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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Introducing courtesy folding marks in moderncv

I have a new idea but it seems I don't know how to realise... as always! I am doing some experiments with moderncv, and I would like to introduce folding marks like in scrlttr2 (KOMA 2 Letter format) ...
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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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Can I put a logo in the header of a twoside document?

I would like to include a graphics file with a logo in the header of all pages of a twoside document (left and right side). The logo should be left-justified on the left side and right-justified on ...
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scrreprt - add levels below \subparagraph

I have to write my thesis in (German) law and we usually use a very nested headline system. I use scrreprt and have these levels: (part) chapter section subssection subsubsection paragraph ...
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Replacing fancyhdr with scrpage2

I'm trying to reduce the number of packages I'm loading in my documents and I read on the KOMA documentation (and elsewhere) that it can define page styles better than fancyhdr. But each time I try to ...
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Suppressing figure numbers in KOMA-Script captions

I am in the process of replacing the caption package with KOMA-Script in a long document. Where caption allows me to suppress the figure-number at the start of any caption by using \caption*{text}, I ...
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Remove space before chapter title - with KOMA script (scrbook)

I am using the KOMA script document class scrbook. Is there any way to make the chapter headings appear exactly at the top of the page body just by using KOMA (without using titlesec, fancyhdr, ...
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How do I add a Page X of Y in a KOMA-script class?

I saw the answers to a similar question, but the accepted answer won't take effect in a KOMA-script class. \usepackage{lastpage} ... \cfoot{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}} I am using scrartcl ...
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setkomafont with uppercase that works robustly

I know that \setkomafont is supposed to deal with switching fonts but sometimes instead of switching font, I'd like to switch to uppercase. I've not found a way to do this reliably. This breaks: ...
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How to configure KOMA classes such that the bottom margin of a page equals its top margin?

I know that I could simply use the geometry package but is there a way to invoke that behaviour directly in the classes? As far as I know, KOMA always tries to keep the bottom margin twice the size ...
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Appendix changes sections and figures numbering

I don't know how to face a strange behavior caused by the appendix package. I'm using KOMA-Script book class and many other packages (see here: http://pastie.org/1728702) When I add an appendix (not ...
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Koma-Script (scrbook): twocolumn formatting and wide equation problem

I use scrbook class (see bellow) in my book and sometimes I need typeset wide equation. \documentclass[% ,fontsize=12pt % ,a3paper % pagesize ,twocolumn ]{scrbook} ...
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How to reduce the margins

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} ...
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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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Different margin on first page

To meet the conditions of our corporate design I need other margins on the first page of each document. The normal page layout is given by \usepackage[left=3cm,right=2cm,bottom=3cm,top=2cm]{geometry} ...
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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 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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KOMA-Script scrreprt: How to change chapter appearance and produce a chapter based Mini TOC

This post is a 3 part question with which I would need help. The questions are all associated with chapter styling and subsections within the \documentclass{scrreprt}. I am sure I could work them out ...
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How to uppercase heavily customised sections (sectsty+fontspec)?

I am trying to customise the aspect of a scrbook to look like a book I have. In my case, sections should be formatted as follows: the font face should be Conques Demi, the font size 26 pt, the font ...
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Rhythm: different values for parskip and baselineskip in scrartcl

I am writing some small demo files, each trying to implement a specific advice from Bringhurst's Elements of Typograhpic Style. He recommends to keep the vertical rhythm of the page, and to return to ...
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How to include abstract into titlepage?

I don't want to have the abstract on a separate page but rather under the title. Also I then want to end the page and don't begin with the actual document. This is my minimal example: ...