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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unnumbered chapter doesn't show up in the header

I am working on a book wherein there's an unnumbered chapter after the ToC and before the numbered chapters. Here's the MWE: \documentclass[draft]{book} \usepackage[twoside,a4paper]{geometry}% \...
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Two-sided printing of A6 pages on A4 paper

I have a document, 78 pages long formatted into a6 paper size. I need to print those pages onto a4 sized paper, double sided. SAMPLE LAYOUT BEGINS: SAMPLE LAYOUT ENDS EDIT 2 begins: In this way, if ...
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Showcase of beautiful chapter designs

I'm currently writing a book, and I was wondering if you guys could display your chapter designs: Complex - have different formatting Beautiful and awesome With the tex source code Nothing original. ...
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Use the odd side page layout with book class oneside option in Hebrew document

I am writing a book in Hebrew. I want the output to be "one-side" meaning that both odd and even pages appear the same. So I tried the option oneside in the document class but it makes the ...
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Total number of pages including frontmatter and backmatter

Is there any way to get total number of pages in the document. I am typesetting a book and first page where I write publication info needs to include total number of the pages in the book. I wonder if ...
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Remove margin paragraphs from the paper

I have a document that includes no margin paragraphs (\marginpar{..}), and therefore there is no need to give any area on the paper for the marginparsep and marginparwidth lengths. To achieve that, ...
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Does Lyx support exercises throughout the text of a textbook whose solutions are written after each exercise but printed at the of the textbook?

I am writing a textbook in Lyx that includes (a) exercises throughout the text of the chapters and (b) additional exercises at the end of each chapter. The end-of-chapter exercises will be formatted ...
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Different page style on last page of chapter

I am using fancyhdr for the formatting of my page styles. I have used a headerline that expands inwards. On the first page of a chapter this line is shorter. In a chapter it looks like this: When a ...
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More explanation about page layout when printing a book

I read in the memoir class manual, in chapter 2, about some additional lengths that you should set up when preparing documents for printing. For example, the length for the spine, the difference ...
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building fancy report documents? As in what you would see from InDesign etc [duplicate]

This one has been puzzling me.. Logically I know it must be possible, if not fiddly to produce fancy looking documents similar to say https://stock.adobe.com/au/140151445?tduid=...
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Chapter header too big in Legrand Orange Book

I'm writing a laboratory manual using the Legrand Orange Book as template. What I've found unattractive in the output is the laaaaarge separation between the header and the start of the main body. The ...
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Converting a book to LaTeX [duplicate]

Just to pass some time, I've decided that I want to convert my math textbook and remake it entirely (or how much ever I can manage to complete in a few months) in LaTeX. Are there any things I need to ...
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Writing my first book [closed]

I am writing my first book ever, an undergraduate mathematics textbook, and even though I'm halfway done with the content, I'm still using a really simple template I found on the internet that uses ...
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Showcase of modern, beautiful and appealing styles for short documents

I'm helping someone to typeset in LaTeX a short non-technical document (at most 20 pages). This document should be nice to read, aesthetic, with nice pictures... LaTeX is mostly used for technical ...
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Book page formatting

I am a novice Latex user. I am planning to write a book which should be in 8.5" by 5.5" (text area is 4" by 6.5"). But I have to write the draft in a4 size paper which is bigger ...
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Latex book odd page is coming with big right margin [duplicate]

I am writing my thesis using the book document class. The sample code is located on GitLab project. The problem is each chapter starts on an odd page and the odd page has big right margin. I think the ...
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Variables for book and chapter names

I am trying to configure a book using fancyhdr. I want the book name centred on even pages, and the chapter name centred on odd pages. That is all very well, except for two simple questions: Is there ...
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How to produce this Book layout [closed]

Please, how to produce the design and layout of this book: formats and colors of sections, sub-sections, top of page, footer ...
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Children book/picture book template

I got inspired by the book "Newtonian Physics for Babies" and other books by Chris Ferrie. So I wanted to gift a children book to someone in my family. The book will be a first encounter ...
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Shifting position

I used this to type a book(This is not the entire command).But I want the page to begin from the top leftmost corner.Is there a way to do it? \documentclass{report} \usepackage{titlesec,amssymb} \...
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What packages I need to add this style to my books?

I want to imitate this style(chapter in letters, two lines, and the chapter's title in the middle of the lines like the image) in my books and documents with chapters. Any tips? Thanks in advance.
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change chaptermark in combination with frontmatter, mainmatter

I am trying to change the chaptermark (and sectionmark) in my book class document. I want to disable uppercase and to not display \chaptername. I found some explanations on a wiki page. According to ...
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Illustrate categorization of book contents with color, sidebar etc

I am preparing a comprehensive lecture note that will cover the interconnected topics of three courses. The courses are: Course 1: Fundamental of Topic (including some A and some B) Course 2: Details ...
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Book class \sectionmark not working when section heading is on first page of section

Firstly, I know that this question has been asked at least twice elsewhere, but in one case the first answer uses memoir class, where it still uses the long version on the first page but wraps it and ...
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Page design like this

Can any one help me design something like this?.
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Alternating positions for the page numberings - alternating bottom left and bottom right

I finished my diploma thesis a few months ago. I wrote it in a LaTeX-Editor (Overleaf), but the page-numbers are only on the bottom right on each page. Since I wanted to print it like / as a book, I ...
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Showing 'intentionally blank' page at the last odd page of book

I want to start every chapter from an odd page and the corresponding blank pages should appear with the notice "The page is intentionally left blank". I have achieved it in my MWE. But I ...
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How I can edit the below title picture?

I have this example book via overleaf to build a book , but i can't edit its title picture (fractal.jpg). I have added two packages in the original source page which are: \usepackage{titlepic} and \...
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A problem about the top and bottom margins of my chapters?

I have a problem that the top margin of my chapters are large while the bottom margins are very small, here is the code I am using for my chapters: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Can I put a drawing in tikz in margin in book style?

Is it possible to put my graph (tikz) instead of the text in the margin on page 7?? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{marginnote,geometry,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,tikzmark} \...
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Adding a custom front page in a dblatex-generated PDF

Is there a way to create a custom front page in LaTeX, and pass that as input to dblatex so that it uses that instead of its \maketitle (or whatever it generates the front page with)? I can pass it a ....
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Making a bullet journal notebook using latex

I want to make a bullet journal notebook using latex. indeed I want to find a way to turn the idea described in the here into a bullet journal notebook. For a bullet journal notebook, I need a dotted ...
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How can I keep the place of page numbering in the footer while using `documentclass{book}`? [duplicate]

Here is my document from the beginning: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[a4paper, margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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Title page and half-title inside book

Is theire a package or core command to automatically generate title page and half-title witch follow the page cover inside a book’s class document?
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geometry - Footnotes immediately after text

The package geometry makes it very easy to define how much space should separe the text from the footnotes: \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{footnotesep=2em} However the setting is effective only when ...
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Need more dots after section title in ToC

I would like to fix a little dots glitch in my ToC. Here's a MWE showing the issue: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,twoside]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[total={6in,...
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How to put the title page on the second page?

I know this isn't standard practice, but I need to put the title page of some special document on the back of the first page (i.e on the second page), so the extra white margin appears on the right ...
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How to make book easy to find the chapter by side view?

It is hard to explain my question, so I put the picture here. I want to put chapter number (such as 3) with dark background in my book, then it helps to find the location the specific chapter from ...
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Footnotes immediately after text on mainly blank pages

I find it a good typographic practice to make footnotes immediately follow the text on closing pages of chapters or sections, where much of the page may be blank rather than filled with text. In the ...
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Can LaTeX do non-printable graphical elements?

Is there a way to make some graphical elements to be non-printable, i.e. prints as white, while staying fully visible on screen? Here's a MWE to play and have fun with: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,...
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Problem with vertical text in inner margins

I'm having troubles in setting the copyright notice and vertical title right, with the following code. I need to fix two things: The vertical text should stay inside their gray zone (as it is, ...
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How to create a fake ToC on a title page?

I wrote a large book of 2000 pages, so I have to split it into 4 or 5 volumes of about 500 pages (250 paper sheets), for printing and paper binding issues. Each volume would have its own front title ...
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How can I get something like this in the book class?

Hello, I want something like the represented in the picture (using the book class), i.e., for the title of the chapter, I want "Chapter X" above and "Chapter Title" below, with a ...
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Can I use the svmono Springer template files for self publishing a book outside of Springer?

I want to self publish a Math book and would like to use the svmono style template files as the base. I checked the files themselves, the Springer publishing guide, but nowhere do they reference the ...
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How to use displaystyle for all maths expressions in text? [duplicate]

I would like to display all inline maths expressions in displaystyle, but without typing \displaystyle{...} everytime I insert a math expression into a block of text. How can we do that at the ...
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Inconsistent paragraph spacing with \parbox for custom design

I am working on a project that requires generating latex code programmatically from a JSON file, which contains a transcribed conversation. The design of the final goal is non-standard. It requires ...
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Start sections in an odd page only in one chapter

I need to make all the sections of a certain chapter of my document (a book) appear in an odd page. Any ideas?
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Creating a numbered-frames book template

I want to create a template for a book document class (not beamer) where the entire book is written in numbered frames. Below is an example from Kleppner and Ramsey's Quick Calculus showing Frames 25 ...
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Watermark or rubber stamp-type heading for draft number on the top of EVERY page of a book

I will be submitting my thesis to my committee soon. I expect that my thesis will go through several drafts, and I will be posting these on a filesharing platform for my committee to view. I would ...
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Is there a way of creating a design in LaTeX the same way CSS allows you to style a HTML page?

As you probably know, CSS isn't only there to make text red or to tell the browser you don't want your links to be underlined: CSS is an incredibly powerful designing tool that allows you to shift and ...
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