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Design example/template for glossary/dictionary

I would like to write a book with a short introduction to certain terms that appear in my field of maths, ordered alphabetically or similar. Some explanations might only be a few sentences, might ...
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Headers Issue in one Section

I am relatively new in Latex. I am facing problems in headers. In my document, the headers works fine for 'Table of Contents', 'List of figures', 'list of tables' section but in 'Acronyms' section I ...
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Split table of contents on “Part” page

In the code below, there is a table of contents on the "Part" page. However, I have a lot of chapters in Part One of the document and the contents overextends the page. How can I split the table of ...
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From `article` to `book` (in a modular document)

I am trying to compile a list of articles (in the sense that these texts are originally written and compiled using the article class) with the book class in a modular way. However, for reasons not ...
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What are some good beginner (and later on intermediate) LaTeX literature? [duplicate]

Like with C++ and Java there's Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ and Java: A Beginner's Guide. Does this literature exist within the world of LaTeX? I just find myself making super ...
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Changing fancyhdr for a few pages

I am writing a book with several parts and chapters that has a general introduction. I defined a header style for most of the book, that I can easily locally disable for a few pages with \pagestyle{...
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Multiple chapters in knitr

I'm using knitr and RStudio and I can't seem to combine multiple chapters into a single file. The code below works great, but it only includes the first .rnw-document. What's the syntax for a vector ...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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Lowercase font in title for book

I need to change the title of a section of my thesis (book), so that it shows nDCT instead of What is the best way to do it? I tried using both \texorpdfstring{\MakeLowercase{n}DCT}{nDCT} and \...
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need a book template

I am going to write a technical book and need a template. I already have a thesis template but it has some stuff which is not needed for a book. A simple book template would work for me. Can you ...
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Customizing layout using hdr in double sided document

I am trying to set custom styles at different places in the document, e.g. first couple of sections no page numbering, while the rest follow common page number and header styling. Running the sample ...
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Optimize Chapter Styling

Im currently writing my thesis and use a premade template to style my chapter headings (Modified nr 26 at http://zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/LaTeX_samples_chapter/0.html, credit to Vincent Zoonekynd). I am ...
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Centering part name in book

How can I center the part name in the TOC ? I want the TOC to print : Partie I - First part Chapitre 1 - First chapter Chapitre 2 - Second one Instead ...
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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 punk-...
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How can you go back to the root after using the “Part” command in Latex? [duplicate]

Here is the scenario: You have a book document, you use \part command to create different 3 parts each containing a few chapters. At the end, you want the last two chapters to be under the root. This ...
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Create a chapter with different style, using Tufte book

I'm finishing a book using Tufte-Style Book (b5paper,twoside,justified). I just arrived at the last chapter (10th) and want it to be different from the previous 9, as it contains different information ...
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Different styles of page numbering in one book

I'm writing a book and I want the following: In the table of contents / preface / etc: odd page numbers in the bottom right and even page numbers in the top left. (In small letters. For example, page ...
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wordcount by section when sections were formally known as chapter

I have a wordcount macro I use to keep track of word numbers for each chapter of a book. Each chapter is written in a separate file which I input from my master file. When I work on a single chapter, ...
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Add single empty page before the cover page of the dissertation [on hold]

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. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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Change reference title size

I need to change the font size of reference title in ctexbook. An obvious way is redefining the \bibname macro. However, that would change the heading as well. For example, \renewcommand{\bibname}{\...
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Marking something as undated in the bibliography

I would like undated books to show up in the bibliography as undated, e.g. as something like: Oslo kommune (undated). Nedre poenggrense for inntak til Vg1 (videregående trinn 1) for ...
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How to reorder pages in a beamer handout?

I would like to export the 8 slides of a Beamer presentation in 2 pages (4 slides per pages) in such a way that, when those pages are printed recto-verso, folded and cut, I get a "Scientific Comic ...
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How can I design book cover pages?

How can I design the following cover with \latex in A4 paper, landspace? Related to: http://tug.org/pracjourn/2007-1/robbers/robbers.pdf
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Flipbook package deactivates bindingoffset

I'm writing my thesis with the book class package. In this thesis, I'm willing to add a flipbook in the top right corner of each odd page. For now, this works fine. However, whenever I add the ...
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Simple latex book template

I need to write a book in (after trimmed) size 234mm tall x 156mm wide. Text block should be proportional to trimmed size, centered to page. Typeface to be used is Utopia with regular lining number ...
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Justify left and right inside example environment

I use the "Numbered Examples (multiline)" environment in a LyX document (class : Book (Standard Class)). The text is not fully justified (it is not right justified) in the examples. Is there a way to ...
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Function to create a Chapter color

I am writing a project for a course and I want to make each Part's Chapters' first page to have a different color on the side. This is my code. (I put % (comment) in the problem for the code to run.) ...
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LaTeX introduction books 2: “modern” documentation [closed]

Trying to help a couple of completely lost querents here, I looked around and find a couple of nice posts pointing to "introductory" documentation, like for example What are good learning resources ...
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Starting Chapters on Left page with Koma-script Book

I'm using the KOMA-Script Book class and I'm interested in making specific chapters (not all) start on the left. I'm writing a translation and I want the book to open such that the original text (...
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Capital part names in book class

This is a follow-up question to the one about the capitalization of chapter names in the book class. Now I would like to make capital the names of book parts in the book class. Part 1 --> PART 1 I ...
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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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Capital chapter names in book class

In the book documentclass how can you make the chapters be in capital letters? For example: Chapter 1 --> CHAPTER 1 etc...
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Print chapter on right side

I want to have a twoside document, left pages should be aligned more to the left and right pages more to the right. Also, when I begin a chapter this should always begin on the right side. All the ...
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How to enumerate a problem set in a book accordingly with the chapter number?

I am writing a book and in the end of each chapter I have a section with labeled problems that looks like this: \chapter{Chapter 1} Bla bla bla... \section*{Problems:} \begin{enumerate} \item \...
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Is there a way to render the name of a part on both sides of the page for the book documentclass?

Is there a way to render the name of a part on both sides of a page for the book documentclass? Essentially, rather than displaying the inserted page for the part title with a blank back, I would ...
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Tufte-book problem with \ref

The first time I typeset this I get ?? for the \ref. The second time, it is blank. I am using TeXShop. I set out to make an example that uses biblatex to get a list of references for each chapter and ...
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How to freely modify color of bookest package?

I would like to use the bookest class because it suits very nicely my needs, however, I would like to modify the color in the headings and titles etc. In the bookest documentation it mentions the ...
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Is there a way to print the page/line numbers for each erratum using the `errata` LaTeX package?

I'd like to be able to track errata in a thesis consisting of multiple LaTeX files, then display them in a separate document. Using the errata package I am able to do something like this: thebook.tex:...
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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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Wrong page number positioning in book document

I am writing a book document and I encountered a strange behaviour: whenever a page is left empty (for instance because it represents the end of a chapter) the page number is placed on the top-left ...
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Bibliography: how to move 'MISC' category to end of bibliography, and make 'BOOK' category first

I have many books in bibliography and also need to have 2 websites. I have added it as 'misc', but it appeared at the beginning of bibliography. Could someone help me and tell how to make the 'books' ...
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Combine independent LaTeX documents into one scrbook?

I have several independent LaTeX files, and i would like to combine them in one scrbook in a consistent way, so that each LaTeX document is a new chapter within the book. Moreover the page numbering ...
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How to create PDF file with all your bookmarks displayed?

I have a PDF file created with WinEdt 9 (see picture 1). The tex source file is made with class book, obviously generator bookmarks. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[colorlinks=true,linkcolor=...
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How to renumber a theorem environment with mdframed package?

I have the next document, which compiles fine. I want to change the numbering of theorems according to the number of section or chapter (view image). I wrote: \newmdtheoremenv{theo}{Theorem}[...
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How to insert a paragraph (which works only in the “ltxmdf” class) into a class “book” document?

I have the next document (in ltxmdf class ), which compiles perfectly (view image). I want put in a document book class. ¿is posibble?. I've already tried but get 4 errors. How do I change the ...
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Alignat environment changes its behaviour in one document

I have the following problem: I am writing my PhD and the alignat environment changes the behaviour during the document. Here is an example: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to add dotfill for the chapter in tableofcontents in book style?

I am using the following codes to create a file which has number of pdf files inserted. \documentclass[11pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage{pdfpages} \makeatletter \renewcommand\@dotsep{300} \...
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The Latex Companion (Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques for Computer T) December 31, 1993

I just ordered this book from Amazon, it is the same that my father used ten years ago. Can I still use it for learning LaTeX or I should get the last edition (2007)?
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Longtable in landscape format [closed]

I am writing my PhD thesis and I have the following problem: I use \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, titlepage]{book} \usepackage{lscape} \usepackage{longtable} In Appendix, I need to switch to the ...
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What is TeX's gullet?

Chapter 7 of The TeXbook famously talks of TeX as having 'eyes', 'mouth' and 'stomach' and goes on to talk of TeX's 'digestive processes' and keeps reusing these terms. Chapter 8 introduces talk of ...