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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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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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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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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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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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) 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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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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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 ...
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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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From `article` to `book` (in a modular document)

I am trying to compile a list of articles (in the sense that these texts are originally written and compiled using the article class) with the book class in a modular way. However, for reasons not ...
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Changing fancyhdr for a few pages

I am writing a book with several parts and chapters that has a general introduction. I defined a header style for most of the book, that I can easily locally disable for a few pages with \pagestyle{...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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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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A generic but ready-to-use book template

Previous materials and purpose of a book template Let's assume for a second: I already have all the text (content) done for a book. Now, I want to set it ready for auto-publishing, in the best punk-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Bibliography: how to move 'MISC' category to end of bibliography, and make 'BOOK' category first

I have many books in bibliography and also need to have 2 websites. I have added it as 'misc', but it appeared at the beginning of bibliography. Could someone help me and tell how to make the 'books' ...
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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 ...