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Wrong page in toc using book document class

I am using this template for my book but am unable to correct page numbering for chapters. In TOC, it shows page 1 but actually, the chapter starts on page 2. I want chapter 1 to start on page 1. ...
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Pages with new chapters ignore pagestyle [closed]

I am currently working on a book and ran into a problem I was unable to solve so far. It seems like whenever a new chapter is introduced, the current pagestyle is beeing ignored. In my "mimnimal&...
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Book in two languages (left pages in one language and right pages in a second language) [duplicate]

I have a book \documentclass[11pt]{book} and I would like to write it in two languages (english and german). My idea would be to repeat each page of the book in both languages, in such a way that all ...
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How may I create a Multiple correct answerS' exercice using xsim

I would like to adapt the MWE below to accept and display MULTIPLE correct answers exercices using xsim. %Code to adapt from @cgnieder: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[no-files]{xsim} \usepackage{...
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How to make the setting fancyhdr for \frontmatter is same as for \mainmatter?

\documentclass[twoside,11pt]{book} \usepackage{fancyhdr,xcolor,lipsum} \let\Chaptermark\chaptermark \def\chaptermark#1{\def\Chaptername{#1}\Chaptermark{#1}} \fancyhead{} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{...
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How to display only the chapters name and not sections and subsections in book class table of contents?

How do I remove the section and subsection from the table of contents and just have the chapters? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{titletoc} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \...
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How to get the appendix pdf to start at the same page?

I am struggling to get the pdf in the appendix to start on the same page as the appendix chapter begins. In addition, the headline is not included with the pdf. Which means that I get a headline, ...
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Book Layout with Fancy Footing Including Display of Text in Front of Offset Graphical Object

I'm currently trying to massage the layout of my Master Thesis and I'm struggling with the arrangement of some specific graphical elements. The desired layout includes a footer with a graphical box (...
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How we do as odd header is the chapter-title, and the even header is the title of the thesis-title?

I am writing my thesis in report class but I figured out that my title chapters (thesis-title) are not appearing on the headers. My goal is to realize this layout for a thesis.
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Aesthetic math books that are written in LaTeX that are open source [closed]

I found this book called linear algebra done right and I was shocked at how the book looks. I tried to find the LaTeX code for it, but it isn't open source. Could anyone point me to other books that ...
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Remove page numbers on blank pages after title page and table of contents in book document class?

I'm exploring the book document class and tried the following: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{microtype} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage} This is my title page. \end{titlepage}...
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Use only arabic numbers in book class

I am writing a book with extbook class. In the TOC frontmatter uses roman numerals, mainmatter uses arabic numbers. Publisher asked if I could use only arabic numbers everywhere including in ...
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When is textwidth 4.5in in latex?

In latex documentation, I found this: Then I searched that what does bk mean, and I found this: After seeing this I thought that bk means book. And textwidth equals to 4.5in in book class (font size ...
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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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Split a document into several files: Missing \begin{document}

I'm wanting to split a document into several files as follows and as shows the attached picture: main file main.tex is in principal folder. In each chapter file I input 2 files namely header.tex and ...
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Restore even-odd-page-style

I have a question and I hope you have any ideas to help me. I realized a book where the book text is written on the left side (odd pages) and the comments (related to the text) are put on the right ...
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Redefining \@schapter cause a "perhaps a missing \item." error

Here I want to automatically add string "toc" after the numbered chapter, and "notoc" after the unnumbered chapter, like this: so I wrote this: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{...
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Changing subfigure numbering style in \ref

I have been formatting thesis which is based on report class and the latex code has numerous subfigures; whenever I use \ref to reference a subfigure, it shows up like 1.2a style where 1=chapter no., ...
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Grey border around the whole page

I am typesetting novels in Latex and I would like to include a 'if you like this, why not try' section at the back. Such sections are normally formatted like this: With a nice grey border around the ...
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Answers : sub-questions, make a separate file for long answers

Please excuse my poor English! Hi all. I hope you are doing well and have celebrated the New Year well. I am writing a mathematics book and I would like to: Have the opportunity to describe the ...
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Settings for book

I'm making some books of the class notes of my college career, and I have used several packages, margin changes and newcommands. I want to use those settings in all my class notes, but I don't want to ...
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Using chapterbib with Legrand Orange book

I am writing a book using the Legrand Orange template. I want to have references at the end of each chapter. To that end, I am doing something akin to the following: \documentclass[11pt,fleqn]{book}...
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Can use Thai font in Chapter or Section title but not in the Section's body

All guru, I'm using book template and can use Thai font in Chapter or Section title but when I typed Thai font in Section's body, it didn't show up. Please advice. Thanks in advance. \documentclass[...
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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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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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fancyhdr long section name overlaps page number

Hi I use fancy header but the page number overlaps with the section name in the header. Is there a way to force either a tiny bit smaller text or just allow for longer margins in the header? Thanks. ...
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Image larger then text with twoside book class

The trick indicated here for including an image bigger than \textwidth (with \makebox) works with document class article or with oneside book but not with twoside book, even if I set nomarginpar and \...
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Duplicate entries in contents

I found a lot of questions with the same problem.But mine is a little different. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{titlesec} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \pagebreak \setcounter{chapter}{2} \...
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I'm using LaTeX2e book class (not memoir class). My publisher wants the final page of the index to have two columns of equal height. How do I do this?

There's nothing fancy in my preamble (just a few specially designed symbols, using \newcommand). I'm using the default Index provided in book class, so the Index has two columns on each page, except ...
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LaTeX book chapter headings with first/last item remark

Prerequisites xelatex, in the shell only. book document style Goal The goal is that in the heading of each page where book naturally places the chapter name above a horizontal rule, either below ...
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Collective book / odt template to latex

I have to create a collective book for a lab, humanities field, where authors don't use latex. I found some ideas to insert in a same chapter names of authors appearing in the table of contents, an ...
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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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How can I put multiple books within one document?

I need to create a compilation of multiple books in one document for a project. Basically the idea is that several people contribute to the project, each with one book. Then the final version will be ...
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Outline shown by PDF viewer is incorrect

I'm trying to structure my book as shown by the TOC below. However, as you can also see in the screenshot below, the outline from the PDF Viewer is incorrect. The underlying LaTeX code I used is: \...
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How can I make the following test template? [closed]

How can I make this template in the most correct way?
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Padding Zero to Chapter Heading in Table of Contents in amsbook class

It is possible to pad zero to chapter heading in table of contents. It is getting reflected in Chapter pages but not in table of contents Here is the code. \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage[...
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Books for Latex in greek and documentation usage

Well I have been using Latex for a couple of weeks only, so that I can write in math exchange site. I have some problems and any piece of advice is very welcome. I am Greek and there aren't many ...
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left side text, right side comment

I hope you can help me... I would like to realize a project to typeset a book with LaTeX which satisfies the following properties. Think of the opened book: On the left side of the two pages I would ...
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"The LaTeX Companion", 3rd Edition

I have just realized that "The LaTeX Companion" is published in it's 3rd edition: https://www.amazon.com/LaTeX-Companion-Techniques-Computing-Typesetting/dp/0134658949 However, it is not ...
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Problem with Tcolorbox and Ref

About this code, I'd like something like that \documentclass{book} %\usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[a4paper,top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=1.5cm,right=1.5cm]{geometry} \...
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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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The variable \partname is not included in the CONTENTS output display in amsbook class

% %------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ % \documentclass[english,11pt]{book} %---------------------------------------...
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Preface in Overleaf [duplicate]

I must create a PREFACE on Overleaf. Does a tex-command exist? (I use \documentclass[]{book}) Thank you very much.
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Making a note using LaTeX and finding the formatting of a specific book

I really want to make my own notes in a friendly format, obviously using LaTeX. But, since I have a little knowledge about LaTeX and its functions, I go through some books, articles, online notes ...
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List of Definitions, List of Theorems, List of Examples, and List of Activities with Kaobook

This is somewhat a follow-up to this question about custom Kaobook environments. In that question, I was able to successfully define some new environments for the kaobook class and have them all share ...
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Different numbering for toc and chapter titles using titlesec package

I want the chapter titles in the ToC to be listed using arabic numbers, but want no numbering in the chapter title pages. Like here: and in the title page, it should be like: but without the number. ...
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Why is the chapter missing when importing with the \import command?

I am writing a report that contains a total of 6 chapters. I use the \import command to import them, but I have the following problem: if I try to import all the chapters, they appear up to the fourth ...
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I can't create some custom size pages in XeLaTeX

In the mid document i want to insert a pdf page into a custom page size, compiling with XeLaTeX. I also want to be able to configure the margins of the pages so that the content adapts to the newpage ...
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Custom example environment with colorbox and vertical line for `kaobook` document class

I am making a custom example environment for the kaobook class and would like to modify the second example environment from this question: \usepackage{chngcntr} \usepackage[tikz]{mdframed} \...
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Locally disable automatic block letters overscript for document class "book" [duplicate]

I am having some trouble with my document (document class "book"), as in this case Latex automatically writes the title of current section on the top of each page, with block letters. That ...
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