A LaTeX class for books, reports or theses.
The Tufte-LaTeX class has also been a source of ideas about the layout.
Finally my gratitude goes also to Vel for his patience and his invaluable suggestions about the design.
The salient features of the class are as follows.
Wide margin to house captions, small figures or tables, and textual notes.
Mini table of contents in the margin at the start of each chapter.
Easily-customisable chapter headings.
Flexible citations with references both in the margin and in the bibliography at the end.
Powered by KOMA-Script.
Many commands have been redefined to ease the life of the user.
There are two main class files:
kaobook.cls, used for books, and
kaohandt.cls, used for reports or handouts; both rely on
which contains the bulk of the definitions that are common to both
classes. In the future there may be another class for theses.
There are two template files for the two supported classes, and each has
its own bibliography file. Further examples are listed in the
directory. The book that documents the class is an example itself, and
the pdf has been copied to the root of the repository so that it will be
styles directory contains additional packages that are used by the
class, but in principle they are independent of it (even though in
practice it is still not so).
The class is documented and exemplified in the example_and_documentation.pdf file. To actually use it you can either clone the Git Hub repository or, much more easily, find the template at LaTeX Templates.
Check out the instructions directory for additional guidance.
Do you like the design, but you found a bug? Is there something you would have done differently? Any contribution is welcome! Moreover, even if you'd rather not tamper with the code it is not forbidden to send me the documents you compiled using the kaobook class.
Since the content of this repository is published at LaTeX Templates, if you wish to contribute by changing the code you must follow the style guidelines of the site: extensive commenting and clear separation of the code into nicely formatted blocks.
Coffee keeps me awake and helps me writing a better LaTeX template. As another way to contribute, you can buy me a coffee through PayPal: https://paypal.me/marofede.
This repository contains two independent works. On the one hand, the
kaobook class, consisting of
kao.def files plus all of the files listed in the
on the other hand, the templates and the examples in the
The first work is licensed under the LaTeX Project Public License, so if
you want to modify and/or distribute the
pertaining to this work you have to complain with the terms of the
license. However, if you just want to use the class to compile your
documents you need not worry about the license.
The second work is released into the public domain with a Creative Commons Zero License.
Read MANIFEST.md for the details.