One of the standard {document-classes}, and one of the simplest to contain the {sectioning} command {chapter}; similar to {book}.

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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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How to start new chapters on the right hand side

I use the report document class, and I would like that chapters always start on the right hand side, anyone an idea how this could be easily done?
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Generating reports with LaTeX programmatically

Crystal Reports, JasperReports and many other report writers are conventionally used in software development practices when it comes to producing printer-ready reports. It would appear that a LaTeX ...
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Custom title page in report or book class?

I have a long academic report to write and I am thinking of using the book class or the report class? However in both these classes the title page has the title in the centre. I want to make my own ...
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Count number of figures, tables and citations in report class

I'm using report documentclass and trying to use totcount for counting figures, tables and references, but there are two problems: Figures and tables counters are reset for each chapter, so ...
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Strange blank page between abstract and ToC

I am puzzled by a blank page appearing between my abstract and ToC. Since I'm using the report document class, I am not expecting LaTeX to insert any blank pages. Here is a MWE showing the problem: % ...
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Switching from memoir to report

I've been using memoir for a while now, and have started facing problems with modified output routine, this has forced me to seriously consider switching (back) to report class. What I'm going to ask ...
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How can I set footnotes' numbers as superscript in a French report?

How to make footnotes' numbers take this form? Preferable by \renewcommand. Here is what I'm getting using this code: \documentclass[% ,12pt ,french ]{report} \usepackage{babel} ...
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Show chapter name in fancyhdr when no section is available

The following code shows only section names in the headers. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhf{} ...
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article vs. report

\section{Section title here}} \subsection*{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} \addcontentsline{toc}{subsection}{The subsection without numbers, but want it to appear in TOC} ...
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Error with \tableofcontents, after switching from report documentclass to amsbook and back again

I changed my documentclass from report to amsbook (from AMSLaTeX) and everything was fine. Then I decided to change it back to the report document class, but it will not compile. In order for it to ...
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Clear tableofcontents page in book or report

How do I clear the \tableofcontents page in book or report? \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} % i need clear this page {\thispagestyle{empty} %but is not work ...
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Is it possible to modify @title?

In the following example, I would like to make the "look" of the title of the document same as that of a chapter heading. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How to convert a document from article to report?

Is there another way of doing this besides doing a manual find "section"/ replace all with "chapter" (and the same for subsections, subsubsections etc.) ?
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List of Symbols?

I'm trying to make a list of symbols that looks a lot like the one shown here But I'm having some trouble making 2 columns that are spaced in that manner for the 2 pages I have for my list. Can ...
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Empty pages in the preface section of my thesis

I am writing a thesis and I'd like to use the openright option: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt,twoside,openright]{report} The problem is that when I use this option, empty pages are placed between ...
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Make ltxdoc class use report as underlying class

The ltxdoc class, designed for documenting LaTeX source files, is based on the article class. Beyond a certain threshold, the documentation may need to be divided in chapters and another class, e.g. ...
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How do I add a vertical break after table captions?

I have noticed that in LaTeX, article does not create vertical whitespace after a table caption. Is there a way to make this (and only this) act like it does in report ?
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How to control chapter headings in report documentclass

I've been using Latex for a while but I'm now starting to write my thesis and I'm having trouble with the chapter headings. I'm using the report documentclass as it allows my to use the \include ...
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Switching an existing document to memoir. How much trouble is it?

I'm really growing fond of the memoir package. I have a large document in which I use the report documentclass. How much trouble would it be to switch to memoir; i.e. what would I 'probably' need to ...
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Sequential equation numbering when using 'report' class [duplicate]

I would like to use sequential equation numbering but I am using the report class which defaults to numbering equations within chapters. I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this.
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How to declare a new environment similar to abstract in a report?

Similar questions have been asked, but none have answered my particular problem. I am trying to declare in a report a new environment which would be similar to the abstract environment. I have looked ...
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How to combine two LaTeX files

I have two separate LaTeX pages: one is a report and one is a beamer. I need to submit them as a single pdf and there should be consistency between the files, e.g. if the report finishes in the 50th ...
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How to design a nice looking chapter title and page

I want to create something like the images I have below: ( I couldn't draw well the chapter number and its font) and ( I couldn't draw well the page number) --------------UPDATE According to ...
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What type of .sty or document class will be good for thesis? [closed]

I am writing my thesis but i want to write it with Latex as my University do not have a document class or .sty as i used to see other university. Could any one know the the .sty that has the under ...
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Text not covering full linewidth

I am making a project report for college. In the instructions regarding report,it is written that "The matter contained in the report should be typed in MS word (1.5 spacing) Times New Roman,12 pt ...
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Reproduction of Word Report Template in LaTeX

I am trying to reproduce a word report template in LaTeX to speed up my report writing. I have some basic LaTeX skill, but I am having trouble producing the blue page border as shown in the picture. ...
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\subsubsection in a report style document

I am trying to make a subsubsection in a report document. It does this successfully, however it removes the subsection from the contents section of the document. Is there anyway to rectify this? I ...
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How to save and restore chapter's heading format

I am writing my thesis using a template provided by the university. It requires using the report class. To format the headings in the front matter, it uses the titlesec package and redefine the format ...
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LaTeX template for a report

I am fairly new to LaTeX. I am writing a report in LaTeX and I would like to know if anybody can give me the right hint. The Report is a mix of text, tables and graphs. It should have also headers and ...
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Figures on report counter page (without styling)

Context : I am writing a report with article style in latex and I am wondering if it is possible to have : on right page : my usual text, my full report without figures ; on counter page (left ...
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How to define the numbering of specific sections in a report

I am writing lecture notes referring to specific chapters and sections in the textbook chapters and sections. I use multiple textbooks, so Chapters 1 and 2 of my lecture notes may be from Textbook X, ...
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Using fancyhdr in titlepage using Report Class

In the report class I am having trouble getting the header to show up on the title page. From what I understand, the \maketitle command automatically sets the pagestyle to empty. I had tried ...
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Option Clash for Hyperref Package with the Report Document Class [closed]

I know hyperref is a problematic package and there are many discussion on how to avoid potential problems. However, in this small piece of code, I am not event loading any package, and yet, I get ...
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How can I format the header without italics in reports without using fancyhdr?

I am writing a report. I set \pagestyle{headings} which looks well, but formats the chapter in italics instead of normalfont. How can I change this to normalfont or boldfont, without using fancyhdr? ...
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Change chapter title format in scrreprt without titlesec?

I'm working with scrreprt and I have loaded minitoc to have a short TOC after each chapter title. However when I give the \chapter command I get: 1 Chapter Title I'd like to have: Chapter 1 ...
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Is there an easy way to get the \frontmatter \mainmatter, and \backmatter in a LaTeX report?

I'm writing my thesis using the report class, which does not support the \frontmatter, \mainmatter, or \backmatter commands. However, I really like the idea of having Roman numeral page numbering for ...
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How to change formatting of \part in a .cls file?

I'm using an external .cls file, which is based on the report.cls template. I need to change the formatting of the top-level parts (i.e. \part objects) in the table of contents, and on the \part ...
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Different styles and classes (my own + IEEEtran)

I'm writing my thesis based on documentclass{report}. It uses my own style (some other information about it here), and everything works just fine. Now, according to my University requirements, I ...
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Combining report and apa6 class for a dissertation

I am a complete newcomer to LaTeX. Here is what I am attempting to do - combine a thesis template (made with the report class) with a template based on the apa6 class. In other words, I need the ...
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Hyperref does not place anchor at the right place

The following modification of the report class definitions of the makechapterhead and makeschapterhead does not play well with the hyperref package. In particular, clicking on the bookmarks does not ...
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Configuring the thesis

I'm having some problems to configure the thesis. I use some template for .cls file from the web I tried to configure by myself and the attempt was failed. So list of problems are: Page layouts for ...
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insert text above title in report and graphics

I want to insert text above the title name in report. \title{This is the title} \author{George\\ \\ \\ \texttt{email}} \date{\today} I want for example to print on the paper the ...
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Make the “Appendix X” text go higher in report class

I have an appendix which goes 3 lines on a second page, so I would like to recover some "lost" space by the "Appendix" text on the top to keep it on one page. I tried using \vspace{some negative ...
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scrartcl without author?

I want to write a cost estimation for my part of a large business proposal, and I just tried scrartcl. My address I put in the top left corner using \titlehead. As it already contains my name, I did ...
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Make the glossary title upper case in header

I'm using the report class with twoside parameter. I'm using fancyhdr to configure the headers/footer. I'm using the glossaries package to generate a glossary. The glossary is the only chapter in my ...
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Editing page numbers

How can I make the page numbers begin from 2, and hide them in the first two pages in LaTeX document which is using the report class.
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Question about suitablity of Latex for university works with strictly specified page layout

I don't have prior experience with Latex so I'm wondering if it would meet my needs well. So I need to write some reports on my studies in university. Problem is, we don't seem to have Latex template ...
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Dynamically change images in a LyX File

I am using LyX and have created a document that includes numerous images. I'm wondering if it's possible to reference the path and file name to the images in LyX so that when I compile and create my ...
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document management system

I am writing technical documents with math/diagrams/plots/code etc. I want to compile them into a single document and also must be able to run each of them independently. These technical documents ...