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For my current CV, I ended up using moderncv. It doesn’t have very many features but it’s very easy to use and yields a very elegant output. However, I also want to mention its drawbacks: customizing it isn’t easy, especially since it doesn’t really use a clean, semantic markup. For example, to specify multi-column properties, you actually need to specify ...


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I don't think there is a predefined class for menus, but you can create you own format using any of the existing document classes; after all, the menu is a unique feature that identifies a restaurant. Just as an idea (which admits many improvements), in the following example I used the web-O-mints fonts and the background package to create a frame that will ...


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I made my own. In the end, it was much easier that way; you get what you want. Especially if you have situations in which you need to quickly prepare e.g. a 4-page CV, you know how to tweak your own layout to meet the requirements. Some key tools: article class geometry package for margins hyperref to have a nice PDF (e.g., DOI hyperlinks in the list of ...


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I'm glad you said: but would also be interested to see other ways it can be done. because I don't use xy-pic anymore (fantastic though it was when in the pre-TikZ days). Here's my best shot with TikZ. Here's the result: The code follows. A couple of comments on my choices. None of the libraries loaded is strictly necessary, but I felt that the ...


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There are lots of resume examples here with source: http://rpi.edu/dept/arc/training/latex/resumes/. Google can show a thousand other examples, but that's a good place to start.


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Great! The process is simple. Everything is explained on the upload page (see below for the actual links). My own guidelines are listed below. Make sure the material is licensed appropriately. Most LaTeX package are licensed under the LPPL, but you can also use the GPL or one of the Apache/BSD/MIT licenses if you wish. Make sure that you include the ...


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It's impossible not to give a menu of a restaurant in Paris but I need to justify a new version for a menu. I like the menu of Gonzalo, so I try to create a variant but with tikz and tabular (I do not know yet background). I keep some part of the tabular (great idea here) and I use a macro to build a box around the menu. The macro is named \MyCadre first ...


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Andrew has already produced a really beautiful snake (I think I never saw the diagram typeset nicer), so let me add a long exact sequence. For this I usually prefer curved arrow between the lines. These are easily produced using [out=...,in=...] giving the angles at which the lines starts and ends. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...


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Best package for the job is manuscript \documentclass{article} \usepackage{manuscript,lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-3] \end{document}


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...just thinking that Menus and Resumés are similar in format, and templates for the latter are two-a-penny. For example, with a little lateral thinking, you could try using moderncv. Using a pruned version of the template in the package, you could do something like: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \moderncvtheme[orange]{casual} ...


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I see Will has answered this, but I'm going to give the same information in a slightly different form! The upload page at http://www.ctan.org/upload contains some advice, as well as an upload form. You only have to upload the files themselves, but it is usual to include some kind of README file and also probably some documentation. If you have a package ...


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I like europass and everyone seems impressed when they see the results... specially for Europe applications!


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You can avoid the paragraph indention for specific paragraphs with the \noindent macro. If you want to disable it globally you could use \setlength{\parindent}{0pt}. However, I would not recommend changing it globally in your case, because that's effectively changes the template, even if the actual file isn't modified.


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All (or at least most) of the default themes are available to view here. If none of these suit, I think the best bet is probably to pick one you almost like and modify it yourself. This has the advantage that you learn more about beamer, and it makes your presentations unique. The beamer manual is pretty complete and all the relevant options are ...


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I will second the Taraborelli CV templates at http://nitens.org/taraborelli/cvtex. In the past I've used the curve and moderncv packages but, in the end, found the combination of his elegant templates + xelatex to be the simplest and most flexible solution. I wasn't constrained by particular sectioning, etc. Personally, I use the Hoefler Text+Optima. I also ...


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The exam document class offers you ready-to-use environments and commands for essay-questions; a little example: \documentclass{exam} \begin{document} \begin{EnvFullwidth} \Large \textbf{Essay questions} \end{EnvFullwidth} \begin{questions} \question Explain how the cooling of matter in the centuries following the big bang has influenced the British ...


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You may find the refman class a good starting point; it's designed to be an all-in-one package for technical reference manuals. Having said that, I use memoir for my technical manuals. It's very customisable, and many people have published such customisations, for example, these chapter styles. The last manual I wrote used a slightly modified version of one ...


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The very recent version of the subcaption package will even issue an error: ! Package caption Error: The `subcaption' package does not work correctly (caption) in compatibility mode. The only way to get around this is to specify the option compatibility=false to the caption package: \documentclass{cifa} \usepackage{subcaption} ...


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Children's books are as unique as the children that read them. They are very individualistic and would be very difficult to fit them in a class. Each book deserves its own. Here is a draft for one (very rough, but just to illustrate that it is not that hard to develop a special template), and here is the code to play with: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...


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The labels package is excellent for this, if you want to hand-craft the layout within the card. Thanks, @MartinScharrer, for your excellent suggestion. Here's a small(?), imperfect example for people to play with: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper,9pt,oneside,landscape]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[newdimens]{labels} ...


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This is what I'm using for small cheat sheets. It is derived from some sheet I found out there, unfortunately, I cannot recall whom should I credit... Anyway, there you go: \documentclass[10pt,landscape]{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amsfonts,amssymb} ...


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Using bits and pieces from moderncv.cls, I put together and new entry type \cvdoublecolumn and a macro \cvreference. They will allow you to typeset your references like in your example, using the CV document class moderncv. If you're not familiar with moderncv, there's a big example file showing a lot of possibilities. \documentclass{moderncv} ...


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The TeX Catalogue list CV packages in a category: Writing Applications for a Job / CV By the way: I wasn't satisfied by the results of such packages. So, I used scrartcl and tabularx to typeset my CV. This way I could match it to the design of my application letter done with scrlttr2. I used tabularx in macros, allowing easy adjustments for all parts of ...


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Here is a solution with xy-pic. For the snake lemma: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[all,cmtip]{xy} \usepackage{amsmath} \DeclareMathOperator{\coker}{coker} \newcommand*\pp{{\rlap{\('\)}}} \begin{document} % \[ \xymatrix@!{ && {\ker(a)} \ar[r] & {\ker(b)} \ar[r] & {\ker(c)} ...


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In my case, I actually found it easiest to roll my own using the memoir package as a base. It's very well documented, and setting the appropriate margins, double/one-half line spacing, etc. was very easy. And it makes it easy to play around a bit within the thesis guidelines, for instance making fancy chapter headings.


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The first question you need to answer before you embark on such an endeavour is the raison d'être for writing a new class. In many cases a small package might be a better idea. I would start from using and understanding an existing class such as classicthesis, make a list of the changes that you want and then fork it into something new. My suggestion is ...


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I'm not sure whether you are looking for design advice of advice about packages and classes that are likely to be useful. In my experience, most "business report" documents seem to have the following features (compared to "standard" LaTeX documents): The textblock is relatively wide (in other words, margins are smaller). The font used is not Computer ...


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Nobody would argue with you if you base your style on the Reports of the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is a great looking class for this type of document. The class can easily be changed to suit your Company's style, although normally the front cover will have to match the color scheme of the Company's branding. It is always better to start from a ...


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This strikes me as a particularly good example of a CV or vita. The latex code can be seen here. As an example, see the author's vita.


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I don't have a empty document to put here right now, but start with a article \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} Then include some packages (http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/553/what-packages-do-people-load-by-default-in-latex) \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[english]{isodate} \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} ...



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