{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 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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Any advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt?

I'm looking for an advanced example of layout designing with ConTeXt? I've checked reference manual and few another docs from contextgarden, but they show only simple, elementary things. I'm ...
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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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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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Begin new chapter with an odd-numbered page [closed]

Is there an easy way (command? / method?) to start each new chapter of your book with an odd numbered page? This would make sure that if you print the book the beginning of each chapter is printed on ...
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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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What packages help with typesetting settings specific to religious books?

I'm looking to reprint and publish older religious books from the 19th century and earlier. Such books usually have features not typically found in most books, and I'm finding it difficult to ...
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Bookmarks not pointing to correct chapters in The Legrand Orange Book template

in the ME given below, the bookmarks do not point to the correct Appendix chapters: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} ...
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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 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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How to get sane margin sizes suitable for paperback books using memoir?

I'm trying to make a document suitable for printing as a trade paperback. For that reason I'm using the memoir class using statementpaper which sets the page size to 5.5" x 8.5". Here's the basic ...
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How can I style exercises like that?

How can I style exercises like the one in this book but the exercises numbers should not follow the theorems numbers. This page is from Lee's introduction to topological manifolds.
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Use the Exercise environment from Legrand Book template

I am using the Legrand Orange book template and like the typesetting of the exercise environment. I wanted to use the same environment to just have my text within the ocre color box. From the ...
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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 ...
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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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How would you demarcate a “Prayer” and “Practical Reflections” section which ends every chapter?

I'm using memoir with the \book, \chapter, and \section sectioning macros. Each book contains several chapters, each chapter contains several sections, followed by a single "Practical Reflections" ...
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Automatically Center Text in Chapter Thumb Box

This code is building from the post found here. In my MWE given below: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{plain} ...
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LaTeX for writing a fiction book [duplicate]

I am wondering if one can use TeX/LaTeX to write a full-fledged fiction book i.e. a prose, literature (not poetry) e.g. if Conan Doyle wished to write his Sherlock using TeX, what would you have in ...
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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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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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Change footnote numbering format to a custom mapping

My text contains some footnotes, and I want the footnote symbols in the text to be the English letters and the corresponding counterparts in the page footer to be Hindi numbers from 1 to 26, how may I ...
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Legrand Orange Book template Example colorbox from black to ocre

In the Legrand Orange Book template, I would like to change the begin and end of the Example Box color from black to ocre: and Here is the code from the structure.tex file where the example ...
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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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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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How to determine if documents has parts

I'm writing a custom class based on book.cls for our office's publication series, but I've hit a problem in how to set up a conditional. Some of the publications are part->chapter->section while ...
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QuickGuide Chapterthumb to work in book class

In the code below, I wanted to get the chapter names to show up on the right of the pages as done in the QuickGuide.tex file: Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book} \usepackage{etex} ...
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Error using modified structure.tex on Legrand Orange Book template

When I run my code using the modification to the structure.tex file for the legrand-orange book as per the the link Legrand Orange Book Mod, I get the error ! No room for a new \write. \alloc@ ...else ...
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move margin of pages for bookbinding

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,openright,twoside]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{indentfirst} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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How can I change the side of all (or single) pages of a twoside book?

My book's first page is righthanded the second page is lefthanded the third righthanded and so on but I want it of the form: first page to be lefthanded the second page to be righthanded the third ...
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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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Reset/clear Part with \backmatter in a customized book.cls? [closed]

I'm producing a fairly large volume using a customized version of book.cls with four Parts containing several chapters in \mainmatter, followed by a \backmatter that contains only the Bibliography for ...
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Two-Sided Gutter in Tufte-LaTeX without symmetric?

The Tufte-LaTeX class has a great "symmetric" option for working on twosided documents (I'm working on a book project), I'd like to explore using this but for now due to the large number of figures I ...
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Creating very simple book template from scratch

I'm trying to implement a simple book template from scratch, where each individual chapter begins like this: And the respective table of contents looks like this: No matter how hard I try to do ...
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Start Memoir's frontmatter on a verso page

I am writing a very long document in Memoir, and, right at the start, I would like to have a verso (left-facing) "copyright page" before the (recto, right-facing) title page. At the moment, I'm doing ...
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Update Legrand Orange Book template mini table of contents

In the latest Legrand Orange Book template, in the mini table of the table of contents at the start of a 'Part', if a Chapter or subsection is too long, the words get broken up in a "not presentable" ...
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Need a little guidance for latex document design [closed]

I want to use LaTEX to write a fascicle (a small book part of a bigger set of books). So I need some specialized design. For example a specialized design for headers, specialized edging, rearranged ...
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What is the name of this page layout parameter in KOMA-Script?

The vertical offset used to position the body text on the first page of a chapter: \documentclass[chapterprefix = true]{scrbook} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \chapter{Test Chapter} ...
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How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text? [duplicate]

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 ...