# Latex class for one page document

Which class should I use to write simple documents?

With 'simple documents' I mean short documents (about one or two pages) without the indication of author, title and dates.

Wikipedia says that minimal class should be used for debugging purpose and here I haven't found an answer to my question.

• Opinion based, but I prefer article for general work. With the geometry package and an optional font package, it is quite versatile in its appearance. Sep 2 '15 at 12:48
• article (don't use minimal unless you know what it does, and doesn't do) Sep 2 '15 at 12:49
• article or scrartcl from the KOMA-bundle. Sep 2 '15 at 13:01

The default templates for the article document class commonly introduce the following:

\documentclass[]{article}

%opening
\title{}
\author{}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
\end{abstract}
\section{}

\end{document}


The \maketitle command introduces the title, author, date components. If you do not want to have this structure you could just use the following:

\documentclass[]{article}

\begin{document}

• @BlackBrain, If you've a document with title only without author, you can also do so by leaving the field \author{} blank. However you may find large gap between the first section and the title, simply use : \vspace*{1in} or whatever distance you feel comfortable. Nov 16 '15 at 8:13