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{books} is for questions which deal with books about TeX, LaTeX and other topics of this site. For questions regarding design and layout of books use {book-design} instead.

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A strange output of book class

I am writing an mcq book using book class. The main.tex is as under. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \usepackage{ifthen,amsfonts,amssymb,dsfont} \usepackage{etoolbox,...
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Spacing only before one specific chapter in book class

I would like to change the space above the chapter title in the bookclass, but only for ONE specific chapter. I used \titlespacing*{\chapter}{0pt}{0pt}{40pt}, as recommended here: Space before ...
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Does a two-sided book look ugly from the computer? Is it about margins? [closed]

I think it does. I believe that the main reason is that it's uncomfortable when you scroll down. Is there a way to keep the same margins in even and odd pages?
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openright option for \part and not for \chapter

I need in a book class document to open the \part in an odd page. The option \documentclass[twoside, openright]{book} is very convenient. Unfortunately, I want to keep my \chapter opening on any ...
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Change position of page number after frontmatter

My grad school has very specific ideas about the placement of page numbers: Preliminary pages: lowercase Roman numerals, centered 1/2 inch from the bottom of the page. Begin with the number (ii) on ...
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Caption & Footnote color in book class environment

I'm dealing with a book class document. Actually I've got some problems trying to set color for the caption text. I saw this solution, but strangely it doesn't work. Then I tried to do the same with ...
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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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\includepdf and split by small blocks

I use includepdf so: \includepdf[pages=-,booklet,turn=false,landscape]{Book.pdf} Problem is, so book is to big (~220 pages) I can not fold this pamphlet, because it turns out to be too thick. I ...
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How to set different length for different borderline of a box using tcolorbox?

I would like to create box of example using tcolorbox as the picture below: and so far this what i got Here is my code : \documentclass[justified]{tufte-book} \usepackage[most]{tcolorbox} \...
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Wiley Authoring Template Problem

I have downloaded the Wiley Book Style template, moved the complete file to my latex folder, then compiled with pdflatex but the output pdf has several problems, there is a diagonal shifting in every ...
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The definitive guide to ConTeXt MkIV documentation

On the mailing list (sign up, do it!) and on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange (abbr.: TeX.SX) I often read the complaint that the ConTeXt documentation is bad/old/incomplete. I wholeheartedly disagree. ...
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Textbook with exam questions and solutions all bundled together using exsheet

I would like to thank those who have edited my question, and thoae who had answered the previous post. I am trying to write a book with the following key features Questions laid out in the exam class ...
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How to create environment for example and exercise as shown in figure below?

I am writing a physics book using "tufte-book" and i want create certain example and exercise style. So far the style that i got is shown on the left figure but actually i want to get the style as ...
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Make a book class compatible with arabic

I wonder if there is a simple way to make one of these document classes compatible with xetex and RTL (arabic). trmbook sesamanuel mathbook Or is there any other similar class that I can use instead ...
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Empty page occurring between the approval page and table of contents

Here is my Preamble: \documentclass[openany, oneside]{book} \usepackage{grad_proseminar} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{fixltx2e} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{float} \...
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Using answers with tasks

I'm writing a book of maths problems. I need a way to present both the problems and their solutions at the end of the book. I worked out a way to get the problems and answers to look just as I would ...
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insert wide image at top and bottom page (book)

I work on a Latex book template, and at the moment, I try to include a wide image on the top of a page, and another one on its bottom. The images should ignore the margin, and text should not overlap ...
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Table of Contents causes “! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end.”

I'm trying to add a table of contents to a template which I found on Sharelatex.com, but upon adding \tableofcontents, I obtain the error "! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end." Anyone has a ...
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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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Doubling Appendix heading in TOC in Book class when complied in LaTeX

My table of contents incorrectly contains two appendix listings, using the book class. The code looks something like this: %Backmatter \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Bibliography} \begin{singlespace}...
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Spacing between number and text in TOC

I am facing problem for spacing for number and text in TOC. The are very close after second digit. Help Please... Sharelatex link is https://www.sharelatex.com/2743925469dskrfjrbsyzc \documentclass[...
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Automatic Examples to be counted

how can we make the Examples to be counted automatically? I used \setcounter{setnumdepth}{2} in the preamble but it did'not worked
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TeXLive on Debian GNU/Linux

I want the chapter number and heading in one line without the word Chapter, like "1. Introduction", center aligned for a book class document. I have seen the solution here: Chapter number and chapter ...
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Change the text size and type in a page header especially if the text is long [duplicate]

I am writing a master thesis using the Book class, sometimes the name of the chapter is too long so that the section name and chapter name overlaps in the page header. How can I change the text size ...
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Paragraphed book format template

I am looking for a latex book template that has the following features: The book is divided into chapters, but with ``paragraphs" that are numbered sequentially from beginning to end independently of ...
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Using author-year citation style with Book class

I used an author-year citation style with Book class, it seems to be working fine if we looked at the produced Pdf but the Text editor (Texmaker in our case) returns some errors: ! Undefined control ...
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Remove: Complete the whole page with few tables or figures

I wasn't that if I have only two tables, they are much separate like the image. I'm using a book how document. Thanks you!
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problems with book document class [on hold]

I started to write my dissertation. I downloaded the book package: https://ctan.org/pkg/book I have extracted the folder from the zip file and put it in my dissertation folder. The first row of my ...
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Header and footer for `scrbook` mimicking `memoir`

Consider this MWE. \documentclass[b5paper,twoside,12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{One} \lipsum[1] \section{Introduction} \lipsum[1-20] \end{document} I am using scrbook ...
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How to change the style of Contents to this when book documentclass is used

To meet the requirements of our school, I need the style of contents table like below: Preface ..................... I Abstract .................... II 1 Introduction 1.1 Section 1 ............... ...
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Why am I still getting an error to use an extsizes class?

I want to make a twocolumn A5 booklet with 8pt font and narrow margins. Here's what I have so far: \documentclass[a5paper,8pt,oneside,twocolumn,draft]{extbook} \usepackage[a5paper,textwidth=5in,...
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How best to read TeXBook? (obsoleted references in LaTeX2e) [closed]

Goal: Learn LaTeX2e completely. I tried the TeXBook (or rather, got some of my team to try reading it). It's got a lot of obsoleted/removed references (\tenrm, for eg). Or should I start with LateX ...
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Remove empty page allocation for book document class because I am printing single side

\documentclass [12pt] {book} \begin {document} \title {Title} \maketitle \tableofcontents \listoffigures \listoftables \chapter {chapter} content \end {document} I wish to remove the empty page ...
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Edit table of contents [book] [duplicate]

I'd like to edit the table of contents for a book-class file. The problem that I'm facing is that I have a lot of separate Chapters, with no sections, in the first part of the book. If I just use \...
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A table of contents without printing content

I need to print my document without the mainmatter, but the table of contents must contain all titles of chapters and sections and the appendix must have the good number page without the mainmatter ...
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How to combine article *.tex files into a book *.tex?

I am currently working on a book that collects several finished standalone *.tex articles. Each article has its own title, abstract, sections, etc. So simply using \include will unfortunately not work ...
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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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fancyhdr works only once

I'm using the fancyhdr package to make sure the page number is always positioned at the same point, for example to the right of the footer. But there is a problem: this works only for the first page ...
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do a little change on a category book and upon chapters, sections etc

I change my question. I've checked this : How to color background header? and in fact that's maybe what I want to do. To have a kind of box (like a banderolle) for the section and subsections... ...
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Custom macro chapter image just for selected chapter - The Legrand Orange Book

I am writing a book based on The Legrand Orange Book I want to use the macro chapter image but just for one chapter, and the rest using the default chapter title display. Any idea of how to do this? ...
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chapter image resizing

I am trying to make a book in LaTeX. To the table of contents I want to add a image to the title. The problem is that the image is so long, that it reaches until almost half of the page. Is there a ...
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Diagrams to books

I am interested to write "Engineering Drawing book", but in which I have to give many diagrams with different types of lines and colors. If I use Latex book format,for the diagrams any one suggest cad ...
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Books: customize chapter [duplicate]

I'm writing a book in LaTeX. This is my output: Is it possible to change the text "Capitolo" ("Chapter" in italian) with something else, for example "Experience"? Thanks in advance \documentclass[...
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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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Odd/even page margins - an odd page has “even page margins”

I'm having problem which drives me crazy. I'm trying to make odd/even pages with different margins using option [twoside] according to this answer. Numbers in red are page numbers. The problem is, ...
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Chapter title split over multiple lines (using \\). How can I avoid the splitting in the table of contents?

I am working with the amsbook class. I need to split the long title of some chapters over multiple lines (I've done so using \\) How can I avoid the splitting in the Table of Content as well?
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Chapter epigraph in the previous odd page

I'd like to insert an epigraph that comes with a chapter in the previous blank page, say in the odd page at the left of the chapter title. A possible (naive) solution would be to put the epigraph in ...
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How to change vertical spacing on frontmatter chapters

I'm new to latex, and I'm writing a document (book), since vertical space above \chapter is to big I want to reduce it, for chapters in the mainmatter I have no problem, because I use \documentclass ...
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Epigraph appearing at the previous page at every new Part

I'm struggling a bit with a "book" Latex document where I'm using Chapters, Parts and the Epigraph package. I want to have, for each "Part" page, a single page containing the title of the part and an ...
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What TeXBook version has built-in bookmarks?

My PDF copy of the TeXbook, surprisingly, doesn't contain any built-in bookmark. Do you know what version has them?