The LaTeX export back-end converts the first three of Org’s outline levels into LaTeX headlines. The remaining Org levels are exported as lists. To change this globally for the cut-off point between levels and lists, (see Export Settings).
By default, the LaTeX export back-end uses the article class.
To change the default class globally, edit
org-latex-default-class. To change the default class locally in an Org file, add option lines ‘
#+LATEX_CLASS: myclass’. To change the default class for just a part of the Org file, set a sub-tree property, ‘
EXPORT_LATEX_CLASS’. The class name entered here must be valid member of
org-latex-classes. This variable defines a header template for each class into which the exporter splices the values of
org-latex-packages-alist. Use the same three variables to define custom sectioning or custom classes.
The LaTeX export back-end sends the ‘
LATEX_CLASS_OPTIONS’ keyword and ‘
EXPORT_LATEX_CLASS_OPTIONS’ property as options to the LaTeX
\documentclass macro. The options and the syntax for specifying them, including enclosing them in square brackets, follow LaTeX conventions.
The LaTeX export back-end appends values from ‘
LATEX_HEADER’ and ‘
LATEX_HEADER_EXTRA’ keywords to the LaTeX header. The docstring for
org-latex-classes explains in more detail. Also note that LaTeX export back-end does not append ‘
LATEX_HEADER_EXTRA’ to the header when previewing LaTeX snippets (see Previewing LaTeX fragments).
A sample Org file with the above headers:
* Headline 1
* Headline 2
some more text