Are there anybody who uses LaTeX to produce quality Software Requirements Specification documents?

If yes, do you have any template which you can share?

  • IMO, this type of documents requires only basic sectioning commands, not a complex template or document class. Just write it! Jan 28, 2012 at 17:51
  • @AndreyVihrov of course you got your point, but software requirements specification is a field of study in Software Engineering that should be taken as seriously as the actual coding. One can go coding their softwares with no planning, but it may compromise its quality, the same for writing these kind of documents. Mar 20, 2016 at 19:28

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It does not appear that there is any particular class or package devoted to Software Requirements Specifications and perhaps the reason is that this sort of document will follow an in-house format. It is not that difficult to develop one from scratch using one of the standard classes or any other class you are familiar with. I have used the KOMA-Script, report class for a short template to get you going. Here is the minimal code.

    bookmarks=false,    % show bookmarks bar?
    pdftitle={Software Requirement Specification},    % title
    pdfauthor={Yiannis Lazarides},                     % author
    pdfsubject={TeX and LaTeX},                        % subject of the document
    pdfkeywords={TeX, LaTeX, graphics, images}, % list of keywords
    colorlinks=true,       % false: boxed links; true: colored links
    linkcolor=blue,       % color of internal links
    citecolor=black,       % color of links to bibliography
    filecolor=black,        % color of file links
    urlcolor=purple,        % color of external links
    linktoc=page            % only page is linked
\def\myversion{1.0 }
Materials Ordering System\\
\LARGE{Release 1.0\\}
\LARGE{Version \myversion approved\\}
Prepared by Yiannis Lazarides\\
\chapter*{Revision History}
\section{Project Scope and Product Features}
\chapter{Overall Description}
\section{Product Perspective}
\section{User Classes and Characteristics}
% add other chapters and sections to suit

My own preference for such a document is to use XeLaTeX to process it, in order to have a wider selection of fonts.

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    This looks nice but I don't see why or how it is putting a blank page at the beginning and after the title Sep 16, 2013 at 20:31

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