# Need to produce one tex document in multiple volumes

I have a very large document (1000+pages) that I need to produce as four separate volumes. I'm using Texmaker and TeXLive on a Win7 PC with the book class (too late to switch to memoir), and each chapter is a separate included file with the document structure in the main file. The first 3 volumes contain the main body of the document, and the 4th contains the appendices.

The volumes need to meet the following requirements:

• each volume has its own custom title page

• each volume continues numbering (page nums excluding front matter, section and fig/tab numbering, etc) from the previous

• the "management summary" needs to be in the frontmatter of each volume following the title page

• each volume needs its own 3-level toc and its lists, but also needs an abbreviated 1-level toc (preferably without pg numbers) for all of the other volumes

• the appendixes are their own volume

• bibliography for whole document needs to appear at the end of each volume

I'm new-ish to LaTeX, but this project has been a serious crash course. I'm looking at the volumes and shorttoc packages, but I'm not quite sure how to structure the main document for the repeating sections or custom title pages. To add some complexity, Volume 3 has two parts...

Any suggestion would be very much appreciated... deadline is coming up and I'm still scratching my head trying to figure this out. There doesn't seem to be much in any forums about doing multi-volume productions like this.

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper,twoside,final,openright]{book}

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
% Title page for whole document
\include{titleAll}
% Title pages for volumes
\include{titleV1}
\include{titleV2}
\include{titleV3}
\include{titleV4}
\end{titlepage}

\frontmatter
% Management summary chapter
\include{management_summary}

\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\listoftables

\mainmatter
% Volume I
\part{VolumeI}
\include{chap1}
\include{chap2}
\include{chap3}

% Volume II
\part{VolumeII}
\include{chap4}
\include{chap5}
\include{chap6}

% Volume III
\part{VolumeIII.a}
\include{chap7}
\include{chap8}

\part{VolumeIII.b}
\include{chap9}
\include{chap10}

\appendix
% Volume IV
\part{Appendices}
\include{app1}
\include{app2}
\include{app3}

\backmatter
\bibliographystyle{humannat}
\bibliography{mybiblio.bib}

\end{document}


I'm currently using an \includeonly list to do it (not shown for brevity), but there seems that there should be a better way than what I have set up?

• Added a sample MWE of what I have set up so far in terms of structure for illustration... there are a whole lot of \usepackage preamble items and such that I can post if it looks to be necessary... – Scard Apr 2 '15 at 19:47
• i'd set this up as four separate jobs, and (after the other parts have run) create "tailored" frontmatter files for each, pulling in (copies -- renamed so they don't get overwritten) the .toc and .aux files for the other volumes. that way it's easy to apply individual title pages and other front matter. the bibliography can be included in all four with no modifications. are the page numbers for the body consecutive, or do they start over with each part? – barbara beeton Apr 2 '15 at 20:01
• Consecutive page numbering for the whole multi-volume run. Not sure I follow what you mean by separate jobs & pulling in the .toc and .aux files, though... pull them in how? Haven't done anything yet with working on those files directly... mainly just repeatedly using the quickbuild function of Texmaker. Can you be more specific about the process you're describing? – Scard Apr 2 '15 at 20:10
• i don't use texmaker; i always compile tex jobs from the command line, but this shouldn't make a difference. i would have four separate "driver" files, each calling in the chapters for just one part. at the beginning of the "main matter" for a part, \setcounter{nnn} with the proper starting page number (not necessry for the first part; that will automatically = 1) and compile. you will get a .aux file, a .toc file, and maybe an .idx file. when this is "final", you can copy the .toc and .aux files to a different name and \input to the other parts. want this as an answer? – barbara beeton Apr 2 '15 at 20:19
• How want you numbering the frontmatter of each part? in roman? starting from ii(2)? – touhami Apr 2 '15 at 22:20

Here is my way:

Edit: Almost complete

We use \evolume and \evolume to reset page numbering

etoc package for table of contents

titletoc package for list of figures and tables

\documentclass[12pt,letterpaper,twoside,final,openright]{book}
\usepackage{titletoc}
\usepackage{etoc}

%---------------------------------------
\usepackage{lipsum,mwe}
\newcommand{\testt}{%
\lipsum[1]
\begin{table}
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|}
\hline
bla & foo \\
\hline
foo & bla \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\caption{Just a table}
\end{table}}
\newcommand{\testf}{%
\lipsum[1]
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics{example-image-a}
\caption{Just a figure}
\end{figure}}
%----------------------------------------

\let\ppcleardoublepage\cleardoublepage
\renewcommand{\cleardoublepage}{%
\clearpage{\pagestyle{empty}\ppcleardoublepage}}
\newcounter{ppage}
\newcommand{\evolume}{\setcounter{ppage}{\value{page}}}
\newcommand{\setpage}{\stepcounter{ppage}%
\setcounter{page}{\value{ppage}}}

\newcommand{\vtableofcontents}[2][subsection]{%
\begingroup
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeI}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeII}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeIII}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeIV}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{#2}{#1}
\tableofcontents
\endgroup}

\newcommand{\vshorttoc}[3][chapter]{%
\begingroup
\etocsetstyle {part}
{}
{\medskip\noindent\relax}
{\bfseries\large\makebox[2cm]{\partname\ \etocnumber\ }%
\etocname\par\nobreak\medskip}
{}
\etocsetstyle {chapter}
{}
{}
{\bfseries\normalsize\makebox[3cm]{\chaptername\ \etocnumber\ }%
\etocname\par}
{}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeI}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeII}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeIII}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{VolumeIV}{none}
\etocsettagdepth{#2}{#1}
\etocsettocstyle{\vspace{1cm}{%
\centering\LARGE\bfseries Contents of volume #3\par\nobreak\medskip}}{}
\tableofcontents
\endgroup}

\newcommand{\vlists}[1]{%
\startlist[#1]{lof}
\printlist[#1]{lof}{}{%
\chapter*{\listfigurename}%
\markboth{\MakeUppercase\listfigurename}%
{\MakeUppercase\listfigurename}}
\startlist[#1]{lot}
\printlist[#1]{lot}{}{%
\chapter*{\listtablename}%
\markboth{%
\MakeUppercase\listtablename}%
{\MakeUppercase\listtablename}}}

\newcommand{\vstoplist}[1]{%
\stoplist[#1]{lof}
\stoplist[#1]{lot}}

\begin{document}
% DOCUMENT
\begin{titlepage}
\huge\bfseries
\ \vfil
Document
\end{titlepage}

% Volume I
\begin{titlepage}
\huge\bfseries
\ \vfil
Volume I
\end{titlepage}

\etocdepthtag.toc{VolumeI}

\frontmatter
% Management summary chapter
some test

\vtableofcontents{VolumeI}
%\newpage %  and may be a header
\vshorttoc{VolumeII}{II}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIII}{III}
{\let\chaptername\appendixname\vshorttoc{VolumeIV}{IV}}

\vlists{VolumeI}

\mainmatter
\setpage

\part{VolumeI}
\chapter{test}
\section{One}
\testf
\subsection{Test On}
\cite{big}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\testf\testf

\backmatter

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{mybiblio}{}
\evolume

% Volume II

\begin{titlepage}
\huge\bfseries
\ \vfil
Volume II
\end{titlepage}

\etocdepthtag.toc{VolumeII}

\frontmatter
% Management summary chapter
some test

\vtableofcontents{VolumeII}
%\newpage
\vshorttoc{VolumeII}{I}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIII}{III}
{\let\chaptername\appendixname\vshorttoc{VolumeIV}{IV}}

\vstoplist{VolumeI}
\vlists{VolumeII}

\mainmatter
\setpage

\part{VolumeII}
\chapter{test}
\section{One}
\testt
\subsection{Test On}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\cite{small}
\testf
\chapter{test}
\testf\testt

\backmatter

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{mybiblio}{}
\evolume

% Volume III

\begin{titlepage}
\huge\bfseries
\ \vfil
Volume III
\end{titlepage}

\etocdepthtag.toc{VolumeIII}

\frontmatter
% Management summary chapter
some test

\vtableofcontents{VolumeIII}
%\newpage
\vshorttoc{VolumeII}{I}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIII}{II}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIV}{IV}

\vstoplist{VolumeII}
\vlists{VolumeIII}

\mainmatter
\setpage

\part{VolumIII.a}
\chapter{test}
\section{One}
\testf
\subsection{Test On}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\cite{small}
\testf

\part{VolumeIII.b}
\chapter{test}
\chapter{test}
\section{One}
\testf
\subsection{Test On}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\cite{big}
\testt\testt

\backmatter

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{mybiblio}{}
\evolume

\appendix
% Volume IV

\begin{titlepage}
\huge\bfseries
\ \vfil
Volume IV
\end{titlepage}

\etocdepthtag.toc{VolumeIV}

\frontmatter
% Management summary chapter
some test

\vtableofcontents{VolumeIV}
%\newpage
\vshorttoc{VolumeII}{I}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIII}{II}
\vshorttoc{VolumeIV}{III}

\vstoplist{VolumeIII}
\vlists{VolumeIV}

\mainmatter
\setpage

\part{Appendices}
\chapter{test}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\testt
\chapter{test}
\testf

\backmatter

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{mybiblio}{}

\end{document}


One should be careful to the header in frontmatter of volume 2,3 and 4. the header of bibliography continue. So maybe one shoud reset it

• I am not typographer nor programmer, so any remark or edit to my answer are welcome – touhami Apr 4 '15 at 8:01

Apologies for the long hiatus... deadlines and travel delayed my being able to close out this question & project...

I did try the MWE posted by @touhami, and it did work very well. Had I been starting from scratch building the volumes and chapters &c. and/or if this were likely to be a common sort of project that occurred regularly and needed to be semi-automated... @touhami's solution would be the way to do it, I think.

Unfortunately, the document was already largely built and under deadline pressure. What I ended up doing was pretty much the suggestion by @barbarabeeton, though I did "cheat" and use \shorttoc` for the outside volume ToC's.

Thanks for all the suggestions and efforts.