{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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What to decide before writing a math book?

Until now, I have only written short documents in LaTeX. Whenever I encounter a problem or an error, I google'd it, and copy-paste'd the package/newcommand to my code. I use the same beginning code ...
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How I can get this style book

This is an excerpt from p. 35 of Barrett O'Neill's book Semi-Riemannian Geometry with Applications to Relativity. Could any one tell me how I get the same style to write similar style book, in all ...
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Recreating a layout in LaTeX (XeTeX), but I have some concerns

Apologies for not being able to make the title of this questions clearer. I am trying to recreate a - lets say - 'book' layout in XeTeX, however I have some concerns. Below I have a sketch of the ...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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What software packages have been used to produce the FCLA book and why that might be a more suitable choice than LaTeX?

A First Course in Linear Algebra (FCLA) was written in LaTeX until version 2.99 but switched to XML. See the FCLA development page which contains a link to its git repository. What set of softwares ...
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How to place black stripe down non-spine side of page in book

I am using the book class, and I have four (possibly five) pages in the middle of the book that I would like to make it easier for readers to find when flicking through. To this end, I would like to ...
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A generic but ready-to-use book template

Previous materials and purpose of a book template Let's assume for a second: I already have all the text (content) done for a book. Now, I want to set it ready for auto-publishing, in the best punk-...
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How to add markers to each page with the number of the first and last numbered environment/equation which appear in the page?

I would like to know if it is possible to achieve the following dictionary-like functionality: Add markers to each page with the number of the first and last numbered environment/equation which ...
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fading tikz fancyhdr problem in book printing

I recently had a book printed, where I used fading lines in the header. In the PDF it looks correct, bu in the actual print, the lines on the left pages didn't fade as much as the lines on the right ...
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Package that fills pages to total number of pages devideable by 4, 8, 16

I'm doing a package right now, which is capable of filling in empty or custom pages to get a total number of pages which is devideable by a defined number. I just want to make sure, that a package ...
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Add single empty page before the cover page of the dissertation

I would like to add a single page before the cover page so that the cover page starts with a larger margin on the left, thus placed on the right hand side of the book. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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MCQ with answers at the end of the chapter in two heading

I type MCQ questions in Mathematics using the answer given by Willie Wong using endnotes package to the question 81938(Multiple Choice with answers at the end of the chapter). I want the following ...
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Strategy for writing a book using LaTeX [closed]

This is my first time using LaTeX. It's also my first time writing a book. But I find myself with a little time on my hands and I thought I'd write a simple(ish) book for my 11yo son to learn computer ...
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Remove white space before a single chapter

I've searched this sites for similar questions, but can only find answers that remove the space for every chapter, whereas I only want it removed in one chapter. The MWE is quite minimal :) \...
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Small Capitals in ToC Header (and LoF/LoT)

How can I change the header of ToC by using the solution given by @Bordaigorl here? I want small capitals, like in abstract, chapters and appendix in my example. The same problem is for LoF and LoT. ...
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How would I import data into a standard formatted section?

I'm trying to make a supplement for a popular roleplaying game system in LaTeX; and I've come to the part where I need to make a chapter detailing the qualities of talent advances in the system. These ...
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How to create a custom \part in LaTeX book?

I am trying to create a custom \part for a book in XeLaTeX. I'd like to be able to have the Part number and title in larger font as is typically found. However, I'd also like to have a short paragraph ...
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LaTeX Template for Newsletter/Brochure

I am looking for a LaTeX template that can be used for a brochure-like newsletter, A4 format, column-like design with optional spanning pictures, marginless pictures, marginless headlines. I browsed ...
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Error compiling the unmodified Legrand Orange Book template [closed]

I just downloaded the Legrand Orange Book template from: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/the-legrand-orange-book I didn't modify it yet. However, I get the following error when trying to ...
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Best book Style for Engineering [closed]

I am writing a book on the topic of Electric Machines Fundamentals. I want to know that from following which book style or template would be appropriate for me. Tufte-Style Book The Legrand Orange ...
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Change footnote numbering format to a custom mapping

My text contains some footnotes, and I want the footnote symbols in the text to be the English letters and the corresponding counterparts in the page footer to be Hindi numbers from 1 to 26, how may I ...
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Printing document to make a book [duplicate]

I need to print a document to make a book, the first sheet will have pages 2 and 3 on one side and 4 and 1 on the other, and so on... Any help on how to arrang this type of format?
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Beautiful book; how do I replicate it? [closed]

Grossi's Solid State Physics book is incredibly beautifully typeset. I especially like the chapter headers at the beginning of each section. The font looks like Times New Roman. Any advice as to ...
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Reset/clear Part with \backmatter in a customized book.cls? [closed]

I'm producing a fairly large volume using a customized version of book.cls with four Parts containing several chapters in \mainmatter, followed by a \backmatter that contains only the Bibliography for ...
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Begin new chapter with an odd-numbered page [closed]

Is there an easy way (command? / method?) to start each new chapter of your book with an odd numbered page? This would make sure that if you print the book the beginning of each chapter is printed on ...
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How to determine if documents has parts

I'm writing a custom class based on book.cls for our office's publication series, but I've hit a problem in how to set up a conditional. Some of the publications are part->chapter->section while ...
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Print A6 book on A4 double-sided in correct order

How can i print out a A6 sized book onto A4 paper, so that i can cut it into 4 pieces and glue-bind them to a book? i am NOT looking for a BOOKLET! i think the order i need would be: A4 sheet #1 - ...
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Problem between bookcover.cls and PST-barcode

Please consider the MWE below which just places an ISBN bar-code on the backpage of a book cover using the bookcover.cls \documentclass[coverwidth=16cm,coverheight=23cm,markcolor=black,spinewidth=0....
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Is there a package for this specific style, or should i set in appropriate way the amsbook?

is there a specific package to make a math book like the one in the following link? Sample book preview The standard amsbook basically shows a single page for each chapter title, every subsection ...
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Font and background color in LaTeX

I am currently trying to write up some math notes in LaTex, and I would like the background to be that 'sand'-colored background that is often used by some publishers of (especially classic) ...
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Numbering of pages on LaTeX document

I have the preamble below, and I want to modify it to obtain: the numeration of pages with 1,2, ...etc., not with x,xi, ...etc. a line at the top of the page with the right name of the section and ...
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Collate apa6 documents into book

I'm getting a Master of Education (Go Mizzou Tigers!), and I'm using overleaf to create all of my tasks/milestones/deliverables. It's going pretty well so far, and I'm using the apa6 package, which is ...
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How to get sane margin sizes suitable for paperback books using memoir?

I'm trying to make a document suitable for printing as a trade paperback. For that reason I'm using the memoir class using statementpaper which sets the page size to 5.5" x 8.5". Here's the basic ...
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How to give two \book{}s each its own Preface?

I have a book which contains two books, each having their own preface. Here's the structure: \book{An exhortation to virtue} \frontmatter \chapter{Preface} ... \mainmatter ...
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Which web forums specialize in LaTeX general discussion?

What is the most popular web forum specializing in general discussion of LaTeX? I'm asking for standard LaTeX using pdftex, not LuaTeX or XeTeX or ConTeXt. But, If there's a popular forum that has ...
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Two-Sided Gutter in Tufte-LaTeX without symmetric?

The Tufte-LaTeX class has a great "symmetric" option for working on twosided documents (I'm working on a book project), I'd like to explore using this but for now due to the large number of figures I ...
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Add decoration at end of chapter

A half full page at the end of a chapter nicely signals that the chapter ends. However, sometimes the last page of a chapter looks a bit too empty if there are are only, say, 5-10 lines. In some older ...
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How would you demarcate a “Prayer” and “Practical Reflections” section which ends every chapter?

I'm using memoir with the \book, \chapter, and \section sectioning macros. Each book contains several chapters, each chapter contains several sections, followed by a single "Practical Reflections" ...
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What packages help with typesetting settings specific to religious books?

I'm looking to reprint and publish older religious books from the 19th century and earlier. Such books usually have features not typically found in most books, and I'm finding it difficult to ...
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Automatically Center Text in Chapter Thumb Box

This code is building from the post found here. In my MWE given below: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{plain} %...
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QuickGuide Chapterthumb to work in book class

In the code below, I wanted to get the chapter names to show up on the right of the pages as done in the QuickGuide.tex file: Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} \usepackage{etex} \...
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Creating very simple book template from scratch

I'm trying to implement a simple book template from scratch, where each individual chapter begins like this: And the respective table of contents looks like this: No matter how hard I try to do ...
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How can I style exercises like that?

How can I style exercises like the one in this book but the exercises numbers should not follow the theorems numbers. This page is from Lee's introduction to topological manifolds.
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Introducing a “sub-part” within the Book Class

Is there a straightforward way to introduce a "sub-part" within the Book Class (between "part" and "chapter")? Here is an illustration. Suppose I write a long book discussing the natural sciences, and ...
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Legrand Orange Book template Example colorbox from black to ocre

In the Legrand Orange Book template, I would like to change the begin and end of the Example Box color from black to ocre: and Here is the code from the structure.tex file where the example ...
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Start Memoir's frontmatter on a verso page

I am writing a very long document in Memoir, and, right at the start, I would like to have a verso (left-facing) "copyright page" before the (recto, right-facing) title page. At the moment, I'm doing ...
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Title Page and more

Often there are many book formats that have a need to be reproduced in Latex, either to learn from or to design the next classic. In this view consider the first few pages of an older book The ...
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Update Legrand Orange Book template mini table of contents

In the latest Legrand Orange Book template, in the mini table of the table of contents at the start of a 'Part', if a Chapter or subsection is too long, the words get broken up in a "not presentable" ...
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Use the Exercise environment from Legrand Book template

I am using the Legrand Orange book template and like the typesetting of the exercise environment. I wanted to use the same environment to just have my text within the ocre color box. From the ...
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Picture Changes places

Below, is some code I'm using on a work. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{...