{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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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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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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question regarding tex design previously done by Yannis

i obtained a repository dump from github phd-master ( impressive work Yiannis has done i must acknowledge) i am in the process or rereading my draft of work for self publishing- and i have looked ...
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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 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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Header and footer for a book using: part on even page and chapter on odd page

My goal is to realize this layout for a book (possibly using fancyhdr, but I'm open to everything): where the current layout is represented in grey. In other words, I want : to put the page ...
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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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Formatting book class display style

I recently decide to change the report class to book class for my thesis. One noticeable difference is that at the top of the page, chapter name appears for book class. Another noticeable difference ...
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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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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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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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Alternate section title in header, also when new section starts at top of page

I'm using fancyhdr to display the current section title in the header of even-numbered pages of a book. I achieve this with the following code: \setlength{\headheight}{14pt} \pagestyle{fancy} ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is the Standard LaTeX Book class capable of a Novel's dimensions, and the front back matter? [duplicate]

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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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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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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Two pictures, side by side on even and odd page [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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General template problem

I need to achieve the following formatting. Is that possible? Can someone provide an example?
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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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The Legrand Orange Book back matter

Using the Legrand Orange Book template, I would like to get the appendix to be renumbered from A. \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} ...
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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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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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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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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) ...