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Comprehensive overview of the existing latex classes. Or how to choose the right class? [duplicate]

Latex classes are really useful as they provide ready and easy to use implementation of complex formatting, styling and rendering methods. In fact, it is one of the most interesting feature of the ...
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How can I design a book cover?

Can anyone share his or her experience on designing a book cover? I just finished writing my "Awk One-Liners Explained" e-book and now I am designing the cover. I tried \maketitle and the result was ...
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How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?

I often create pictures in tikz that I want to either send to someone, or include in an email. The problem with that is that there is a big white space around and and especially below my pictures. To ...
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\subtitle doesn't work in article document class

I'm relatively new to TeX but until now I used mostly the beamer class. There I did this: \documentclass{beamer} \title{title} \subtitle{subtitle} \author{name} \date{\today} \begin{document} ...
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Which package to use for presentations? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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Why should the minimal class be avoided?

In a comment to my answer to Drawing a rectangle along the border of a circle, Peter Grill said that he read that the minimal class should not be used for a Minimal Working Example. I wonder why, and ...
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Creating flyers in LaTeX

This has bugged me for a while. Are there any packages/templates/methodologies for effectively creating flyers in LaTeX? Just in case there's some ambiguity in my terminology, I'm looking to create ...
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What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?

What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?
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Most useful additions in KOMA-Script?

(Background: I'm a beginner who will mostly use LaTeX for university articles and reports, but no math. Also, as I reside in Canada, the German typography conventions, which I understand KOMA-Script ...
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What are your favorite document classes and what do you use them for?

I'm using the TeX Live distribution and I've noticed that there are a lot of document class files (291 actually) for different things (books, math, thesis, presentations, etc). What are your ...
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Presentations best style

What is the best package/style to build a presentation? I use PDFSLID. Any better?
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How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes” [closed]

I often use LaTeX for general writings, as well as for my Lab and lecture notes. (Often, but not always via LyX). A large portion of this is RPG homebrew. One of my friends (who wouldn't know what ...
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Using the amsbook Class

I am trying to figure out how to tweak various stylistic aspects of the amsbook class. For example, I would like for the chapter and section headers to be left-aligned instead of centered. Also, using ...
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How to create a Book Cover with pdfpages

i know there are many questions on how to create a book cover, but my questions seems to be a bit different. I create a frontpage, a backpage and the spine for my cover Frontpage: \documentclass{...
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What is the best way to use Latex for literary documents?

I was wondering, just out of curiosity: what would be the best way to produce literature-related documents in Latex? I have only ever written technical and scientific documents myself, so I really ...

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