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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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Is what I want to do right? [migrated]

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a first name or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. Allow = (1). No Allow = (0)...
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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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How to avoid printing in last line on every page for a particular command?

I am facing a minor issue the story heading text which is in \story{#1} is print in last line in one of the page, so how do i tell to latex if it finds the text from \story{} in last line then it will ...
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\clearpage does not work when adding tocloft

I am using scrbook and using \begin{titlepage} and \end{titlepage} to make the title of the book. After that, added \clearpage before making \tableofcontents so that toc do not show on the second page,...
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How can I get a book(article) online via LaTeX to HTML in Windows 10?

If you could spend a week full-time with Windows looking into various methods for converting LaTeX to HTML, and then actually implement an approach based on what seems to be the most successful/...
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Different inner/outer margins on odd/even pages using Geometry [duplicate]

I'm trying to typeset a book (actually, a dictionary) but keep having trouble setting equal inner and outer margins on both even and odd pages. I have done it numerous times before, but this time ...
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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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change book fontsize

My supervisor asked me to change my thesis fontsize, ONLY the fontsize, not the font type. I don't know why nothing work. I tried: \documentclass[13pt, twoside, openright]{book} but it seems to ...
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Gap appears in Longtable once copied into main document [duplicate]

I created a longtable in a test file and made it work the way I want it. I then pasted that table in my main document, a two column book. Although the longtable was looking good in my test document, ...
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Twoside option not making page numbers alternate?

I am using the "twoside" option but the page number is still just written in the bottom in the middle of a page. I would like the page number to alternate between being on the left bottom corner and ...
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How to change TOC counters without affecting the document?

I am using book class with XeLaTeX. I want to change the toc counter 'I' (as shown here), with a bullet but redefining the Roman alphabets will also change the alphabets in the main document (as ...
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Hiding part of the text when certain macro is enabled

Problem I am now preparing exercises for the course I am going to teach next quarter. I have two concerns Writing problem descriptions and corresponding solutions in two separated files are pretty ...
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179 page book TOC stops at page 129. The whole volume compiles

I have a book of poems with 179 pages but my TOC stops at page 129. There 9 chapters but the TOC stops partway though ch 7. There are often 2 or 3 poems to a page. The whole volume compiles.
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How to change the fontsize of equation for the entire book in one command line not to do it for every equation

I have a book with the font size of equation smaller than that of text. Please look at how small $\pi$ compared to the rest: \documentclass[openany]{book} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{changepage} \...
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Choosing a base class

I started writing my own book class and I'm not sure wheter I should use book or scrbook as my base class. (I'm going to load one of these classes, I'm not going to start writing one from scratch or ...
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Formatting Book Heading Memoir Class

How could I remove the “Book 1” from the following. I am using "\book{Set Theory}" in the memoir class.enter image description here I cannot use “\book*{Set Theory}” because I want it to appear in ...
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Add page number on every page of \documentclass{book}

How do I force there to be a page number on every page of a \documentclass{book} document, including on the title page and the blank pages before \part{}s? MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \pagestyle{...
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How do I give a range of pages in a book index?

Indices in books sometimes refer to a range of pages, not just one page, for instance, like "arrangements to move to England 187-94". How can I do this in latex?
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Acquire article page number in beamerarticle slide

I'm typesetting lecture notes (book class) as my main document. I'm also creating supplementary slides from that document using beamer and beamerarticle, mostly using the figures in the lecture notes ...
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Several mode to write the symbol of a vector

When I use the command \overrightarrow{...} I observe that the space between the two lines increases due to the presence of this command. I often use the command \widebar{...}, \bar{...} or \overbar{.....
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Ordinary text ignores margins in customized book class

I'm making use of a provided custom class to write a dissertation (called dissertation.cls), which is based on the book class. I have found that it leads to sentences ignoring page margins on rare ...
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Get little endian paragraph title shape

As you can see in the MWE, I customize the chapter titles to be displayed in the center of the page with: \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] {\normalfont\huge\bfseries\centering}{\...
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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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Changing Typeface of Part

How do you change the typeface used for the part environment to an Opentype font? (In the MWE below, I've used a TrueType font, but the method should be the same). It appears the standard titlesec ...
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book class recommendation

I 'm writing a book with many environments (theorems, propositions, nota bene, dialogs, function plots, examples etc) with tikz, tcolorbox, dialogue and pgfplot like the picture below. I use include ...