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Section in black box and in margin for all pages like in IBM Technical Manuals [duplicate]

I am trying to produce a vertical box with the word "Section" including its current section number on the outer margin of each page. This is to mimic the original IBM Technical Manuals. An ...
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How to set a letter to the margin of the page and position it vertically according to alphabetical order?

I would like to place a letter (that indicates which letter in the dictionary is shown) on the outer side of the book, set it for example in a darker box and position that letter vertically. Users of ...
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Rotated, running text in right margin?

I want to place some (large) text, rotated -90 degrees and running the right-hand margin. After reviewing Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin and the somewhat related (albeit for ...
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Show current chapter number on each page margin

I'm making a reference manual using scrbook. I'd like to include a "tab" that shows the current chapter number in a 1.5cm gray rectangle on the outside edge of every page. Within the rectangle would ...
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Coloured swatch per chapter

I know that this should be possible, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I would like to have a small rectangle appear on each page (outside edge), which runs right up to the edge of the page, and ...
will's user avatar
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Thumb index for parts

I found this script but couldn't manage to adjust it for parts. Here's what I got so far: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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Vertical (rotated) titles in margins

I want to write the chapter title or section subject in the margin of each page. I eventually managed to get some working code : \setuplayout[edge=3cm,margin=3cm,backspace=7cm,height=27cm] \...
Skippy le Grand Gourou's user avatar
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Packages to print tabs on page border

What are the different packages available to print tabs on page borders like this ?
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Automatically Center Text in Chapter Thumb Box

This code is building from the post found here. In my MWE given below: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{plain} %...
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Unwanted title box on first page of a part

I used the code provided by Gonzalo here Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin The problem I have are: I am using \parts also to divide my document and the box appear in the part page ...
acastell's user avatar
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Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?

I'd like some of those "flaps" (how are these really called in typography, actually? Is it "thumb index"?) which is a bit of fill, extending to the margin; so that when you "bend" a book, you can see ...
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Place chapter heading in margin

I'm using the memoir class. I would like the \chapter{xxx} command to place the chapter heading in the margin instead of above the text. Like this: This question is somewhat similar, but in that ...
oz1cz's user avatar
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Temporary removal of `\ChapFrame` used in 'Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin'

I would like to, temporarely, not assign new coloured boxes for some chapters. Is that possible, e.g. using or resetting the \ChapFrame command?
User4536124's user avatar
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Vertical Section and Chapter Name in Margin

Sorry for the vague title, I honestly have no idea what they're called, so it makes googling for them rather hard. (Edit It's apparently called a "thumb index") I'm looking to do something similar to ...
Electric Coffee's user avatar
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How to make thumbs using tikz appear on all chapter pages and not only on the chapter title page?

I want thumbs to appear on the right of odd pages and on the left side of even pages. I previously used an old solution that worked quite well but I did not like the distribution of the thumbs: %%% ...
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