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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Who wrote “What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends?”

Who wrote What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends? I want to reference it in my article.
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Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?

When I dived into Python, I went through the beginner's tutorials. Of course, these tutorials cover only the basics and present only a shallow exhibition of what I can do with Python. Right now I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reduce white space below \headsepline and above \footsepline

I want my body text to be closer to both \headsepline and \footsepline. Can this be done with scrpage2? Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Comprehensive book on Kile

Finally, I have decided to migrate from Office to LaTeX. That is why I have chosen Kile as an editor, for many known reasons that I don't want to list here because of space. That's why I need a ...
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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 ...