[Tuglist] Changing class file
06 Jun 2002 10:28:04 +0200
"Dr. Dinesh Karia" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I want to prepare a kind of lecture notes. So, I chose to use the
> book or amsbook class. None of these classes offers a suitable
> layout. As a result, first I referred to amsclass.faq. As is
> suggested there, I copied the file amsbook.cls to mybook.cls and
> used it. I got the following error
> --------------------- copied from the log file-------
> ! LaTeX Error: File `mybook.cls' not found.
> Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
> or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)
Others have already commented on this, the filename database needs to
be refreshed. How to do this depends on the TeX distribution in
use. Most Unix-based ones have the program `texhash' for that.
> When I copied my texfile into the directory
> C:\texmf\tex\latex\amscls and latexed it, it issued me the following
> LaTeX Warning: You have requested document class `mybook',
> but the document class provides `amsbook'.
> But it compiled and produced the dvi file correctly.
mybook.cls will contain a line
or similar. Of course, this is not appropriate.
Note that if your package basically ises amsbook, but changes a few
things, this mechanism of copy-and-change is not a good idea.
Instead take a look at clsguide (which should come with your system).
Again, on Unix-based systems
should do the trick. This will describe how you can create your own
derivate of amsbook that loads the original amsbook, then changes
what is necessary.
Ok, not a Unix-based system, obviously. Refreshing the filename
database must be somewhere within MikTeX's menus, and you will find
clsguide.dvi somewhere in your tree. Sorry that I don't know more
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum