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Chapter 4. The Layout of the Page > 4.6. Doing layout with class

4.6. Doing layout with class

Page layout is normally defined by the document class, so it should come as no great surprise that the techniques and packages described in this chapter are usually applied behind the scenes (within a document class).

The standard classes use the LaTeX parameters and interfaces directly to define the page proportions, running headers, and other elements. More recently developed classes, however, often deploy packages like geometry to handle certain aspects of the page layout.

In this section we introduce two such implementations. By searching through the CTAN archive you might discover additional treasures.

4.6.1. KOMA-Script—A drop-in replacement for article et al.

The KOMA-Script classes, developed by Markus Kohm and based on earlier work by Frank Neukam, are drop-in replacements for the standard article/report/book classes that emphasize rules of typography laid down by Tschichold. The article class, for example, becomes scrartcl.


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