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%====Copyright info==========================================================%
%% README.txt
%% Copyright 2015 Brad Granger
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% conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3
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% version 2005/12/01 or later.
% This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'.
% The Current Maintainer of this work is Brad Granger
% This work consists of the file RecipeBook.cls
This is a LaTeX2e class file for typesetting recipes.  It is designed for
typesetting one or two recipes per page, with dimensions of 5.5'' x 8.5''.
The hyperlinked table of contents (ToC) and page numbers make browsing
recipes convenient, and the pages can be joined together or printed 2 per page
to normal letterpaper easily.  The size was chosen to work in half-page
3-ring binder cover sheets, because un-laminated paper just doesn't last in the

This class requires pdflatex to compile with image transparency.

The half-letter pages can be printed two per page using your printer driver, or
bound together using pdfjam, a shell script free and available for MacOSX and
Linux.  I haven't tested in MacOS, but in Linux the command to bind together
your recipes for printing is
$ pdfjam --nup 2x1 --papersize '{11in,8.5in}' Recipes.pdf
where Recipes.pdf is the compiled version of your recipes.
More info on pdfjam can be found here:

%====Installation instructions===============================================%
The simplest method is to place RecipeBook.cls in the same directory as your
LaTeX source file.  

To install system-wide make the folder RecipeBook in your latex
search path and place RecipeBook.cls inside.

On Debian / Ubuntu systems, the preferred location is:
Navigate to /usr/local/share/texmf, and execute the following bash command
to update the search path.
$ sudo mktexlsr

%====Command and environment overview========================================%
%----Title page and table of contents----------------------------------------%
This command will generate the title page.  The title is given by <Text> with
the default being Recipes, and <imagex> the image files to use.

Add a section heading to the ToC with a hyperlink pointing to the next recipe.

Add a subsection heading to the ToC with a hyperlink.  This also controls
clearing / moving to the next page, so each recipe should be preceeded by
its subsection command.

%----Recipe formatting-------------------------------------------------------%
Format the recipe title.  Default <fontsize> is 22pt.

Format the subtitle.  Default <fontsize> is 18pt.

Add a section heading to the recipe, e.g. before the list of ingredients.

Adds a footnote in the SW corner with text <text> preceded by <Preamble>. 
<Preamble> is 'Author: ' by default.

\begin{info} ... \end{info}
This is a tabular environment with two columns for general recipe info like
cooking time and recipe yield.  

\begin{info*} ... \end{info*}
Same and info environment except more compact spacing.

\begin{ingredients}[<bullet>] ... \end{ingredients}
The standard environment for listing ingredients.  This will not wrap pages.
This is a tabular environment with 2 columns.  Ingredients and section
headers can be listed with the following commands.

The optional argument <bullet> specifies the list bullets, the default is
the \square icon.

Formats a section header between ingredients.  

\begin{ingredients*} ... \end{ingredients*}
Alternative method for formatting ingredients.  This works best when the 
recipe can be divided into parts, and ingredients listed with their
corresponding instructions.  Formats the ingredients with a light background
with blurred edges.  Uses the same commands for the unstarred version for
listing ingredients.

Instruction steps don't need to be placed in an environment like ingredients.
<Number> gives the instruction number, and <Text> the instruction text.
<Number> should be a single digit followed by a period, or it will overflow the

Formats <Text> in italics with a shaded background with blurred edges.  Useful
for separating instruction steps with section information (e.g. 'For the

\begin[<size>]{shrink} ... \end{shrink}
You can put an entire recipe within the shrink environment if it doesn't fit
on the page.  Default value of <size> is 1pt, decimals are allowed.
% Grow environment

\begin[<size>]{grow} ... \end{grow}
The complement of the shrink environment, if you would like your text larger.
Default value is 1pt, decimals are allowed.
%----Image commands----------------------------------------------------------%
Add a float image with fuzzy edges to your recipe.  <location> can be h for
here, t for top, or b for bottom.  <image> is the image file, e.g. Burgers.jpg.

Add a background image in the left column.  <length> is the vertical distance
from the top of the page, the default is the length \pagetop.  Opacity is a
number between 0 and 1 with a default of 0.4.  <image> is an image file.

Add a background image in the right column.  Default <length> of \pagebottom
places the image at the bottom of the page.  

%====Class specific lengths==================================================%
% The following lengths are used to control various aspects of the class.
\basefontsize			% Info, ingredients, and instructions font size
\basefontskipsize	% Normally about 1.2\basefontsize. Controls line spacing.
\recipetitlefontsize	% Font size for recipe titles, not the title-page title.
\instrnumsize			% Font size for the instruction numbers
\recipeheadfontsize		% Font size for headings using \recipesection{}.

%====Required Latex Packages=================================================%
ragged2e		% Left-aligns document instead of default justified, which leaves
						% large gaps in 2-column mode.
amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb	% Use for \square symbol, etc.
xparse			% Allows for multiple optional arguments in new environments
						% and other convenient class features
wrapfig			% Used for numbering instruction steps
graphicx		% Used to include pictures
eso-pic			% Used for transparent images
anyfontsize	% Provides arbitrary font sizes
scrextend		% Used with anyfontsize
multirow, multicol		% Join cells in tabular (used in \group)
nicefrac		% Nicer fraction format for inline fractions
xcolor			% Colored text
gensymb			% Provides degree symbol with \degree.
booktabs		% Provies a nice table line with \toprule
tabularx		% Required for ingredients and info environments
calc				% Provides \widthof for automatically adjusting width of 
						% the number box in \step{}
picture			% Used for absolute page dimensions with put{}.
parskip			% Custom spacing options
tgtermes		% Default font package
fontenc			% Required for controlling the font, somehow
datetime		% Used to generate the compile date on the title page
fancyhdr		% Used to control header and footer content
tikz				% Used for more complicated image control like fuzzy edges.
tocloft			% Used for more control over the table of contents (ToC).
hypperref		% Used for hyperlinked ToC and page numbers.
geometry		% Sets page geometry.
environ			% Used for more advanced environment definitions
tcolorbox		% Used for faded boxes in ingredients* environment

%====Known bugs / features===================================================%
Images with transparency won't work on the last page of the document.  The
workaround is to place a \clearpage command before \end{document}

\author must be redefined for every page or it will carry over to the following