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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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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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Title Spacing in Bjornstrup Chapter, Removing Chapter Number From Contents

I would like to make it so that the vertical space below the title of each chapter is the same when using the Bjornstrup package (i.e. so that the descenders do not affect the spacing - as shown by ...
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Best way for creating a simple book cover for scrbook using an image and shaded text box

I am writing an scrbook and would like to create a cover consisting of only an image and a shaded text box like the one below. Does anyone has a recipe for adding a similar cover to this template: \...
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How to get the author and chapter names in header; alternatively using fancyhdr?

I want to set a header/footer which shows: Chapter name on odd numbered page; Author name (different authors in different chapters) in even numbered pages; Page number in central footer. Any help ...
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Abstract environment changing the numbering of pages

I'm writing my thesis using the book document class. To include the acknowledgments environment, I added some lines to my code. The problem now is that using this acknowledgments environment resets ...
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pdf output of book documentclass

I am getting slightly confused with the pdf output of the book document class. I am writing the textbook for my Discrete Math course and I chose to use the book class with the default options. I ...
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Replicating a particular chapter style

I would like to replicate the following chapter style in LaTeX, so that a title page looks like the mock-up image below. How could I go about achieving this? Here's a good point to start. I wouldn't ...
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What is the size of book?

\documentclass{book} \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[azerbaijani]{babel} \usepackage[left=3cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.7cm,bottom=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Which document class is suitable for pocket size book in LaTeX?

I am having mathematics book typed in LaTeX. It looks fine when printed on A4 paper. The paper size is specified using geometry package in book document class. Now the same book I want to print in ...
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Numbering cleardoublepage

When I'm using \cleardoublepage in the twoside book to have a sort of oneside book, with the content in the odd page and a blank page in the other side (even page) but looking at the footer of the ...
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Appendix in book - chapter, not part

I'm wondering whether is possible to have Appendix designed as a chapter with sections in book document class and not as a part with chapters. This is what I get using appendix package \...
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How to style like they do it in “Big Ideas Simply Explained” books?

So how to structure my document so tha it would look like one of this books: Features I search for are general for any moderm magasine: 3 columns interuptable with images columns have a colored line ...
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Typesetting a computer-science book with XeLaTeX+biber

For the next computer-science book I'm planning to edit, I'm considering switching from pdflatex+bibtex to a more modern setup. To get an idea of the contents, think of 400 pages in the style of "...
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How to achieve layout for single sheet folded book

I would like to use TeX (or ConTeXt) to take my text and images in a source doc and output a PDF suitable folding a single sheet book of eight pages from a tabloid piece of paper. The layout is ...
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How do you get a blurred backpage in draft-setting?

In an answer to this question, Tobi posted an image of a few lines of text, and then, blurred and with a slight skip, the lines of the text that appear on the backside of the page, in reverse order: ...
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Edit box with current chapter number on each page margin

I have successfully added a grey box in the margin of each page with the number of the chapter using following code: %-------------------------------------------------------------------------- % ...
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Configuring a style for every chapter

I'm creating a book in LaTeX and I'm creating a lot of duplicated formatting of the following nature: \begin{chapter} \begin{fullwidth} \begin{LARGE} ...... \end{LARGE} \end{fullwidth} \end{chapter}...
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Help with creating a template for lecture notes

I'm trying to create a template for my lecture notes, but I really loved the format of one book I bought. I'd love to duplicate that in LaTeX; specifically, the layout, the chapters' heading style, ...
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how to get the page layout in mm?

I try to understand the actual page layout - but like to have it in mm units. I use layouts but get the sizes in pt. There is a command \printinunitsof{mm} but I do not understand how to use it. In my ...
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Color problem: Displaying author for each chapter in book

I am quite new to latex, so I hope to find some help here. I am preparing a journal using the book class and need to have the author for each chapter printed in the table of contents and at the top of ...
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I am trying to import a picture

I am trying to make a cover for a book. I have successfully imported the picture I wanted into my document, but can't seem to get the formatting right. I want the picture to cover the entire page. Any ...
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insertgraphics not respecting bindingoffset on LH pages

This is "messed up" and does not have the figure environment: This is "not messed up" and has the figure environment: What is causing this? Thanks!!! I am setting up a photobook and have ...
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How to make the caption in `lstlistings` to stick with the code inside?

I have 3 pieces of code and I am using lstlistings to present it in my article. The caption of the third listings is the previous page and the contents of the environment is in the new page. How ...
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Simple solutions for an edited volume with Latex in scr-class

I googled a lot to find an easy way of typesetting an edited volume ("Sammelband") with Latex. There are some presets by publishing houses available on the web, yet they tend to come with complete ...
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Page layout, a philosophical question

Disclaimer: this is a bit off-topic, but I'm thinking that TeX designers must have considered this at one point or another Why do all pages in a book have to have exactly the same text width? (and ...
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Why isn't my document compiling correctly? [closed]

I'm trying to get started writing in LaTeX and have the following simple document skeleton: \documentclass{book} ...
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Creating IKEA-style instructions in LaTeX

Edit: Fixed a typo, added an example picture. Dear TeX-ers. I really like the visual style of IKEA instructions, see below for an example, and I have sometimes played with the idea of making same ...
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TikZ and Chapter heading image

From this template I would like to remove picture headings does anyone know how? this is the structure.tex code %---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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How can I set up the space in the end of the minipage environment with baselineskip automatically?

In the below code, how can I set up the space in the end of the minipage environment with baselineskip automatically? Actually I don't want use to \vspace... and the same command, and also I want to ...
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How can I customize marginal notes options to avoid exceeding page borders when switching the marginal note location?

I am using \marginnote command to insert notes to the left and right of the main text. The default location of the marginal note goes to the larger margin but can be switched with \reversemarginpar. ...
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Referencing Optional Labels in an Omnibusable Book

I have a book on math in several parts Arithmetic Algebra Linear Algebra Etc. I don't necessarily want to wait until all the parts are done to publish some of the parts, then I want to be able to ...
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Tikz & Geometry package (elimination of space)

I use geometry package for preparing a book with bleeds. This book would contain a simple graphics done by tikz. Firstly, a space above my tikz picture has been observed (in overlay mode), although ...
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Custom chapter with image

I would like to modify the \chapter{} command such that I can include a (fixed height) image in the following sense (quick sketch I made in LibreOffice) with an orange border around it: Is this ...
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Creating a layout where theorems are in 'margins'

I wish to design a document with the following mock-up layout, where theorems are separated from the main body of the text in a sort of margin: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{...
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Recreating the fancy chapter style of a textbook

I was wondering if someone could help reproduce the style of chapter shown in this image: Specifically, just the small grey strip containing "CHAPTER" and the large chapter number (which is 14 in ...
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The correct way to perform a section break in LaTeX

I have been searching for an answer to this question for years, sleuthing through dozens of pages of google search results and hundreds of ways to phrase the question, and not once have I found a good ...
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How to achieve header and footer as required?

I have more than 100 abstracts for our conference which are categorized as invited, contributory and poster. Currently, I have file with the following sample code: \documentclass[11pt,twoside,...
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Page Numbering on Top Page Corner Outside the Header?

Because of publishing matters, I've been searching for some time now a way to place the main-matter page number on the top right(left) of my odd(even) pages, outside the header and outside of the ...
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Add booktabs' toprule and bottomrule to (floating) enumerate

I am working on producing a good-looking floating enumerate. What still needs to be done is to add booktabs' toprule above the first enumerate's item and booktab's bottomrule below the last enumerate'...
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Numbering exercise in a book

I would like to write exercise for each chapter in a documentclass of book as shown below: Chapter 4 Blablabla Exercise 4.1. Blablablab ..... ..... Exercise 4.2. Blablablabla .... .... ...
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How to achieve a layout similar to “Aigner: Proofs from the book” [closed]

The book Aigner, Ziegler: Proofs from the book is generally hailed for it's beautiful Latex layout. An example chapter can be see here. The book uses side notes, so it seems to be inspired by https://...
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Homework Solutions and Assignment Sheets from Indesign

I would like to create this Homework Solutions and Assignment Sheets which was made it by adobe indesign Could someone create it with latex ? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage[margin=...
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How to add a signature (author name, place, date) to a preface?

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 ...
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Optional content for improved layout

We publish a similar booklet every year, and currently layout the document by hand, to reach a page count divisible by 4, while having headings at the top of the pages and avoiding white space on the ...
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What is LaTeX class for this book? [closed]

I decided to translate a book but I have hard time to design my own LaTeX template for the book Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Below is showing one page: I wonder what kind ...
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Can you help me optimize/improve this LaTeX book template for a short story anthology?

Background I am not very experienced with LaTeX, but I am looking to use it to create the PDF so we can self-publish a short story anthology (previously our group has used MS Word, but that is really ...
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Incorporate Tufte book style margins to standard book class

(Yes, this should be done by inspecting the document class, but I do not see myself up to the task yet.) 1) What is a straightforward method to incorporate Tufte-book-class-like margin notes to a ...
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writing book in nice format

I am trying to write notes on a subject and I want to view them also in book format. The sample of a book, which I saw impressive for reading is the following one. How to make such format of book ...