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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Publication list in Ph.D. thesis

I am writing my Ph.D. thesis and I would like to add a list of the publications my thesis is based on. I would like the list to be in the first pages of the thesis, so I put it at the end of the ...
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Contents using roman numerals

I am using \tableofcontents to make the contents of the chapter. but its does not include the contents of pages in frontmatter how can that be done? \documentclass[english,openany]{book} ...
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How can I add phone number for corresponding author in elsarticle style

Following the Elsarticle template, they provide the way to add corresponding author as below. %% Title, authors and addresses %% use the tnoteref command within \title for footnotes; %% use the ...
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Space in ToC between frontmatter chapters and mainmatter chapters

I'm using the class memoir. I'm wondering if it's possible to have a ToC like this: Abstract ............................. i List of Figures ...................... iv List of Tables ...
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fancyhdr alphabetical chapter problem in frontmatter of book

Here a not-so MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{a4wide} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[spelling=new,babelshorthands=true]{german} ...
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How to give two \book{}s each its own Preface?

I have a book which contains two books, each having their own preface. Here's the structure: \book{An exhortation to virtue} \frontmatter \chapter{Preface} ... \mainmatter ...
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Change spacing before chapter title within frontmatter

I am using the report class for my dissertation, which requires 2 inch margin beginning at each chapter. I am using the following command: \titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{2in}{1in} This works fine ...
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Creating title pages with many centered lines each with different font sizes?

I'm trying to imitate a title page exactly like the following image. It's got a long title spread out across multiple lines, each having a different font size. I'm using the Memoir class. What's the ...
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page numbering in frontmatter using double sided book class

I posted this qustion: How to not count blank pages in frontmatter of two-sided document But after i registered lost access to it... The second answer by @egreg works very well in the frontmatter, ...
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How to not count blank pages in frontmatter of two-sided document

I'm writing a thesis using two-sided Book style, and in the frontmatter I would like to either be able to enter the page numbers on the pages manually or to alter the page counts to not count blank ...
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Literal numbering in arabic environment

I want to produce pages numbered in literal way in arabic book environment, in the Frontmatter of a document instead of roman numbering in the usual way. The order of the arabic letters counter for ...
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Bibliography at beginning of document

The usual practice is that the bibliography is in the last pages of a book. However, I found a book in which the bibliography is in the first pages, as shown in the following figure: Are there some ...
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How to get rid of the two lines for empty abstract and keyword sections?

How can I get rid of the two lines resulting from empty abstraction and keyword sections? Thanks. The code is \documentclass[preprint,12pt]{elsarticle} \usepackage[nodots]{numcompress} ...
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Delete a page in latex

I would like to a front page in latex. My problem is that when I do this, the first page is totally white: \title{} \author{} \maketitle \thispagestyle{plain} \includepdf[pages={1}]{forside.pdf} ...
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elsarticle document class: front matter parts are written one over another

We are about to submit a paper to Elsevier, but it seems that something is wrong (or we are doing it wrong) in the front matter. This is the code bit: \author[FFNS]{One ...
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Issue with overwritten abstract in two-column elsarticle [duplicate]

I have a question related to Elsarticle - Abstract two columns wide. I would like an output like the first one in David Carlisle's answer, unfortunately I don't have enough reputation to comment on ...
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Front matter page style of table of contents page

The following MWE produces a Contents page with the roman page number in the footer centre. However, I try to set all the page number locations to be on the outside in both the frontmatter and main ...
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Cover page lay-out

I'd like to make the cover page as seen in the image below and be able to put it in a .tex-file. This cover page itself is made within LaTeX, but it's not compatible with XeTeX, and it uses at least 3 ...
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What environment is best for Copyright page in a createspace novel using scrbook class

I've tried adding page breaks within \frontmatter but it either sticks to the Titlepage formatting, or erases my Dedication page, or adds huge spacing with lineskips. Other experimenting resulted in ...
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Adding words figure and page to list of figures

This also applies to the table of contents and list of tables and is related to Add 'Page' above page numbers in Table of Contents, but when adding the words "Figure" and "Page" to the top of ...
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How to maintain the even space in front matter attributes using if then else condition

I want to maintain the even space in front matter attributes using if then else condition. Kindly advice. MWE: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \usepackage[noblocks]{authblk} ...
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Remove page number in blank even pages within the front matter

In the front matter, is there any way to show blank pages without any headings or page numbers? For example, if I have a preface which just fits in one odd page, I don't want the follwing blank even ...
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How to get openright only at frontmatter?

I need to use openright only at front matter. Using \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{book} \begin{document} \frontmatter \chapter{First Chapter at front matter} % This must be page i ...
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Frontpage for Application

Minimal case \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \title{Investigation of the Neuronal Component of Purkinje Fibers with Suppressed Simple Spikes \\ Plan of the ...
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Ignoring some of the caption content in listoffigures

When having a figure caption, I both write a title for the figure and a description of the content. An example could be: \caption{Histogram equalization on Fig0316(2)(2nd\_from\_top).tif. {\bf ...
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Inserting an external page before front matter using its own page counter

I have a manuscript (my PhD Thesis, in fact) that uses Roman numerals for showing page numbers in the front matter and Arabic numbers for the page numbers in the main content. Now I want to add an ...
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chapter numbering does not work

I'm currently writing my master thesis. Thereto, I received a template from my professor for the thesis (its my first latex project btw. :(). I tried for hours, to correct an error, but I haven't been ...
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customed index with dotfill in frontmatter

I wanted to custom my index so I used a latex makeindex -s myfile.ist texfile.idx latex compilation. myfile.ist contains : % heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...