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PDF's page layout and dimensions not good for printing

So now that I have a 600+ page PDF (book) on my hands, I'd like to get a print out of it -- never thought I would. Turns out that the PDF's page formatting is not right for the print-on-demand service ...
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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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Section symbol showing up in section headings and toc

I jumped in to editing a book document class and we want to now remove the section symbols from the toc and the section titles. I cannot figure out why they are there in the first place. Regardless, ...
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LaTeX Headings Question

I am in the process of finishing a book. I hove noticed that for some reason the chapter headings and section headings are not all in the same font style. Sometimes the style will be slanted Capital ...
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where I can get the complete source code of a typical book for learning [duplicate]

I'm new to the TeX community. I want to know where I can get the complete source code of a typical book for learning.
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create new style for books

I would like to create something to look like the following image: Here are my attempts, but unfortunately I got some errors. by the way I'm using : Miktex This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0....
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Customising headers and footers in ToC pages

In my book class document, the page numbers appear as footers in the corner, that is as \fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage}. However, the page numbers appear as headers in the pages containing the table of ...
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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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Set distance between chapter and start of text

I'm using the Wiley Template, that can be found here (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wiley-book-style). I'm trying to change the spacing between the chapter title and the beginning of the ...
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Possible to have two different sets of information for every other page?

I am aware of \paracol and do love it, but I am curious, is there any way to do something similar but with whole pages? I am using the \book class specifically. Like say I wanted mirror, for whatever ...
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Arrange the section in book class

I have problem with my sectioning. I explain the problem in this code. Please run this code. \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat*{\section}{\bf\normalsize} \...
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Adding a background picture to the first page and last page

Hi I was just wondering on how I could add a background picture to the last page and first page? I want one page without anything but the picture and a last page. \documentclass[12pt]{extarticle} \...
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How to trim figure caption in the \listoffigures [duplicate]

I want to trim the figure caption to show part of the caption, say the first sentence. In the same time, I do not want to cut from the actual caption in the document itself. I need the full ...
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Why there is text extra text in the table of contents heading

Here i am facing with the extra text appears in the table of content heading, How do i solve the problem Here is my MWE \documentclass[twoside,8pt,openany]{book} \usepackage[inner=1cm,outer=0.5cm,...
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Remove part numbering on TOC

I'm currently using \documentclass{book} and I'd like to remove the roman numeral before the parts of my TOC. It currently looks like this: What I did before was use \part* and \addcontentsline{toc}{...
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Figures in Latex/Lyx

Does anyone know which program was used for figures in Thomas' calculus book or in Stewart's calculus book? Particularly 3D figures for example in double integrals chapter (for example figure: the ...
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MikTEX missing report and book document class templates

I have a MikTEX 2.9 installation which comes with some templates for some document classes, but the report and book classes are not listed. Does anyone know if they are hidden somewhere in MikTEX or ...
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Removing page number from the first page of new part [duplicate]

I am creating a book class document with several parts, each part containing several chapters. Now, the document is openany, so that the chapter may open on odd or even page. But each part has to open ...
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chronology of LaTeX books [duplicate]

Can I get the chronology of books written for LaTeX For example I have gone through D._Knuth-The_TeXbook.pdf But most of the examples will not compile in the modern Win Cmptr running MikTex like \...
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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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Reproduce a ConTeXt book cover with LaTeX [duplicate]

I recently find a book cover generated with ConTeXt. It looks quite simple but I guess there is a few things to take into account like adjusting the text size to the height of the page. How could it ...
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Horizontal baseline after chapter number, stretched to right margin, above chapter title

The question may look lengthy, but it is what I need. I want horizontal line beside chapter number and the vertical position of the line should be on lower. It should be like this 1___ In this link,...
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article style page layout in book class only for one page

book class arranges the text as it is required for printing. The margins are set automatically. If we don't want that formatting, oneside option is available, but it changes the formatting of the ...
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Knuth's 5 volume TeXbook A,B,C,D and E

Can I freely download the Knuth's 5 volume set books COMPUTERS and TYPESETTING in pdf and the source of TeX and {\sf METAFONT} that these book contain and a compiler for the sources that would ...
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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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\begin{appendices} header problem

I'm having a little problem with the appendices environment that probably is very easy to solve, but for the life of me I haven't been able to figure it out. Here is the deal, I need to add ...
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Extremely weird formatting of text in section

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{book} % Packages \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} % For images \usepackage{titling} % For adjusting white space above headers \usepackage{titlesec} % ...
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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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Legrand Orange Book - master subfiles and different classes

I'm looking to use the Legrand Orange book to write a mathematics course package, however I'm having trouble making a few modifications. I'd like to use master/subfiles or another package like that ...
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Eliminate the extra page after use \includepdf

I have a question. I'm writing my thesis and I use a custom cover page using the \includepdf command, then I start the document, but I think this command adds an extra blank page after using it.. ...
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How to align chapter label on right side and chapter title on left side

I want to align the Chapter Label on right side of the page and chapter title on left side of the page. How can I do this following command: \chapter{Introduction} The output should be like this
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Proper answer numbering for sub problems in book class file

I'm trying to create a latex file to present both the problems and their solutions at the end of the document. Everything looks good except one thing, i.e., the answer numbering for multiple problems ...
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MIKTEX: how to typeset the whole book while working on a chapter?

When I write a book - I have a master tex file, say book.tex which contains the title, etc., the macros, inputs individual chapter files. When I work on a chapter, say chapter1.tex and see what I did, ...
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recommendations for a large book with many images

I 'm writing a book with many pages (until now are 200, expected 600) and with many tikz-images. I split the book with \include and \includeonly commands for compiling speed reasons and everything is ...
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How to typeset a critical apparatus like the commented “Mein Kampf” edition?

I happen to own the commented edition of "Mein Kampf", where there are lots of comments on historical events, lies he told for propaganda etc. It looks like this: Right now, I'm working on a ...
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Add unnumbered blank page after cover page, but before title page and book

Right after the cover page [TEMP IMAGE A], I'd like to get a blank page (which would be unnumbered and unaccounted for in the overall page count), then the book's title page [TEMP IMAGE B] (which ...
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Remove page numbers on “Part” pages

There are solutions out there. Such as this one \patchcmd{\part}{\vfil}{\vfil\thispagestyle{empty}}{}{} using \usepackage{etoolbox} Or this one. I've attempted to apply them to my code, but have ...
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Book reference does not appear in the article

I use: \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num} before beginning the document and \bibliography{mybibfile} before ending. The articles work well, but the books reference does not work. ?...
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Glossary 'List style', how reduce the space between definitions, and formatting matters

everybody. I'm new to the site, so I greet everyone. Sorry for my English: I'm not mother language so, I really I appeal to your patience. My problem consists in difficulties to format my glossaries ...
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What is the best class for writing a PhD thesis? [closed]

What would you say: book, memoir, classicthesis...? I want to read as much as I can on the class documentation before I start writing, so I avoid problems in the future, when I should be focussing on ...
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Change font type in LaTex (Overleaf)

I started using LaTex to write a document (documentclass book) and I am still learning. I have tried to change the font type to Garamond (Microsoft Word) using the following code: \usepackage[]{babel}...
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How to remove header in list of figures, tables, and bibliography (book class)

I redefined how chapter* environment appears in book class as follows: % CHAPTER* HEADER \renewcommand{\@makeschapterhead}[1]{% {% \vspace*{\@spacebeforechapterhead}% \parindent 0pt \Large%\...
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Chapter titles for book of article collections

Is there a relatively straightforward method to make book of collected articles? (So, in a sense, each article becomes a chapter, the article name becomes the chapter title, etc., as in the ...
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Titleps pagestyle not applying to chapter opening pages

In the below MWE, my custom page style cannot get applied to the first page of a chapter, as can be seem be examining the style of the page number; all subsequent pages seem to be styled corretly. Why ...
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How to write a book that is a compilation of letters

I would like to write a book in LaTeX that is a compilation of several letters. I tried the following approach: The main document is a book type: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{book} \...
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Is there good documentation of TeX, eTeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX and/or LuaTeX primitives?

I mean something like this: TeX - Wikibooks I found it looking up documentation for \if. I didn't expect to find it to be a WikiBook. Open the link, scroll down to "TeX Primitives" and click ìf ...
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How to format a bilingual poetry book

I would like to write a bilingual poetry book (English-German) using LaTeX for PDF (Kindle Publishing). Here it is how it should look like: Title page with author name at the bottom; Table of ...
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Compiling problem in book class

I am writing a book and I split it in to several files using \include{} and \includeonly{} commands. The chapter "chapterThomae" has the Thomae's function from here. If I use the \includeonly{} ...
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Several packages conflicting with graphicx [closed]

I am trying to typeset an English book class document using xelatex so that I can use the fonts in my system. I find that several packages conflict with graphicx, such as wrapfig, afterpage and url. I ...
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How to customize list of tables?

\documentclass{book} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{table} \caption{abcd} \begin{tabular}{c} abcd \end{tabular} \end{table} \begin{table} \caption{pqrs} \begin{tabular}{c} ...

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