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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I read Donald Knuth's The TeXbook?

I've been using LaTeX for about a year or two as part of writing reports in university and want to gain a more in-depth understanding of how it works (I'm a computer science student). Would Donald ...
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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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Writing book in Arabic — Only the Equations in English/Latin

Question I want to write a book in Arabic (I have an Arabic keyboard, so I don't need a converter). By Arabic book I mean literally Arabic: title, table of contents etc all in Arabic. The ...
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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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Using Leftbar in an algorithm table where am i going wrong?

Set up I am trying to combine my own \leftbar code with some algorithm code. The confusing part about this table us the use of \eIf function. However i would like to replicate it manually but with ...
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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?
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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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Page numbering, book class

So in the default book class, the page number for chapters appears at the bottom of the page. I just want the page numbering to alternate left and right, as it does for all other pages. How can I ...
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Change start of chapters on left hand page with book documentclass

I would like for my PhD thesis to have chapters starting on the right hand side of the page, below a MWE. I have tried \cleardoublepage \newpage\thispagestyle{empty} w/ and w/o the additional \mbox{}.....
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Which manuals are on your “TeX Reference” shelf?

This is a community wiki since there is no "one true answer"- if you find an answer that contains a lot of your choices, but is missing something you feel is incredibly useful. Feel free to add it. ...
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Is there a way to print the page/line numbers for each erratum using the `errata` LaTeX package?

I'd like to be able to track errata in a thesis consisting of multiple LaTeX files, then display them in a separate document. Using the errata package I am able to do something like this: thebook.tex:...
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Convert beamer code to article / book code

I have seen in multiple sites about conversions between exporting a beamer file as an article pdf such as https://gitlab.com/benoitldr/beamerarticle-teacher. The issue I have is that I created a lot ...
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Customizing the TOC of book

I would like to have in my TOC the following I First Chapter I.1 First section I.2 second section II Second Chapter II.1 First section II.2 second section Contributions ...
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How can I write a document in book format with horizontal page and 2 columns in LaTeX?

I am trying to create a document of book type, but instead of having pages in vertical orientation in which each page of the document is a page of the book, I want to orientate the page to be ...
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Why does the document class book add so much spacing? [duplicate]

I have a LaTeX document with: \documentclass[12pt]{report} And most of the spacing between paragraphs and images look like this: When I just change the document class to: \documentclass[12pt]{book}...
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(Advanced?) Tufte-Like Layout for scientific/educational book [closed]

I am writing a technical book and would like to employ a layout like the one used in "Principles Of Biochemistry", which IMHO is just beautiful. However, the Tufte-Book is not even close to what that ...
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Crash follows removal of bold face from \mathcal{} in running fancyhdr header

While my bold calligraphic letter is fine in the chapter title or table of contents, it's out of place when it is the only bold character on a running header. My attempts to remove this have caused a ...
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Modifying font size in quotation and chapter headings

Using the standard book document class, I'd like to modify the size of the text output when inserting a quotation (with \begin{quotation}) to appear smaller than the standard font; same question but ...
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Old books appearance and font

As opposed to a clean and crisp font and look that results from a normal TeX .pdf export, I wish to get the following overall look and feel in my documents, mimicking Cambridge John Wilson and Son ...
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Latex custom header with fancyhdr

I would like to customize my headers in the following way in a book: On non-text pages (like for example part titles, or chapter title pages): no header, no footer On text pages On even pages: page ...
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Partial ToC in 'The Legrand Orange Book' too long and does not wrap around

I'm writing a textbook with "The Legrand Orange Book" template. A \part is very long and it can not be produced on a single page. So, the initials chapters/sections are cut as shown in the figure. ...
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Recreating a Chapter Heading Style

I've seen various responses to similar questions, but I haven't found one which helps me recreate the following simplistic header design in the book document class: This is taken from John Roe's ...
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Footer \leftmark in Book class not showing chapter name and style

Originally was my code in article class. In the footer it showed the name and number of the section (which was the chapter) in the way it was formatted e.g. bold etc.... However converting it over to ...
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Make LaTeX produce pages in a spreadsheet of two pages instead of one

I am starting from this code : \documentclass{book} \usepackage[paperwidth=142mm, paperheight=210mm,top=25mm, bottom=20mm, left=17mm, right=22mm]{geometry} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Showidx shows indexes at the top of the page

When I compile the following: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{showidx} \usepackage{imakeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} \mainmatter \chapter{Lorem Ipsum} ...
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Default dimensions sections name in book class

Which are the default dimensions for the title of the sections chapter, section, subsection and so on for the book class?
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Is there any good books/documents that describe LaTeX usage in Computer Science?

Till now I know that using LaTeX CS students can draw UML diagram easily with gorgeous look. I personally use LaTeX to make UML for my Software Design Pattern Lab. LaTeX also supports for following ...
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Numbering exercise in a book

I would like to write exercise for each chapter in a documentclass of book as shown below: Chapter 4 Blablabla Exercise 4.1. Blablablab ..... ..... Exercise 4.2. Blablablabla .... .... ...
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Increasing the width of a block of text in the book class

The following code gives example pages from a style of book. \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \setlength\headheight{0cm} \usepackage{xcolor} \colorlet{headbgcolor}{green!50!blue!70} ...
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Unbold the citations

I want to cite articles of bibliography using abbreviations as labels instead of numbers. Looking in the Internet I found the commands below to do that. The problem now is that the outputs are ...
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(Book) Page number at new chapter is centered, but it shouldn't be

I have the following problem: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{...
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The Herbert Voß series of LaTeX books

Yesterday I spent a lot of money ordering four titles of the Herbert Voß series of LaTeX books from Amazon. The books that I've ordered are: Einführung in LaTeX Mathematiksatz mit LaTeX Tabellen mit ...
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With bibliography style “achemso” publishing years of books aren't bold

I'm currently using achemso as my bibliography style. And i have to cite some books, but unlike for papers the publishing year for the books does not appear in bold numbers. Does anybody have an idea ...
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How to make this book layout? [closed]

It looks like two column, but the column size of left and right is not same. The smaller column is on the left if the page number is even, it is on the right if the page number is odd. The smaller ...