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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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Mystery of finding a class file stored remotely

I store all my work files on a remote system, so when I log on to any computer at my institution I can see my files. Previously, when I ran the following .tex file there was no issue. (I am using ...
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Overthinking it: document class report vs book for a thesis [duplicate]

I apologize in advance for the long wall of text; there is probably some way to condense this question to half the size without losing anything important, but I'm not sure which half to remove. I ...
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Texmaker cannot find class file. “LaTeX Error: File `revtex4-1.cls' not found.”

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with Texlive, and more specifically with the Texmaker graphical editor. I am attempting to use a class file from a third party, .cls, which is located in a subdirectory of ...
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LyX 2.1.4 does't load Document Classes after using Reconfigure

I tried to add on the LyX (Windows 10) Layouts folder some .layouts, and after I run "Tools -> Reconfigure" and restarting LyX it doesn't neither the default classes. How can I solve this problem? I ...
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Use variables/properties in class file

I have a class resume which I use in a .tex file as \documentclass{resume} \begin{document} \end{document} but I also want to define some variables in my .tex document to be used in my class. How ...
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What is a template?

Regarding LaTeX I understand terms such as class, package, and so on but I don't understand the meaning of template as used by many questioners. Is it what is traditionally called a package or class ...
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Modular LaTeX document preambles and class files

I have been debating whether or not to ask this question as I don't intend to create an overly broad unanswerable, or solely opinion based question, but I have decided that there are probably some ...
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moderncv - why so many files?

As a very hands-on type of person, I said to myself why not learn LaTex trying to build something out of it, in order to learn all the intricacies of LaTex. So I'm creating my cv, using LaTex and ...
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“Page intentionally left blank” with twoside openright

I'm using twoside,openright in my document class, and I'm wondering how to have "Page intentionally left blank" text on the pages that openright makes blank. I've seen people redefining ...
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Problems using QT.cls

I am attempting to use the class file qt.cls, available at the journal's website, but when I try to compile, even just using their example document in TexShop v3.61, I get the error: and when I go ...
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Editing .cls file [closed]

I am using a .cls file for my thesis but the document format is not perfect. I need to guarantee that the pages which are generated with the following commands are in the odd pages: \maketitle, ...
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In bioinfo.cls, how can I get a full width equation?

How can I get a full width equation while using the bioinfo class? I tried doing \usepackage{widetext} and throwing a \begin{widetext} and \end{widetext} at appropriate places, but it throws an ...
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Turn off book style margins for amsart document class

Is there some way to turn off the alternation of larger left/right margins ("book style margins") when using a document class that turns this on by default? I'm looking to do this in particular with ...
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Remove Blank Pages

MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,leqno,footinclude=true]{memoir} \setcounter{tocdepth}{3} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{3} \usepackage{tocloft}% \newcommand{\cftchapaftersnum}{.} \begin{document} % ...
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No available SBL style?

Where can I find a link that actually works for the document class/stye/package Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)? AFAIK all related threads in this forum and elsewhere are either broken or the ...
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Getting the error: “! Argument of \MT@res@a has an extra }.” [closed]

I'm writing a submission for an ACM conference, using the ACM's acm_proc_article-sp document class. Now, this is a document I transitioned from another document class, so the LaTeX in the body of ...
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Help installing document class for LyX on Mac, unsure on where to start

I'm trying to download a document class from a university, and would like to use this for my thesis. However I'm very new to all of this, and so really have little clue on where to start. The ...
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res – A resumé class - Examples

I'm working on my resume (CV) and I would like to use the res documentclass. However, I can not find any document about this class and how to use it even on the CTAN website. Could you please help me ...
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Check what kind of document class is used with MWE

I try to autodefine the preamble using this and that approach but do get Undefined control sequence. \@ifundefined{\KOMAClassName } in case I write report for scrreprt. for both options. ...
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Changing the width of second page and so on in friggeri cv, keeping first intact?

Lots of people are interested in this at different places, but I couldn't find a direct solution. One can use the template from here. A part of it is answered here and a simple tweak would be to ...
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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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How to change spaces before and after sections and chapters

I am using this documentclass with option [twoside,12pt] and this MWE: \documentclass[twoside,12pt]{Classes/aesm_edspia1} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,french]{babel} ...
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Cannot find .cls file [closed]

I have a macbook pro and installed MacTeX a few days ago. Our teacher wants us to do a report using a model of it in cls format. The format is the same folder as the file that I created, however ...
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Class for arXiv preprints

I wondered whether there was a class designed specifically for arxiv preprints? Take a look at e.g. this list of arxiv preprints. There isn't really a canonical choice at the moment. Many authors: ...
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Generate oneside and twoside version at the same time

Is there a possibility that with compiling my latex document all the time two PDFs are created (a oneside and twoside version). So in my case only the first line would be different for the two ...
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Squeezing inter-paragraph space with the ACM proceedings document class

I'm using the ACM proceedings SP document class for a conference submission. I'm noticing that the inter-paragraphs vertical space is quite large (I don't mean \paragraph's, just paragraphs). Now, in ...
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Listings package does not break with my own class

I have created a class based on the article class so: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \LoadClass{article} \RequirePackage{../../mypackage.sty} According to that, I have done following example document: ...
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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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how to remove duplicated sections in the generated pdf using MikTex and how to use \keyword command

For the following .tex I got an error on \keyword tag and after commented it I got another problem at the generated pdf file which is a dublication for the abstract at the end of the document as in ...
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Difference “exam class” and “eqexam package”?

What's the difference? It looks like "eqexam package" is more advanced. The "exam class" just uses the identical commands from "eqexam package". Is one of the two outdated? Recent posts talk only ...
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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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How do I get the font sizes I need when they are in between the defaults? SAE Class progress

I don't really know much about hacking together a class file, but as I have mentioned elsewhere on the forum, I am trying to do one for SAE. My current class file only supports a 10pt font size as the ...
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How to load class with options, e.g. headsepline

I'm trying to write my own class file for subsequent documents based on my template. What I did is simply copy everthing from \documentclass to (but not including) \begin{document} and paste it into ...
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Remove header from class file

I'm a TeX newbie, and I try to edit a template tex class file, but I can't find where the header section is defined. It looks like this: but I want to remove it completely and edit the header from ...
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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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Can't install webomints package

I'm trying to replicate the answer by Gonzalo Medina here: document class for a restaurant menu However, I am unable to get the decorative corners. My results: In attempting to remedy this, I ...
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PHD/Master/Bachelor Thesis: Which Document Class to Choose [closed]

As I already mentioned in my previous question, I intend to give a LaTeX introduction to phd students. Most of them will already be using LaTeX somehow but their knowledge will be random. I want to ...
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\documentclass - {paper} vs. {memoir}

Let me profess that I know that I have made some bad choices. Hopefully I can get some help here, to clear things up. I have been told and read that writing an article/paper should in most cases be ...
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argdef-error with A&A template (renewcommand) [closed]

I have two issues with the aa.cls, which can be downloaded from this site. It produces the error ! File ended while scanning use of \@argdef. <insert text> \par 1.267 ...
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Is there a document class or package specifically for drafting United States legal documents?

I recently drafted a non-disclosure agreement in TeX using the document class article. I liked doing this a lot and I intend to continue doing my legal paperwork in TeX. Do document classes or ...
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Allow user to specify multiple values with one command

I am attempting to define a macro that can be used to specify the names of committee members for a thesis/dissertation. I would like to allow the user to specify this command multiple times to add ...
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Problems with creating abstract in custom class

I am working on creating a thesis template for myself and others in my lab to use. I have gotten stuck on creating a specialized abstract environment however. As a MWE (well minimum broken example) ...
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question mark instead of citation number when use singlecol-new [duplicate]

I have been struggling to fix this issue since 3 days. When i use the document class llncs it works fine. However, when i use the document class "singlecol-new", question mark comes instead of ...
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Error in using svjour3.cls [duplicate]

I need to add the svjour3.cls to TexStudio. For running the \documentclass[smallextended]{svjour3}. I tried to find a location to copy it. I put it in several directories as well as my local .TEX ...
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Warning message (about Document class)

I got the warning message... you have requested document class styles/wissdoc-kw-english. I dont know how I can solve this. My thesis.tex includes \documentclass{styles/wissdoc-kw-eng} Please help ...
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Error at \begin {document}

My file does not compile. Can someone help me? \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usetheme{profmat1} \setbeamerfont{structure}{series=\bfseries} ...
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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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Downsides of switching from default LaTeX document classes to KOMA-Script variants? [duplicate]

I'm considering switching from the article class to KOMA-Script's scrartcl, due to the availability of a \subtitle environment - a rather weak reason. I've read the list of useful features / benefits ...
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xkeyval and hyperref in document class

I have problem compiling a document with a custom document class. I am trying to process key-value parameters passed to my document class with xkeyval. I also need to use hyperref package. And that is ...