{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why is the title font smaller than chapter/part fonts in the book class?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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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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Show current chapter number on each page margin with appendix

I am trying to use @Gonzalo-Medina code (Show current chapter number on each page margin) to display chapter number on each pages from a book document class. I used a counter to overcome the issue ...
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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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Why isn't the “booklet” package behaving as expected?

I'm trying to use the booklet package to typeset a gathering of folios. Without the booklet package, the document would be typeset on 5.5 × 8.5 portrait pages. It's my understanding that booklet can ...
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New Wiley LaTeX style

I really like the new scientific book design used by Wiley. You can find an example here. I would like to use this layout style for my thesis, so I was wondering whether there's something available ...
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Can I have different chapter heading styles based on part of book?

For example - if I use \frontmatter, \mainmatter, \appendix, and \backmatter... can I use titlesec to format the "chapters" differently? I use tikz to style my main chapters and appendix headings, but ...
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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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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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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 is ...
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How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text?

I'm not sure what the word I need to search for is, to find help if this question has already been answered. In magazines it's common to pick out words from the middle of a body of text and repeat ...
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Turning a blog(with comments) into a beautiful texbook

I have a blog that I'd like to turn into a printed book. The blog isn't particularly mathematical, but does have some photos, and lots of text. This question: Typesetting non-scientific material for ...
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How to typeset an exhibition catalogue

Perhaps this is too vague, but I have been so impressed with the results I was able to achieve based on a previous question, that I thought I would ask. Has anyone used TeX to typeset an exhibition ...
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What is this font? [duplicate]

I'm trying to write my texts using a font like the image below, from an old book. Does anybody here know what is that font? Using Baskerville as @Papiro suggested I got this (the math font is a ...
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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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multicolumn design problem

I tried to use multiple approaches to obtain the following general template with multicolumn, however, one problem that I come across is that the fontsizes changes; is there any take on how to ...