I am working on a class and cannot figure out why geometry is passed my argument "twocolumn", even though I did not use \RequirePackageWithOptions but only \RequirePackage. Can someone explain to me how I can circumvent this strange behaviour ?

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Global options are passed to every loaded package and geometry has its own twocolumn option.

If you want to nullify it, do

  • If I remove the \RequirePackage{geometry}, then why is the "twocolumn" option not passed through the \LoadClass[a4paper]{article} ? Are global options passed only to packages and not to classes ?
    – fyusuf-a
    Aug 25, 2015 at 14:42
  • @Florian Exactly.
    – egreg
    Aug 25, 2015 at 16:21

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