[OS X TeX] Problems customizing report.cls
Daryl Basil Biberdorf
darylb at pobox.com
Fri Apr 15 14:47:10 EDT 2005
I can understand both your and Aaron's input on this.
Sadly, I find it's often harder to figure out the inputs
to the various packages than it is to look at the
code that's generating output in a standard class.
As one example, I find the documentation of the titlesec
class in the LaTeX Companion to be completely
confusing on several fronts.
I'd consider the KOMA and Memoir classes, but the
learning curve is too great for the
time I have left to do this. What problems
await me with those? :) (Ditto for XeTeX,
which would make some of my Greek issues much
Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On 15 apr 2005, at 20:23, Aaron Jackson wrote:
>> On Apr 15, 2005, at 11:37 AM, Daryl Basil Biberdorf wrote:
>>> I'm adapting report.cls to match thesis requirements
>>> where I am.
>> I'm going through the same thing. However I suggest you use the
>> titlesec package instead of messing around with the report class.
>> There are very few reasons to mess around with the class files
>> directly, there is usually a package available that makes the changes
>> you need.
> And for various reasons, I would suggest you leave the standard classes
> alone altogether. Both the Memoir class and the KOMA classes are more
> flexible. The documentation also assumes you want to change the
> defaults, and shows you how to achieve certain effects.
> One strong argument: Memoir allows you to specify three versions of a
> section title: one for the main title, one for the page headings and one
> for the table of contents. In the default classes (report, book) the
> table of contents and the page headings are tied together, which can be
> Just my €0.02
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