Questions tagged [book-design]

{book-design} is about the design and layout of books. Typical subjects are cover, title pages, margins, odd and even pages and order of sections in front matter and back matter.

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How to extend (or kern) a subtitle to the text width?

I have a subtitle that is almost as large as the text width. For aesthetical purposes, I would like to strech it a bit so it covers the whole text width, and be more harmonious with the picture below ...
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How to make this title in a title page?

I would like to reproduce the following title in my title page given by the code below (this picture was done using Pages, from Apple): Here's my title page code to work with: \documentclass[...
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What's the Simplest Way to Convert a book from XeLaTex to Epub [duplicate]

I have a 508-page book setup in LaTex. The book has 60+ images and uses custom fonts (the reason why I'm using XeLaTex). I use Overleaf and can easily spit out PDFs to create the paperback version of ...
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Troubles customizing the ToC with tocloft

I'm having difficulties in setting up the ToC of a large book with many chapters, sections and subsections. The horizontal spacings aren't right, and the dots to the page number isn't right neither. ...
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Is it safe to use \usepackage{fullpage} for book publishing?

I'm putting together a paperback book using the \documentclass{book} layout. I'm starting to use \usepackage{fullpage} to get bigger fonts and gain more flexibility in terms of layout. Final output ...
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How can I change the chapter number in a book environment?

I want to change the chapter number so that when I compile the code, the document starts at the 2nd, 3rd or any other chapter number. What's the better way to do this?
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Guides and tips for starting off with the Memoir class?

So I don't know if this is an appropriate question to ask here, but let's see how it goes. I would like to know if there are other resources to getting started with the Memoir class in LaTeX. I've ...
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Table of contents design with images/background

I would like to place, just in the contents, a background image left-aligned, like this example and leave the page number closer to the chapter name: one aligned to the right, the other to the left, ...
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side-by-side translation

I have an english text translated into french and I want to print them side by side one page after the other. So that each french page is the translation of the english page. --- page 1 --- this is ...
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How to make effects in chapter sheet design and sheets decoratives

I am a user of www.overleaf.com and I am producing my first book. I'm a designer and I would like to make a production well done. I researched some models of books. And I really liked this one: ...
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Design assignment pdf front page

How can I design PDF page like this :
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How can create a newenvironement for exercises Solutions

I am trying to create a book with exercises and solutions, I would like to insert each exercise in tcolorbox, I don't want to repeat each time this command \begin{tcolorbox}[enhanced,breakable,title=...
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What are some good templates for books that are similar to dictionaries?

I am writing a book that is a collection of interesting words. Each word will have several subsections (definition, etymology, usage ...things like that). What's a good format for such a book? I ...
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Re-creating a section style in LaTeX book

How does one go about recreating the following section style in LaTeX, so that the section title begins before the main body of the text and horizontal lines are drawn above and below it? Would the ...
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Recreating this chapter style in LaTeX

I would like to recreate the following chapter style in LaTeX, where the '1' here is the chapter number. How do I go about doing this? I would've provided a base code but I have absolutely no idea how ...
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How best to reproduce this planner layout in LaTeX/ConTeXT?

Screenshots of the format (made as much as I could in Publisher): Front sheet: Inside spread: Back sheet: Nuances: Two page layouts, with a fixed 22.5mm gutter/inside border ...
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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 ...
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title page in book

I'd like to make a book with front page this one which I found here. For this specific front page the author gives the following code \newcommand*{\cdiam}{\prec\kern-2pt\succ} \newcommand*{\titleZD}...
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Define a custom floating environment in page margins?

I am using fancyhdr and tikz to create custom sidebars on the left-even and right-odd sides of my pages (for a book, so documentstyle book). Is there a way to make a new "floating area" and ...
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Is there any “worn book” or “ancient book” style or can it be done with watermark?

My question is exactly what it means. Does exist something that makes bookstyle like worn, but without losing the quality; or even can a "worn book" be done with watermark?
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What is the template used in this document (Babel 3.38 manual)?

I am impressed by the elegance of the Babel manual downloadable from http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/tex/macros/latex/required/babel/base/babel.pdf. See below for an impression: Does anybody ...
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customize \section on odd and even pages

I'm using the code fragment shown below, where I have a specific shape for each section, but it has a problem in the two-side mode. How should I solve the problem? Thanks for your help. \...
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Frontispiece with specific informations

i'm really new in latex that I can't do even a single typography task by myself. I'm trying to make a title-page/frontispiece with a specific number and placement of informations, but every time that ...
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Removing indentation from the 1st chapter line

On my pdf document, the first line appears indented. However, I'd like to remove this indentation. Of course, adding '\noindent` will solve the problem, but doing that will force the users to ...
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Allow sections to spread over pages in book

I am using the template from this link and I am having a problem so that the spacing after each chapter head is inconsistent as it seems to not allow sections to go over pages. I understand why this ...
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Why is “openright” the default value in book?

Why does the book class use openright by default? Is it more beautiful than openany? Any other historical or technical reason?
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

Many PDF of math books that I have, I am sure (99%) that they has been typesetted using (Pdf)LaTeX. But when I check their properties in PDF reader, the PDF producer name isn't (Pdf)LaTeX surprisingly ...
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Header with book title and part name using fancyhdr

I am currently writing a book in french which is made of three parts (with \part{}). Using the fancyhdr package, I would like to have the tile of my book on the even pages and the name of the part (...
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Book Style of Classical thesis

I am using the classical thesis for my PhD thesis and I realized that the style will produce A4 instead of book style. I found these comments in classicalthesis.sty, it is a bit confusing to me and ...
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Format a two column book with text on one side and images on the other [duplicate]

I would like to know how to format an entire book in this way, with one column for text and the other for figures. I have seen solutions to do this with mini-sections but is there a simple way to do ...
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Easily remove page numbers for blank pages (book class)

Edit: it was suggested that there is a case of duplication. There is no case of a duplicate, because this question specifically concerns only removing page numbers on supposedly empty pages, while the ...
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title page in book class is not working

I am recently got introduced to latex and I am using overleaf. Below is the main.tex \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage{makeidx} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{...
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How to typeset a cover page with an image

Say I have a book title I want to typeset using latex: __________________ | | | ____________ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
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Replicating a fancy bordered text style in LaTeX

I am looking to replicate the following artwork with LaTeX: A border resembling a pencil runs along the left-hand side. The pencil is divided into coloured sections corresponding to different pieces ...
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Witharrows or other package to connect equations on different places

This MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath,amssymb} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[most]{tcolorbox} \newtcolorbox{mybox}[1]{% colback=...
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Put each text on each column

How can I put texts from different languages in each column on a two column book class? I tried the paracol package but it doesn't look good for my entire file. I put here a MWE of my code (compiled ...
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Choose columnsep depending on page

I wish I could set a different columsep on the page if it is the title page of the chapter. So far I've tried using a conditional ifchapterpage with the code within makeatother found in here (by @...
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Custom columnsep in twocolumn book

I'm trying to customize the column separator for my two columns book class. I made a simple Tikz line to put between them but I find no way to do so. Here's a MWE of my code (I'm compiling it with ...
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Trying to create an unconventional book

I'm trying to create an 'unconventional' document. By 'unconventional' I am talking about a book with the following characteristics: pages in size a3 or a2 or a1 or a0 and 'landscape' orientation the ...
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Formatting of Axler’s Linear Algebra Done Right

I recently started reading Sheldon Axler’s Linear Algebra Done Right and I find the formatting and design of the text quite appealing. I provided a page as an example. What I’m interested in the ...
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Title page in book class using tikz

I am trying to design a title page in book class. I want the title page exactly to look like the image attached. It is easily possible to create an array of rectangles in tikz. However I am having ...
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Current page name overlapping with other chapters

I am writing my thesis on latex, and every pages show at the bottom the name of the current chapter. The code is the following: \documentclass[openany, a4paper, 12pt]{book} \usepackage[english]{babel}...
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Problem in using fncychap and xepersian packages

I want to use a different style for the book document class. I found out that I have to use fncychap package with an option. Since I'm using the xepersian package, it did not work. How can I have a ...
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LaTeX - Change the overall indentation of algorithms in a book

I am writing on a document that is formatted as a book (two pages with an indentation on the left side for even page numbers and on the right side for odd page numbers). \documentclass[10pt,twoside,...
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Splitting my document into two volumes does not work

I have a document, which I want to put in the following fomrat: Preface Introduction Volume One: Dynamic Meteorology Table of Contents Chapters Volume Two: Dynamic Oceanography Table of Contents ...
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A new aspect for the chapter of Legrand Orange Book

Starting from this MWE, \documentclass[12pt,fleqn]{book} \usepackage[top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3cm,right=3cm,headsep=10pt,a4paper]{geometry} % Page margins \usepackage{graphicx} % ...
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What was added in the latest edition of Math into LaTeX?

My current main references for LaTeX are The LaTeX Companion 2nd edition by Mittelbach and Goosens and More Math into LaTeX 4th edition by Gratzer. Both are excellent and serve me well, but the former ...
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Modify the chapter opening

I need help in the following, I am trying to make all pages facing the chapter openings contain a gray of x% when they do not contain text (exclusive condition) only for the mainmatter section. The ...
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Add a summary of sections in chapters

I would like to add a summary of sections in chapters at the beginning. Is there a nice way to get good looking headings with information (numbering, heading text) replicating those of the chapters ...
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How to adjust the horizontal spacing/ margins in custom framed title

I would like to increase the space between the left and right edges of a framed chapter title. I am very new to LaTeX, and am struggling with the package documentation. How can I set text margins ...

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