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Customizing Chapter Style (\usepackage[Bjornstrup]{fncychap}) for different chapter or sections

Im trying to adapt a modification of the chapter style but I found some minor problems that Im not able to solve. Im working from the code found in the topic: How can I get a color gradient of the ...
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using aux file for multiple volumes [duplicate]

I'm writing multi-volume book for a publisher who has an in-house LaTeX support person but I'm a little confused about some of his suggestions on how to handle links from one volume to another. They ...
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Printing Question, then Question and Solutions at end of chapter in book class

My question is almost answered in other posts: I suspect exsheets is part of the answer. I am writing a book and have exam-style questions in the body with their solutions at the end of the chapter. I ...
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The commands openany and oneside in the book document class

I have the following code \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,openany]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[left=1in,right=1in,top=1.25in,bottom=1.25in,headsep=30pt,heightrounded] {...
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In the book class, add a full-page image in the even page preceding a new chapter

I'm making a template for a friend who's been writing a fiction book for years, struggling with his time commitment (family happens). My goal is to completely separate format from content (hence LaTeX)...
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Should I place frontmatter before or after maketitle?

When using the book document class, should I write \maketitle \frontmatter % preface, toc, etc. or \frontmatter \maketitle % preface, toc, etc. I see no difference in the output, but maybe I am ...
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Realistic spiral binders with tikz

I was viewing this thread recently, and was struck by a great answer provided by Gonzalo Medina (reproduced below). As good as this was, I think the output would look much better if this answer could ...
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How to make sure a wide table using hvfloat and hv0box is on the correct page

I have several big tables which I am splitting up over multiple pages for a book width-wise using hvfloat and hvObox. In order for this to work the table needs to be placed on pages that are next to ...
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Condensed references using bibunits package

I am using bibunits package to generate references at the end of every chapter in a book-like project. However, I can't figure out how to generate condensed citations, like [1-5], instead of [1, 2, 3, ...
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Place a Figure at the End of Each Chapter (Only if There's Room)

MWE: \documentclass[12pt,openany]{book} \usepackage{stackengine} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{graphicx} \def\asterism{\par\vspace{1.6em}{\centering\scalebox{2.00}{% \stackon[-0.5pt]{\bfseries*~*}...
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How can I add Section Title and No. to a Table

I am preparing a template for writing Standard Policy and Procedure (SOP). I want to put the section title in a table cell and the number in another cell, as shown in the attached snapshot. My code is ...
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Book style edition

I would like to be able to create my own layout to write my class notes, in book mode. But I don't know anything about editing, can you recommend a book or article dedicated to editing of this type? ...
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The LaTeX Companion, Third Edition

I'm thinking of putting The LaTeX Companion, Third Edition on my wishlist for Christmas. In this regard I have a few questions: (1) According to https://www.informit.com/store/latex-companion-parts-i-...
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Writing a Book and Large Projects in Latex [closed]

I am a physics student and also an avid LaTex user. I'm currently making a book containing my notes in overleaf. I'm planning to do this long term, so I'm planning to type hundreds of pages. However, ...
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Remove "Chapter X" only once

I would like to remove the "Chapter 3" on the last page. I would like to keep everything else as is, including the toc content. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \...
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Template only working on overleaf

when i try to run a template from overelaf \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,violet]{bbe} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \chapter{Title} \section{Title} \begin{definition} Hello ...
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Shorten distance between chapters in book? [closed]

Is there a way to shorten the distance between chapters in \documentclass{book} so that it is as between sections, and, consequently with no blank page in front of new chapters?
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Problem using margin notes with book style

This is follow up to earlier question I asked about using margin notes here I found that when I use book style the margin note jumps from the left to the right, depending on if the page is odd or even,...
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Separate answer keys by chapter number

Consider this code in latex: \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,cleardoublepage=empty,14pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{exsheets} \SetupExSheets[question]{type=exam} \newcommand*\circled[1]{\tikz[...
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Latex book class remove vertical space before References

I am using the latex book classs with several chapter. Each chapter has a Reference list at end of them. Everything works fine. But the only thing I want to fix is the huge space before the References ...
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Format latex chapter and ToC

I am trying to get my chapter title as And the ToC with Title, Date and page number. As of now, I have only managed the date with vspace: \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[explicit,compact]{...
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Dynamically position multiple pages in the middle of a document

I am writing a book and I want to add several images. I could add them in between the text but what I want to do (and what I've seen in existing books) is to put images in the middle of the book. Let'...
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Important difference between article and book documentclass

I have lots of tex files that run normally in \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} and when I'm trying to put them all in \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{book}, with \include{part1} etc. it shows a ...
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Help replicating 1960s-1990s old eastern bloc font

I have been trying to replicate the font and formatting from my old maths books from the eastern bloc, and I cannot seem to replicate it. Either the font is correctly slanted, but the shape is wrong, ...
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Broken titleps page style with clearpage and thispagestyle after a custom environment

The titleps style does not apply the last page style for section 1.3 before the cleardoublepage command (see the custom \cleardoubletransition command). I think the bug is linked to titleps because if ...
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Which package can be used to create a Question-Bank containing many question papers?

While creating a Question Bank, I need the following options, Use external files to populate the Question Bank.(i.e. combine multiple QP0#.tex files into QB-All.tex by using \import{QP0#.tex}). Use \...
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Move anchor text in fancy header

In the code below, if the Chapter number is 2 characters or more, it clashes with the chapter name. How to go about moving JUST the chapter number closer to the edge of the document as shown in the ...
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Uppercase for TOC entries with etocname

I'm trying to customize my TOC with etoc in book class, but I'm failing to apply MakeUppercase to \etocname. I'm using local TOCs, hyperref and fancyhdr in case that is relevant. My main question: ...
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How to force a LateX environment to start on a new page

How can I use \breakbox, in this example, to force the example environment defined below to continue on a new page? Here is an example to clarify: \begin{document} \maketitle \section{test} \begin{...
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Section design on even and odd pages

How can I display \section in a colored background that starts on one side of the page (odd pages = left and even pages = right) as in the image below. Edit From this code: \documentclass{book} \...
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`verse` line numbering in the `book` class

I am using the verse package to set poetry with the book class. I am using \poemlines{5} to display line numbers every 5 lines. However, the line numbers show in the right margin regardless of page ...
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Depiction Error with amsmath and book class template

I have a Problem with the depiction of equations, especially the \sum sign is not correctly displayed, it looks like a big parenthesis, als the \in operator is displayed as a French special character (...
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Conflict between package pdfcomment and the book class

I have a small file \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{pdfcomment} \begin{document} The \pdfmarkupcomment[markup=Highlight,color=yellow]{yellow mark}{Highlight}. \backmatter \...
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How do you recreate this list using something like listliketab?

So I'm recreating a book in LaTeX and I need to find a way to recreate this type of list. Note: Please make the indent of the paragraph the same as the indent of the list: Here's my attempt (MWE): \...
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Regarding Odd (Even) Side Margins in Book Class

I have a general question, if I may: When using the book class for a self-published book, do I need to either add or take away from the default values for \oddsidemargin and \evensidemargin? I want ...
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What is better? KOMA script or memoir in 2023? [closed]

To make a professional book layout, many people suggest to use either KOMA-Script or memoir. It has been 13 years since the last question comparing them. What is better? KOMA or memoir. Has KOMA ...
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Clash between packages: lastpage, babel and microtype

The following code causes an error when I try to compile it. \documentclass{book} \RequirePackage{lastpage} \RequirePackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \RequirePackage[babel=true]{microtype} \begin{...
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Place \frontmatter chapter titles in the same place as \mainmatter chapter titles

I desire that the word Introduction be precisely as far down from the top of page 1 as the words Title of first chapter are from the top of page 3. I am using \frontmatter because I desire that the ...
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Writing a Chess Book in LaTeX

I am interested in writing a chess book in LaTeX. Are there any existing LaTeX templates for writing Chess books in overleaf? Also, is there any streamlined way to use Chessbase directly for writing a ...
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Change all four margins by a certain amount, temporarily, in book documentclass

Is there a way to subtract a certain amount of space from all four margins (top, bottom, left, and right) in a document that has (say) \documentclass[11pt]{book}? I wish to temporarily (for a couple ...
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book and algorithm2e chapter name containing square brackets

Here a minimal example: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{algorithm2e} \begin{document} \chapter{Test [broken]} \chapter[]{Test [not broken]} \end{document} which produces for me: I am using ...
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How to insert appendices in a book class document under a given latex template?--Xelatex compiler

I am using a latex template to complete my thesis. I would like to insert appendix in my thesis, like "Appendix A, Appendix B". I would very appreciate if someone tell me how to insert ...
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Different heading for odd and even pages of a book

I would like to get two different headings for the even and odd-numbered pages of the document: even-numbered pages should contain the page number of the book, followed by the prefix "Chapter&...
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Remove double empty pages before book chapters

I was wondering how to remove the double empty pages before Chapter 1 and the Bibliography in the following book example. I tried \cleardoublepage and \usepackage{emptypage} with no success. I believe ...
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Why does only one chapter randomly start its content on the next page? [closed]

I'm writing a book using the book document class and, for whatever reason, one of my chapters has its contents start on the next page rather than the current page. I have no idea why this is; I looked ...
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Formatting the title page of a book

I am writing a book, and was wondering how to make the title page similar to the following example, without the reference number 1 Since I have the title page in a separate tex file like the different ...
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How to add precompiled chapters in a book?

I’m writing a book. I have created separate files for all chapters and have compiled them individually. I did so because when I keep all the chapters in a single file, it takes lot of time to compile. ...
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LaTeX no hyphenation and justification in book class like in Microsoft word

There have been already several questions on this point, but still I could not find what I am looking for. I am working with book class and compiling tex file with LuaLaTeX engine. The packages babel, ...
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Book template similar to Bishop's Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

Bishop's PRML is a well known book and extremely beautiful in my view. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a book template to give a similar look. A sample chapter is here. I haven't found any templates ...
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Inserting empty verso pages in ‘book’

I am writing a text that contains three parts (henceforth, main body) as well as two additional chapters: one before and one after (FC) the main body. I want to separate FC from Part 3 with a ...
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