# Classic Thesis & Microtype

I would to know if with classicthesis the microtype package must be loaded, or is loaded by default from classicthesis.sty. And if is loaded, what features are enabled?

if the microtype package must be loaded, is better this way:

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true,auto=true,tracking=true]{microtype}

\usepackage[pdfspacing]{classicthesis}

\begin{document}

test

\end{document}


or this?:

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage[pdfspacing]{classicthesis}

\microtypesetup{protrusion=true,expansion=true,auto=true,tracking=true}

\begin{document}

test

\end{document}


Another thing: this is a good setting basic for microtype?

\usepackage[protrusion=true,expansion=true,auto=true,tracking=true]{microtype}

• Yes, classicthesis loads microtype (line 232 of classicthesis.sty reads \RequirePackage{microtype}); with the option pdfspacing, classicthesis uses expansion=false. – Gonzalo Medina Sep 3 '12 at 18:07
• ok i'm was confused if the microtype package is loaded only for the title tracking but not for the text... – Aurelius Sep 3 '12 at 18:10
• @GonzaloMedina so these are the right settings basic for microtype in classicthesis and i must not add other settings of microtype? – Aurelius Sep 5 '12 at 12:38
• Those are the basic options used by default, and I guess the package author considered them to be the minimum required, but you can use the options that you consider best suit your needs and won't spoil the general layout. – Gonzalo Medina Sep 6 '12 at 13:54

Yes, classicthesis loads microtype with the option pdfspacing. You can change the options by issuing
\PassOptionsToPackage{<options>}{microtype}

\usepackage{classicthesis}

• Short remark: pdfspacing` is not a valid option the the package microtype. – rriemann Apr 26 '17 at 13:07