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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What is the right order when using \frontmatter, \tableofcontents, \mainmatter, \part, \chapter, \backmatter, \appendix etc?

I am using the book documentclass and want to know the correct order when arranging \frontmatter \maketitle or \begin{titlepage}...\end{titlepage} a page that contains copyright, ISBN, edition ...
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Resources for title page and front matter design

I need to create the area between the outer cover and the table of contents for a novel. This will present (at least partially, but preferably at a minimum): the title the author's name the ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Acknowledgement/Dedication problem

For my thesis, after my title page (1st page), on the next few pages I want to put a page 2: dedication page 3: acknowledgement I tried using the \begin{dedication}\end{dedication} and ...
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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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Uppercase pagenumbering (roman) using \frontmatter

I am using \frontmatter, \mainmatter and \backmatter so my pagenumbering is correct. However, i would like my roman pagenumbering in \frontmatter to be uppercase. Is there any easy way to do so? ps: ...
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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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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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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 generate E-mail not Email in elsarticle.cls

I am using elsarticle.cls to typeset the paper. The journal requires "E-mail" not "Email". But elsarticle automatically gives "Email". I wonder how to correct it? I am using the following commands: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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\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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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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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using \frontmatter kills my {geometry} definitions

I use a the jura package to write some home work in Law (to be honest, I'm just helping my girlfriend ...). Anyways, I the header of the document I have: \documentclass[a4paper]{jura} ...
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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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\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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Split Journal Paper into Multiple Parts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reference a table/figure/section in another document? I am writing a journal paper that has grown to 30 pages long, so I would like to split it into two 15 ...
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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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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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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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Some ToC & page numbering questions

I am just in the last stages of sorting out a book for my publishers. The main problems are with page numbering, and ToC. The publishers require: Table of contents (numbered with Roman numerals) a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...