{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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Templates for NOT math-based books?

I need neat templates for books which aren't about maths or any other science - just your everyday HarryPotter-ish book you read to get your mind off all the bad things happening during the day. So ...
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Compile separate document chapters into book w/o duplicate references?

I am trying to collect a set of independent documents, each with its own preamble and begin{document} and \end{document} lines into a book. I have looked into the subfiles package and tried \include ...
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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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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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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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Is the Standard LaTeX Book class capable of a Novel's dimensions, and the front back matter?

Can the standard LaTeX “Book” class adjust to the paper size and structure of a Novel sized book? It would be smaller than the standard dimensions that LaTeX seem to be setup for. The LyX dialog box ...
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Stylish Class to write a Book in LaTeX? [closed]

I want to write a book in LaTeX, but not in the conventional way. I want some good fonts and better page layout. The following link is an example of what I want: ...
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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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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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What software was used to produce “The Elements of Typographic Style”?

Does anyone know if TeX was used to produce The Elements of Typographic Style, or if not, what have they used?
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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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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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paper edition of my university facebook

I'm trying to make the paper edition of the face-book of my university. I got some constraints; for example, I have to do very small margins. \documentclass[a5paper,twoside]{book} ...
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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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What LaTeX / LyX classes, modules and templates are available for novel writing?

I'm very new to LyX and LaTeX, but keep seeing it mentioned while Googling for composing a novel. I'm understanding that it might offer the simplicity of being able to focus on writing the story, ...
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Why is a blank page inserted in the middle of the first signature when impositioning with Context?

Tonight I'm impositioning a book for doublesided printing on A4 sheets. The book is in A5 format and will be bound with octavo signatures (4 pieces of A4 sheet are folded in half to form 16 pages of ...
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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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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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Horizontal margins for margin notes in the tufte classes

From the picture underneath you can see that the tufte class does not provide horizontal margins for the margin notes. Thus the margin notes can go beyond the \textheigth. Is that normal or is it a ...
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TOC for book and preview

I am writing a book, which has a shorter version called "preview". How could I arrange (in LaTeX, xelatex) that the preview PDF remains as it is (shorter) but that it presents the TOC of the ...
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Empty page inserted with pspicture environment

From the question How can I design a book cover, I tried to compile the code from Dean Serenevy. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[]{graphicx} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Layout of Knuth's “The Art of Computer Programming” in LaTeX [duplicate]

Just for fun, I want to write something in the same layout as The Art of Computer Programming by D.E. Knuth. Does anybody know how to get this layout with LaTeX? [EDIT] I am interested in the full ...
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Combine several chapters (separate files) in to one report

I am writing my final year thesis. I was asked to write my report part by part. First I wrote the Introduction chapter. No I have completed the Literature Survey. Both these were written as two ...
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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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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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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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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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Two pictures, side by side on even and odd page

I am formatting a twopage book on latex and I have a diagram divided on two almost page size images. (Two captions). What can I do for putting the first image on an even page and the second on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...