org-latex-classes is a variable defined in `ox-latex.el'.
Its value is shown below.

Alist of LaTeX classes and associated header and structure.
If #+LATEX_CLASS is set in the buffer, use its value and the
associated information. Here is the structure of each cell:

(numbered-section . unnumbered-section)

The header string

The HEADER-STRING is the header that will be inserted into the
LaTeX file. It should contain the \documentclass macro, and
anything else that is needed for this setup. To this header, the
following commands will be added:

- Calls to \usepackage for all packages mentioned in the
variables `org-latex-default-packages-alist' and
`org-latex-packages-alist'. Thus, your header definitions
should avoid to also request these packages.

- Lines specified via "#+LATEX_HEADER:" and
"#+LATEX_HEADER_EXTRA:" keywords.

If you need more control about the sequence in which the header
is built up, or if you want to exclude one of these building
blocks for a particular class, you can use the following
macro-like placeholders.

[DEFAULT-PACKAGES] \usepackage statements for default packages
[NO-DEFAULT-PACKAGES] do not include any of the default packages
[PACKAGES] \usepackage statements for packages
[NO-PACKAGES] do not include the packages
[EXTRA] the stuff from #+LATEX_HEADER(_EXTRA)
[NO-EXTRA] do not include #+LATEX_HEADER(_EXTRA) stuff

So a header like


will omit the default packages, and will include the
#+LATEX_HEADER and #+LATEX_HEADER_EXTRA lines, then have a call
to \providecommand, and then place \usepackage commands based
on the content of `org-latex-packages-alist'.

If your header, `org-latex-default-packages-alist' or
`org-latex-packages-alist' inserts "\usepackage[AUTO]{inputenc}",
AUTO will automatically be replaced with a coding system derived
from `buffer-file-coding-system'. See also the variable
`org-latex-inputenc-alist' for a way to influence this mechanism.

Likewise, if your header contains "\usepackage[AUTO]{babel}",
AUTO will be replaced with the language related to the language
code specified by `org-export-default-language', which see. Note
that constructions such as "\usepackage[french,AUTO,english]{babel}"
are permitted.

The sectioning structure

The sectioning structure of the class is given by the elements
following the header string. For each sectioning level, a number
of strings is specified. A %s formatter is mandatory in each
section string and will be replaced by the title of the section.

Instead of a cons cell (numbered . unnumbered), you can also
provide a list of 2 or 4 elements,

(numbered-open numbered-close)


(numbered-open numbered-close unnumbered-open unnumbered-close)

providing opening and closing strings for a LaTeX environment
that should represent the document section. The opening clause
should have a %s to represent the section title.

Instead of a list of sectioning commands, you can also specify
a function name. That function will be called with two
parameters, the (reduced) level of the headline, and a predicate
non-nil when the headline should be numbered. It must return
a format string in which the section title will be added.

You can customize this variable.


(("article" "\\documentclass[11pt]{article}" ("\\section{%s}" . "\\section*{%s}") ("\\subsection{%s}" . "\\subsection*{%s}") ("\\subsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsection*{%s}") ("\\paragraph{%s}" . "\\paragraph*{%s}") ("\\subparagraph{%s}" . "\\subparagraph*{%s}")) ("report" "\\documentclass[11pt]{report}" ("\\part{%s}" . "\\part*{%s}") ("\\chapter{%s}" . "\\chapter*{%s}") ("\\section{%s}" . "\\section*{%s}") ("\\subsection{%s}" . "\\subsection*{%s}") ("\\subsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsection*{%s}")) ("book" "\\documentclass[11pt]{book}" ("\\part{%s}" . "\\part*{%s}") ("\\chapter{%s}" . "\\chapter*{%s}") ("\\section{%s}" . "\\section*{%s}") ("\\subsection{%s}" . "\\subsection*{%s}") ("\\subsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsection*{%s}")))