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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Incompatibilities between KOMA-Script and titlesec

This is a complementary question to About memoir and titlesec incompatibility. The titlesec manual states (p. 2) that the package [...] works with the standard classes and with many others, ...
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How can i change the fontsize with KOMA-script?

I need to change the fontsize to 11pt inside a table environment. The default setting of the document is 12pt using scrartcl, but I need to change this to exact 11pt in the float (the reason is that ...
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How to use unnumbered chapters with KOMA-script?

I am having some issues with the hyperref package. I would like to create a Introduction chapter without a number so I use \chapter*{Introduction} and \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Introduction} ...
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Regarding the `book`, `report`, and `article` document classes: what are the main differences?

What are the main differences between the book, report, and article document classes? I am interested in the following: visual differences in the final document; differences in the way the ...
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What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?

To make a professional book layout, many people suggest to use either KOMA-Script or memoir. Let me know the strengths and weaknesses of each please.
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How do I make pages which were “intentionally left blank”?

I have a scrbook document with an openright option, i.e. every once in a while a blank left page appears in the document. Not that I really want to do this, but how could I include the infamous "This ...
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Headers and page numbers in external borders

I am trying to recreate in *TeX the same aspect that you can see in the following picture showing a document that I created a while ago with MS Publisher. As you can see, page numbers are rendered ...
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What packages are incompatible with KOMA-Script?

Triggered by the question why should I not use the koma script classes results practically necessarily a consequence question: What packages are incompatible with KOMA-Script? KOMA-Script offers ...
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How to customize headers and footers?

I'd like to modify the contents of my headers and footers - e.g., to display the current chapter and/or section title or to change the pagination alignment. How can I do that? I've noticed the ...
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Increasing paragraph indentation in KOMA script

The default parindent in KOMA scrartcl is too small for me. I remember reading somewhere that just changing \parindent directly is not wise, since it also affects other things (like itemize etc). And ...
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Scrbook: Using fallback calculation to setup font sizes

When using the class scrbook and customizing the font size prior the usage of \printbibliography I got these warning (and in big documents I got them several times): Class scrbook Warning: Using ...
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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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Overview of Margins in KOMA Script/TypeArea

I am looking for some dimensions associated to page layout using the KOMA Script classes. However, I find it very difficult to find the individual commands. Does there exist something like such an ...
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Full page image as title page

Background Wrote a technical manual in LyX. The technical manual currently has two parts: Cover image (PDF) Manual text (PDF) Problem When merging the two PDF files (with GhostScript or other ...
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Using KOMA-Script packages with other classes

When speaking of KOMA-Script most people will refer to its classes scrbook, scrreprt, scrartcl and perhaps scrlttr2. But not everyone will know, that part of the bundle are also some packages, that ...
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Customizing Chapter style in scrbook

I want to obtain styles like those showed in the next two images (I do not need the picture in the background (parabolas)): My original LaTeX code (to be customized but should keep font as they are)...
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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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Remove margins for title page

The scrbook class calculates margins automatically. For the title page of a book, I would like no margins at all, so that the text would be centered properly. How can I disable all margins for the ...
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How to get chapterthumbs match their chapter titles in KOMA-Script?

This is an add-on question to a previous one on chapterthumbs. Please consider the MWE below, the chapterthumbs are not matching the chapter titles (Discussion should appear instead of Materials & ...
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Combined List of Figures and Tables?

Is there a way to have a List of tables and figures as one list? Currently I have \listoffigures \listoftables which generates two lists and starts a new page for each list. What I want is a list ...
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Different vertical spacing (parskip) between concurrent section titles and paragraphs

I'm trying to remove the spacing between section headings, but maintain the paragraph to section heading spacing. Even though I set titlespacing before and after to *0, there is still spacing - quite ...
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KOMA-Script: change font of sectioning headings to serif

How to change the default KOMA-Script font that is used for chapter/section headings etc. to the Computer Modern font that is used in text body?
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Nicely force 66 characters per line

I would like to have "something" (a package, a trick, a macro, ...?) that makes it possible for me to nicely play with the margins (or the layout) in order to set the average or typical number of ...
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Extra space for numbered titles in table of contents

Background A manual with chapters, sections, subsections, and sub-subsections. Using KOMA Script v2. Problem The spacing between the heading title and its number is too close to the number in some ...
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Create caption without float *and* without caption package?

In the appendix of my thesis, there is a large number of tables and longtables which does not need to float, as they shall appear one after the other just how they fit on the pages (and it is no ...
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Why should I *not* use the KOMA-Script classes?

I've heard a lot of recommendations to use the KOMA-Script document classes in place of the base document classes. I appreciate that there is a lot of added functionality, and customisation is easier. ...
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KOMA-script scrreprt: Chapter Heading Size Customisation

This is a continued question from my previous thread I am setting up LaTeX to write my thesis using scrreprt. I have implemented with success all the advised and suggested solutions and have tried to ...
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Chapter title without number

Now that I have turned numbering on, \leftmark shows chapter title with number in my header. like 1 ChapterTitle How do I remove the number? these are my settings documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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KOMA-Script (scrbook): onecolumn table of contents & minitoc in twocolumn document

I have problem with formatting of my tables of contents. Please see my MNWE below. I would like to switch all of my tables into one column layout. I try to use solution from this tex.stackexchange ...
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Footnote in sub-section title

Trying to put a footnote in subsection title: \subsection{Effect of Lateral Confinement on SW Band Structure\footnote{Parts of this sub--section are based on \citet{Venkat2013}}} produces the ...
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“Overfull \hbox” when using tcolorbox with parskip=half KOMA-option

When I use the tcolorbox package with the KOMA-option parskip=half, I get the error Overfull \hbox every time I use a tcolorbox. This warning appears despite the fit warning=false option of the box. ...
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Contents in PDF bookmarks

I am using KOMA-Script (scrreprt) and hyperref. The PDF bookmarks are generated nicely from the table of contents, but I would like an extra Contents bookmark to point to the table of contents itself ...
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How to put two minipages side-by-side, which use 100 % of the text width?

In draft-mode a black marker indicates that the reserved space is too low. This also appears in the following example, but it shouldn't. How can I put two minipages exactly side-by-side? \...
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Distance between chapter title and text

In my scrreprt I've changed distance between paragraphs with \setlength{\parskip}{9pt}. But \parskip changes also distance between chapter title and the paragraph. How can I change distance between ...
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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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Part title in list of figures and tables?

I'm using KOMAScript. I have a \listoffigures and a \listoftables. My document has several \part{}'s. In the two lists the figures and tables are already grouped (small vertical space) by the chapters....
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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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Center parts in toc with tocloft

I'm trying to create a toc in a large Latex document which uses the KOMA script. In the toc I would like to center the parts and remove all other components (pagenumber, partnumber). I use tocloft (a ...
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Unused global option in KOMAscript wrapper class

I want to write several classes, most of them will use KOMA classes as base class. However I stumbled upon the problem that some options (mainly concerned with layout) are not processed if given in ...
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How to remove page number in TOC for Part entry (not page number printed in TOC pages)

I want to remove page number in TOC entry for Part (in this example 3 must be removed) \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{lmodern}% for sans-serif plus bold plus italic \renewcommand\partname{...
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Customizing chapter and section style (scrbook)

I have found a very cool custom style for chapter and section headings (It is from Customizing Chapter style in scrbook): \documentclass[ 11pt, pagesize=auto, version=last, chapterprefix=true ...
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No numberings, no numbers (section, chapter, subsection etc.) in header?

I am using scrpage2 with scrbook. I would like to have no numbers or numbering of sections, chapters, etc.. in the header. How can I achieve that? I have the following example: \documentclass[12pt, ...
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Change \headheight for a \pagestyle

I have a document class that auto generates header from some user input. The problem is the first page should have a different page header than the others and the headline can be multi line. So \...
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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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Bleed correction for chapterthumbs in KOMA

I want to send a dissertation document with chapterthumbs to the printing house. The document is written in KOMA-Script and a good solution for bleed correction is found here. Since chapterthumbs are ...
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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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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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How to reduce the margins in KOMA-Script

I am making a report using LaTeX. It is looking fine but there is a really large space taken up by the margins. Here is the main tex file: \documentclass[fontsize=13pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage[pdftex]{...
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Put section and page numbers in the margin with KOMA Script

Using the scrartcl document class, I would like to put the section number into the page margin, as is seen for example in the famous l2tabu document. That should be easily possible with KOMA Script, ...
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Chapter Title adjusting with koma-script

The following minimal working example is not giving me the desired results. I would like to keep the chapter titles layout, but without using the titlesec package. The titlesec package is interfering ...