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Concerning options that can be passed to document classes.

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What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.?

In the preamble I have: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} What can be inferred about the real font pt size for the following? \tiny, \scriptsize, \...
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Will LaTeX3 improve freedom of package ordering and reduce “options clash”?

A prefatory afterthought: you may think this question better asked on the LaTeX3 mailing list, but I believe there may be a more general interest in the rather Byzantine rules for package load order. ...
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A class with default language settings

I want to write a class which loads babel and other language aware packages and pass to all of them the option ngerman as default. But if another language is used in the options of the \documentclass ...
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How do I conditionally execute something based on a documentclass option?

I'd like to conditionally do some things (like input a file) depending on if a specific class option was passed. For example, I'd like to have an "instructor" option to the class that would input a ...
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Setting class options after \documentclass

Context: I'm working on my thesis, and the formatting requirements are pretty godawful. In addition to the version I submit to the grad school, I would like to also create a properly formatted version ...
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testing for a documentclass option

I know that there are lots of similar question, but none of those have helped me so far - and I did google a lot. So my question is: I have a document class (emulateapj) which accepts a few options. ...
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Possibility to pass options to packages

I am searching for a possibility to give additional options to another package. I have tried it with \PassOptionsToPackage. My idea was that I can use something like \documentclass[hyperref={...
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Defining a wrapper class for a set of document classes

Until now, I have been collecting my "frequently used packages", custom macros, and configurations in a personal style file. However, some of those configurations depend on the use of one of the KOMA-...
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How to set class options that can have multiple values?

Title says it all, but here's an example: the KOMA-Script classes provide the option toc which can have multiple values that don't interfere with each other, like values that enable the Bibliography ...
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How to detect whether “I'm on arXiv.org”?

I write a class. I'm interested in having a different page headers (and eventually make some other small differences) based on whether the class is used on the site arXiv.org or not. Minimal example ...
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Changing the default options of a document class?

I would like to define some base-class.cls, with some options and their defaults, and then provide some mechanism so that other derived classes can reuse the existing options and change the defaults. ...
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ProcessOptions and ProcessKeyvalOptions

\ProcessOptions and \ProcessKeyvalOptions Which comes first? Does it matter? \ProcessOptions\relax or \ProcessOptions* What's the difference? Apparently for keyval there is only the starred version....
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\PassOptionsToClass does not work

I am trying to create my own class, inheriting from extarticle. I want to still be able to use the options of this class, so I found a way to do it in most of the docs I read : \DeclareOption*{\...
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Processing document class options with l3keys

How can I parse (that is, access) the entire option list given to the current document class with l3keys? This would obviously need some sort of \keys_define:nn { document-class-?? } { default ....
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article wrapper class that locks down some options, passes others through

I'm writing a wrapper document class that starts with article and adds a bunch of customizations (required for a particular journal style). One of the requirements is to lock down certain options: \...
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KOMA classes and \LoadClass

I want to create a document class based on a KOMA-Script class. If myclass.cls contains the following \ProvidesClass{myclass}[2011/08/31] \LoadClass[paper=a5]{scrartcl} then compiling a document ...
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PassOptionsToClass vs global options

I'm currently using \PassOptionsToClass, as suggested in Conditional Compiling and \documentclass to compile a document in several languages. However, if I use language-options in \PassOptionsToClass, ...
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Conditionals in LaTeX: try/catch and “not \equal”

I have a problem with some variable checking: I offer the user an option in the interface of a document class. If the option is not provided my code fails. Hence I would like to check if the option ...
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What does the font size documentclass option actually do?

When using e.g. the [12pt] option for a document class like \documentclass[12pt]{article} what does (Xe)LaTeX actually do/set? I noticed that for example a multicols environment behaves different ...
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Pass RGB colours to custom class

I'm trying to pass a RGB colour code as an option to my custom-class.cls, so I can change the colour of a header bar and the colour of my titles in the main-doc.tex. The default option does work, but ...
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How to pass title (or other parameter) to class file

I know LaTeX just to the point of making simple documents and modifying simple characteristics of a document's layout. Now I'm creating a class for a kind of document in order not to have to copy a ...
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LaTeX3: \ProcessKeysOptions hangs while processing global (class) option

The code of the trivial package mypkg.sty below defines key draft. If draft is given as a class option, LaTeX hangs at the command \ProcessKeysOptions. This seems to be a bug. Or is there something ...
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Add option to class with command

Is it possible add at the loaded class some options? look at the example below: \documentclass{scrbook} \AddOptionsToClass{headinclude,footinclude}% something like this command \begin{document} ...
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How can I stop the “setspace” package from processing a “doublespacing” documentclass option?

LaTeX does not behave as I expected with the following files. First file: \documentclass[doublespacing]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} % for dummy text only \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} ...
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LaTeX3 from Package Options to Class Options

Howdy please consider the following expample: \RequirePackage{ expl3 , xparse , l3keys2e , xfrac } \ProvidesExplPackage {somewhat} {2012/04/29} {1} {descrr} \cs_new_nopar:Npn\font_color{...
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Is it possible to use \PassOptionsToClass into a package?

Context: I'm building a new package for my university. I need to set a lot of options for the document class, like twoside, a4paper, 12pt, or firstpagenum=chapter. I would like to set them by default ...
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How can I recover option values with the current l3keys2e?

Minimal-Compiling-But-Not-Working Example: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.cls} \ProvidesClass{\jobname} \RequirePackage{l3keys2e} \ExplSyntaxOn \keys_define:nn { job / doc } { doc~name .tl_set:N =...
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Stop my class passing options on to article class

I have a class file which declares some options. One of them is called draft. This places a watermark on all pages that says DRAFT. \DeclareOption{draft}{ \RequirePackage{draftwatermark} \...
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Why are these options passed to \LoadClass ignored?

Consider the following simple example: % === this is simple.tex === \documentclass[paper=a5,pagesize]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum{1-10} \end{document} When processing this ...
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Passing Options to Unknown Class

My goal is to process a LaTeX tex file with the draft option enabled for the document class, but from a terminal without having to edit the tex file or even open it to look at what class is being used,...
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Remember an class option with newcommand and CurrentOption

I'm trying to make a class but it needs to remember its arguments I'm using the file \documentclass[x]{test} \begin{document} \end{document} With the class \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{...
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Option seemingly ignored

I'm trying to give my custom class file two options for font size, 11pt and 12pt. I want 12pt to be the default. I create the options like this: \DeclareOption{11pt}{ \PassOptionsToClass{11pt}{...
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Mark key-value class options as used

I have written a wrapper for the scrartcl class in the following way: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{mycls}[2012/08/23] \RequirePackage{kvoptions} \DeclareStringOption{title} \...
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Global option processing

I am struggling to understand how option processing works in classes. As a MWE foo.tex: \documentclass[draft,figures]{foo} \begin{document} \includegraphics{example-image} \end{document} foo.cls: ...
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When writing my own document class, certain options don't get passed to base class. Why?

I'm trying to create my own class using scrbook as a base class, and biblatex as for my bibliography. Consider this MWE: \documentclass[bibliography=totoc,fontsize=12]{scrbook} \usepackage{...
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Global configuration files in LaTeX

Just wanna know if there is posible to have some kind of "configuration file" on LaTeX. Like a properties file on Java. Recently I changed my email address, so i need to replace it on every document ...
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How can I show listings even when the class option 'draft' is set?

The question Is it possible to configure the listings package to show the content in the lstlisting environment even if the global option draft is set? Context When working on a larger document, ...
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How do I set a hard minimum margin size with the tufte-book document class?

I'm trying to typeset my thesis with the tufte-book document class, and I'm having an issue with the margins. There is a rule (beyond my control) that all my text and figures must remain within ...
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Two different text outputs depending on some parameter definition

I am using the astronomy and astrophysics class aa.cls. I use it with either of the two options: structabstract or referee. The first produces 2-column text, the second one-column text. I have some ...
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Name clash when defining a class based on article class

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \ProvidesClass{funny-class} %% % Pass any options to the underlying class. \DeclareOption*{% \PassOptionsToClass{\CurrentOption}{article} % (could be another class) } % ...
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class file option: switch endnote to footnote

I'm working on a class file where notes are endnotes by default but can be converted to footnotes through a class option (this is because some prominent journals in my field require that submissions ...
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pgfkeys with multiple values for a class option key has incompatibilities with some packages

Like discussed on the chat TexAndFriends, I'm currently adding the ability to define languages in my own class file. Here is my minimal (non working) example. My class file with the packages I'm ...
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Default options in custom memoir class

I can't get default arguments to work with my custom class based on memoir. I want to be able to define some default options (a4paper,danish) but I want to be able to override them when I call \...
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Best practice for setting package options through class options?

I want to process my class options so as to create a (potentially long) options list for package(s) I'm loading, e.g. % set default package options here somehow \DeclareOption{myvariant}{ % set a ...
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Passing options from parent to child classes

This question is related to a previous one: assume I am defining a new class dependend on an existing one with the following code: \ProvidesClass{foo} %\PassOptionsToClass{11pt}{article} \...
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What is the [american] option under Extbook?

I noticed that my upgraded Lyx installation adds the following line to the book class using the extsizes package: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,american]{extbook} I looked at the package ...
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How to define default options to a class?

I do not undestand how to pass options to the parent class when writting a child class. I tried several possibilities but I never get flush left aligned equations. I do understand the difference ...
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Confusion when trying to write a class

I'm writing my own class for a thesis... yes, yet another thesis class! XD This class is based on the standard book class, but I don't want all options of the book class to be available when writing ...
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Why does biblatex not process global options

For some reason biblatex doesn't seem to be reading global options. The following tex file produces a single citation, but not in the authoryear style. If I uncomment the PassOptionsToPackage line, it ...
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Understanding ptsize options in article.cls

When the 10pt, 11pt and 12pt class options are used with the standard LaTeX classes everything works as expected. Except, if I put two of them in the class' options I would expect the last given to "...