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LaTeX2e classes and packages have more structure than LaTeX 2.09
style files did. The outline of a class or package file is:
- The file says that it is a LaTeX2e package or
class, and gives a short description of itself.
- Preliminary declarations
Here the file declares some commands and can also load
other files. Usually these commands will be just those needed for
the code used in the declared options.
- The file declares and processes its options.
- More declarations
- This is where the file does most of its work:
declaring new variables, commands and fonts; and loading other files.
Thu Jan 8 11:51:39 MET 1998