{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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How to write a mathematics problem book

I'm a mathematics student and a newbie latex-user, and would start to collect my favourite problems in a problem book written in latex, dividing the content in two parts: the first, with the labeled ...
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Bind reports/articles into a book, but keep the ability to compile them individually

I see a few questions and answers about writing a book/thesis in LaTeX (here's one). But I would like to be able to compile reports separately as I write them to have a bunch of standalone documents. ...
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What's the chief advantage of Memoir over “standard Book” for a novel

Considering that the user wouldn't likely have equations, glossary, index, bibliography or double columns (but would perhaps need insets for monologues), and considering the popular novel formats of ...
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LaTeX techniques and templates for writing a book [closed]

I am about to write a couple of books using LaTeX. I am fairly used to producing small LaTeX articles using Sweave and R, but I have never written a book using LaTeX and I am not conversant with the ...
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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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Vertical lines across page for each chapter

I want to make a "title page" for each chapter of a book, and it should have two vertical lines across the page (one thicker than the other), and the name of the chapter, as shown in the image below. ...
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Best LaTeX Templates for books and lecture notes

I have written and submitted a lectures series in mathematics in arXiv, arXiv:1211.3404. Its format is book, but I have some difficulties with it. For example for page numbering, indexing, etc. I am ...
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Foldable DIN A0 page within normal document

This question is somewhat similar to this question: Insert foldable A3 pages in an A4 document with active references However it's not completely the same. I want to have a foldable DIN A1/DIN A0 ...
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Booklet with a specific page order rule

Friends, consider the following example (mytext.tex): \documentclass[a5paper,oneside,12pt]{book} \begin{document} {\Huge A} \newpage {\Huge B} \newpage {\Huge C} \newpage {\Huge D} \newpage ...
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Should otherwise empty pages have page numbers? Why?

By default, with either the standard LaTeX classes or the KOMA-script classes, empty pages (such as may occur using \cleardoublepage) have no page numbers. Why is this? In my — unprofessional — ...
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Memoir chapter styles

I'm designing a book collection using the memoir class. I want chapter titles to have a page for themselves (before the chapter proper). I'm using the following code for that: ...
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Typesetting non-scientific material for the first time

I have used TeX and friends for many years to produce academic documents: assignments, reports, journal articles, etc. As a hobby project, I am going to try something different by typesetting a book ...
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Order of the pages in the front matter of a book

Following "A few notes on book design" from Peter Wilson (author of the memoir class) the order of the pages of the front matter is: Half-title page Blank Title page Copyright page Dedication ...
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Recommendations for partial contents page arrangement in memoir

I'm writing a moderately large reference work using memoir. As it falls naturally into parts by audience, I'd like to include partial tables-of-contents, by part. I have managed to get my head round ...
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How are atlases and other large books made in LaTeX? [closed]

I was wondering how large books such as atlases or encyclopedias were made in LaTeX? For example, how does one setup their document or design the layout for such a big book? Is it the same process ...
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Different chapters, different layout

On request, I have two different layouts for chapters for a book. The first one is exclusive to the Chapter 1 and the other one is for the others. The layout affect how the sections, definitions and ...
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pgfplots and hyperref clash for complicated figure in book class

When using the book class, pgfplots, hyperref, and section labeling according to "How to reset chapter and section counter with \part", I get the following error ! You can't use `the character -' ...
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Is there a package to pull out Answer Keys from Exercises to the last page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I produce exercises in one part of a LaTeX document with selected answers in another? I am writing a book containing exercises for the readers. To ease writing ...
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Chapter Thumbs or Tabs in Book Class

I'm currently finalizing a book, and would like to add chapter thumbs or tabs to the document. While I've found a fair number of packages which are likely capable of doing so, I can't seem to get the ...
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How to put one big image on each page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)? The problem is the following: I am formatting a twopage book on latex and I ...
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Displaying page construction guides

Is there any way to overlay some lines and dimensions on the document so that one can see where the margins end and more easily examine the overall layout and ratios of elements on the page? See for ...
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big document — collaboration

We want to write a bigger document in collaboration. Therefore I've got some questions how to organize this best. so we would have one master document including (or inputting) all the parts of the ...
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How can I add side-icons in a LaTeX book?

Most of the technical books I've read use what I call "side icons" to mark out certain types of content. Stuff like "watch out for this" and "helpful tip", with corresponding icons. Here's an example ...
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Show current chapter number on each page margin

I'm making a reference manual using scrbook. I'd like to include a "tab" that shows the current chapter number in a 1.5cm gray rectangle on the outside edge of every page. Within the rectangle would ...
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Listing Chapter/Section/Subsection numbers with the preview

After compiling all the content of the book, I use Adobe reader to preview the content. Note that the legend that I use to navigate through the book (the listing on the left (usually) with the option ...
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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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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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Formatting a book with scene markers

I'm laying out my wife's book using LaTeX; I'm using KOMA-Script scrbook as my document class, but I don't think that my question here is specific to KOMA. Between certain scenes, we have scene ...
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Should the appendix be before the bibliography or after?

My thesis latex format does not include an appendix, but I need one. Should I put it after the bibliography or before?
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Book - information page

I have a question regarding the latex book class. I want to add a page (in the frontmatter) with information regarding copyright, ISBN, edition information, publisher, number of copies, year of ...
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Templates for Books on Grammar, Phonetics for Language Learning

I want to make a book about the grammar of a indigenous language and use it for language learning, so far I got some templates but it seems they are for plays and math. I would appreciate information ...
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Do people use LaTeX or InDesign (or something else) for a technical report / book?

I was wondering how people write / layout a technical report / book. I have the following requirements: main text is two columns each chapter contains many graphs / figures / tables that span both ...
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Book style used in Concrete Mathematics

Does anyone know what style is used in Dr. Knuth's Concrete Mathematics? I'm hoping to use it for my dissertation. I know that they use the concrete and Euler fonts, but with regards Chapter ...
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openright in book class not taking effect

I have the following command in my preamble: \documentclass[letterpaper,twoside,openright]{book} But \chapter{}s still start on the left. I have seen this thread and this thread but the solutions ...
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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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Booklets in memoir class

I was just reading this question about using pdfpages to create twoup effects in memoir. This worked great for me, but I am wondering how I can get the page order to set up a booklet, so that it can ...
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chapter style with lateral bar

Is is possible to have a different text/layout for the chapter page, and a vertical bar? What I want to achieve is something like this:
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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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Split a book into multiple volumes

I have a book with 15 chapters and a table of contents. I have been asked to repackage it as two separate volumes, one including Chapters 0-9 and the second including Chapters 9-14 (yes, Chapter 9 is ...
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Figure on A3 page within A4 document

In my dissertation, I got some diagrams that don't fit a single (horizontal) A4 page. Hence I decided to print them on A3 pages that might be unfolded when reading. I followed the instructions in ...
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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 to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?

Let's say I am producing a book (using \documentclass{book}) where instead of displaying the chapter name textually, I am inserting an image that includes the chapter text. How can I still start a ...
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How do signatures work in printing, and how can I use them in LaTeX?

With respect to printing, what are signatures? How do I use them when setting up my LaTeX document for printing (for example a book)?
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Blank pages between pages of the same file and between pages in different files.

I'm writing in the "master document" style, using the \include command, and between pages of the same file included and between pages of different files some blank pages appeared. What do I do to make ...
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Different header for odd and even pages with fancyhdr

We are making a book with the document class book. We use the fancyhdr package to customize the headings. We want the book title on LE and the chapter name on RO. We tried \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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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 to use several different fonts in the table of contents ?

I want to use different font and size for chapters and sections in the table of contents generated by toc. How should I customize the toc?
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Bind book from scanned PDF

I would like to produce a bound copy of this book provided as a scanned PDF. The pages should be printed centered on larger sheets with crop marks in the correct order for book printing. For this I ...
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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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Remove part numbering in backmatter

I want part numbering in the \backmatter to behave like chapters do (no numbering but included in ToC). I'm using scrbook as my document class.