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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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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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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 ...
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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] \...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Chapter Title in box at the margin with different rounded corners

The title combines two discussion threads on this board. Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin TikZ rectangular node with different rounded corners I have adapted the first solution in ...
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Coloured chapter page markers

I've been experimenting with coloured swatches around the page number to indicate the chapter using KOMA and TikZ; each chapter also has an em-dash above the text in the same colour as a stylistic ...

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