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Xindy tutorials?

Aside from the official documentation what other good Xindy tutorials are out there, either on the Internet or in textbooks (not necessarily in English)?
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\part and text on same page in book documentclass

I wonder how to get \part and text on same page with book documentclass. Thanks for any help. \documentclass{book} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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theorems and definitions boxes (numbering should be chapter-wise)

I want to write both the theorems and definitions (numbering should be chapter-wise, like 2.1, 2.2 etc) in the form of the attached jpg file. EDIT: In the upper box only the title will come and ...
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Where can I find LaTeX and its package installation guide in details?

After some days when my university will be closed for vacation of Eid al-Fitr I will go to my village (InshaAllah). I have decided to learn LaTeX in the vacation. But in my village there is no ...
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Book: Chapter/Section/Subsection Numbering

I'm new to LaTeX but want to try to tex my Linear Algebra lecture. My lecturer is using the following structure: Chapter 0: Basics § 1 Sets Def. 1.1: Some definition Def. 1.2: Some definition Pro. ...
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How to use numbers (cite, cross-ref) from another .tex in Beamer? [closed]

I'm writing a thesis in srcbook while creating the presentation in beamer. Can I make the beamer to use the same numbers such as a citation and cross-reference to sections, figures, tables, etc. that ...
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\usepackage[turkish]{babel} and \includegraphics inconcistency

Here is my document : \documentclass[12pt]{book} % must-have packages \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % This package will support Turkish chars % must-have packages \...
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Illegal parameter number in definition of \book code [closed]

I am trying to produce a PDF of the bible from: https://github.com/vermiculus/bible so that I can add some notes. Running pdflatex on bible.tex gives me the following error: ! Illegal parameter ...
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What is the good practice of learning LaTeX for a CSE student? [duplicate]

A CSE student has knowledge about some programming language. So, learning LaTeX is not so hard for him. And he also familiar about some indentation and syntax of different language. Now , what is ...
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One-column List of Tables in two-column book not working

I'm working on a two-column book. The Table of Contents is in a two-column mode, which is good. But I'd like the List of Tables to spread over one-column (mainly because some of the tables have ...
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Add a picture before book title

I want to add a logo picture on the title page. However, it appears that I could not make it before the title. Is it possible to do so, please? If so, how and how to make it centered and above the ...
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How to put running book title on the left of even pages?

I am using artech.cls (files available https://us.artechhouse.com/Assets/PDFs/textemp.zip) I need to locate the running book titles on the left part of at even pages. Currently, it locates them in ...
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references as a subsection [duplicate]

I am working with a \documentclass{book} document. It contains several chapters which have very few references, so that I choose to provide them as \foonote(s). But I have a single chapter with many ...
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How can I write a paragraph on the right side of a page?

I'm using \documentclass{book}and I hope I can write a paragraph on the right side of the page. So any help please?
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When using {book} class, can you hide the “Chapter {num}” line?

As you an see below, the following seems kind of redundant. Is there an easy way to get rid of the "Chapter 1" line? Or is this going to require jumping through a bunch of hoops?
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Hyperref, customizing the part command

I am using the hyperref package in a book class document. I have several parts which I want to refer to. Here is my problem: I created a new command: \newcommand{\partie}[1]{\hyperref[#1]{partie~...
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Can I use Tufte-Latex book template to write a commercial book? [closed]

I am writing a commercial book. I wonder if I can use Tufte-Latex template for a commercial book. How should I give due credit to the template authors? Moreover, is there a better and modern looking ...
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{multicol} vs. \documentclass[twocolumn]{book}

I've looked and tested various codes, but I'm afraid I can't figure this one out: how to center within the page the document's title, TOC, LOT, Preamble, and Intro, and whatever portion of text I'd ...
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I cannot insert two Greek words in my book text

I am having trouble including a couple of Greek words in an English book text. I have looked for answers here, but have not found anything that works for me and I've just got confused about it all. ...
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What is the bibliographystyle which displays the bibliography like amsart

I like the way amsart displays the bibliography. It is very compact and shows many references in a single page. I would like to use this style for the style book. If I change book to amsart in the ...
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How to change the interval $n=m$ {book class}

I want to change the page margins such that n = m (see the picture below). %%%%%%%%%%%%% \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{exsheets} \SetupExSheets{ ...
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Memoir chapter in book class [duplicate]

I want to use the following chapter style in my book: \usepackage{color,calc,graphicx,soul,fourier} \definecolor{nicered}{rgb}{.647,.129,.149} \makeatletter \newlength\dlf@normtxtw \setlength\...
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How to make sure all the text stay on top of the page [duplicate]

This might seem a bit of a weird question, but when I have sections in a book along with images, the text always seems to spread out throughout the page. Putting \vfill at then end of the page does ...
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I use 'book' document class. However, an addition of extra page after every chapter is inconsistent [duplicate]

I am using a book document class. I use \include{} to include a chapter. I checked the spec, it says for book class an extra empty page is added after every chapter. However, what I observe is the ...
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Remove Section numbers from the items in the reference list in book

I would like to remove from the reference items the numbers that indicate where the item is cited in the book. To be clear, I have highlighted them in the screenshot. I'm using the documentclass book ...
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How can I export the Table of Contents to Text?

I have a Tex file which \input's many different Tex files. Each one of these files have different Chapter and Section declarations and is currently generating a nice Table of Contents. What I'd like ...
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An elaborate 'fancy' header (book design)

I wish to design a book with the following style of header The pages are to be set on A4paper with a margin of about 1 inch. I am currently using the code \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} ...
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Why if I include an image, the first page of my document start without content?

If I compile my code the document start from the second page, but I need that start from the firs ones. when I eliminate the image that Im using the document star normally, But I need both, the image ...
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Appendix after each chapter v2.0

I'm interested in add an appendix with two or 3 sections after each chapter in a book, same as in question answered here. The answer provided there works good, but it has undesired effect on ...
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Is this textbook written in LaTeX? [closed]

Consider the extract from Young & Freedman's University Physics below. The design does not immediately look very TeX-like. However, since it is written by physicists, you would think this was the ...
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New LaTeX compiled book on Linux System Administration [closed]

I just uploaded the first draft of a new book that I wrote on Linux System Administration. The source .tex documents and resources are available on my GitHub project site: LSA. This is a project site, ...
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List of books written in LaTeX with the source available

Is there a list of open source LaTeX books? I've only found these books (the link points to a web archive), but I want to know if there is a list with more diversity as this has only mathematical ...
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Which system was used to create the document: LaTeX, WYSIWYG, etc [closed]

I have a PDF document. How do I know with the help of which the system was made the source text of the document: LaTeX, WYSIWYG (MS Word or LibreOffice, for example), etc? I am interested in the ...
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Equal left and right margins in documentclass book

How do I ensure that, using the documentclass book, my left and right page margins are equal? I can't use oneside as a class option, because it mangles my headers, and I can't use the geometry ...
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How to insert a pdf page at the very last page of a book?

I have a book class, I'm trying to add a pdf page at the very last page of my book. At the end of my latex I have : \includepdf[pages={1}]{mylastpdf} \end{document} However I don't know why but ...
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How to let chapters in thesis preamble start on odd and even pages?

I am using documentclass scrbook to write my thesis. I think the class implies that each new chapter starts on an odd page, which is generally a good idea. However, I have some short unnumbered ...
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Drawing colored boxes around chpater numbers in the TOC

How can I get the following formatting style for my TOC using the book class and (possibly) the tocloft (or titletoc) package? What I want is the small colored rectangles around the chapter numbers. ...
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“Contents” apears above Preface heading

The following code gives me a "Preface" and a "Prologue", but with, at the top of their respective pageS, the word CONTENTS (see screen capture bellow, for the Preface page). It's as if the "Preface" ...
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Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?

I am interested by books focused on the history of (La)TeX from philosophical point of view. That is to say: no textbook, no introduction to LaTeX for beginners but books describing the model of the ...
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How do I organize chapters into unnumbered supra chapters?

I'm working on a book that has two parts. Each part is, of course, composed of several chapters which are composed of sections. Great, right? Sure! But.... For logistical reasons we want to organize ...
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Book: Set Page Size

Im fairly new in this forum, so please tell me if you need some more information or anything is unclear. I'm planning on writing a book with LaTex and have found the Wiley Template here (http://www....
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How to create a custom \part in LaTeX book?

I am trying to create a custom \part for a book in XeLaTeX. I'd like to be able to have the Part number and title in larger font as is typically found. However, I'd also like to have a short paragraph ...
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How to customize page numbering style

It is a nice style to put page numbers in a filled black (or grey) box which touch the edge of the paper. How to create such a book? Further, how to create hanging out boxes and how to put crop signs ...
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LaTeX Book - Sections with Different Layouts (e.g. Tips)

I am getting familiar with book writing in LaTeX now and I am trying to create macros (editted) for sections with different layouts, for example Tips Memories Funny facts Every time I use one of the ...
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Modify Tufte-book to make first page of each chapter different

I'm a pretty new LaTeX person, so I apologize if this turns out to be a silly question. I'm working on a class that's a thin modification of tufte-book in a few areas. The one thing I haven't been ...
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How to eliminate the word “Chapter” from the header using “book” documentclass

I'm writing an user manual for an application I made, and I'm using the book documentclass. I was able to eliminate the word "Chapter" from both the begining of the chapter and the table of contents, ...
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Add single empty page before the cover page of the dissertation [closed]

I would like to add a single page before the cover page so that the cover page starts with a larger margin on the left, thus placed on the right hand side of the book. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,...
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What is TeX's gullet?

Chapter 7 of The TeXbook famously talks of TeX as having 'eyes', 'mouth' and 'stomach' and goes on to talk of TeX's 'digestive processes' and keeps reusing these terms. Chapter 8 introduces talk of ...
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Headers Issue in one Section

I am relatively new in Latex. I am facing problems in headers. In my document, the headers works fine for 'Table of Contents', 'List of figures', 'list of tables' section but in 'Acronyms' section I ...
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Split table of contents on “Part” page

In the code below, there is a table of contents on the "Part" page. However, I have a lot of chapters in Part One of the document and the contents overextends the page. How can I split the table of ...