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I want to have a book preface signed with author (the prefaces’s, not the book’s), date and place name. I am using Koma-script, but could use a different package as it is quite a simple book. Does any package have a standard way of doing that?

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    why not just, at the end of the prefacer, add the extra information as, for example \begin{flushright} author name\\date\\place\par\end{flushright}. you probably want to add some \vspace before the signature block. Sep 26, 2017 at 0:57
  • LaTeX does provide the most basic stuff with the most basic layout. Every special layout stuff has to be done by the user. Though admittedly, some packages provide layout stuff.
    – Johannes_B
    Sep 26, 2017 at 3:17
  • @barbarabeeton, it seems date and place are only scrlttr2 variables, while I am using scrbook. Not that I cannot write date and place as I want them explicitly.
    – Leandro
    Sep 27, 2017 at 19:52
  • If you want to use scrlttr2 variables with another class, you can use package scrletter. But if you just want the current date, \today should be enough. Sep 28, 2017 at 18:22

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Here what I ended up wiþ:

\medskip
\begin {flushright}
  Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete \textsc {Dutra}, Brasília, fim da seca
  de 2017.
\end {flushright}
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    You don't need the \par at the end. \end{flushright} uses \endtrivlist. \endtrivlist automatically adds \par in horizontal mode. Sep 28, 2017 at 18:19
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The source of the German KOMA-Script guide uses

 \bigskip\noindent
 Markus Kohm, Neckarhausen bei eisigen Temperaturen im Januar 2017

at the end of the preface.

If you want the date of the LaTeX run, you can use

\bigskip\noindent
My Name, \today, somewhere

If you want several lines

\medskip
\begin{flushleft}
  My Name\par
  \today\par
  Somewhere
\end{flushleft}

or

\medskip
\begin{flushleft}
  My Name\\
  \today\\
  Somewhere
\end{flushleft}
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  • Thanks, @Schweinebacke, you helped a lot to build my solution.
    – Leandro
    Sep 30, 2017 at 19:11

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