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Lowercase font in title for book

I need to change the title of a section of my thesis (book), so that it shows nDCT instead of What is the best way to do it? I tried using both \texorpdfstring{\MakeLowercase{n}DCT}{nDCT} and \...
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Customizing layout using hdr in double sided document

I am trying to set custom styles at different places in the document, e.g. first couple of sections no page numbering, while the rest follow common page number and header styling. Running the sample ...
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Optimize Chapter Styling

Im currently writing my thesis and use a premade template to style my chapter headings (Modified nr 26 at http://zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/LaTeX_samples_chapter/0.html, credit to Vincent Zoonekynd). I am ...
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Centering part name in book

How can I center the part name in the TOC ? I want the TOC to print : Partie I - First part Chapitre 1 - First chapter Chapitre 2 - Second one Instead I ...
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Create a chapter with different style, using Tufte book

I'm finishing a book using Tufte-Style Book (b5paper,twoside,justified). I just arrived at the last chapter (10th) and want it to be different from the previous 9, as it contains different information ...
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Justify left and right inside example environment

I use the "Numbered Examples (multiline)" environment in a LyX document (class : Book (Standard Class)). The text is not fully justified (it is not right justified) in the examples. Is there a way to ...
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Different styles of page numbering in one book

I'm writing a book and I want the following: In the table of contents / preface / etc: odd page numbers in the bottom right and even page numbers in the top left. (In small letters. For example, page ...
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wordcount by section when sections were formally known as chapter

I have a wordcount macro I use to keep track of word numbers for each chapter of a book. Each chapter is written in a separate file which I input from my master file. When I work on a single chapter, ...
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Good XeTeX Books

I'm looking for some good books on XeTeX to have them as references whenever I want to look up something or learn something new. Level doesn't really matter, either novice or advanced would do but I'd ...
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Change reference title size

I need to change the font size of reference title in ctexbook. An obvious way is redefining the \bibname macro. However, that would change the heading as well. For example, \renewcommand{\bibname}{\...
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Marking something as undated in the bibliography

I would like undated books to show up in the bibliography as undated, e.g. as something like: Oslo kommune (undated). Nedre poenggrense for inntak til Vg1 (videregående trinn 1) for ...
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LaTeX introduction books 2: “modern” documentation [closed]

Trying to help a couple of completely lost querents here, I looked around and find a couple of nice posts pointing to "introductory" documentation, like for example What are good learning resources ...
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How can I design book cover pages?

How can I design the following cover with \latex in A4 paper, landspace? Related to: http://tug.org/pracjourn/2007-1/robbers/robbers.pdf
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Simple latex book template

I need to write a book in (after trimmed) size 234mm tall x 156mm wide. Text block should be proportional to trimmed size, centered to page. Typeface to be used is Utopia with regular lining number ...
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Function to create a Chapter color [closed]

I am writing a project for a course and I want to make each Part's Chapters' first page to have a different color on the side. This is my code. (I put % (comment) in the problem for the code to run.) ...
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\hide is not compiled by lilypond-book

I am creating a LaTeX document with some figures showing musical score that I created in LilyPond. \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} Random text \begin{lilypond} \relative c'{ c d e \...
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Starting Chapters on Left page with Koma-script Book

I'm using the KOMA-Script Book class and I'm interested in making specific chapters (not all) start on the left. I'm writing a translation and I want the book to open such that the original text (...
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Capital part names in book class

This is a follow-up question to the one about the capitalization of chapter names in the book class. Now I would like to make capital the names of book parts in the book class. Part 1 --> PART 1 I ...
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Capital chapter names in book class

In the book documentclass how can you make the chapters be in capital letters? For example: Chapter 1 --> CHAPTER 1 etc...
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Print chapter on right side

I want to have a twoside document, left pages should be aligned more to the left and right pages more to the right. Also, when I begin a chapter this should always begin on the right side. All the ...
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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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How to enumerate a problem set in a book accordingly with the chapter number?

I am writing a book and in the end of each chapter I have a section with labeled problems that looks like this: \chapter{Chapter 1} Bla bla bla... \section*{Problems:} \begin{enumerate} \item \...
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Non-alternating margins in book class

For a book class, I specify margins like this: \usepackage[top=1.25in, bottom=1.25in, left=1.5in, right=1.25in]{geometry} But left and right appear to behave as inner and outer. I need to have the ...
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Is there a way to render the name of a part on both sides of the page for the book documentclass?

Is there a way to render the name of a part on both sides of a page for the book documentclass? Essentially, rather than displaying the inserted page for the part title with a blank back, I would ...
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How to freely modify color of bookest package?

I would like to use the bookest class because it suits very nicely my needs, however, I would like to modify the color in the headings and titles etc. In the bookest documentation it mentions the ...
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Wrong page number positioning in book document

I am writing a book document and I encountered a strange behaviour: whenever a page is left empty (for instance because it represents the end of a chapter) the page number is placed on the top-left ...
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Combine independent LaTeX documents into one scrbook?

I have several independent LaTeX files, and i would like to combine them in one scrbook in a consistent way, so that each LaTeX document is a new chapter within the book. Moreover the page numbering ...
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How to create PDF file with all your bookmarks displayed?

I have a PDF file created with WinEdt 9 (see picture 1). The tex source file is made with class book, obviously generator bookmarks. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[colorlinks=true,linkcolor=...
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How to renumber a theorem environment with mdframed package?

I have the next document, which compiles fine. I want to change the numbering of theorems according to the number of section or chapter (view image). I wrote: \newmdtheoremenv{theo}{Theorem}[...
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How to insert a paragraph (which works only in the “ltxmdf” class) into a class “book” document?

I have the next document (in ltxmdf class ), which compiles perfectly (view image). I want put in a document book class. ¿is posibble?. I've already tried but get 4 errors. How do I change the ...
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Alignat environment changes its behaviour in one document

I have the following problem: I am writing my PhD and the alignat environment changes the behaviour during the document. Here is an example: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to add dotfill for the chapter in tableofcontents in book style?

I am using the following codes to create a file which has number of pdf files inserted. \documentclass[11pt,twoside]{book} \usepackage{pdfpages} \makeatletter \renewcommand\@dotsep{300} \...
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The Latex Companion (Addison-Wesley Series on Tools and Techniques for Computer T) December 31, 1993

I just ordered this book from Amazon, it is the same that my father used ten years ago. Can I still use it for learning LaTeX or I should get the last edition (2007)?
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Longtable in landscape format [closed]

I am writing my PhD thesis and I have the following problem: I use \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, titlepage]{book} \usepackage{lscape} \usepackage{longtable} In Appendix, I need to switch to the ...
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Strange page numbering with onesided book and hyperref package

The following code produces page numbers which show in SumatraPDF as 1, 1.1, 2. I expect the pages to be numbered 1, 2, 3. This numbering is caused by the combination of oneside option for the book ...
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Who wrote “What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends?”

Who wrote What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends? I want to reference it in my article.
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Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?

When I dived into Python, I went through the beginner's tutorials. Of course, these tutorials cover only the basics and present only a shallow exhibition of what I can do with Python. Right now I'm ...
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Differences of each version of TeXbook

I'm going to buy The TeXbook, and I have two alternatives for that: buy an old version one in a discounted price buy the newest version one in the fixed price To be honest, I would like to save ...
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Number equation as 0.1 instead of 1

I am using book class for my thesis. I have a preface which is before the first chapter. In this preface, all sections are numbered like 0.1 etc. However, equations are numbered as 1 instead of 0.1, ...
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add dots to list of tables in contents and add contents to contents itself

I have two question regarding toc in book class. First, I added list of table to contents using: \cleardoublepage \phantomsection \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{\listtablename} It appears in ...
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Text Books on Typography [closed]

In order to understand all the design decisions in classes and packages distributed with TeX/LaTeX, and for my such choices of my own I've looked around for a basic but useful "Beginners Guide to ...
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Add publisher field to Music biblatex entry [duplicate]

I have this sample file: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{ebgaramond} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bibliografia.bib}...
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Convert LaTeX book to presentation and handouts

I have written a LateX "book", with section, figure and my custom defined example. Somehow, I would like to convert this into: A presentation PDF A handout PDF I've been experimenting with Beamer, ...
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Different Chapter Name by Even/Odd Page

The Chapter name that is present at the top right corner of the even page needs to be also displayed on the top left corner of the odd page, with a change. I use polyglossia and commonly available ...
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Avoid Blank Pages Numering Openright

I have to use book class, with openright option. But i need to avoid numering in blank pages. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \pagestyle{plain} \usepackage[a4paper,top=3cm,bottom=3cm,left=3.5cm,...
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How to avoid marginalnote in some sections

\documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage[top=2cm,bottom=1.3cm,left=4cm,right=5cm,bindingoffset=0.25in,heightrounded,marginparwidth=4cm,marginparsep=3mm]{geometry}...
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Add notes and/or footnotes in reference

I would like to add a paragraph at the beginning of my reference list. Alternatively, I would like to add footnote right after the word "Bibliography". Is there an easy way to do these two things, ...
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Reduce white space below \headsepline and above \footsepline

I want my body text to be closer to both \headsepline and \footsepline. Can this be done with scrpage2? Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass[twocolumn]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?

I am intending on authoring a role playing game (RPG) and was wondering which LaTeX packages I should use. I have most of the useful PDF packages installed: bookmarks, graphicx, etc.. Pen and paper ...
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Incorrect hyperlinks when \part is used. How can I correct this?

I used the advice in How to split a latex document using parts and chapters to section my book in to parts and chapters. However, the table of contents has links to chapter n in part 1, for chapter n ...