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I tried fancytabs by the example given in its manual as

% Capture chapter head
% Set central right header to display tab
% for both scrplain and scrheadings

\chapter{A chapter}

but it does not show the vertical lab displayed in the manual document or HERE. I just copied the exact example from manual. Where did I do wrong?

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You have to compile twice. – Marco Daniel Apr 19 '12 at 18:27
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The package fancytabs uses the package TikZ to draw the tabs. To compute the correct position of the tabs TikZ needs two compilation runs of (pdf)latex.

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