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Questions tagged [books]

{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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\clearpage does not work when adding tocloft

I am using scrbook and using \begin{titlepage} and \end{titlepage} to make the title of the book. After that, added \clearpage before making \tableofcontents so that toc do not show on the second page,...
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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in ...
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Two-column Book document class, How to create a proper objective type question paper?

There are three problems: 1. All options of question are not just below the question, they are moving to the next column. (this can be sorted out by using \vspace \vfill \mbox etc.) Is there any way ...
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Formatting of Axler’s Linear Algebra Done Right

I recently started reading Sheldon Axler’s Linear Algebra Done Right and I find the formatting and design of the text quite appealing. I provided a page as an example. What I’m interested in the ...
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Different inner/outer margins on odd/even pages using Geometry [duplicate]

I'm trying to typeset a book (actually, a dictionary) but keep having trouble setting equal inner and outer margins on both even and odd pages. I have done it numerous times before, but this time ...
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How can I get a book(article) online via LaTeX to HTML in Windows 10?

If you could spend a week full-time with Windows looking into various methods for converting LaTeX to HTML, and then actually implement an approach based on what seems to be the most successful/...
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What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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TeX family tree with timeline?

When I first started using TeX, I felt overwhelmed by the myriad of names — BibTeX, XeTeX, LaTeX, XeLaTeX, ConTeXt, LuaTeX, MacTeX, TeXLive — and more. I didn't know the packages from the programs ...
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Title page in book class using tikz

I am trying to design a title page in book class. I want the title page exactly to look like the image attached. It is easily possible to create an array of rectangles in tikz. However I am having ...
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change book fontsize

My supervisor asked me to change my thesis fontsize, ONLY the fontsize, not the font type. I don't know why nothing work. I tried: \documentclass[13pt, twoside, openright]{book} but it seems to ...
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Gap appears in Longtable once copied into main document [duplicate]

I created a longtable in a test file and made it work the way I want it. I then pasted that table in my main document, a two column book. Although the longtable was looking good in my test document, ...
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How to change TOC counters without affecting the document?

I am using book class with XeLaTeX. I want to change the toc counter 'I' (as shown here), with a bullet but redefining the Roman alphabets will also change the alphabets in the main document (as ...
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Twoside option not making page numbers alternate?

I am using the "twoside" option but the page number is still just written in the bottom in the middle of a page. I would like the page number to alternate between being on the left bottom corner and ...
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Hiding part of the text when certain macro is enabled

Problem I am now preparing exercises for the course I am going to teach next quarter. I have two concerns Writing problem descriptions and corresponding solutions in two separated files are pretty ...
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179 page book TOC stops at page 129. The whole volume compiles

I have a book of poems with 179 pages but my TOC stops at page 129. There 9 chapters but the TOC stops partway though ch 7. There are often 2 or 3 poems to a page. The whole volume compiles.
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Unwanted blank pages appear between part and chapter

I am using book class together with titlesec, fancyhdr and titletoc packages. The problem appears when using \printcontents to print the partial ToC after the part. The "some text" appears on the ...
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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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How to change the fontsize of equation for the entire book in one command line not to do it for every equation

I have a book with the font size of equation smaller than that of text. Please look at how small $\pi$ compared to the rest: \documentclass[openany]{book} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{changepage} \...
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Choosing a base class

I started writing my own book class and I'm not sure wheter I should use book or scrbook as my base class. (I'm going to load one of these classes, I'm not going to start writing one from scratch or ...
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Formatting Book Heading Memoir Class

How could I remove the “Book 1” from the following. I am using "\book{Set Theory}" in the memoir class.enter image description here I cannot use “\book*{Set Theory}” because I want it to appear in ...
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\resheading in two column book document class

I managed to get sheading tab, but still there are some problems. A black box with question number in white. Insert indent of 1 cm for text throughout the document. Can we define globally for ...
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Add page number on every page of \documentclass{book}

How do I force there to be a page number on every page of a \documentclass{book} document, including on the title page and the blank pages before \part{}s? MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \pagestyle{...
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Several mode to write the symbol of a vector

When I use the command \overrightarrow{...} I observe that the space between the two lines increases due to the presence of this command. I often use the command \widebar{...}, \bar{...} or \overbar{.....
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How do I give a range of pages in a book index?

Indices in books sometimes refer to a range of pages, not just one page, for instance, like "arrangements to move to England 187-94". How can I do this in latex?
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Acquire article page number in beamerarticle slide

I'm typesetting lecture notes (book class) as my main document. I'm also creating supplementary slides from that document using beamer and beamerarticle, mostly using the figures in the lecture notes ...
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Arara synctex in editing a book

The problem is synctex in Arara does not work for me. I am using MacTeX with TeXShop 4.26. A special documentclass is used (hope it does not affect). For months, I run this file by putting all the ...
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What was added in the latest edition of Math into LaTeX?

My current main references for LaTeX are The LaTeX Companion 2nd edition by Mittelbach and Goosens and More Math into LaTeX 4th edition by Gratzer. Both are excellent and serve me well, but the former ...
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Ordinary text ignores margins in customized book class

I'm making use of a provided custom class to write a dissertation (called dissertation.cls), which is based on the book class. I have found that it leads to sentences ignoring page margins on rare ...
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Get little endian paragraph title shape

As you can see in the MWE, I customize the chapter titles to be displayed in the center of the page with: \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] {\normalfont\huge\bfseries\centering}{\...
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Changing Typeface of Part

How do you change the typeface used for the part environment to an Opentype font? (In the MWE below, I've used a TrueType font, but the method should be the same). It appears the standard titlesec ...
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book class recommendation

I 'm writing a book with many environments (theorems, propositions, nota bene, dialogs, function plots, examples etc) with tikz, tcolorbox, dialogue and pgfplot like the picture below. I use include ...
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incorporation problem in book class

I 'm writing a book and I 'm trying to incorporate the chapters that are in other tex files. I have these chapters: ch1.tex \chapter{1st chapter} \begin{examp} example1 example1 \end{examp} text1 ...
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tocloft appears to raise the table of contents of books. What gives?

I would like to use the tocloft package for customizing the table of contents in my "book" document. However, when I include this package, the table of contents shifts upward by the line width of a ...
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book title smaller than section headers

I recently began using Pandoc to generate PDF files, using the LaTeX engine, from MarkDown source. Presently, using the book class, I find a distracting attribute of the output is that the major ...
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Electronic version of Knuth's “TeXbook”?

I have a printed copy of the TeXbook (from D.E. Knuth) at home. Now that I travel a lot, I don't want to take my library with me every time. Question: Is there a legal way to obtain (=purchase) a PDF ...
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Should geometry bindingoffset remove or add space from the inner margin?

In twoside book/memoir documents, using the geometry package and LUALaTeX - and to set up offset printing, (four + pages per sheet): What should be the expected behavior of bindingoffset? 1. Issue ...
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Documentclass article with header

so at the moment i am writing a document in the class article. But i want the header you have when you use documentclass "book". I dont use class the "book" though because my document is not so long ...
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Book template for middle school math

Writing a book for middle schoolers requires different formatting than for older students. Many books are written for this audience, and many LaTeX book templates are available too, yet I cannot find ...
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How can I change the main font of my Tufte-book style

I try to change my main font style in a Tufte book document class. Documentation say that it's possible by using the nofonts class option but nothing works. I tried the \setmainfont function, and ...
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Modifying Lenny option of fncychap package

In the following MWE how is it possible to remove the word Chapter and move Chapter' Title (A nice title) from its original position into the box ? \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage[bf]{caption} ...
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show page number I choose on table of contents

I'm using the book class. In the begining of my document, I've used \frontmatter in order to switch page numbering to Roman numerals and \mainmatter to end this up and returning to Arabic numerals. ...
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Tufte-book problem with \ref

The first time I typeset this I get ?? for the \ref. The second time, it is blank. I am using TeXShop. I set out to make an example that uses biblatex to get a list of references for each chapter and ...
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How to cite a bookchapter that is accepted and To appear?

I have a book chapter that is accepted and I want to cite it on a conference paper that I should upload its camera ready today. What is the best way to cite it ? here is my bibtex. @inbook{...
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A critique of TeX?

Is there any informative critique of TeX along one or all the lines below: TeX, the typesetting engine (including its algorithms) TeX, the typesetting language TeX, the programming language TeX, the ...
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fancyhdr is the same for even and odd pages

I'm trying to have different headers and footers for even and odd pages using fancyhdr. For even pages headers, I want on the left to be the chapter title and on the right the section I'm in For odd ...
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problems with article citing with biblatex [duplicate]

I want to make a citing for the European Unions report on the "implementation of the Council: Recommendation on cancer screening". @Article{IARC2017, author = {Ponti A, Anttila A, Ronco G, ...
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book class with continuous page numbering throughout chapters

There are a few related entries but I cannot find a solution, sorry it's quite urgent. I'm trying to achieve a continuous numbering of pages, figures and tables, rather than the numbering restarting ...
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Using appendix package with subfiles

I'm trying to add some appendices to my thesis (using the book class), which I've done so far using subfiles, that way I don't need to compile the entire mainfile every time and I do avoid switching ...
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How to write a book in LaTeX

I have taken a look at other questions, and I don't see any answer to my question. If this is a duplicate for some question I haven't seen, feel free to comment. I am an experienced TeX user, I've ...
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add fancy header to each page of book

Is There any way to add the following items : My name name of my university Date of class Name of class Name of my professor Logo to each page of Book \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath,...