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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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What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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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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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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Unwanted chapter titles with fancyhdr package in twosided book class

I am using a two-sided book document class. I want to include the title of my book at the inside margin and the page number at the outside margin of the header. For that reason, I use the package ...
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Books written using TeX [duplicate]

As part of my research I need to find the detailed list of books written using TeX, LaTeX.... I am from Computer Science background, and found some books written making use of TeX, LaTeX... Could you ...
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The cross-reference boxes in TeX: the program

You know those boxes at the bottom of the right-hand pages in Volume B? Well, I managed to weave mf.web by stealing the weave binary from a distribution where it actually works (it doesn't in ...
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Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?

I am intending on authoring a role playing game (RPG) and was wondering which LaTeX packages I should use. I have most of the useful PDF packages installed: bookmarks, graphicx, etc.. Pen and paper ...
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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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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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No page numbers in the appendix of book

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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How to automatically output page order to print 8 pages of a booklet on a single sheet of Letter paper?

Im new to tex so I'm sorry if this is something is actually easy to do but I cannot find a solution. I want to print a signature/booklet of my book by printing two separate parts of the sig on one ...
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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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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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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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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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Which books can I read via texdoc?

For years, I was faithfully downloading a copy of TeX by Topic whenever I reinstalled my computer. Then I learnt about texdoc texbytopic and my life got just that smidgen easier. I've just returned ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Books for Library [duplicate]

Suggestion Required: I want to purchase a set of Latex books (Regarding Typesetting, Beamer, Tables, Graphics) for my library. your expert opinion regarding this matter is required. Note: I already ...
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IEEE Documents as book Chapters

I use the \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} which produces neat double-column papers but would like to make a book/monograph that way (a book collection of papers in which individual papers are ...
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Should I read Donald Knuth's The TeXbook?

I've been using LaTeX for about a year or two as part of writing reports in university and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of how it works (I'm a computer science student). Would Donald ...
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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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What is the best book with american typography rules? [closed]

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)?