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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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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" ...
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How can I add a blank page before the title of a book in tex or lyx?

I was trying to make a little booklet in Lyx. I want to export it to .pdf and then use to brochure-print function of adobe reader. Anyway I need to put an extra blank page in before the title page so ...
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Templates for Books on Grammar, Phonetics for Language Learning

I want to make a book about the grammar of a indigenous language and use it for language learning, so far I got some templates but it seems they are for plays and math. I would appreciate information ...
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Suftesi font in book class

How can i have the series of font of suftesi in a normal book class of LaTeX ?
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Custom title page in report or book class?

I have a long academic report to write and I am thinking of using the book class or the report class? However in both these classes the title page has the title in the centre. I want to make my own ...
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\@ifnextchar and friends documentation

While reading this question and its answers I tried to find where, for instance, \@ifnextchar is documented. I'm afraid I couldn't... I looked in TeX: The Program and TeX for the Impatient which can ...
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A critique of TeX?

Is there any informative critique of TeX along one or all the lines below: TeX, the typesetting engine (including its algorithms) TeX, the typesetting language TeX, the programming language TeX, the ...
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What book do you recommend for new Tex users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best book to start learning LaTeX? I'm new to Tex. Just downloaded the program for Mac. I'm using TeXShop and I wanted to see if anyone could recommend a ...
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Unix Text Processing [closed]

In 1987 Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly wrote a marvelous book Unix Text Processing which is now freely available. The book gives tour the force introduction to the world of Unix text processing ...
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LaTeX presentations like OpenOffice .odp

I've been reading of beamer to make presentations with LaTeX, so I'd like a good book to perform these tasks. Is there a good book (or website) for that?
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Learning TeX via the TeXbook

As I most often am not able even to ask the right question, much lesser to understand answers, I have decided to read thoroughly Knuth's TeXbook. But on Appendix B--Control Sequences--I find ...