{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 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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A generic but ready-to-use book template

Previous materials and purpose of a book template Let's assume for a second: I already have all the text (content) done for a book. Now, I want to set it ready for auto-publishing, in the best ...
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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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fading tikz fancyhdr problem in book printing

I recently had a book printed, where I used fading lines in the header. In the PDF it looks correct, bu in the actual print, the lines on the left pages didn't fade as much as the lines on the right ...
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Package that fills pages to total number of pages devideable by 4, 8, 16

I'm doing a package right now, which is capable of filling in empty or custom pages to get a total number of pages which is devideable by a defined number. I just want to make sure, that a package ...
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Add single empty page before the cover page of the dissertation

I would like to add a single page before the cover page so that the cover page starts with a larger margin on the left, thus placed on the right hand side of the book. ...
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MCQ with answers at the end of the chapter in two heading

I type MCQ questions in Mathematics using the answer given by Willie Wong using endnotes package to the question 81938(Multiple Choice with answers at the end of the chapter). I want the following ...
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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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Starred chapter number and name in header

I have created custom chapter headings: \documentclass[final]{book} \usepackage{lipsum} % Custom macros \def \mychapter#1{% \chapter*{\centering{\LARGE #1}\thispagestyle{empty}}% ...
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Small Capitals in ToC Header (and LoF/LoT)

How can I change the header of ToC by using the solution given by @Bordaigorl here? I want small capitals, like in abstract, chapters and appendix in my example. The same problem is for LoF and LoT. ...
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Headings and advice to write a PhD in physics using LaTeX

I have 3 months to write a PhD thesis in French. I have a good level in LaTeX (wrote several memoires and many articles), however, I would like to know if you have any suggestions concerning good ...
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Remove white space before a single chapter

I've searched this sites for similar questions, but can only find answers that remove the space for every chapter, whereas I only want it removed in one chapter. The MWE is quite minimal :) ...
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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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How would I import data into a standard formatted section?

I'm trying to make a supplement for a popular roleplaying game system in LaTeX; and I've come to the part where I need to make a chapter detailing the qualities of talent advances in the system. These ...
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LaTeX Template for Newsletter/Brochure

I am looking for a LaTeX template that can be used for a brochure-like newsletter, A4 format, column-like design with optional spanning pictures, marginless pictures, marginless headlines. I browsed ...
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How to create a custom \part in LaTeX book?

I am trying to create a custom \part for a book in XeLaTeX. I'd like to be able to have the Part number and title in larger font as is typically found. However, I'd also like to have a short paragraph ...
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Custom title page in report or book class?

I have a long academic report to write and I am thinking of using the book class or the report class? However in both these classes the title page has the title in the centre. I want to make my own ...
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LaTeX template for writing a novel

I'd like to use LaTeX to write a novel. Could you recommend me any template?
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Error compiling the unmodified Legrand Orange Book template [closed]

I just downloaded the Legrand Orange Book template from: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/the-legrand-orange-book I didn't modify it yet. However, I get the following error when trying to ...
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distribute contents of two input-files to left and right pages

Is it possible to import two tex files with \input and to have the content of the one file be always on the left page facing the content of the other file being always on the right? The page numbers ...
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Best book Style for Engineering [closed]

I am writing a book on the topic of Electric Machines Fundamentals. I want to know that from following which book style or template would be appropriate for me. Tufte-Style Book The Legrand Orange ...
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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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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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How can I design a book cover?

Can anyone share his or her experience on designing a book cover? I just finished writing my "Awk One-Liners Explained" e-book and now I am designing the cover. I tried \maketitle and the result was ...
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Printing document to make a book [duplicate]

I need to print a document to make a book, the first sheet will have pages 2 and 3 on one side and 4 and 1 on the other, and so on... Any help on how to arrang this type of format?
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Stickers on Thesis paper

I want to put a sticker "Examiners Copy" on the the front page of the thesis. How to do this?
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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 is the template used in this document?

What is the of the template and font, used in this document?
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Beautiful book; how do I replicate it?

Grossi's Solid State Physics book is incredibly beautifully typeset. I especially like the chapter headers at the beginning of each section. The font looks like Times New Roman. Any advice as to ...
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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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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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Vertical lines across page for each chapter

I want to make a "title page" for each chapter of a book, and it should have two vertical lines across the page (one thicker than the other), and the name of the chapter, as shown in the image below. ...
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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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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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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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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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Document class for designing a book

Introduction I've been using LaTeX for 15 years, but one year ago I started to write for the first time in my life a real book for students. So I followed usual widespread conviction: concentrate on ...
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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 there a package for this specific style, or should i set in appropriate way the amsbook?

is there a specific package to make a math book like the one in the following link? Sample book preview The standard amsbook basically shows a single page for each chapter title, every subsection ...
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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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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) ...
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Numbering of pages on LaTeX document

I have the preamble below, and I want to modify it to obtain: the numeration of pages with 1,2, ...etc., not with x,xi, ...etc. a line at the top of the page with the right name of the section and ...
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Did the “Computer Modern” font families become a default because they're well tested and proven, or chance?

I'm deciding on the Font Families to use in LyX for a planned novel. Computer Modern is the default (Roman, Sans and Typewriter). I'm interested in the number of font faces and the versatility in ...
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Collate apa6 documents into book

I'm getting a Master of Education (Go Mizzou Tigers!), and I'm using overleaf to create all of my tasks/milestones/deliverables. It's going pretty well so far, and I'm using the apa6 package, which is ...
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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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Where can I find people for hire with LaTeX skills and designer skills?

I have now written my first e-book in LaTeX but, before I publish it, I wish to hire someone with superior LaTeX skills to fix the design and formatting of the book. At the moment I have tons of ...
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How to give two \book{}s each its own Preface?

I have a book which contains two books, each having their own preface. Here's the structure: \book{An exhortation to virtue} \frontmatter \chapter{Preface} ... \mainmatter ...
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Which web forums specialize in LaTeX general discussion?

What is the most popular web forum specializing in general discussion of LaTeX? I'm asking for standard LaTeX using pdftex, not LuaTeX or XeTeX or ConTeXt. But, If there's a popular forum that has ...
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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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Add decoration at end of chapter

A half full page at the end of a chapter nicely signals that the chapter ends. However, sometimes the last page of a chapter looks a bit too empty if there are are only, say, 5-10 lines. In some older ...