{book-design} is about the design and layout of books. Typical subjects are cover, title pages, margins, odd and even pages and order of sections in front matter and back matter.

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LaTeX for writing a fiction book [duplicate]

I am wondering if one can use TeX/LaTeX to write a full-fledged fiction book i.e. a prose, literature (not poetry) e.g. if Conan Doyle wished to write his Sherlock using TeX, what would you have in ...
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Header and footer for a book using: part on even page and chapter on odd page

My goal is to realize this layout for a book (possibly using fancyhdr, but I'm open to everything): where the current layout is represented in grey. In other words, I want : to put the page ...
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hyphenation with languages in transliteration // forced hyphenation?

I am typesetting (lualatex) a document in a couple of languages. The main language is English. If I use other languages I usually use commands such as \foreigntextquote{french}{text} and ...
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Need a little guidance for latex document design

I want to use LaTEX to write a fascicle (a small book part of a bigger set of books). So I need some specialized design. For example a specialized design for headers, specialized edging, rearranged ...
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Comprehensive overview of the existing latex classes. Or how to choose the right class? [duplicate]

Latex classes are really useful as they provide ready and easy to use implementation of complex formatting, styling and rendering methods. In fact, it is one of the most interesting feature of the ...
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Templates for language learning

I'd like to make a book for language learning. I intend to include several parts like Conversation; Vocabulary; Grammar; Exercises. However, the templates for book I got so far seem not suitable ...
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Is it possible to typeset with angled margins?

I'm typesetting a book using memoir in XeLaTeX, but on some pages, as an accent, I would like to make an angled margin, something like this: Even if I have to define the page limit separately ...
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How to typeset a smaller size book with trim marks from letter paper stock?

How could I use the memoir package (or anything else, that's just what came to mind) to output a letter paper size document, but typeset with a different page width (9" by 7" in my case) with a trim ...
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Documentclass for journal-like compilation of several authors

I am looking for a documentclass to achieve the following: I would like to typeset a compilation ( abook or a volume of a journal) which consists of completely independent articles (which I will call ...
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Making bibliography \flushbottom in book class

I am using the book class and have a long bibliography (using Biblatex) at the end of each chapter. When there is a long reference around where a page break occurs, the whole reference shifts to the ...
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What is the name of this page layout parameter in KOMA-Script?

The vertical offset used to position the body text on the first page of a chapter: \documentclass[chapterprefix = true]{scrbook} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \chapter{Test Chapter} ...
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Page number position with fancyhdr and memoir oneside

I am trying to have a one sided layout for a book in memoir (that is: each page shall have the same right and left margins) but I want the header and the footer to have different margins as well: the ...
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question regarding tex design previously done by Yannis

i obtained a repository dump from github phd-master ( impressive work Yiannis has done i must acknowledge) i am in the process or rereading my draft of work for self publishing- and i have looked ...
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how to add a contextual box associated to a keyword?

I am trying to write a book with LaTeX. I want to put contextual boxes with information (or images) associated with a keyword, like the boxes at the left on this image: It would be amazing if ...
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Header style with page number under bleeded rule

I'm trying to create this header style in a memoir document (this is a mock-up in Inkscape): I thought of tikz, and I've seen this cool one, but I'm thinking this isn't so complex and tikz for ...
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Page numbering on the R/L corners?

I am writing a book-style document for children stories etc. I 've found a nice border for the page background of each paper, with a special place near the corner for each page-number. What I need ...
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\backmatter not working

I am using the commands \frontmatter, \mainmatter and \backmatter to distinguish between the different parts of the thesis. The first two works fine, the \backmatter doesn't: the pages numeration ...
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Enquiry about ims book style page format [duplicate]

I am using imsbook style for writing my thesis. In this style, each chapter starts from an odd number page and end with even page number. The issue is, the output is in such a way that the book will ...
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distribute contents of two input-files to left and right pages

Is it possible to import two tex files with \input and to have the content of the one file be always on the left page facing the content of the other file being always on the right? The page numbers ...
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Is it possible to indent wrapped lines in a multicol layout?

I'm trying to print song lyrics in a two-column layout. Some lines of lyrics are longer than a column width and in those cases I'd like to wrap the indented line like so: I used \indent to ...
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Is this textbook written in LaTeX?

Consider the extract from Young & Freedman's University Physics below. The design does not immediately look very TeX-like. However, since it is written by physicists, you would think this was the ...
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Images - do people just accept where LaTeX puts them?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm getting a bit annoyed at the way stuff is just shoved where ever LaTeX feels like sticking it. I'm also enamoured with some of the other things the programme has done, so I'm ...
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Strange vetical spacing in book Class [duplicate]

I am using the book class for my thesis. However, the default alignment is very strange as shown in the following sample. As it shows, extra space was added between lines so that the content is ...
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How to force text to even/odd pages only

I'm trying to typeset a manuscript with some unusual formatting. It's a double-sided manuscript, with the main text going on the even pages only. The odd pages contain additional information that is ...
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Spread Image Pages in Chapter Opener [duplicate]

Chapter Opener Image is full page image. I have need to mask half page image and frond-end would like to put some text. I'm expecting the output (see screenshot). How do achieve this in LaTeX/XeLaTeX. ...
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Write a book using Latex! [closed]

I want to write a physics book with the style like this. Can anyone help me! I need two columns with different width in one page. Thank for viewing! Here is "theory part" And "exercise part"
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Which Class to use to layout Book Covers for Front, Back and Spine Areas

I have tested with PStricks and the layout came fine though i had to struggle with the positioning of the covers based on the coordinates since using the exact coordinate gave inaccurate results. Is ...
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Starred chapter number and name in header

I have created custom chapter headings: \documentclass[final]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} % Custom macros \def \mychapter#1{% \chapter*{\centering{\LARGE #1}\thispagestyle{empty}}% ...
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How to force only one chapter to start on even page

I have quite a long book in which chapters SHOULD start on odd pages. But there is final, About author, chapter which I want to be printed on reverse side of previous chapter page. In other words, I ...
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How to set a binding offset with tufte-book class?

I'm typesetting a book using the tufte-book class. For printing I need to set a binding offset (say, 0.5in). However, I can't seem to get this to work using the geometry package settings as one would ...
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How to set bookmark anchor so \section- and \section*-bookmark behaves the same

If I make a \section and \section* bookmark, the anchor points to the two sections in a different place. A small vertical space is added to \section* (see .png-files). How can I make sure the anchor ...
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How to set Book Cover Design dimensions for printers?

I am new to LateX and I would like to know if there is a class which allows for creating a book cover design to send to the printers ? I already have the book cover design done in Adobe Photoshop ...
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Show current chapter number on each page margin with appendix

I am trying to use @Gonzalo-Medina code (Show current chapter number on each page margin) to display chapter number on each pages from a book document class. I used a counter to overcome the issue ...
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Chapter Design in Latex [closed]

I am writing a mathematics book for grade six . I need a special style for the title of the chapters. Does any one have an idea. Any help is highly appreciated. I plan to add pictures to the title. ...
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Spacing between poem title and poem text

I'm writing a book of poems using the book class. Most of the poems are pretty short and I'm only putting 1 or 2 poems on each page. The problem I'm having is that latex is putting a large space ...
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Chapters on odd pages in single-sided document

I must use the book class but I want the same margins in all pages, so I wrote: \documentclass[oneside]{book} However, I still need the chapters to begin on odd pages. Is it possible?
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Design elements [closed]

Do you know some programs or templates or tips to help me with design elements of a math workbook? For a simple exemple, see picture below and for more I'll show you 2 exemple: ...
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Book Cover with pstricks - turns colored image to Black and White image

I'm trying to make Book back cover with pstricks. I have one issue with it, it turns my colored image to Black and White image. Any help to overcome this problem is highly appreciated. Thanks Output ...
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Remove “Chapter #” string from bibliography?

I have a book document and use bibtex for bibliography. When I put code \bibliography{file} the default is to start a new chapter and show a title like the one that code \chapter{Bibliography} ...
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Why is the title font smaller than chapter/part fonts in the book class? [closed]

This is not really a very important question, but I have noticed that the default "Book" class has a relatively normal-sized font for the title page, which contains the title of the book and the name ...
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move margin of pages for bookbinding

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,openright,twoside]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{indentfirst} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text? [duplicate]

I'm not sure what the word I need to search for is, to find help if this question has already been answered. In magazines it's common to pick out words from the middle of a body of text and repeat ...
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Formatting Headers

I am writing a document using book class and I'd like to implement the following: a) The header of all even pages have the title of the respective chapter (and possibly also the number, I haven't ...
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KOMA-script modify part* page

My document has parts and *parts. I redefined the \part to print only a decorated number, that's working fine. Now I need \part* to print a decoration using the same style as \part. \part*{} ships out ...
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Turning a blog(with comments) into a beautiful texbook

I have a blog that I'd like to turn into a printed book. The blog isn't particularly mathematical, but does have some photos, and lots of text. This question: Typesetting non-scientific material for ...
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Why is LyX not allowing numbered chapters in my book?

LyX v2.0.6 on Linux. Document class is book (extra font sizes). Scenario I have a master document including two child documents (so far), both of which are the same document class as the master. The ...
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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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Convincing pdfbook to assume letterpaper

I have a small booklet in half-letterpaper size: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[paperheight=8.5in,paperwidth=5.5in]{geometry} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-13] \end{document} But ...
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Bad TOC entries spacing for chapter 10 and beyond [duplicate]

When making long documents under book class if one needs 10 or more chapters, something weird happens with the table of contents: the space between the number of the chapter and its title disappears, ...
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Formatting headers in the book class

I am using the book class for my thesis. In every page that is not the beginning of a chapter, LaTeX writes the number and name of the chapter in the header. Is there any simple (emphasis on the ...