{templates} is about templates built on {document-classes} to provide the basis for a particular document type. Questions with this tag should be about the features of the template, not the underlying class.

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LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae

If you have a TeX'ed resume, did you use a template or make your own? Are there any useful packages? What looks the most professional? How about special considerations for different areas of work ...
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LaTeX templates for writing a thesis

Aside from CTAN, what are good resources/repositories for Latex templates? In particular, I'm looking for some pretty Thesis templates (I'm familiar with classicthesis)
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document class for a restaurant menu

I'd like to typeset a restaurant menu. What would be a good document class or package to use? I'm hoping for an answer similar to this thread: Survey Document Class or Package?
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How can I contribute to CTAN?

I have create a template and some macros I would like to share. How can I contribute them to CTAN?
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Where to find custom beamer themes

I don't like default beamer themes very much. Where could I find some custom beamer themes?
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How do you draw the “snake” arrow for the connecting homomorphism in the snake lemma?

How does one draw the "snake" arrow for the connecting homomorphism when using the snake lemma? I'd also be interested in drawing similar arrows act as "carriage returns" when considering a long ...
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TeX as the basis for data driven document generation system?

I am in the early stages of trying to replace an existing document generation system based on Microsoft Office apps (Word and Excel). The system runs once a year to generate over 300,000 individual ...
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What's a good typewriter template?

I'm searching for a template which makes a document look like it's written with a real typewriter. Ideally, this means it's not only in mono-spaced font, but the hyphenation is adjusted accordingly. ...
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How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?

I'm using a template that I can't/shouldn't modify. This template forces that every time a new paragraph begins, there is an indentation added. In some rare cases this is just looking really ugly and ...
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LaTeX template for a technical reference manual / user guide?

I'm looking to use LaTeX for my technical documentation needs (such as reference manuals, user guides, etc). Could I use your template to quickly get started in order to avoid being overwhelming by ...
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Is there a good document template for making business cards?

Is there a good document template for making business cards?
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Preparing cheat sheets

Are there any templates, document classes for preparing cheat sheets? If not, what would make it easy to produce such documents?
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Template for a book for children

I intend to (write and) typeset in LaTeX one or more books for my almost-4 child. They would be books telling a fairy tale (or the labours of Hercules, say) with one sentence and a large illustration ...
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How to write a LaTeX class file for my thesis

I want to design a new LaTeX for my college thesis, so that all students could use it. I have decent understanding of how LaTeX works. I am looking for some nice article explaining how to write a ...
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LaTeX template gallery

I know that there's CTAN but I would like to know if any LaTeX template gallery (commercial or not) exists on the web. I mean something where I have some PDF examples that I could preview, and a ...
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Anyone know a good template for formal letters?

Occasionally, I write letters that I actually print out and send by snail mail :). I'd like them to look as formal as possible. Archaic (pre-typewriter) Dutch customs require the sender's address to ...
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Can LaTeX be used to make a sheet of blank lines?

Specifically, a bunch of them; for a sign-in sheet, list of signatures for a petition or a worksheet with short answer essay style questions.
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LaTeX style or macro for detailed response to referee report

Is there a suitable macro (or even style) for responses to referees and editor? These often entails several points to that need to be addressed. It would be nice to, say, quote the original text ...
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Good method for typesetting meeting minutes?

Can anyone suggest a good way of formatting minutes from business meetings? [Update:] I'm particularly looking for an easy way to have an 'action items' column at the right side, and possibly a ...
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Painless Memoir Class Book Template

I would like to find a memoir class book template that has the basic features of a book already configured (with dummy type, dummy figures, etc.) that compiles properly, so I can just start writing ...
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Looking for Cover letter template

I'm looking for cover letter template which would fit with this CV, PDF here. Can anyone suggest anything similar to that (just a regular cover letter, sender's address on top right, recipients lower ...
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Syllabus in LaTeX

I need to produce a syllabus for a course I'm going to teach at the University. Could you suggest me any example (or template) of a well-designed syllabus in LaTeX? Are there any useful packages? ...
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How do I go about typesetting a Genkou Youshi page?

I wanted to create a simple sort of template, for printing and then using by hand. The one I want to create is called Genkō yōshi (原稿用紙, "manuscript paper"), which is nothing more than those squares ...
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Working with templates

I have just read the wonderful article LaTeX templates and realized that I have tried to practice this approach but there is one technical aspect which I don't know how to tackle. I am talking about ...
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Cornell Notes - A lyx or latex solution needed

I teach academic writing to computing students and one of the tasks they have to carry out is to compile a set of research notes which can then be developed into an essay. I find that the Cornell ...
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Subcaption package: compatibility issue

There is a compatibility problem between the CIFA document class and the subcaption package. When I compile the following example (with PDFLaTex): \documentclass{cifa} ...
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Create a book cover with spine, rear page and flaps

I have just finished my thesis, and I want to ask if there is a way to create a front-title page with spine (I don't know if this is the right term for the area between front page and rear page)? I ...
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“References” section in a CV

By "References", I mean the recommendation letter writers, For example, the VERY bottom of this CV, http://pages.uoregon.edu/bwebster/NSA-CV.pdf with 4 people. Can someone point to a CV template ...
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I'd like to include Markdown in a LaTeX file

I have a LaTeX file, foo.tex and a bunch of markdown files {1..N}.markdown in the same directory. Basically, I'd like to be able to \include{1.markdown} and have the markdown rendered to LaTeX and ...
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Business letter template with letterhead on the side

Is there a template for a letter that allows for the letterhead to have some of its elements on the side (in the left/right margin) in a vertical column or sidebar including a business logo? Somewhat ...
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O'Reilly template

I don't know for you, but on my side, I'm a big fan of the O'Reilly book presentation. I was wondering if some of you know where I could find a LaTeX template with the same presentation ?
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Child's birthday invitation template

I am trying to do a birthday invitation for my daughter for her 4th birthday. Are there ready-made Latex templates available? So far I was just downloading some bitmap templates and using GIMP to fill ...
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Software Requirements Specification with LaTeX

Are there anybody who uses LaTeX to produce quality Software Requirements Specification documents? If yes, do you have any template which you can share?
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Design and implementation of an elegant Tufte-inspired two column presentation template?

I am interested in finding or creating a beamer template with the following characteristics: left: a square (ish) figure, about 2/3 of the width right: two or three statements, zero to four small ...
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Europass CV in (Xe)LaTeX

I was requested to re-write my CV in the Europass format, and I would like to do it using (preferably) XeLaTeX. I came across the europecv package, which seems to do the job just fine, but I would ...
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Template for a German CV with moderncv

I currently need to write a CV in German and decided to with moderncv. I find the class quite good. One issue I have is that the content and style of a German CV can be quite different than one for ...
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How to write a report template to match corporate design

I have the problem that I have to write scientific reports for a company. I would love to use LaTeX for this as I have some experience with it when I wrote my thesis. However the report needs to be ...
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Automating the creation of name badges for an event

We are organizing an event. There will be around 60 participants and I need to prepare name badges (tags) for them. The badge will involve, name surname and affiliation fields which is different for ...
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Is there really something wrong with using the caption package for \ContinuedFloat?

In my question How to create an unnumbered algorithm with a caption?, a nice solution was suggested using \ContinuedFloat, from the caption package. However, when I use it, I get: Package caption ...
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Uneven text distribution with two-column layout

I am comfortable with creating basic LaTeX documents and making minor modifications to templates I can find online, but not much more. The Oxford Bioinformatics journal has an awesome template here ...
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Creation of a new poster template

Elena Botoeva has written a package with 5 templates for posters, called fancytikzposter, consisting of a unique TikZ picture. Her class had some success (see here) I am looking for a way to improve ...
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What is the minimum TeX one can use to put together a mathematical document?

Being a mathematician, I use LaTeX a lot for writing. However, I am interested (mildly) in working with TeX instead, even if only for keeping my own notes. What is the minimum amount of TeX do I need ...
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Nice looking invoices

Do you know of any nice looking invoice LaTeX template/class. I would like to create a web invoice engine (maybe on top of the scribtex engine) that compiles for me an invoice using the LaTeX engine ...
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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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Developing a document class using a Writer2LaTeX-generated document as a starting point

Background My university is finally starting to become more LaTeX-aware and has developed and published a document class for theses and memoirs. This class is based on the memoir class and is now ...
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Good LaTeX template for book about maths

As I want to write a short "book" about Analysis I would like to work with a template which is good enough for readability, looks good and furthermore can handle dozens of my theorems, axioms, ...
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Nature style files and figures

I downloaded a Nature style file from here but I don't see any images when I build my figures. Do you know if this is intentional or if I've done something wrong? If you've drafted a LaTeX paper for ...
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Class file for Homework/Assignments

I was wondering if there is a good general purpose homework class file/template out there. I want to use it for classes. Generally, math-centered courses. I would like if there was syntax highlighting ...
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Questionnaire template? [duplicate]

Is there a template available that allows me to create questionnaires like this one? http://www.ergo-online.de/site.aspx?url=html/software/verfahren_zur_beurteilung_der/fragebogen_isonorm_online.htm ...
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LaTeX template for book reading?

Is there any LaTeX template such that in each section I can write down my reading notes ......?