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Standard Classes in LaTeXe

This section discusses the files that come with the LaTeXe distribution and lists some of the packages which are already adapted to LaTeXe.

Files associated to LaTeXe are characterized by the extensions: name.cls for class files; name.clo for external option files; name.sty for package files name.cfg for runtime configuration files

The ``standard'' document classes distributed with LaTeXe are article, report, book, letter, slide, proc, and ltxdoc. Below, we say a few words about each one of them.

article, report, book

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they behave like the old LaTeX 2.09 styles;
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twocolumn and openbib are now internal options;
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a set of new internal options was added: a4paper, a5paper, b5paper, letterpaper, legalpaper, executivepaper, landscape.

letter
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it behaves like the old style;
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it has a set of new internal options: a4paper, a5paper, b5paper, letterpaper, legalpaper, executivepaper.

slide
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it behaves like the old style, but used with LaTeXe;
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it supports local font configuration by looking for sfonts.cfg;
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it has a set of new internal options: a4paper, a5paper, b5paper, letterpaper, legalpaper, executivepaper, landscape;
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the option twocolumn is not supported.

proc
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it is no longer an option but a document class;
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it is built on the article class;
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it disallows options a5paper, b5paper, onecolumn, titlepage.

ltxdoc
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it is used to format the LaTeXe source code;
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it is built on article and requires the doc package;
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it looks for the configuration file ltxdoc.cfg;
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it defines the commands \DocInclude and \GetFileInfo;
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it disallows the option a5paper.

Presently the following packages are available:

Many other packages on CTAN already work with LaTeXe or will soon be converted. In the first category one finds a4, epsfig, exams, labels, layout, the NTG document class family artikel1, rapport3, etc., subeqnarray, psnfss, textfit, while the latter contains the babel collection, changebar, ltugboat and friends, the ``Mainz'' packages array, ftnright, multicol, theorem, verbatim, and supertabular.



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Janne Saarela
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995