write a paper. I have run into serious difficulty when making a figure with subfigures. The problem is that: subfigure package is obsolete. subfig is not ...
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Change to two columns

I have a paper written in LNCS style. Is there any easy way to convert it to a two-column style? Simply using /two-column doesn't work as the columns are narrow, lines overflow, and it looks terrible ...
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Need help indexing subfigures: reference bugs using `subfigure` and `subcaption` not compatible with specialized document class

I'm a PhD student currently coding my dissertation into Latex. My school developed a customized document class that they strongly recommend using for compliance with layout and formatting standards. ...
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Making a homework template

Let's say I wanted to make a homework template (for math classes). Should I make a .cls file and use that as my document class, or use the standard article class and just make a .sty file to define ...
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Using refman document class within a different document class

I want to include a reference manual for my code within a document that uses the report class, in the appendices. Is that possible?
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How to change the behavior of a package via the class options?

I'm writing a document class based on the book class. In this class I have some code as below: \RequirePackage[total={10cm,18cm},paperwidth=16cm, paperheight=23cm]{geometry} ...
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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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Unifying article and report

I'm formating my thesis. When writing drafts I used documentclass article and now I'm migrating to a template which uses documentclass report. I don't like to manualy change \section to \chapter and ...
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.cls file not found

I'm running Windows 7 and have to run a special class file for my thesis. I've tried holding the file 'tutthesis.cls' in the same directory as the .tex file itself, but that didn't work. I also tried ...
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Creating static numbered sections in a document

I am thinking of writing a class file for this, but a basic problem is stumping me. I have a document with numbered sections in which a particular section (say section 23) always contains a certain ...
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documentclass{book}: Page content aligned on bottom of page

I'm still a beginner on LaTeX, but at the moment I'm working on a book. I'm working with Gummi and for some reason I started my work with \documentclass{article}. As I changed the \documentclass to ...
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How can I set up my custom class to load a different class depending on the class option(s) passed?

I have written class files in the past. One of them is even up on CTAN. But that was ages ago, and I am rusty today. I am trying to roll a new class file for my University. I am being a little ...
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Document class breaking references [duplicate]

I am using this document class for a resume, however when I include the class, I cannot reference labels. I get the error: LaTeX Warning: Reference `LastPage' on page 1 undefined As you can see I ...
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How can I make my LaTeX paper look like this?

I've seen MANY papers created with LaTeX that have the following format: In particular, I like the font sizes and the way that section titles are centered and in all caps. Does anyone know if ...
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Single format, free (e.g. LPPL licenced), journal article documentclass with existing corresponding MS Word templates

We are planning a new open access scientific journal. I need to write Author's Guide, and hence prepare journal template - format. I want to have MS Word and Latex templates. Even though I wrote ...
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Preview problems in AUCTeX when using certain document classes

I just changed document class to lipics (class files here) which is used for various conference proceedings, i.e. \documentclass[a4paper,UKenglish]{lipics} I now have problems rendering previews in ...
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Create a document cover using style class

I'm wanting to create a latex class called projeto.cls that should create this report cover image below, which has the following headers and footer for all reports generated. The fields defined entrie ...
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Where can I find definition of starred version of \chapter command to redefine it

General question I need to redefine how starred version of \chapter command (that is \chapter*) works in book class. I found definition of not-starred version of \chapter command in book class: ...
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Warning about writing .cls files in texpad

I'm using texpad to typeset my documents. Everytime texpad compiles a document, a popup warning about denied writing permissions on the .cls file appears. Since I'm new to LaTeX, I do not know how ...
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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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Issue with custom styles

I am in the middle of writing a much needed report template and have hit more than a wall and cannot seem to figure out why some of the macros aren't loading. The two main files are massive and I ...
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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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Why does \maketitle break my document?

I have a paper to submit in an hour, and have an issue with the \maketitle command. The template provided to me does not work, and the instructor has told me to figure it out on my own. Here is a ...
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How to print without the image

I want to print a document without print the images too: just the position of them so the printer make the process faster (I have some big image and i don't want to spend ink and time to print them). ...
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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 should I use for a thesis proposal?

I am writing a proposal for a semester of paper reading and small projects that will result in a thesis proposal. The proposal will include 1) a thesis general thesis topic 2) specialized training 3) ...
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Trying to compile lecture notes on just an iphone

Here's the source code of the tex file: http://pastebin.com/g6TfhMVi Here's the source of the notes.cls file: http://pastebin.com/FLLLS36F Right now I only have an iPhone and no other computers. I ...
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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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Writing up notes and tutorial

I am using article documentclass for writing up notes and tutorial. Is their any other class more suitable for writing the notes and tutorials? Moreover, I want to include MATLAB and R code in boxes ...
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how to add a document class to texstudio

I want to add a new document class to TexStudio. the document class is named "AEA" and is available in this link(the first .zip file below "Please note:") The code will look like this ...
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Document length iopart.cls no more than 12 pages?

I am using iopart.cls to write an article, the problem is when I compile the document the dvi is cut to the twelfth page, how can I do? Please help me!!!
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Changing layout is difficult or easy in LaTeX?

I am new to LaTeX. I am writing an article in LaTeX but at the moment I am not sure what should be the final layout of my article; so, I am writing it in IEEEtran format. I thought that it would be ...
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What documentclass/template should I use for non sectioned essays?

I have looked for different templates but most of them are concerned with papers, theses, books etc. But I am wondering if there is a specific one for simple essays, because (as an example) using the ...
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fleqn.clo vs fleqn.sty

Please have a look at this MWE: \documentclass{JHEP} \usepackage{fleqn} \author{me} \abstract{a} \title{t} \begin{document} \begin{equation} a = b+1 \end{equation} \end{document} however it ...
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How to write a LaTeX class file for my thesis

I want to design a new LaTeX for my college thesis, so that all students could use it. I have decent understanding of how LaTeX works. I am looking for some nice article explaining how to write a ...
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Is there really something wrong with using the caption package for \ContinuedFloat?

In my question How to create an unnumbered algorithm with a caption?, a nice solution was suggested using \ContinuedFloat, from the caption package. However, when I use it, I get: Package caption ...
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When do variables in classes get evaluated? [closed]

I am developing a non-trivial class that is fairly large and complex. So far, everything has worked the way I designed it to be. I apologize ahead of time as I cannot provide a MWE as my question is ...
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Is there any way to use moderncv inside another document class? [duplicate]

In my thesis I need to have a cv. It would be awesome, if I could use moderncv. The only way I so far know is, to make seperate PDF, and include this afterwards within my thesis. Do you know any ...
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The scale option of \includegraphics does not work after changing the document class [duplicate]

After .cls file changes, \includegraphics[scale=0.5]{img/GoalHierarchyMetaModel.png} command gives the following error. ! Package keyval Error: scale=0.5 undefined. See the keyval package ...
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„German“ quotation marks in .cls file

I have a class file which, among other things, generates a title page for my paper. The name of of my school, which appears at the top of the title page, is hard-coded into the class file. I would ...
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Can not compile TeXStudio’s Letter template

I have just created a new file from a template in TeXStudio. I have chosen the letter template. So I have this code generated: \documentclass[]{letter} \begin{document} % If you want headings on ...
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Undefined control sequence \bbl@nonfrenchlistspacing

I am trying to run the sample file hsp-monograph.ltx that comes with ouvrage-hermes downloaded from http://www.iste.co.uk/ \documentclass[english,allpages]{ouvrage-hermes}[2005/11/14] % Preamble: ...
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Use article reference style with book documentclass

I have to use a journal's Latex template, which specifies \documentclass{book}. The template assumes I will enter my references manually in the format that they want. However, I would like to use ...
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How to Install SVMult

I'm struggling actually with an article to send to Springer. They ask me to use SVMult class. In my case I use \documentclass{SVMult} unsuccesfully. It is impossible to send or even continue writing ...
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Understand .cls files and working with sig-alternate.cls

I'm a day-one LaTex user so bear with me. I need to format a paper I'm writting with the sig-alternate.cls template in LaTex. I've got LaTex installed with TexStudio and MixTeX along with the ...
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Specifying a letter class \address from an external file using catchfile package

I'm working with the letter class, and have created a custom .cls file in which most formatting of a letter is taken care off. From a .tex file used to produce the letter (or call, as I may have ...
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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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Classes for profiles

I'd like to create some handouts and documents with keywords for my daily presentations in school. As opposed to the tufte layouts theses documents are only one or two pages long. The handout should ...