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Brian_D
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Creating a style / document class

Postby Brian_D » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:03 am

I am about to start packaging a new style or document class.

I have The LaTeX Companion — Second Edition, Guide to LaTeX — Fourth Edition, and the CTAN website's submission guidelines. Are these still up-to-date regarding best practices for creating a style / document class?

Are there any newer packages I should know about which will make things easier?

Is the docstrip method still recommended?

Thanks!
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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:12 pm

All the stuff for LaTeX2e is still valid and in common use.

More and more packages make use of the LaTeX3 kernel, which is supposed to give a more structured interface to programming the features.
The user interface stays as usual.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.


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