You can specify global options or class options to the
\documentclass command by enclosing them in square brackets. To specify more than one option, separate them with a comma.
Here is the list of the standard class options.
All of the standard classes except
slides accept the following options for selecting the typeface size (default is
10pt 11pt 12pt
All of the standard classes accept these options for selecting the paper size (these show height by width):
210 by 297mm (about 8.25 by 11.75 inches)
148 by 210mm (about 5.8 by 8.3 inches)
176 by 250mm (about 6.9 by 9.8 inches)
7.25 by 10.5 inches
8.5 by 14 inches
8.5 by 11 inches (the default)
When using one of the engines pdfLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, or XeLaTeX (see TeX engines), options other than
letterpaper set the print area but you must also set the physical paper size. One way to do that is to put
\pdfpageheight=\paperheight in your document’s preamble.
geometry package provides flexible ways of setting the print area and physical page size.
Miscellaneous other options:
draft) or do not mark (
final) overfull boxes with a black box in the margin; default is
Put displayed formulas flush left; default is centered.
Selects landscape format; default is portrait.
Put equation numbers on the left side of equations; default is the right side.
Use “open” bibliography format.
Specifies whether there is a separate page for the title information and for the abstract also, if there is one. The default for the
report class is
titlepage, for the other classes it is
The following options are not available with the
Typeset in one or two columns; default is
Selects one- or two-sided layout; default is
oneside, except that in the
book class the default is
For one-sided printing, the text is centered on the page. For two-sided printing, the
\oddsidemargin) parameter determines the distance on even (odd) numbered pages between the left side of the page and the text’s left margin, with
\oddsidemargin being 40% of the difference between
\evensidemargin is the remainder.
Determines if a chapter should start on a right-hand page; default is
slides class offers the option
clock for printing the time at the bottom of each note.
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