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Questions tagged [covers]

about creating covers using {graphics} and CD/DVD covers. For questions about titlepage creation use the {titles} tag.

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How can I design a book cover?

Can anyone share his or her experience on designing a book cover? I just finished writing my "Awk One-Liners Explained" e-book and now I am designing the cover. I tried \maketitle and the result was ...
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Insert a full page image

How can I insert a full page image? No blanck space left in the page. Extra bonus: how to add some text over the image.
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Filling white space in title page with random numbers or a text

Is it possible to fill all white space in this template with numbers or a text? %---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- % PACKAGES AND OTHER ...
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Book cover fonts

I am typesetting my first book. I am using Computer Modern for the font. I am trying to decide which font to use for the covers/dust jacket. I took a look at a number of similarly formatted books, ...
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Words scattered randomly in on coverpage

I am very happy to know that we have a community who answers/gives hints to questions. Here I want to post a question for you. I'm designing a brochure for our CS department. I want to have around 20–...
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A movie film strip of images

Is it possible to make a movie film strip of embedded PDF images?
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Consistent cover design regardless of inner pages

This is a series of books, the margins, page sizes are all identical. Depends on the content, the design of inner pages are slightly different, i.e. different type sizes, leading, etc. The question ...
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How to name (numbering) the cover page

I want to create a pdf like this... I know that using \pagenumbering we can switch between (i, ii) and (1, 2, 3)... but how to name a specific page? particularly the cover. Further comments: Take ...
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How to create a cover page like this?

I saw my Chinese classmate reading a book whose cover page is really fancy, though I don’t know the Chinese characters on it. How could I create a cover page in my own classnotes like that?
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Document class CD to create beautiful CD cover

Does somebody know a document class like cd to create cd covers where: a) I can add a logo to the CD cover text and b) the output is not a4 (or so) but the exact size to fit a CD cover. I tried ...
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Title page oddly centered

I have to insert the cover page of my thesis as a title page, so it will also move from the center of the page to openright, I guess. The titlepage code is this: \begin{titlepage} \begin{center} {{\...
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How do I include a separate custom cover page onto my LaTeX document?

I've created a nice looking cover page in LaTeX as a pdf on its own. How do I add this onto an already existing LaTeX document instead of the default title page?
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How to achieve this cover design using LaTeX?

I am about to print the dissertation in an online printing house in A4 format 222 pages adhesive binding. The printing house asked to send the cover of the dissertation in a separete file as a double ...
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Formatting figure captions overlayed with TikZ

I am using full-page figures as cover images for chapters, see Marginless full page figure with caption overlay magazine-like. However, I am unsatisfied with the format of the caption. The following ...
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Image Cover with LaTeX (on WinEdt)

Any thoughts on how to put a full image (covering whole page) as a cover for a book I am writing on WinEdt (LaTeX)?
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Generate consecutive page numbers + ToC from 28 .tex files?

I've completed half a semester of Discrete Mathematics. I have written up all 28 lectures into individual .tex files, labelled Lecture1.tex Lecture 2.tex ... Lecture28.tex. The beginning of each one ...
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how to create this cover page?

How could I create a cover page in a report as follows? Especially I would like to know how to create this grey and red area.
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Questions about my cv header and cover letter

I am working on my cv and my cover letter and I have different questions. My current code: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \moderncvtheme[green]{classic} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to add backgorund zeros on a cover page of a documents like in the screen of Matrix movie?

I want to first make a black (or other colour) cover photo and then want to use zeros, Feynman Diagram etc. distributed randomly on the page with green colour fonts. The font must be light so that I ...
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Create a cover for my thesis

I woould like to make a cover for my thesis with latex. It should look like the following, which I mane with MS Word: I only know the commands: \title{...} \author{...} \date{...} But don't know ...
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How do I edit a cover page for my thesis like this template?

I'm trying to dive under this incredible world of non-WYSIWYG. So, for my first main challenge I need to write my master's thesis with LaTeX. And I found some difficulties at the very beginning of my ...
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Lyx: can't import LaTex file

I'm trying to import this latex document into Lyx (version 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04), but it fails and won't give any explanation about the error: Lyx: cannot convert file An error occurred while ...
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Image as cover page

I want to add a figure to fill the whole first page (instead of making it with the latex commands). And then to add a blank page to begin the next chapter on an odd page number. When I write : \...
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How to reproduce this thesis cover page in LaTeX?

I am typing my thesis' cover page, our university has a typesetting requirement in this link http://www.helsinki.fi/socialsciences/studying/current/thesis_cover.pdf I need to reproduce this cover ...
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What dimensions and how to insert an image as a cover?

I viewed any message but I don´t reach the solution. I want to make an imge to use as cover for my final job. What dimension do you recommend? in pixels(better) or cm? or What proportions? to the ...
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Need text to overlay tikz header

I'm trying to create a title page for a document but I'm having some trouble with the background imaging overlaying the text. This is what it's looking like: As you can see the words fall under ...
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ToC on cover and continues on the second page

The design I am working on has the ToC as the cover, together with the title & author. There is a production restriction which the second page (inner cover) can't be printed. Please find the ...
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removing all marks associated with thanks on cover page

I would like to remove the numbering associated with \thanks on my cover page. I use the following command (using article): \documentclass[11pt,english,titlepage]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \...
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Modify the title page of a template?

I am trying to add some information to the title page of a template which I downloaded. How can I add text below "John Smith", for instance a student number, or a subtitle above John Smith? The ...
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Aligning a minipage in the absolute top left

I'm formatting a cover design in LaTeX. The cover has pages of 145×210mm which includes 3mm margin. The side should be 13.93mm wide and the bleed is 3mm. This gives me the following code, which ...
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How to keep the first item invisible before I click the screen?

See the picture. The current situation is that the frame title and the first item appears at the same time. But I only want to let the frame title visible at first, and after I click the screen, the ...
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Front Cover for document

I was attempting to get an effect similar to this cover that is found here: I started with the code found here that draws a grid with colors. How can I go about completing the code to get the output ...
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Setting author and co-authors

I'm currently translating a paper originally written in PDF to LaTeX and, after hours of painfully inputting formulas, I've come across the problem of not know how to set ~lesser~ participants in the ...
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Extra blank page while designing front cover with tikz

I’m trying to design the front cover of a book with tikz package. The following is my latex code: \documentclass[b5paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \...
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Creating a Title Page for Maths dissertation

I'm a third year maths undergrad, and am currently writing my dissertation using TexMaker. I'm not that familiar with the program, and am struggling to create an appropriate cover page (including ...
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Creating empty back cover page

In defined a document with a conditional background, this should place ornaments only in \mainmatter pages and exclude the title page. These are the lines with the relevant code: \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to place three pages on one larger page? [duplicate]

I seek advice how to place three pages on one larger page. I would like to place front cover page, spine and back cover page on one page. It is not obvious from the MWE, but the images on front / back ...
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Make a rainbow line

I found a template for a title page: https://www.latextemplates.com/template/vertical-line-title-page There's a piece of code that draws a vertical line: \rule{1pt}{\textheight} % Vertical line I'...
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Cover page lay-out

I'd like to make the cover page as seen in the image below and be able to put it in a .tex-file. This cover page itself is made within LaTeX, but it's not compatible with XeTeX, and it uses at least 3 ...
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How to define a title page

I am very new to LaTeX. Now I am trying to define the cover page of my document. It currently consists of the title and a single picture. I have tried \begin{titlepage} \maketitle \begin{figure} \...
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Page Border for cover page in LaTeX

I am trying to make a page border for cover page only (the first page) as shown in the figure. Any ideas how to achieve this?
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Cover in latex problem to setting a vertical rule

I am using the example posted by overleaf to create my cover. When I add more items I have the following problems: (1) two pages instead of one cover page and (2) the vertical rule is misaligned. \...
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Cover letter with Sender and Recipient on the left-hand-side

I would like to use the documentclass letter but only moving the sender -field to the left-hand-side. Minimal example from here: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{hyperref} \signature{Joe Bloggs} \...
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How to create a cover page for my report in Lyx?

I want to create a cover page for my report. The page should contain the university name, the course name, my name, id, and date.... I tried ctrl+Enter after the first line of the title to ...
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Including and understanding package CoverPage

I included the \usepackage{CoverPage} in my document but I have no idea in inserting my data entries.
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Cover Image and First Page Overlap

I'm extremely new to LaTeX and learning on my own, so I apologize if this is an obvious question. In my document, I'm using a pdf image as the first cover page, and additional pages after that. I ...
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Back Cover with summay/information

I have a double-sided document (scrbook) and wanna insert a back cover. Right now the last page is filled with content (last page of my bibliography) - I expected, that Latex would but at least two ...
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Creating a thesis cover page with two images

my code is \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand{\titulo} {titulo} \newcommand{\alumnos} {author %\\ Nombre completo segundo alumno ...
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Cover pages with the Memoir Class

For a book I'm writing, I want to have a cover, as distinct from the title page. It's unclear what the best way to go about doing this is. There are several packages I've seen referenced specifically ...
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How to get rid of extra numbered blank page before cover page in LyX?

I have a 50 pages document in LyX. For this report I have to add a coverpage before the title with different style and template from the report. This is what I do: I create my coverpage in a separate ...