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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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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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resources for drawing block diagrams with TikZ

I've searched to find out any good resources (books, tutorials, blogs, ... etc) for drawing block diagrams in TikZ but with no luck. I've bought two books but unfortunately none of them provide at ...
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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

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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Includeonly for files in subdirectory

I have a book and I have all my chapters stored in a subdirectory chapters. How do I use \includeonly on those files? My current attempts have not been working. MWE: \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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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.
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Make \sections in book class start on the right (odd pages)

I'm using the book documentclass, but I use \section instead of \chapter to structure it. Is it possible to make the sections start on the right (odd pages)?
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Is this textbook written in LaTeX?

Consider the extract from Young & Freedman's University Physics below. The design does not immediately look very TeX-like. However, since it is written by physicists, you would think this was the ...
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Documentclass book section numbering starting with 0

I stumbled across a weird problem. The following MWE produces an output where the section numbering starts with 0: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Where to find the “spiffy new printings” of Knuth's Computers & Typesetting books?

On Donald E. Knuth's website, Knuth states that "new and updated printings of Volumes A, B, and C became available in April, 2012", but I cannot seem to find these anywhere. Knuth describes these ...
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fontspec in book title

I have the following code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \part{title} \chapter{\fontspec{Latin Modern Roman} chapter title} \part{title} \chapter{title} ...
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What is the most practical method to write a book of math or physics problems?

My main problem is the following. I would like to put the problems and their solutions together into separate input files. In the source code I would like to switch easily between two modes. In mode 1 ...
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manage chapters from separate files

This question is for writing a book/thesis, where chapters are saved in different .tex files. Currently, I use packages standalone and import. In the main TeX file, I use \import to fetch the ...
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Convert beamer code to article / book code

I have seen in multiple sites about conversions between exporting a beamer file as an article pdf such as https://github.com/landrieb/beamerarticle-teacher. The issue I have is that I created a lot ...
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Strange vetical spacing in book Class [duplicate]

I am using the book class for my thesis. However, the default alignment is very strange as shown in the following sample. As it shows, extra space was added between lines so that the content is ...
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Trying to print to 11x17 as a book, but scale pages with booklet, margin problems

I'm trying to print a book to be bound in signatures for a finished size of 6x9 inches. My printer duplexes but only prints 11x17. I used the booklet package and set source to 6x9, but when the ...
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With bibliography style “achemso” publishing years of books aren't bold

I'm currently using achemso as my bibliography style. And i have to cite some books, but unlike for papers the publishing year for the books does not appear in bold numbers. Does anybody have an idea ...
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Wrong header in an unumbered chapter after list of tables

I am facing a rather weird bug, in book class. After the listoftebles I am writing an unumbered chapter. The header of this chapter isn't it's title, but list of tables' title. My code is ...
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How to remove a blank page at the beginning of the book?

\documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage[polish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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\hide is not compiled by lilypond-book

I am creating a LaTeX document with some figures showing musical score that I created in LilyPond. \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} Random text \begin{lilypond} \relative c'{ c d e ...
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No page numbers in the appendix of book [closed]

I am using the package appendix in book. I cannot see page numbers. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, oneside]{book} \usepackage[toc,page]{appendix} \title{Title} \begin{document} Bla bla bla ...
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what is the value of \thecontentslabel for a chapter* [duplicate]

I am customizing my toc, but cannot figure out what the value of \thecontentslabel is for chapters that are marked not to be numbered... In general where are these commands described? I don't know ...
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Reduce white space below \headsepline and above \footsepline

I would my body text to be closer to both \headsepline and \footsepline. Is anybody sufficiently familiar with scrpage2? Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} ...
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How do I include the book/part name in the cross-references (if cross-book/part)?

My document structure is basically a collection of other smaller documents. I decided not to go down the xr-hyper road and having individual PDF documents, because the requirement in the end is a ...
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Convert LaTeX book to presentation and handouts

I have written a LateX "book", with section, figure and my custom defined example. Somehow, I would like to convert this into: A presentation PDF A handout PDF I've been experimenting with ...
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Help with a footer/header/pagenumbering in a greater project in LaTeX documentclass book

I just wanna make a nice template for some greater work e.g. thesis. But I have a lot of trouble. I tried to make the pagenumbering start after the table of contents. But for some reason it doesn't ...
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Book Cover with pstricks - turns colored image to Black and White image

I'm trying to make Book back cover with pstricks. I have one issue with it, it turns my colored image to Black and White image. Any help to overcome this problem is highly appreciated. Thanks Output ...
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Figures on the left (even) page of a book

There are some more postings on this topic but I've found no working/satisfying solution for my problem. Some solutions work well for figures spread over the whole document. For me it is much more ...
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How to customize page numbering style

It is a nice style to put page numbers in a filled black (or grey) box which touch the edge of the paper. How to create such a book? Further, how to create hanging out boxes and how to put crop signs ...
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Regular Equation Numbering in extbook environment without manual \tag?

I am currently using the extbook environment and have some chapters and sections. The equations, by default, are being labeled within the chapter that they are in. Is there any way I can switch the ...
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Openright in oneside book

I'm using book with the oneside option. Although, I'm using the oneside option I would like to start the chapters in odd pages only (like if the openright option was enabled). Apparently, the ...
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Inserting \chapter* title to TOC

I'm writing a book using Latex \documentclass[parskip=full,12pt,a4paper,twoside,frenchb,openany,fleqn]{book} How can I add my \Chapter* to my TOC, because only \chapter titles appear.
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Help with book header and footer [duplicate]

Why does that not work? And how to fix it? \begin{document} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhf{} \fancyhead[LE,RO]{\textbf{Name}} \fancyhead[RE,LO]{\textit{\leftmark}} ...
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Writing a book with LaTeX, general questions [closed]

Apologies if this question exceeds the scope of this forum, but I'm trying to decide whether to use LaTeX for a book. I have some experience with TeXworks and MikTeX writing academic papers and I'm ...