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I'm writing a technical report as part of my studies, but, I'm learning how to use LaTeX. I have a skeleton structure based approach that requires makefiles.

I cannot seem to figure out how I would have a single column, instead of a two-column page I normally work in (when writing papers) - This is just a technical report so needs one column (Just like I would find in office packages).

I have tried using the following:

\LoadClass[a4paper,landscape, onecolumn, 10pt]{article}

What am I doing wrong? P.S. I'm very new to LaTeX.

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  • Simply \documentclass{article} will give you a one-column layout. Please add a minimal working example of your document.
    – Joseph Wright
    Mar 7, 2014 at 9:58
  • @JosephWright SO shall I remove \LoadClass instead?
    – Phorce
    Mar 7, 2014 at 10:54
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    @user1326876: \LoadClass is for writing “new” classes that build on existing ones; it's not intended for the ’user’ — the user is expected to use \documentclass, as joseph says Mar 7, 2014 at 11:20
  • Did replacing \LoadClass solve your issue?
    – TeXnician
    Jun 5, 2017 at 15:37

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Just use

\documentclass[a4paper,landscape,10pt]{article}

at the beginning of your .tex file. The command \LoadClass is used when writing .cls files, which is not your case.

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For those using packages which default to two columns (such as apa7), add the doc argument to the documentclass command.

For example: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, doc]{apa7}

This will create a document with a single column.

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