{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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Separate book into parts and chapters

I am working with the book document class and want to create something like this. Moreover, in the Table of Contents I want the "Part" to be under- and over-lined and not to be numbered. I think of ...
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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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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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What is the best way to use Latex for literary documents?

I was wondering, just out of curiosity: what would be the best way to produce literature-related documents in Latex? I have only ever written technical and scientific documents myself, so I really ...
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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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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 to make hyperlinked tabs with specific colors?

I modified this project How to print section titles like tab-list? in the following way: usletter, 8 tabs on the edge of paper, odd pages only, text within the tab is set by the user (\TabText), ...
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Print a document with exam class so that it can be folded into a book [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Printing a book Is there a method when printing on a5paper with exam class so that it comes out like a book? Folding down the middle, and have it print the pages in ...
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Create a book cover with spine, rear page and flaps

I have just finished my thesis, and I want to ask if there is a way to create a front-title page with spine (I don't know if this is the right term for the area between front page and rear page)? I ...
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How to type multiple choice questions with more than one correct choice

I want to type multiple choice question (which may have two or more answer) book using exercise package such as \begin{questions} \question This is the first question \choice Wrong answer ...
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How to print section titles like tab-list?

Can I create a user manual with sections at the right like multi-tab? Like this: -- I think maybe I can template the page by tikz. (That will be very flexible if possible) so I added the tikz tag. ...
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How to change the margins of ‎the only‎ first page ‎of‎ ‎‎each‎ ‎‎‎chapter‎?‎

I'm‎ using ‎the ‎geometry package in the ‎book‎ class‎ ‎and now I ‎want‎ the margins of the first page of each chapter ‎to‎ be, for example, top=50mm, ‎bottom=50mm‎, ‎left=50mm‎, ‎‎right=50mm‎ and the ...
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Holiday diary with LaTeX

I want to write a diary of my holidays. I thought to use part to subdivide the diary by years, chapter to subdivide by holidays (places) and section to subdivide by days. This works quite well, but I ...
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How to place author’s name below her/his text?

Is there an elegant way to place the name of an author blow her/his poem or text (in an anthology of different authors)? The name should be flushed right, have vertical space (e.g. 1em), should not be ...
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Are there any packages similar to fncychap?

I use fncychap this way: \usepackage[Conny]{fncychap} This lets me have pretty decent chapters, ToC and title page design. But the options are scarce and too popular. Are there any other packages ...
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Book layout Contents, Chapter, Section,

my goal is to get new style of Table of Contents, new style of Chapter and new style of section. I there is one more: how to change itemize native symbol for a black square? Table of Contents: text ...
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How do I create a book with separately produced chapters?

I want to create a book type file, where each chapter is separatly compiled. That is I get the whole thing as well as each individual chapters in pdf or dvi or ps format. How do I do that?
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Finding the corresponding tex file/line from pdf

I am working on a pretty big latex project (a book) and I'd like to be able to quickly find the corresponding .tex file and line number, when having the resulting PDF in front of me. Being ...
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Latex style that resembles the one used in some computer science books

I would like to find a latex style that is close to the one used in books like the followings: Melvin Fitting, "First-Order Logic and Automated Theorem Proving" ...
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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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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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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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Selecting fontsize in B5 book

I used \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} \usepackage[top=1.5cm, bottom=1.5cm, left=2cm, right=2cm]{geometry} to make A4 paper size book and then join two A4 pages to one A4 page landscape (that ...
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How to snap the page dimensions to the grid in ConTeXt? [closed]

In ConTeXt, I am using the setting grid=yes to make all of the text in a document use grid typesetting. ConTeXt seems to automatically adjust the height of this grid based on the size of the font ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting started with Chinese in ConTeXt

I am trying to setup a basic document with ConTeXt, but I am having difficulty even getting started. First, I tried the documentation at ConTeXt wiki: Chinese. I tried the sample code on that page: ...
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Rules of thumb for size of binding correction (BCOR)

I was searching for this for a while now and I keep getting referred to an article about binding correction (probably in german) that seems to be offline. Another tip was to measure the horizontal ...
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How can I produce a fancy chapter heading like this one?

I just found some chapter headings that are really nice: But I can't exactly figure out how to extend the rule off the margin and put the figure on the page before the chapter and the caption on the ...
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Book cover, integration multilayered equations. (Suggestions?)

I am sort of writing a compendium about integration, everyhting from basic substitutions, to contour integrals, Gamma, beta integrals and so forth. I feel that no standard frontcase suffices and I ...
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Alternative symbol sets for footnote marks

The footmisc package describes 3 additional systems in which one can apply numbering to footnotes in a paper: bringhurst: ∗, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶. chicago: ∗, †, ‡, §, ||, #. wiley: ∗, ∗∗, †, ...
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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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Resources for title page and front matter design

I need to create the area between the outer cover and the table of contents for a novel. This will present (at least partially, but preferably at a minimum): the title the author's name the ...
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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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Two-column LaTeX class for a photobook

I am looking for a solution to produce a two-column(ed) LaTeX-based photobook. Text and comments should go on the outer column (in a two-sided document)--something like a wide outer margin. Photos ...
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Template for a book for children

I intend to (write and) typeset in LaTeX one or more books for my almost-4 child. They would be books telling a fairy tale (or the labours of Hercules, say) with one sentence and a large illustration ...
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How could one setup a layout for a dictionary? (if possible)

A friend asked me if I knew any free software for creating dictionaries - which is good at saving space (reduce total number of pages). Example: I suppose this might be possible in LaTeX. ...
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Writing a software book with LaTex - General Advise

I am a so new to Tex and I am trying to learn now. I decided to write a so simple software (ASP.NET 4.0) book for myself to learn it with a real example. So, I have the following structure for now : ...
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Insert foldable A3 pages in an A4 document with active references

I am at the end of a big LaTeX document (my thesis) and I would like to insert A3 tables and figures in the Annexes (Supporting informations) section. These A3 pages would be foldable and ideally I ...
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Good LaTeX template for book about maths

As I want to write a short "book" about Analysis I would like to work with a template which is good enough for readability, looks good and furthermore can handle dozens of my theorems, axioms, ...
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General template problem

I need to achieve the following formatting. Is that possible? Can someone provide an example?
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Writing a technical book, structuring first then layout later possible?

I want to write a Technical Book that eventually should go to Lulu.com for publishing, so I have to stick to certain strict rules about page sizes and layout. I'm currently looking for a way to focus ...
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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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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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Printing a book

I would create a document using latex, if I want to print the document and make a book out of it, how should I do it? My document has 50 pages, and following requirements : Double side printing ...
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Indexing an interval of words on top of every page

Friends, I'm curious on how to do the following in LaTeX: Dictionaries have two words on the top of each page, meaning the interval of words to be found on that specific page, e.g., In the figure, ...