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How to remove dots in front of appendix in table of contents?

It may this question be considered as a duplicate one, but it is not. Please read it then decide. I've spent lots of time to solve this annoying problem. I'm going to submit my thesis, but university ...
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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} ...
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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: ...
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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} ...
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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

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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can LaTeX help with book binding?

Recently, a colleague of mine has done his own book binding. He has used LibreOffice. I am wondering if LaTeX could be used and if it could provide more assistance than LibreOffice. The problem that ...
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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 ...
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Strange page numbering with onesided book and hyperref package

The following code produces page numbers which show in SumatraPDF as 1, 1.1, 2. I expect the pages to be numbered 1, 2, 3. This numbering is caused by the combination of oneside option for the book ...
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Number equation as 0.1 instead of 1

I am using book class for my thesis. I have a preface which is before the first chapter. In this preface, all sections are numbered like 0.1 etc. However, equations are numbered as 1 instead of 0.1, ...
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add dots to list of tables in contents and add contents to contents itself

I have two question regarding toc in book class. First, I added list of table to contents using: \cleardoublepage \phantomsection \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\listtablename} It appears in ...
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Text Books on Typography [closed]

In order to understand all the design decisions in classes and packages distributed with TeX/LaTeX, and for my such choices of my own I've looked around for a basic but useful "Beginners Guide to ...
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Add publisher field to Music biblatex entry [duplicate]

I have this sample file: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{ebgaramond} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Different Chapter Name by Even/Odd Page

The Chapter name that is present at the top right corner of the even page needs to be also displayed on the top left corner of the odd page, with a change. I use polyglossia and commonly available ...
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Avoid Blank Pages Numering Openright

I have to use book class, with openright option. But i need to avoid numering in blank pages. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \pagestyle{plain} ...
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How to avoid marginalnote in some sections

\documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb} ...
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How to use \marginnote in left side in few sections only in bookclass [closed]

I am writing a book using book class. I want to type \marginnote in left side both in odd pages and even pages. I want to use \marginnote in few sections, not in all section. All other sections, ...
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Add notes and/or footnotes in reference

I would like to add a paragraph at the beginning of my reference list. Alternatively, I would like to add footnote right after the word "Bibliography". Is there an easy way to do these two things, ...
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Differences of each version of TeXbook

I'm going to buy The TeXbook, and I have two alternatives for that: buy an old version one in a discounted price buy the newest version one in the fixed price To be honest, I would like to save ...
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suppress formatting on a \cleardoublepage?

How do I suppress formatting on a \cleardoublepage? \documentclass[a5paper,10pt, twoside]{book} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhead{} % clear all header fields \fancyhead[RO]{The College Savings Factor} ...
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Incorrect hyperlinks when \part is used. How can I correct this?

I used the advice in How to split a latex document using parts and chapters to section my book in to parts and chapters. However, the table of contents has links to chapter n in part 1, for chapter n ...
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LaTeX book template dependent files

Does anyone know how to obtain all dependent files to properly compile a book such as: https://www.overleaf.com/articles/clustering-the-interstellar-medium/mtthgyyfrdkn#.VdEz6HibgbA To be clear, I'm ...
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Complicated Boxed Frame Design by LaTeX

It has been long time not touching LaTeX and I recently try to remember all things which I have forgotten. Instead of going over manuals, I look up some books which have some good design and try to ...
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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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How to write a book using IEEEtran template?

I am compiling a longish project report which should go in the IEEEtran format. Since the document runs into 100+ pages, we felt it is better to write it like a thesis than a research paper. ...
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Oriented curves

Can someone link me to a tutorial or some examples of how to make oriented curves using pgfplots? Something along the lines of I'm not asking for someone to spend the time reproducing the above ...
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Is there a complete modern book which explains how a TeX parser works?

Hi I am reading 'The TEXbook' by Donald E. Knuth. But in my point of view is very didactic for people who want to learn TeX. Most of the pages contain exercises. But many things of how a TeX ...
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What is the name of the variable containing the current chapter title?

Consider a chapter in a french book defined by: \chapter{Blablabla} It will generate the output: Chapitre I : Blablabla Then, we have the following variables: \chaptername corresponds to ...
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Being able to define headers by hand in each part/chapter of a book

Consider the following code inspired from egreg's answer to this topic: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} ...
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The Joy of TeX …

I didn't know where to put this question, so I put it in Meta. For those that know this book by M. SPIVAK, which edition, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990 does the E, Eir, Em first appear in? Just interested ...
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Header and footer for a book using: part on even page and chapter on odd page

My goal is to realize this layout for a book (possibly using fancyhdr, but I'm open to everything): where the current layout is represented in grey. In other words, I want : to put the page ...
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how to create book with multiple exam question papers in chapters?

I want to bundle together multiple exam question papers in the form of a bound book to be handed out as practice problems. The exam question papers are mainly objective MCQs. Each chapter will have ...
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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter ...
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Making a paperback book from a LaTeX file [closed]

I was directed here by the good people at Ask Metafilter. This site will only let me post 2 links, so for the others please look there. I need to reformat a LaTeX document: PDF for printing as a ...
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Templates for language learning [closed]

I'd like to make a book for language learning. I intend to include several parts like Conversation; Vocabulary; Grammar; Exercises. However, the templates for book I got so far seem not suitable ...
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List of books written in LaTeX with the source available

Is there a list of open source LaTeX books? I've only found these books but I want to know if there is a list with more diversity as this has only mathematical books. I want to find open source books ...
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printing sample chapters in a book

I'd like to prepare a version of a book in which only selected chapters are printed, but for which the chapter titles and cross-references are all present as if the entire book had been printed. The ...
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How to organize large documents in small nested folders

Preamble I am writing a large document and I would like to keep it well structured not only in terms of source code (I am aware of commands like \input and include, as well as the standalone ...
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how to cite this book with bibtex? [closed]

This might be an easy question to some of you but for me I find it hard because I am not familiar with the names mentioned. Which is a city and which is a publisher. Mack, Chris A. Fundamental ...
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Enquiry about ims book style page format [duplicate]

I am using imsbook style for writing my thesis. In this style, each chapter starts from an odd number page and end with even page number. The issue is, the output is in such a way that the book will ...
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Font Inconsistency in fncychap

I am using the Sonny style for chapter headings in fncychap package. I noted that the font for chapter headings and the one for section headings are different. This seems very odd. Preferably, I would ...
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an other ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost

I am writing a big LaTeX document (doctoral thesis). And I've adopted a "complex" structure with \include{} and \input{} and I have obviously : ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost. See the LaTeX manual or ...
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minitoc Errors (potential clashes with other packages?)

I want to insert chapter content for my thesis by using minitoc package. It seems working on its own. However, if I add other packages for other purposes, then it does not work and I keep getting the ...
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scale option for graphs cause troubles [duplicate]

I want to insert some pictures in my thesis (using book class). Everything seems OK until I resize my picture using scale=0.8 option. Suddenly four errors occur as follows. Line 33: ! Paragraph ...
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Line spacing in book document class

how would I go about manipulating the line spacing in the preamble? I am using the 'book' document class. Thanks a lot.