The front matter of a document (in particular, a book) contains everything before the main body of text: the title page, tables of contents, dedications, prefaces, etc. For questions about specific parts of the front matter, use the respective tag (e.g. {titles} or {table-of-contents}).

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Placing date on the front matter (elsarticle document class)

Is there a neater way to place date on the front matter (elsarticle document class)? \documentclass[final,authoryear,1p,times,letterpaper,12pt]{elsarticle} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Positioning titles and pictures for a frontpage

I would like to make a frontpage in LaTeX as the one I have made in OpenOffice (attached), i.e. there should be a header for the title of the university, title of the thesis and place for a small ...
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Suppressing page numbering in the first page of chapter in mainmatter but *not* in frontmatter

I am using the book class. I want to suppress page styles (page number, header, footer) in the first page of every chapter in my mainmatter, but not in \frontmatter - where I want to have roman ...
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Wrong page headers in front matter

I am just finishing off my thesis and have run into the following problem. My front matter contains: Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, Nomenclature (renamed to List of Abbreviations ...
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Texstudio Environment frontmatter undefined

I am using TEXstudio. I am getting the following error Environment frontmatter undefined. \begin{frontmatter}
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Typearea setting except for frontmatter

Is it possible to get a page layout for a document with typearea package EXCEPT for frontmatter (the cover of my thesis), which should be a classic book-oneside documentclass? my current code ...
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why my authors and addresses do not show?

Here is my node, anything wrong? But my authors and addresses do not show. Thanks. \documentclass[11pt,oneside,english]{amsart} \usepackage{authblk} \@ifundefined{showcaptionsetup}{}{% ...
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Roman page numbering for abstracts in report class problem

I am writing a document with class report. I want that the first pages i.e. Declaration, Abstract, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, List of Figures and List of Tables have page numbering roman, ...
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Why the language selection of babel affects the page number format? [duplicate]

I writing a report in spanish, and I would like the page numbers in the \frontmatter to be numbered with lowercase roman numbers. However, the selection of spanish in the babel package changes the ...
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Redefining \listoffigures and \listoftables to flow like regular two-column text

I found this redefinition of a table of contents very useful for my very long table of contents within my two-column book. With a slightly modified version of the command in the link, I got what I ...
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Titlesec command blocked by frontmatter

\frontmatter blocks the propagation of the \titleformat from the preface to the first chapter. Is there a way to avoid that ? \documentclass[11pt,A4]{book} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Extra blank page while designing front cover with tikz

I’m trying to design the front cover of a book with tikz package. The following is my latex code: \documentclass[b5paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Right order of (possibly unnumbered) introduction, ordinary, conclusion and appendix chapters

Following the discussion started here and also related to this question, I'd like to know different opinions about what could be long document structures (books, PhD. theses, etc.), with focus on: ...
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How do I use frontmatter without maketitle in LyX? [closed]

With the LyX file included below, I appear to need to use frontmatter tags. I try to preview the thing in PDF. But maketitle makes the title page appear twice with broken numbering of author ...
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Include logo in thesis using \maketitle

I'm writing my thesis using a custom made class, namely ecsthesis.cls (available here https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/thesis/university-of-southampton-thesis/). I want to include the university ...
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Package Frontespizio

I'm Italian. For my degree thesis I've found (and used) the package frontespizio. Now I'm at the master thesis, in English, and I would like to know whether there exists a similar package in English. ...
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Fancyhdr messes up with \backmatter

I just found out that if fancyhdr has to mention a chapter located in \backmatter, it does this by numbering it with the number of the last chapter. For instance, this: \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, ...
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Is there an easy way to get the \frontmatter \mainmatter, and \backmatter in a LaTeX report?

I'm writing my thesis using the report class, which does not support the \frontmatter, \mainmatter, or \backmatter commands. However, I really like the idea of having Roman numeral page numbering for ...
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Memoir class forces recto page after \mainmatter

The memoir's \mainmatter forces the next page to be a recto page. How can I disable that?
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Frontmatter chapter title size in memoir

How do I specify the chapter title font size in the frontmatter of a document typeset with memoir? I want to set different font sizes for the frontmatter, mainmatter, and backmatter. I need to reduce ...
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How to get default titlepage with extra pdf-frontpage?

I want to have normal LaTeX frontpage, then my University's frontpage and then normal content. My tex \documentclass[twocolumn]{revtex4-1} % use prl for onepage \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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pdfpages remove empty page after included pdf

I have a one-page .pdf file that I need to include in my latex document. The included pdf must be the first page of the document. Actually I'm using the pdfpages package, but after the included page ...
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Table numbering starts at 2 when chngcntr / \counterwithout used [closed]

I have used the \counterwithout{table}{chapter} to remove the chapter number prefixing from table numbering yet my only table in the document is coming back as '2' I have just done a little debug and ...
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Centering memoir frontmatter and backmatter chapter titles

How can I center the titles of the chapters in the frontmatter and the backmatter of a document written using memoir? Keep in mind that the mainmatter chapters should not be affected at all.
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need a front page (cover) before title page (apa6.cls)

I am new to LateX and want to create my M.Sc. Article with it (psychology, so I am using the apa6.cls). But here's a problem, I didn't find a solution for as of yet: I need a front/cover page as ...
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Italic roman page numbering in frontmatter

I'm using the memoir documentclass, and I would like to have roman page numbering, in the front matter, in italic. Does anyone know how to do it or can reference me something to read? P.S. I am ...
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\frontmatter causes bad text formatting

When I insert \frontmatter into my LaTeX document, it causes all of the text to be centered and in the wrong font. I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book ...
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Undefined control sequence error when trying to add \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands

I am writing a book, and dividing the book's chapters into separate .tex files. I would like to do the same for my appendices, but when I try to do so I get an error message. First, here is my ...
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How to allow footnotes in frontmatter content in ConTeXt?

I have a document structured like this: \starttext \startfrontmatter \startstandardmakeup This is a title.\footnote{This is a footnote.} \stopstandardmakeup ...
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Page number consistency

I am working with a book using memoir class. My question involves the page numbering of the \frontmatter portion of the document. I am under the impression that the frontmatter should be consistently ...
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Header for frontmatters using scrpage2

How to set page numbers for front matters similar to main matters. Main matters header need to have chapter title also. Not added in MWE. Front matters must have only page number as in main matters of ...
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How to place text on the second page of the frontmatter in ConTeXt?

I need to put the copyright text on the second page of my ConTeXt document, on the verso page. I am using \startfrontmatter and \startstandardmakeup to create the title and authorship pages in the ...
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Elsarticle frontmatter corresponding author

I believe I have followed the template exactly but as this following MWE shows I am getting an asterisk on both authors and not just the corresponding author. Do I have something in the wrong order ...
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Substituting lowerbacktitle in one-sided document

I'm using LyX and the thesis template that comes with it. When I changed my document from two-sided to one-sided a page in the output disappeared. I found out that this was the \lowertitleback that ...
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Book - information page

I have a question regarding the latex book class. I want to add a page (in the frontmatter) with information regarding copyright, ISBN, edition information, publisher, number of copies, year of ...
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How to exclude citations in frontmatter from bibliography ordering using bibtex?

In my PhD thesis I have to include a few pages in the frontmatter that disclose that some chapters have been published as papers, including citations to the papers. These citations then appear as [1], ...
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How to customize page numbering as “Chapter number + page number” in book class?

I am writing my final thesis, and I want to change the default page numbering like (also in TOC): 1. Introduction 1-1 1.1 Background ......... 1-1 1.1 Object ......... ... 1-2 ...
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How to make front-matter page number non-bold in ToC?

Shown in the following pic: It seems the Roman page number for front-matter look too dark in ToC, so how to make it as normal font but not change the bold Arabic number for chapters?
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How to make page numbering with ligature roman style?

I use roman page number for front matter, I was just wondering, is it possible to make these roman numbers as ligature? See. Roman: and roman:
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Simple footer with fancyhdr and pagestyle fancy, article with frontmatter etc

I am trying to get a simple on every page but excluding title page. Now I only get footer in front matter and excluding title page. The main matter do not get footer. Edit: I want a simple footer ...
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Remove blank pages after title and Table of contents

I'm using the book style, and I've got a title and ToC, they generate a lot of blank spaces after them that is completely unnecessary; how do I stop this behaviour? Here is my example code ...
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How to make page numbering continuous after a second \mainmatter?

I am writing a document with multiple \mainmatters and \backmatters. The structure is basically: ... \mainmatter \backmatter ... \mainmatter \backmatter ... Is there a simple way of preventing ...
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Subsection numbers with memoir + frontmatter

I've just tried to use \frontmatter with memoir class for the first time and everything works fine except for some weird detail. When I add \frontmatter and \mainmatter commands, the numbers of ...
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Insert text line in array

I am looking for a (clean) way to keep text aligned in a situation like the following: thesis under the direction of: [tab] Title [&] Name [&] University with the supervision of: ...
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Inserting a quote onto the (otherwise blank) left-hand-side page of a book [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a quote to a blank page centered I am writing a thesis in \documentclass{book}. I wish to insert a quote on the blank page that comes after my preface and before my ...
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How I change the text width in the “Frontmatter” part?

I am using Elsevier document class (elsart) but I changed the page margins and also text width, but the text in "frontmatter" part remained unchanged. How can I change the margin or text width in that ...
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Copyright page on back of title page

I am trying to get the copyright page to print (or display) on the back of the title page. What is happening is that I get a blank page after the title page and then the copyright page opens on the ...
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Front page and author in list of contents [closed]

In my list of contents, the first row is the front page. And in the second line, there is the name of the author Is there a way to delete that from my list of contents? Example: And i have the ...
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How to let all the pagestyle of pages from \frontmatter to \mainmatter empty

\frontmatter may include Table of Contents List of Figures List of Tables Preference and other parts Now, I want to set up the pagestyle of pages range from the tag \frontmatter to the tag ...
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How to reset footnote numbering at \chapter* and at frontmatter chapters?

A comment to my answer to Biblatex and citation reset between chapters made me realize that, contrary to normal chapters in the book and report class, \chapter* (the starred version) does not reset ...