{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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User-Defined Document Templates

When writing homework sheets, I make use of a template whose preamble incorporates all of the LaTeX goodies that I typically require: packages, page parameters, user-defined commands and environments, ...
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How can I figure out the font used by a class file

I have a document class that isn't as thoroughly documented as I might like, and I'd like to figure out what font it uses. Is there an easy, universal way to do that?
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using IJNME Latex class file

I am trying to prepare a manuscript in Latex using IJNME class file. I have trouble compiling it. I cannot run their example tex file that is in their site under author's guideline. When I am trying ...
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Combining two files - document class error

I want to combine several latex files. I started with 'combine' package. I encounter a error of \newcounter{par}. Then I moved to using input or include, but then I faced unrecognized document class. ...
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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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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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Rendering issue with tikz-cd package and gtpart.cls document class

I need to make some fairly complicated commutative diagrams for a math paper, but for some reason, my installation of TeXShop is having trouble rendering even a simple diagram. Here is a minimal ...
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How to make such a CV in LaTeX?

I am not good to LaTeX. I think I need TikZ? It should look like this: Can anyone help me? How to do that? Which document class should be used, how to make the sectioning look like that on the ...
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Tabular* environment in harvard-thesis template

I have one issue with tables in harvard-thesis template version 0.4. I cannot set column width with column types such as p, m, b or even custom column types. If I set width to any of the columns, the ...
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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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LaTeX OS recognition [duplicate]

Let's say I want to create a document class. Is there a way to make LaTex choose between packages (or package options) depending on the OS I'm working on? More precisely, I want LaTeX to switch ...
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CV / Resume class with good accompanying letter and document classes [closed]

I am refreshing my résumé and would like to use a class that works well stylistically with other classes for cover letters, research statements, and other documents. Quite often these documents have ...
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Automatic report generation from bibtex with Perl

I like to benefit from my existing myarticles.bib file to create a different report automatically something like in following picture (I prepared this template with tikz). What is it best way to do ...
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pspictures are gone when I change the class

The following code works fine and displays a square between two strings: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} aaaa \begin{pspicture}(25,25) ...
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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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TeXMaker can't find my own class file

I've been using TeXMaker for a while now and it usually works fine. A couple of months ago i wrote my own class and style files, started to use them and it worked fine. I had placed the .cls and .sty ...
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Problem with making a custom class

I am trying to make a custom class file for a SOP. I think I am running into issues when using fancyhdr package but I'm not sure why. \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{sop}[10/10/2014 article ...
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Book-style page filling in article documentclass?

Simple question. I feel like it should have a simple answer but I can't find anything. The documentclass book (and default multicols) stretches content so that it fills the page. Now, I want to use ...
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How to instal document class type for use in R studio.

I found a template on writeLaTex.com for optica style articles. I downloaded the optica.cls from the optical website so i could follow that format. Just fooling around to learn more and unfortunately ...
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Babel error using Wiley book class: “Language not defined yet”

I am using a rather complex and custom template made by Wiley and try to translate it for a journal project published in french. If I understand well, babel translates the value of common class ...
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How do I get TeX to recognize my class?

I have a file myclass.cls in a folder, and I made a new document that uses myclass. However, my class isn't being recognized as existing. I'm using TeXworks on a PC. How can I get the class working?
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Which package is needed to achieve this LaTeX output?

I've recently read a maths paper (outside of my area of study, economics) and it seems to use a font and/or style which I am unfamiliar with. I do not have access to the .tex or .cls file for this ...
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Is memoir class like an extended version of book class?

Hope this is not a stupid question but I'm a newbie to LaTeX. I am using LaTeX to write my Humanities thesis and while I am concentrating on the content at the moment I am just using a template I ...
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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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Overview of page geometry, font sizes etc. of common document classes

Has someone precompiled a tabular or annotated graphical overview of the default lengths etc. of common LaTeX classes (standard, Koma/scr, memoir, beamer …) and put it on the net? I didn’t find any. ...
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Lyx 2.x: Document Class Not Available - Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite PB 3

I'm running the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta, and I ran into a problem installing MacTeX (2014) and LyX (2.1.2). Upon successful installation of both, LyX would launch with an error: "Document ...
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Compiling a file with two document classes [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: Is there a way to compile latex document with two document classes at once? Suppose that I have a paper which start with line: ...
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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Conditional for documentclass [duplicate]

I was wondering whether it is possible to execute a command depending on the used documentclass. \documentclass{dinbrief} %\documentclass[a4paper]{letter} \usepackage{ifthen} \begin{document} ...
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\rule Margin Spacing Issue for Horizontal Line

How can I get the horizontal line to not enter the right margin. It doesn't look symmetrical the way I have it. Ideally I would like the horizontal line to be the same distance from the side of the ...
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Inserting eps file into Quantitiave Finance's document class

I'm putting together a paper for submission to the journal of quantitative finance, they provide a latex template: ...
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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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Is there a document class as described in this question? [duplicate]

I am writing notes for self-lecture on a computer screen on a daily basis (attending math courses). I never intend to print these notes on paper, so the concept of "pages" is quite annoying ; I am ...
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add elsarticle class to texstudio

My question is generally about adding elsarticle document class to TeXStudio. In the installation documents it says that I should download .ins and .dtx files and compile them with latex. I don't know ...
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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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LaTeX; Refer in one document-class to chapters in another document-class [duplicate]

I want to include an article (with documentclass: IEEEtran) into a report (with another, company specific, documentclass). I want to refer in the article (myarticle.pdf) to the ten appendices of 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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Redefined maketitle gives error

I'm currently using a template I found online, it included a .cls file that modified the usual \maketitle. Every time I compile with this class I get an error after the \maketitlesaying There's no ...
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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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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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Undefined Control Sequence occurs at: \begin{document} [closed]

I wasn't having any problem with my .tex file, but after compiling a separate document - which used a different document class - my current file no longer loads. Specifically, I was using the imsart ...
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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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listings using tcolorbox for beamer documentclass

I'm trying to get listings using tcolorbox for beamer documentclass. My MWE is given below but could not get it working. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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} ...