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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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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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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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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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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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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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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suppress formatting on a \cleardoublepage?

How do I suppress formatting on a \cleardoublepage? \documentclass[a5paper,10pt, twoside]{book} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhead{} % clear all header fields \fancyhead[RO]{The College Savings Factor} %...
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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 ...
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LaTeX book template dependent files

Does anyone know how to obtain all dependent files to properly compile a book such as: https://www.overleaf.com/articles/clustering-the-interstellar-medium/mtthgyyfrdkn#.VdEz6HibgbA To be clear, I'm ...
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Complicated Boxed Frame Design by LaTeX

It has been long time not touching LaTeX and I recently try to remember all things which I have forgotten. Instead of going over manuals, I look up some books which have some good design and try to ...
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Title Page and more

Often there are many book formats that have a need to be reproduced in Latex, either to learn from or to design the next classic. In this view consider the first few pages of an older book The ...
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How to write a book using IEEEtran template?

I am compiling a longish project report which should go in the IEEEtran format. Since the document runs into 100+ pages, we felt it is better to write it like a thesis than a research paper. Basically,...
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Oriented curves

Can someone link me to a tutorial or some examples of how to make oriented curves using pgfplots? Something along the lines of I'm not asking for someone to spend the time reproducing the above for ...
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Is there a complete modern book which explains how a TeX parser works?

Hi I am reading 'The TEXbook' by Donald E. Knuth. But in my point of view is very didactic for people who want to learn TeX. Most of the pages contain exercises. But many things of how a TeX ...
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What is the name of the variable containing the current chapter title?

Consider a chapter in a french book defined by: \chapter{Blablabla} It will generate the output: Chapitre I : Blablabla Then, we have the following variables: \chaptername corresponds to ...
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Being able to define headers by hand in each part/chapter of a book

Consider the following code inspired from egreg's answer to this topic: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[...
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The Joy of TeX …

I didn't know where to put this question, so I put it in Meta. For those that know this book by M. SPIVAK, which edition, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1990 does the E, Eir, Em first appear in? Just interested :...
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Header and footer for a book using: part on even page and chapter on odd page

My goal is to realize this layout for a book (possibly using fancyhdr, but I'm open to everything): where the current layout is represented in grey. In other words, I want : to put the page ...
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how to create book with multiple exam question papers in chapters?

I want to bundle together multiple exam question papers in the form of a bound book to be handed out as practice problems. The exam question papers are mainly objective MCQs. Each chapter will have ...
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Arabic Support in Babel Mess up Chapter referencing

\documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[arabic,main=english]{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Introduction} \label{ch:intro} We talked about the second chapter \ref{ch:...
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Making a paperback book from a LaTeX file [closed]

I was directed here by the good people at Ask Metafilter. This site will only let me post 2 links, so for the others please look there. I need to reformat a LaTeX document: PDF for printing as a ...
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Templates for language learning [closed]

I'd like to make a book for language learning. I intend to include several parts like Conversation; Vocabulary; Grammar; Exercises. However, the templates for book I got so far seem not suitable ...
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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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printing sample chapters in a book

I'd like to prepare a version of a book in which only selected chapters are printed, but for which the chapter titles and cross-references are all present as if the entire book had been printed. The ...
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How to organize large documents in small nested folders

Preamble I am writing a large document and I would like to keep it well structured not only in terms of source code (I am aware of commands like \input and include, as well as the standalone package),...
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how to cite this book with bibtex? [closed]

This might be an easy question to some of you but for me I find it hard because I am not familiar with the names mentioned. Which is a city and which is a publisher. Mack, Chris A. Fundamental ...
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Font Inconsistency in fncychap

I am using the Sonny style for chapter headings in fncychap package. I noted that the font for chapter headings and the one for section headings are different. This seems very odd. Preferably, I would ...
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an other ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost [duplicate]

I am writing a big LaTeX document (doctoral thesis). And I've adopted a "complex" structure with \include{} and \input{} and I have obviously : ! LaTeX Error: Float(s) lost. See the LaTeX manual or ...
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minitoc Errors (potential clashes with other packages?)

I want to insert chapter content for my thesis by using minitoc package. It seems working on its own. However, if I add other packages for other purposes, then it does not work and I keep getting the ...
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scale option for graphs cause troubles [duplicate]

I want to insert some pictures in my thesis (using book class). Everything seems OK until I resize my picture using scale=0.8 option. Suddenly four errors occur as follows. Line 33: ! Paragraph ended ...
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Line spacing in book document class

how would I go about manipulating the line spacing in the preamble? I am using the 'book' document class. Thanks a lot.
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Make \sections in book class start on the right (odd pages)

I'm using the book documentclass, but I use \section instead of \chapter to structure it. Is it possible to make the sections start on the right (odd pages)?
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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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Documentclass book section numbering starting with 0

I stumbled across a weird problem. The following MWE produces an output where the section numbering starts with 0: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Where to find the “spiffy new printings” of Knuth's Computers & Typesetting books?

On Donald E. Knuth's website, Knuth states that "new and updated printings of Volumes A, B, and C became available in April, 2012", but I cannot seem to find these anywhere. Knuth describes these "...
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fontspec in book title

I have the following code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \part{title} \chapter{\fontspec{Latin Modern Roman} chapter title} \part{title} \chapter{title} \...
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What is the most practical method to write a book of math or physics problems?

My main problem is the following. I would like to put the problems and their solutions together into separate input files. In the source code I would like to switch easily between two modes. In mode 1 ...