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The front matter of a document (in particular, a book) contains everything before the main body of text: the title page, tables of contents, dedications, prefaces, etc. For questions about specific parts of the front matter, use the respective tag (e.g. {titles} or {table-of-contents}).

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Unknown errors ocuur in front page

I am actually using the template from my University, which you can find it attached at the end. However, I constantly get the errors from the logs. It occure ant the last one \end{minipage} line. ...
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Should I place frontmatter before or after maketitle?

When using the book document class, should I write \maketitle \frontmatter % preface, toc, etc. or \frontmatter \maketitle % preface, toc, etc. I see no difference in the output, but maybe I am ...
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Captioned figure in frontmatter causes error when using floatrow package with "facing"

I am writing a two-sided document with margins (based on the kaobook-class) and would like to add a figure to the front matter. However, when adding a captioned figure, the compiler throws an "...
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You can't use \spacefactor in vertical mode [duplicate]

The following code returns the error message in the title \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage{setspace} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage}% \noindent \...
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How to change word size and baseline documentclass in latex without affecting table

I'm almost finished with my paper, but I realized that I need to have 1.5 line spacing and 12pt font size. When I switch from \documentclass[table]{article} to \documentclass[table, 12pt]{article} and ...
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Please help to rectify the cover pages for thesis related documents

I need to attach the supporting documents related to the thesis, each category under a separate title cover page. I have tried to make a basic format, however, it is not looking good. My code is dirty,...
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I need to make a break page inside the abstract, because the result it show it like the image (latex - elsarticle)

I don´t know why elsarticle doesn't make page breaks in frontmatter automatically when it is necessary. Also, thanks to the this, firspage's header and footer don´t appear. Description: I tried used /...
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Numeric style biblatex with citation [1] in mainmatter despite citations in frontmatter?

Using biblatex with a numeric style and a book class with frontmatter/mainmatter, would it be possible to have all citations in the frontmatter appear last in the list of references, as if the ...
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Clash between packages: lastpage, babel and microtype

The following code causes an error when I try to compile it. \documentclass{book} \RequirePackage{lastpage} \RequirePackage[polutonikogreek]{babel} \RequirePackage[babel=true]{microtype} \begin{...
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Implementing memoir class in LyX

I'm starting to learn the memoir class to use it with a book I'm writing in LyX.I've read most of the memman docuement. When I create a new LyX document I can enter the title, but not a subtitle, half-...
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How to remove the page numbers in the front matter only

I'm a LaTeX beginner, so be patient with me. I want to add a blank page after the title page, without showing a page number. I want to suppress page numbers in the front matter only. I added \...
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How may a titlepage be colored?

Suppose I have a titlepage like \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[left=2.50cm, right=2.54cm, top=2.54cm, bottom=2.54cm]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \...
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Frontmatter pagination problem

In the following MWE, \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{afterpage} \usepackage{epigraph} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \setlength{\headheight}{27.15pt} \pagestyle{fancy} \newcommand\blankpage{% \...
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Listing unique author contributions

I am preparing a manuscript using this template (https://www.springernature.com/gp/authors/campaigns/latex-author-support/see-where-our-services-will-take-you/18782940). The template demonstrates how ...
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fancyhdr, frontmatter and toc

I have finished my work and just optical adjustment: I want to remove any header/footer from Table of Contents, but not from the start of every chapter. I have found that \frontmatter and \mainmatter ...
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Compilation stops when french accents are present in frontmatter in autart document class [duplicate]

Compilation stops when I have french accents in the frontmatter of autart documentclass. The following code, with no accents, compiles correctly. \documentclass[twocolumn]{autart} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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How to change the frontmatter page numbering into (roman)?

How to change the frontmatter page numbering into (roman) "small letter" and the mainmatter change into (arabic). Please see the sample output. Front matter ( Introduction, Preface) ...
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Running author, title etc. for beamer slide using pandoc

In the beamer class, front matter commands such as author and title have optional parameters for short versions to be shown in slide headers or footers. Is there an easy way to obtain this when using ...
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How to start the frontmatter with roman numbers?

The numbering of my pdf does not begin with the roman number which, in principle, corresponds to the frontmatter. How could I fix that? This is my MWE: \documentclass[hidelinks,12pt,twoside,openright,...
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Table of contents hierarchy frontmatter

I'd like to add a different hierarchy to my table of contents. Currently it looks like this. \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{xesearch} %word count \usepackage[...
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Make only elements appears between mainmatter and backmatter on TOC

I use etoc package in book class and try to list only elements in mainmatter. The chapters appearing before mainmatter or after backmatter shouldn’t appear. How to do it?
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Font and style in Table of Contents

I am using a template for my thesis (Thesis - University of Bergen - Masters thesis pre-template (Infomedia)), and there is a problem with the style of the contents. The number to the far right is in ...
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unnumbered chapter doesn't show up in the header

I am working on a book wherein there's an unnumbered chapter after the ToC and before the numbered chapters. Here's the MWE: \documentclass[draft]{book} \usepackage[twoside,a4paper]{geometry}% \...
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How to make the setting fancyhdr for \frontmatter is same as for \mainmatter?

\documentclass[twoside,11pt]{book} \usepackage{fancyhdr,xcolor,lipsum} \let\Chaptermark\chaptermark \def\chaptermark#1{\def\Chaptername{#1}\Chaptermark{#1}} \fancyhead{} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{...
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edit frontmatter on documentclass{elsarticle}

I have been using Elsevier documentclass for my manuscript. but I don't like how the front matter has the title all the way to the top of the page. I would like to have the title centered vertically ...
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Add List of Algorithms to content list with correct label

I'm using a custom template and can't seem to add the list of algorithms correctly. When I simply try \listofalgorithms, it results in this: Instead of Algorithm, Figure is displayed in the list. ...
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Conflict between babel and memoir using greek and spanish

This is a sequel of Conflict between spanish babel with memoir in two column and \frontmatter. Babel In TeXLive 2021 seems to produce now the same error combing these elements also with Greek even ...
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Back-matter pages pagination

I have a general question about back-matter pages: Is it recommended to paginate the back matter pages differently from the body of the document and why? Indeed, if we divide the document in three ...
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Compilation errors when babel and cleveref are included. and other errors when \frontmatter is present

Overview I'm currently re-writing some of my lecture notes in LaTeX. My first language is Spanish, so I'm using the babel package. I also wanted to add some utility to the resulting document, like ...
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A template for a book [closed]

I am looking for a template for the front page of my book in LaTeX. Is there a source from where I may get one?
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Strange incompatibility between several packages (options)

The compilation of the following MCE fails with the error: ! Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line 29. <inserted text> \fi Interestingly, as soon as: one of the ...
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How to make the headers of a frontmatter chapter fistpage different from a mainmatter chapter firstpage

I'm writing my theses and have divided the document in \frontmatter, \mainmatter and \backmatter. For the headers I'm using fancyhd and have redefined \pagestyle{plain} so the first chapter page is ...
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Headers in Front Matter of Book

The 'List of tables' header persists across the remaining sections of the front matter (Preface, Acknowledgments, Credits, Note), only disappearing when the main matter starts. Is this an issue with ...
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Repeating page numbers (in Kaobook + Vertical Line Title Page)

I'm making a document using two templates: Kaobook (for the main style of the book) and Vertical Line Title Page (for the title page). The title page section (which includes the actual title page, the ...
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Error while using LTXinputExample in frontmatter

When I use the command LTXinputExample from the package showexpl at the frontmatter section of a book, I got the following error message: Missing number, treated as zero. \LTXinputExample{...
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Does the package authblk prevent the appearance of the name of the author?

I'm now writing an article to submit to a journal published by the Elsevier. And there was a problem with the name of the author not appearing. I tried to find the origin of the problem and when I ...
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Mysterious blank page appears before front page when changing to twoside this overleaf book class template

I am customizing this overleaf template for my thesis but I want it two sided. However, if I change oneside to twoside in the book class there is a mysterious first page appearing before the front ...
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Author and affiliations in footnotes

I have the following MWE that I use to add affiliations to authors: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \title{\sc This is a title \thanks{Thanks to ......
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Avoid different page numbers in viewer software and on when using frontmatter

The problem should be clear with this MWE: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[unicode]{hyperref} \begin{document} \frontmatter \chapter*{Frontmatter} \blindtext \...
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How does revtex4's \@author variable work?

I am having a tinker in the internals of REVTeX (and more specifically its component ltxfront package), with the goal of writing a package to handle author ORCID iDs, and I would like to understand ...
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add hanging indent to list of tables [closed]

How can I adjust the entries in the List of Tables (in a book document class) so that each entry has a hanging indent? I'd prefer not to use a package if possible, but will accept answers that rely on ...
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Leave space for three logos on the title page [closed]

I am working on realizing a thesis template according to the requirements of my University. I would like to have the space for three logos in the title page, a big logo in the middle and two smaller ...
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How to remove the error "environment frontmatter undefined, \begin{frontmatter}"?

I use this code \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage{lineno,hyperref} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{inputenc} \usepackage{amsfonts,...
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Change order of Author / Title /Date in a book

This is probably very basic question. I need to create a book with FrontPage: Author/Title/Publisher-Date.Like this: All is centered in title page, and in text page Title is left and text is ...
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How to minimize the front matter?

In all my documents which I write using pdfLaTeX in Overleaf, I use a definite of set of packages and \newcommand statements in the front matter. All of these are used for the purpose of page setup, ...
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Breaking title page into multiple pages

I am writing an article and they ask of the following format First page: paper title, authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s). Second page: paper title and abstract Third page: paper title and the main ...
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elsarticle: two title pages, one with only title and author information, and another with only title and abstract

I'm using the elsarticle class and I would like to have the following: First page: Only title and author information (affiliation, address etc) Second page: Only title, abstract, and keywords, without ...
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hyperref in title of ifacconf document disabled

Ii wanted to hyperlink a little symbol (the OCRID) in the list of authors but apparently hyperlinks are disabled in the frontmatter of the ifacconf-style. (I wanted to combine this and this post) Any ...
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Header after \listoftables incorrect

I am encountering a very strange error. I have sections from \frontmatter while others from lists of tables, figures etc... however after \listoftables the headers do not change according to the ...
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titletop error I can't write on thesis.pdf

I am using a template given to me by department. The first few lines are as follows \documentclass[oneside,mtp]{universityg} % The iitkgp.cls class is for producing theses and dissertations % in the ...
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