{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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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 ...
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Examples of simple beautiful PhD theses

Please share the simplest, most beautiful PhD / master's theses you've ever seen. Looking for ideas for layout (medicine). Source code appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introducing a “sub-part” within the Book Class

Is there a straightforward way to introduce a "sub-part" within the Book Class (between "part" and "chapter")? Here is an illustration. Suppose I write a long book discussing the natural sciences, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Picture Changes places

Below, is some code I'm using on a work. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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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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Reason for align in book? [duplicate]

When I use the documentclass book, I notice that it will align even numbered pages to the right and odd numbered pages to the left, so that when printed, the text of my document will be closer to the ...
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Remove space before appendix chapter

I would like to remove the 50pts of vertical space before the chapter when it is an appendix (leaving the default space for normal chapters). Here is a mwe % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" ...
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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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Good LaTeX template for book about maths

As I want to write a short "book" about Analysis I would like to work with a template which is good enough for readability, looks good and furthermore can handle dozens of my theorems, axioms, ...