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For my current CV, I ended up using moderncv. It doesn’t have many features but it is very easy to use and yields a very elegant output. However, I also want to mention its drawbacks: customising 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 the ...


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


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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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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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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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The parkskip package turns off the indentation and adds a little bit of (stretchable) space in between paragraphs. It might be an option if you don't mind the inter-paragraph spacing. To use it, simply add \usepackage{parskip} to your preamble. Martin's last sentence applies to this solution as well, of course.


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


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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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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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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. Astrinus's edit: I've substituted ...


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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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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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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 do not specify the minimum (similar?) requirements of your desired magazine layout, but in general, such complex and inconsistent layouts are more suitable for desktop publishing software as Scribus or InDesign. Said that, there are the paperTeX document class: There also a newspaper package to produce a similar layout to the New York Times: And ...


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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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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 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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Seems like a legitimate question to me, though granted that customization creates an infinity of choices. Here's book template that's worked for me: \documentclass[10pt,twoside,openright]{memoir} %\usepackage{createspace} %\usepackage[size=pocket,noicc]{createspace} \usepackage[paperwidth=4.25in, paperheight=6.875in,bindingoffset=.75in]{geometry} ...


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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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My current resume is based on the article class; source hosted on GitHub and forked from kjhealy. It uses fontspec for OpenType fonts (Adobe Garamond Pro and FontAwesome). Still working on the best way to selectively place content for different purposes/companies. I'm experimenting with linked external documents, under the supposition that the resume ...


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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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