Questions tagged [books]

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Old books appearance and font

As opposed to a clean and crisp font and look that results from a normal TeX .pdf export, I wish to get the following overall look and feel in my documents, mimicking Cambridge John Wilson and Son ...
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Organization of a commentary book

I am writing a commentary book made of about 500 pages, where each page contains up to 3 sections (different commentaries on the same verse), "a" "b" and "c". In each page, the content length of each ...
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How to display current section title in the header when a new chapter begins just on an odd page

I am using package fancyhdr to help me construct the headers of my book. The Editor want to me to add the chapter title to the header if the new chapter begins on a page whose number is even, and to ...
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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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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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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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Trying to print to 11x17 as a book, but scale pages with booklet, margin problems

I'm trying to print a book to be bound in signatures for a finished size of 6x9 inches. My printer duplexes but only prints 11x17. I used the booklet package and set source to 6x9, but when the ...
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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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MakeTextUppercase inside table captions

I'm modifying an older university template that requires all table captions to be set in uppercase in the text, but does not require this in the list of tables. To automate the process, I've patched ...
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Glossary doesn't work, even though the Index, Acronym, abbreviation sections work.

The list of Acronyms and Abbreviations appear at the end of the following document. The Index also appears at the end. So far so good ... until the Glossary which doesn't pop up. I can't figure out ...
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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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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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Figures on the left (even) page of a book

There are some more postings on this topic but I've found no working/satisfying solution for my problem. Some solutions work well for figures spread over the whole document. For me it is much more ...
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A5/B5 papersize book with margin notes

I am trying to make a diary that will have a book-like page structure with side notes in A5/B5 paper size. I was able to create the style I want, but it can only be applied using an article ...
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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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\includepdf and split by small blocks

I use includepdf so: \includepdf[pages=-,booklet,turn=false,landscape]{Book.pdf} Problem is, so book is to big (~220 pages) I can not fold this pamphlet, because it turns out to be too thick. I ...
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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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Configuring a style for every chapter

I'm creating a book in LaTeX and I'm creating a lot of duplicated formatting of the following nature: \begin{chapter} \begin{fullwidth} \begin{LARGE} ...... \end{LARGE} \end{fullwidth} \end{chapter}...
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Diagrams to books

I am interested to write "Engineering Drawing book", but in which I have to give many diagrams with different types of lines and colors. If I use Latex book format,for the diagrams any one suggest cad ...
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Referencing Optional Labels in an Omnibusable Book

I have a book on math in several parts Arithmetic Algebra Linear Algebra Etc. I don't necessarily want to wait until all the parts are done to publish some of the parts, then I want to be able to ...
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How can I write a document in book format with horizontal page and 2 columns in LaTeX?

I am trying to create a document of book type, but instead of having pages in vertical orientation in which each page of the document is a page of the book, I want to orientate the page to be ...
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Crash follows removal of bold face from \mathcal{} in running fancyhdr header

While my bold calligraphic letter is fine in the chapter title or table of contents, it's out of place when it is the only bold character on a running header. My attempts to remove this have caused a ...
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Make LaTeX produce pages in a spreadsheet of two pages instead of one

I am starting from this code : \documentclass{book} \usepackage[paperwidth=142mm, paperheight=210mm,top=25mm, bottom=20mm, left=17mm, right=22mm]{geometry} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{...
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Numbering exercise in a book

I would like to write exercise for each chapter in a documentclass of book as shown below: Chapter 4 Blablabla Exercise 4.1. Blablablab ..... ..... Exercise 4.2. Blablablabla .... .... ...
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An in-depth introduction to TikZ graphs beside the official manual

When I first started learning TikZ I found the following introductions extremely helpful: A very minimal introduction to TikZ by Jacques Crémer TikZ pour l'impatient (in French) by Gérard Tisseau and ...
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Build a chapter file and view pdf

I'm in the process of editing chapter files of a book, and was wondering if there was a way to build a chapter file without building the entire book, so I can easily preview it. However, without a ...
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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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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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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,...