{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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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 is ...
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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?

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?

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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How was this tip box produced?

I presume Drew Neil (of Vimcasts.org fame) used some TeX typesetting engine (XeLaTeX?) to typeset his excellent book, Practical Vim. See a screenshot below. I really like the way his "tip boxes" ...
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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 ...
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New Wiley LaTeX style

I really like the new scientific book design used by Wiley. You can find an example here. I would like to use this layout style for my thesis, so I was wondering whether there's something available ...
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Splitting one volume into two

I've written a thesis and it's ready for submission but unfortunately the page limit for a volume is 300 pages and my thesis is 324. It has been decided that the solution is to split the appendices ...
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Two books in one volume with sequential number pages but separate chapter numbering

I am translating a volume including two books with sequencial number pages but separate chapter numbering for each book. What I would like to do is best illustrated by this skeleton table of ...
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Examples of simple beautiful PhD theses

Please share the simplest, most beautiful PhD / master's theses you've ever seen. Looking for ideas for layout (medicine). Source code appreciated.
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Algining the Author Name in the title page in the Book

I am preparing report for my mini project. I have my name and register number and my supervisor. But These are not aligned. I mean, The supervisor name should appear in line with my author title. How ...
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Right order of (possibly unnumbered) introduction, ordinary, conclusion and appendix chapters

Following the discussion started here and also related to this question, I'd like to know different opinions about what could be long document structures (books, PhD. theses, etc.), with focus on: ...
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Too many white space in bottom of the pages

I used this code for my thesis \documentclass [12pt,oneside,final]{book} \usepackage[left=35mm,top=26mm,right=26mm,bottom=15mm]{geometry} \raggedbottom It shows acceptable white space in bottom of ...
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Breaks Long title in chapter headers into 2 lines

I used book class to write my thesis as follows \documentclass [12pt,oneside,final]{book} The title of some chapters are long so it reaches the page number as shown in picture. how I can breaks ...
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Stickers on Thesis paper

I want to put a sticker "Examiners Copy" on the the front page of the thesis. How to do this?
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Book Class: Instructor's Guide [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student finishing my bachelor's in mathematics. For my Complex Analysis course, my instructor personally chose me to create an Instructor's Guide for the course. The ...
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How do I write a book with two 'authors', one on all left pages and one on all right pages?

I've used LaTeX for a while to write math articles, so I have a general idea how to use it, but I've never had to make my own document class, environment, or package. I want to write a short story ...
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How can I change the side of all (or single) pages of a twoside book?

My book's first page is righthanded the second page is lefthanded the third righthanded and so on but I want it of the form: first page to be lefthanded the second page to be righthanded the third ...
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Front page in document class book not centered

I'm using the document class book and I am designing my front page atm. I try it like this: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{center} FRONT PAGE \\ \end{center} ...
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Typeset text immediately before \lettrine dropped capital

How do I add 'sidebar' text? I'm aware that 'sidebar' is likely the wrong word to use. Please let me know what the correct term is. I'm referring to the text to the left of the dropped cap ("The ...
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Book or website about book design

I am planning to study about book design. The final object is that given a book I can write a latex book template to achieve the same style. Could you recommend me some books or website to learn this ...
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Book template for <<Operating systems concepts>> [closed]

Could you help me to write a LaTeX book template just like the following link? I am planning to translate this book. I really hope someone can help me to write a template for the translation project. ...
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How to center horizontally and vertically the text area on my pages in svmono.cls? [closed]

I'm using svmono latex template for typesetting my book. Now my publisher wants me to center horizontally and vertically the text area on all of my pages. I wanted to do this by using ...
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Fonts for Mathematics and Text

Are there some examples of long, real-world documents showing the variety of text and mathematical fonts now available? With unicode-math there are now many more fonts for text and mathematics, both ...
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Modifying \part style in KOMA

I've got the design for part style in my KOMA document. It requires: removing "Part" text changing font flushing text to bottom right. I have already done some reading, removed "Part" text and ...
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Did the “Computer Modern” font families become a default because they're well tested and proven, or chance?

I'm deciding on the Font Families to use in LyX for a planned novel. Computer Modern is the default (Roman, Sans and Typewriter). I'm interested in the number of font faces and the versatility in ...