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}).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
2k views

\mainmatter adds page breaks that I don't want

I'm using the documentclass "book". I put a set of \frontmatter and \mainmatter instructions around everything that's before chapter 1. But now, LaTeX skips two pages at the beginning of the main ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Order of the pages in the front matter of a book

Following "A few notes on book design" from Peter Wilson (author of the memoir class) the order of the pages of the front matter is: Half-title page Blank Title page Copyright page Dedication ...
4
votes
1answer
990 views

Roman numerals in frontmatter are skipping some numbers

I have the following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titling, graphicx} \title{Title goes here} \author{Authors go here} \date{} \begin{document} \include{title} \pagenumbering{Roman} ...
1
vote
1answer
895 views

\tableofcontents and \listoffigures help

I'm trying to format the front matter of a thesis and am running into trouble with both the table of contents and the list of figures. The current table of contents looks like this: List of ...
13
votes
3answers
4k views

Roman numeral numbering for introductions

Is there a way to automatically use roman numeral numbering for introduction pages and introductory tables, which would then switch to arabic numerals for the rest of the document?