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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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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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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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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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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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openany denies subsection?

I'm using a preamble like below: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{rotating} \usepackage{subfigure} \usepackage{epic} \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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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)?
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Which package is best/easiest for a TeX newbie to lay out a book for print?

This question may be a little general and is subjective, but I am asking because I am not sure where my (limited) time should be invested for the problem I have to solve (I'll detail that in a ...
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“LaTeX does not work well for people who have sold their souls”? [closed]

I read the above sentence from The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX (page 4), and couldn't get what it means. My first guess is it says people who have already got used to commercial word-editing ...
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Conditions for fancy chapter title

I use a book class and here is a part of my fancy title page for the mainmatter chapters. \newlength\chapterwidth \settowidth\chapterwidth{\huge\chaptertitlename} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] ...
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Organization of a commentary book

I am writing a commentary book made of about 500 pages, where each page contains up to 3 sections (different commentaries on the same verse), "a" "b" and "c". In each page, the content length of each ...
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add marginefigure in Recipe book

i used "Recipe book" class in lyx 2.1 , i want to add marginfigure from menu (gui) without tex code? (like tufte book). regards
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How to remove unwanted header?

I've made a page of my book for the conclusion, is only one page so I don't want to make a true chapter for it because is only one page so I've used \chapter*{}. The problem is that the next page ...
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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages ...
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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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What are good advanced LaTeX books?

I've been using LaTeX for about 3 months, and I'm hooked. My background is programming, so for the basic, google is sufficient. I did some research on amazon.com and found these two books with many ...
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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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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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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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Best class for math journal in Latex [duplicate]

I want to design a math journal in latex format. Which class must be used? It must be like as book class but without chapter feature. Please help me!
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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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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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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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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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Which manuals are on your “TeX Reference” shelf?

This is a community wiki since there is no "one true answer"- if you find an answer that contains a lot of your choices, but is missing something you feel is incredibly useful. Feel free to add it. ...
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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 ...