KOMA-Script is a bundle of classes and packages replacing the LaTeX standard classes and providing additional features with emphasis on typography and versatility.

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Why does \typearea affect page/paper size?

I'd like to use the \typearea package in order to properly calculate the size of the text block. However, invoking the package sets the paper size at A4, and I want to use a smaller size. Here's a MWE,...
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Section title with runin and KOMA class?

I would like to have section titles with runin so that there is no newline after the section title. This can be done with \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titlesec} \title{\section}[runin]{\large}{...
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generating a table in koma-script class

We generate a multicol document using the scrartcl document class. Taking the sample below data, we see when we use the \begin{table}[h] command no table is generated in the multicols section. If we ...
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Giving headlines a background color spanning across the entire typearea

I posted this at stackoverflow and got redirected here. This does indeed look like a better place to ask. I would like to decorate my headlines (section, subsection, etc.) by adding a background ...
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Comparing koma variable to string

I can't quite figure out how to compare a koma variable with a string by using \usekomavar{..}. I want to set another koma variable depending on the value of the first. So I want something like this ...
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How to make a header show a continuing section's title?

Goal: I want the reader to know which section he is in, even if a section was page-wrapped. I've been using \renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{#1}} previously and then \fancyhead[C]{\sffamily \...
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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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line numbers across multicols in scrartcl

The answer to the following question suggested by @IanThompson with left and right column numbers works sufficiently when we use \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} However I am using a different ...
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Including a signature image in scrlttr2

Hi there: I have a letter template using scrlttr2 and I am trying to insert a signature image. I was using the code posted here texblog and it sort of works. It throws an undefined sequence error, ...
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List of Table, Koma-script: how to not have the entire caption? [duplicate]

I use the KOMA-script to write the thesis and when i call the \listoftables I would like to modify some entries. For example, for the following table: \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{c|cc|cc|...
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Theorem/Definition/Lemma/etc independent numbering in Lyx

I am using the Koma-script book class in Lyx. By default, theorems, definitions, lemmas, and so on, follow the same numbering. So after "Theorem 1" comes "Definition 2", then "Lemma 3", and so on, ...
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Larger footnote numbers with hang option not appearing as superscript in enumerate [duplicate]

I have the problem, that my footnote number does not appear as superscript at the word. Instead it appears as normal number directly after the word. This is part of a template I should use. However, ...
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Book (Novel) Layout

I would be grateful for any advice please. I would like to format section headings with the Mathilde font. However, I receive an the error: File ended while scanning use of \scr@ttl@@extract. Usage ...
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Issue with KOMA fontsize=10.5pt option and onehalfspacing setting for setspace

My document isn't compiling anymore as soon as I use a fraction as fontsize in \documentclass[fontsize=10.5pt]{scrartcl}. Compilation breaks at \usepackage[onehalfspacing]{setspace} with the error ...
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Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class

How can i reduce the vertical space to the start of the letter? \documentclass[fontsize=12pt,firstfoot=false]{scrlttr2} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{% ...
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Lowercase small caps in section/subsection/…

I'm interested in setting the titles of section and more in lowercase small caps. And I don't know how to automatically achieve this. \documentclass{scrartcl} \setkomafont{sectioning}{\scshape} \...
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How to remove space between back address and address in scrlttr2?

There is a blank line between the back address and the address? How can I remove it? \documentclass{scrlttr2} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{ngerman, ae} \...
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How can I have multiple lines in a header or footer using scrpage2?

For an assignment at university I have to copy a lay-out template that is provided in Word but I want to use LaTeX. For this, I need to have two lines in the footer. How can I achieve this using ...
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Section title gradient

Background Writing a manual using KOMA Script. The default fonts are perfect and should not be changed. Problem KOMA Script produces the following section outline: The desired outline looks ...
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Understanding headers in scrartcl

I would like to get a better understanding, why using fancyhdr is not recommended using scrartcl. So far I haven't had any problems using them together but the output is always complaining that I ...
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problem: no vertical space in chapter title using koma-class scrbook [closed]

I have a problem with the koma-script scrbook class. I want to have a two lines chapter title like: I tried: %%% classe de base (KOMA-Script) \LoadClass{scrbook} %% classe report (...
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How to use \lowertitleback without \maketitle but with titlepage

I am using the KOMA class scrbook and I would like to use \uppertitleback and \lowertitleback even though I do not want to use \maketitle but use my own titlepage. If I understood the KOMA ...
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scrpage2 conflict with fancyhdr

This is a followup to How can I add “page # of ##” on my document? The MWE below works fine with the scrpage2 line commented out, but not with. With that line uncommented, I get the error: Class ...
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Use headsepline without reducing the text body height

In a document that uses the class scrreprt and the page style headings, how can a horizontal line under the header be introduced with class option headsepline=true without decreasing the text body ...
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How can I add these information at the titlepage?

How can I add the name of university and the name of supervisor at the title page of my thesis? Do I have to add a command before or after \maketitle? \begin{document} \title{ Blabla } \author{...
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How can I get US letter output from KOMA-script's scrlttr2 class?

I use KOMA-script for most everything, including correspondence. This is painless when I am using A4 paper, but when I try to use US letter, the problems start. With the scrartcl class, \KOMAOptions{...
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titlesec is not properly working with koma script

I am new to latex and I am using titlesec for formatting the chapter headings with titlesec. \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] {\bfseries\huge} {\filleft\Large\chaptertitlename~\...
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\sectionformat in Koma classes with babel [spanish]

I can't modify the \sectionformat in KOMA classes when using the spanish option in {babel}. Is there any direct fix (I mean, without recurring to {titlesec})? \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[% %...
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Mimicking the style of a KOMA script section heading inside a nomenclature

I have a document using the scrreprt class which contains a nomenclature. The nomenclature uses subgroups with headings. I'd like to format the headings like the section headings of the document, i.e. ...
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Reordering KOMA-Script title (not titlepage) in custom class

I'm trying to define custom styles for the KOMA-Script title which is later inserted using the \maketitle command currently using a mix of the KOMA-Script \setkomafont command and the \patchcmd ...
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Babel hebrew and koma-script letter

When I try to use babel hebrew together with the Komascript letter class there is a sequence of errors. After looking at the file hebrew.ldf, I think the reason is that babel hebrew checks for a list ...
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Setting fontsize in scrbook class

I currently use the scrbook class with a custom TrueType font that I included manually. The font is called GARA (a Garamond variant), and I have written an .fd file etc. for it. The font is scalable, ...
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Layout of the KOMA script guide [closed]

The KOMA script guide states the following on page 26: The literature gives different values for good line lengths, depending on the author. To some extent, this is related to the native ...
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How can the running head on recto pages in table of contents be removed (in KOMA)?

I am writing a thesis work in scrbook class (though it appears this applies to similar non-KOMA classes as well). The default behavior for running head is: Verso pages: Chapter Title Recto ...
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How to indent everything but titles?

While passing parskip=half to scrbook removes all indentation, I (unfortunately) should indent everything by 10 mm, excluding chapter/section/... titles. How can this be achieved easiest? I was ...
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Problem with large gaps in scrreprt with setspace

I am using the documentclass scrreprt with the twoside option. Therefore, LaTeX tries to stretch the content on a whole page rather then leaving a gap on the bottom of the page. This produces ...
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How to add page numbers and rotated chapter title to the outer margin?

I'd like to have page numbers on the outer page border slightly bellow the center, and the current chapter title at the bottom but rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise (i.e. to the left) such that it ...
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Page numbers vertically centered in the outer page margin

Even though it seems to be a non-standard position, I'd like to place my document's page numbers vertically centered in the outer page margin – i.e. where you usually have your thumb when you skim ...
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\appendix command adds a period after section number before it was called

I am using the scrartcl class. To make an appendix with tables and figures I am using the command \appendix. After it, I simply continue using \section to make sections. I noticed that if I use \...
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scrbook - Three extremely simple questions about adjustment and font-styling

I have some (probably) really simple questions about a few adjustments in a scrbook-documents. Let's take the following minimum-example as the basis for my questions. Working minimum-example: \...
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scrbook - How to add one horizontal line above and one below the chapter-entry without (!) using titlesec?

I want to add one horizontal line above and one below the chapter-entry as well. Before using the scrbook-class, I used this simple solution made by titlesec-package: \newpagestyle{headrules}{ ...
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Koma script line above and below chapter title

I'm using koma script and I want to add a line above and below the chapter title. So the upper line should be between the Chapter and the title. I did this with \documentclass{scrbook} \KOMAoptions{...
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Headline adjustment

How can I adjust the chapter headline, so that the last line ends with the red box? And is there a way to move the whole chapter heading so that the word "chapter" is adjusted with the main text, i.e. ...
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Is there a way to align the footnote mark with the top of the footnote text?

Here is a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} %%Footnote Mods%% \deffootnote[1.8em]{0pt}{1.6em}{\textsuperscript{\thefootnotemark}} %%%%%% \begin{document} Sample text% % \footnote{Footnote text} % \...
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toc plus appedix toc

first things first. I'm writing my master's thesis with latex. (scrbook, pdflatex) My institute has some strict regulations on the occurence of toc and appendix toc. Generally it should look like ...
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Make part name uppercase with lower case part number in toc (KOMA)

I tried to change the part name in the toc to upper case letter but unfortunately it doesn't work. Has someone an idea how to change the title to upper case but to set the partnumber to lower case(in ...
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KOMA: set the chapter title on its own page, moving the text to a new page

I'm using the KOMA scrbook class and I'd like to have the chapter title on an otherwise blank page. The actual text in the chapter should move to the next page. Is there a way to insert a \clearpage ...
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Document class for designing a book

Introduction I've been using LaTeX for 15 years, but one year ago I started to write for the first time in my life a real book for students. So I followed usual widespread conviction: concentrate on ...
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chapter style in toc independent from page number style

I changed the chapter entry style in the toc with chapterentry (in koma-script class document -- changing from koma-script is not an option) to small caps. Unfortunately this also effects the pages ...