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What is the best book with american typography rules? [on hold]

There is russian book Reference book of editor and author which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text in russian (formatting, margins, font sizes ...
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Is there any way to use moderncv inside another document class? [duplicate]

In my thesis I need to have a cv. It would be awesome, if I could use moderncv. The only way I so far know is, to make seperate PDF, and include this afterwards within my thesis. Do you know any ...
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Guide to latex for a mathematician [duplicate]

I'm a PhD math student and I would like to learn latex quickly and effectively. Can you suggest a good book for learning latex (with an emphasis on mathematical typesetting)?
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“LaTeX does not work well for people who have sold their souls”? [closed]

I read the above sentence from The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX (page 4), and couldn't get what it means. My first guess is it says people who have already got used to commercial word-editing ...
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Conditions for fancy chapter title

I use a book class and here is a part of my fancy title page for the mainmatter chapters. \newlength\chapterwidth \settowidth\chapterwidth{\huge\chaptertitlename} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] ...
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Organization of a commentary book

I am writing a commentary book made of about 500 pages, where each page contains up to 3 sections (different commentaries on the same verse), "a" "b" and "c". In each page, the content length of each ...
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add marginefigure in Recipe book

i used "Recipe book" class in lyx 2.1 , i want to add marginfigure from menu (gui) without tex code? (like tufte book). regards
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How to remove unwanted header?

I've made a page of my book for the conclusion, is only one page so I don't want to make a true chapter for it because is only one page so I've used \chapter*{}. The problem is that the next page ...
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Typesetting famous 54.43 proof (1+1=2) in Principia Mathematica

Here's my best attempt at typesetting the proof that 1+1=2 in Principia Mathematica: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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How to get included PDF pages adjusted to left and right pages in a book?

I want to include a single PDF page according to \includepdf[pages={1},scale=.80,pagecommand={}]{documents/CC_folgeseite-A4.pdf}. How can I make the PDF page to be centered as the text is, meaning ...
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The date doesn't appear properly in the \date{} command

Instead of using \today , I have used \date{} command to specify another date.But it doesn't appear , it generates some other output like "[3cm]" in the place of date.Here is the title page's code: ...
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How to hyperlink the 'general index' in the resulting PDF without it appearing in the table of contents?

I want my book (in PDF file) have an 'Contents' (general index) hyperlinked. But do not want the line of the word 'contents' (including page number) in the content of the table of contents, redundant ...
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How to I force a word to move to the end of the line?

How do I force my document to pull selected words to the end of each line (and to hyphenate them as well, if needed)? I have an old document. I know the page size and I think I've found the ...
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Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?

I am interested by books focused on the history of (La)TeX from philosophical point of view. That is to say: no textbook, no introduction to LaTeX for beginners but books describing the model of the ...
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A5/B5 papersize book with margin notes

I am trying to make a diary that will have a book-like page structure with side notes in A5/B5 paper size. I was able to create the style I want, but it can only be applied using an article ...
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Non-alternating margins in book class

For a book class, I specify margins like this: \usepackage[top=1.25in, bottom=1.25in, left=1.5in, right=1.25in]{geometry} But left and right appear to behave as inner and outer. I need to have the ...
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Insert 2 PDF pages presentation per Book page, keeping the header/footer style of the book

I would like to insert a presentation pdf (which contains several pages - Landscape format) in my report (book Style) keeping the header and footer of the report, 2 slides per pages. I am wondering ...
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inner and outer margin misplacement in book [duplicate]

I am using the book style \documentclass[11pt,openright]{book} but the title, index starting and all the capters have larger margin in the right proper of documents opening on the left. I tried to ...
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Best class for math journal in Latex [duplicate]

I want to design a math journal in latex format. Which class must be used? It must be like as book class but without chapter feature. Please help me!
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Oneside book with centered pages

I'm writing a document using the book class, with the option oneside. Since the document is not meant to be printed but to be viewed online, I'd like the text to be centered in the page (i.e. with ...
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How to insert a blank page depending on current page number?

I postprocess my PDF produced from my LaTeX-document through pdfbook and want to have the last page appear on the back cover. Thus, I need to have as many pages inserted before the last page so it ...
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How to display current section title in the header when a new chapter begins just on an odd page

I am using package fancyhdr to help me construct the headers of my book. The Editor want to me to add the chapter title to the header if the new chapter begins on a page whose number is even, and to ...
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Looking for an ebook about typography that used to be part of a package

Sorry for asking, but an iron-curtain seems to have settled in my brain... I'm looking for a ebook about typography and how to best write/typeset a book. It used to be part of the documentation for ...
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Links of book templates [duplicate]

This report is written by using R and Latex. I am kind of curious to see the Latex and R codes behind the generation of this excellent report. Can anyone suggest me some links directing to excellent ...
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heading breaks with twopage option for book class

I had to switch from oneside to twoside option for book class to get the binding right. Unfortunately this breaks the chapter headings if they land on even pages (on uneven pages the heading looks ...
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Import Doxygen generated documentation tex in Paper as appendix [closed]

I have a paper with the baseclass of {book} and I want to include the doxygen generated LaTeX documentation output as an appendix in the paper. I have been using \includepdf{mydoc.pdf} although it ...
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What non-free books are available and recommended?

Once convinced, for example by this answer, that I should buy a book on (La)TeX and friends, its is time to decide which one... This big list misses some ranking, and make it hard to choose. This ...
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any nice book templates for math-based topics? [closed]

I am looking around for nice book templates, and I am quite disappointed. I found similar questions on tex.stackexchange (e.g. Good LaTeX template for book about maths), but the book templates usually ...
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Robert Sedgewick - Algorithms Fourth Edition Style in LaTeX

Recently, I've read "Algorithms" (in Java) - Fourth Edition by Robert Sedgewick. Aside the useful and interesting contents of the book, I was also captivated by book's style. Later on, I read some ...
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Why should I buy a TeX/LaTeX guide book?

I am relatively new to TeX/LaTeX and so far learnt all about it using online documentation or question-and-answer websites like this one. Should I consider buying a LaTeX guide book though? What ...
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Electronic version of Knuth's “TeXbook”?

I have a printed copy of the TeXbook (from D.E. Knuth) at home. Now that I travel a lot, I don't want to take my library with me every time. Question: Is there a legal way to obtain (=purchase) a PDF ...
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LaTeX Companions Third Revised Boxed Set, The [closed]

I just found The LaTeX Companions Third Revised Boxed Set: A Complete Guide and Reference for Preparing, Illustrating and Publishing Technical Documents (2nd Edition). It might be time for me to ...
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Table of contents to refer to runners in addition to or instead of pages

I am using the class jurabook and I want to change the behavior of the table of contents. jurabook offers the possibility of having runners that number the paragraphs. These runners offer a more ...
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Why use \listoffigures \listoftables [closed]

Why do people include "Lists of Figures" and "Lists of Tables" in their theses/books? (as generated by \listoffigures, \listoftables, etc.) Besides the obvious reason that they take up space and ...
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An old italian translation of The TeXbook

DEK once said (TUGboat Volume 13 (1992), No. 4, page 423): The TeXbook has been translated not only into Japanese, but also into Italian (though not yet published in Italian). The people who did ...
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Inserting abstract into book document

I am trying to insert a abstract into my document as shown below, this gives me an error 'Environment abstract undefined'. I have used this format a few times without this problem occurring, I believe ...
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The TeXbook: Spiral or hard-cover binding?

I would like to purchase Donald Knuth's TeXbook, and I have noticed that there are two versions available. One is a spiral-bound edition, usually sold by itself. The other is a hard-cover edition, ...
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Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX?

I usually use PdfTeX. Currently I have to learn XeLaTeX which I am not familiar with. So Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX? How to use numerous math fonts in one article? E.g. use mathrsfs, ...
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A question about a macro definition error

Given: \documentclass{minimal} \newcommand{\emrule}[1]{\rule[4pt]{#1em}{0.2pt}} \newcommand{\endash}{\emrule{.5}} \begin{document} 2000\endash2013 \end{document} I get: ! LaTeX Error: Command ...
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Contents in heading where I want preface

I'm trying to start a book in LaTeX, and I have a preface, which is in the frontmatter of the book. Unfortunately, it keeps showing 'Contents' in the header after the table of contents. Basically, ...
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Typeset Like Jackson's E&M [closed]

I was wondering if there's a package or style to match that of Classical Electrodynamics by J.D. Jackson (there is a multiple pages preview). His integrals are almost vertical and everything related ...
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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What is the best book to start learning LaTeX?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in languages other ...
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a book recommendation for doing graphics in beamer

I am interested in drawing diagrams, trees, and other simple basic graphical items (all in beamer, as a matter of fact). Can someone recommend on a good book that would explain how to do that? (I am ...
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How does TeX actually work?

Lots of useful information for human beings, especially in academia. But, what is actually underlying the TeX engine? How does it really work? Does it parse everything and just put the stuff together? ...
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Where‎ ‎do‎ I start ‎learning‎ conditional tests ‎in ‎LaTeX‎?‎ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX conditional expression I've already taken a look at ‎books‎ such as "‎Te‎X for the Impatient", but its examples aren't clear enough to me. What‎ book/tutorial ‎do‎ ...
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Referencing book IEEE

I am using both TeXworks and Texmaker to write my thesis and have to somehow do my references. Moreover everything is supposed to be written using a 'book' environment. I have found that JabRef is ...
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LaTeX Companion as an ebook

Apologies if this seems frivolous but I've been trying to find the LaTeX Companion 2ed by Mittelbach et al. in ebook form. Other than illegal rip-offs there doesn't seem to be anywhere I can buy it ...
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New Edition of TeXBook [closed]

Here I asked a question about moving from LaTeX to plain TeX and one of the recommendations was to look Knuth's TeXBook. I was looking into this when I came across this update on Knuth's website, ...
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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" ...