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As one of the resident linguists here, I'd like to add my two cents to this discussion. First off, language meanings aren't carved in stone (or in dictionaries), but are essentially determined by language use. And although there are some experienced LaTeX users on the site who would like to prescribe a particular meaning to the term, this is fundamentally ...


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The term isn't used (in that sense) anywhere in latex itself. It is usually means a small sample document that loads up some particular class and selection of packages and has some dummy text, so people can just start from that and edit rather than read enough documentation to build a new document from scratch.


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A template is a complete example code for example to write the formalias for the master thesis of a special university. Then there are added special commands to insert author, etc. at the required place, fullfilling the given title page etc. of the special university. The problem with template is that a lot of them are buggy ... The template uses ...


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That very same question has been asked before by Barbara Beeton in TUGboat That question is impossible to answer though, because the term template is not defined for LaTeX. Let's take a look from different perspectives. Why is someone searching for a template? Almost all users using that term want a base to start with. A mould to pour in content. An ...


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I've discovered that I'm a Grumpy Old Man (GOM) but I want to thank everyone who has answered and obviously put a lot of thought into it. As a GOM, and considering the other answers I'm now thinking of a Template as being example (La/TeX) code, preferably as a complete example document or as a code snippet for a particular task. I think that my summary word ...


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Well, class moderncv changed a lot and that is the reason, why it was divided into several files. The main files are moderncv.cls, moderncvbodyX.sty, moderncvheaderX.sty and moderncvfootX.sty. They define the cv and the letter depending of the used style and colour. X can be a roman number between i and v, depending if it is body, header or foot. ...


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A good and common synonym for Template is Form. Templates aid in achieving sameness. Templates do that by setting or constraining visual or physical parameters of some productive process. Which aspects are duplicated by a template will vary by domain. For example, in a text document, the visual parameters of style are set by the template; but in the domain ...


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First, this has nothing to do with TeXShop. Second it has everything to do with the QT.cls file. There are several \RequirePackage lines around line 1339. Copy all of those lines and duplicate them just after the \ProcessOptions line at line 130. You can then remove the original lines if you wish. The example file compiles fine afterward. That's what ...


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The default of some (or many) classes is twoside, i.e. changing the margins for verso and recto pages (alternating). Most of those classes provide a oneside option too, which switches this feature off! amsart article book memoir have twoside by default, whereas report is oneside by default. \documentclass[oneside]{amsart} \usepackage{showframe} ...


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I think this particular usage of the word template comes from Microsoft Word users. In that application, a template is essentially an example document with placeholder text and styling that can be customized to suit one's needs. Word ships with several templates for letters, invoices, agendas, etc. Templates can be pretty sophisticated with their own ...


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Well, only defining commands \name etc. is only the first step. You need to define where should it be printed, for example inside \maketitle, how to layout the cv, font, fontsize etc. That is at all not so easy as it seems you think. With \newcommand{\name}{Firstname lastname} you can define a command \name printing "Firstname Lastname" where it is used. ...



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