Questions tagged [front-matter]

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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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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how to remove the horizontal line at the top of the page after a title page

I am running into a problem. I used https://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis for my thesis. Everything is fine until my supervisor asks me to remove the horizontal line on page ...
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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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title page in book

I'd like to make a book with front page this one which I found here. For this specific front page the author gives the following code \newcommand*{\cdiam}{\prec\kern-2pt\succ} \newcommand*{\titleZD}...
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How do I change numbering from arabic letters to roman letters after ToC and set countering to 1?

I am trying to change the numbering from roman to Arabic after my Table of Contents. So far I found out that I need those two things: \pagenumbering{roman} \pagenumbering{arabic} But I am not quite ...
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elsarticle frontmatter: Overfull \hbox has occurred while \output is active

Minimal working example % !TeX TS-program = pdflatex % !TeX encoding = UTF-8 \documentclass{elsarticle} \begin{document} \begin{frontmatter} \end{frontmatter} \end{document} leads to Overfull \...
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Frontmatter and Chapter headings

I'm trying to format my thesis and I got to a pre-textual element (acronyms list) that has two pages. The first page has the correct "plain" heading, but the second page doesn't, because it's ...
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How to insert a detailed front page?

I have to write a professional document and I'd like to insert a front page with a lot of basic informations about me (address, phone, etc.). How could I do that? This is a very basic MWE: \...
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How to add separate "list of symbols" when "list of abbreviations" is already produced by glossaries? [duplicate]

My University's dissertation class uses glossaries to produces a "LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS". I want to use it to produce a second list, a simple "LIST OF SYMBOLS". Can this be done with glossaries? How ...
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Abstract come before title after `\maketitle`, how to correct

Why does come abstract before title in this example? And how to enforce the correct behaviour (title, authors, affiliations, abstract, such as in elsarticle?) \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \...
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Remove blank page after frontmatter and start first chapter page numbering with one

Can anyone help me with starting page counting from one on the first page of my first chapter? I have really tried a lot of approaches but I simply do not get behind what the reason for this strange ...
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In frontmatter after toc suddenly pagenumbering gets arabic

I can't find why the page-numbering after a chapter (or even toc) in front-matter switches to arabic. I would appreciate any helps and hints to fix this. Here is my (edited) code: \documentclass[ ...
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Putting text and a logo at the same level on a front page [closed]

I want to put text and a logo at the same level on a front page. I tried to use minipage but I had an option clash for package xcolor: \documentclass[english, a4paper, 12pt, twoside]{article} % ---...
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Is there a drawback to using \setstretch outside the preamble?

The setspace package source indicates: Three commands, \singlespacing, \onehalfspacing, and \doublespacing, are for use in the preamble to set the overall spacing for the document. If a different ...
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Adjust Front Matter Numbering in User-Defined Thesis Class

I'm challenged with adjusting the page numbering in the frontmatter of my thesis. I downloaded a template thesis given here, which uses the book class as a basis for the newly defined class Thesis....
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Error when citing in the frontmatter (Spanish)

I'm trying to reference an article in an abstract chapter but I'm getting lots of errors that I don't understand. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[spanish]{book} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Hide page number on a certain page of a report, but have it counted

In a report document class, I would like to hide the numbering on a certain page in the front matter, but still have that page counted in the document wide page numbering scheme. Specifically, my ...
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frontmatter mainmatter and backmatter errors

I have this block of code which is giving me errors when using frontmatter, mainmatter and backmatter. I am getting errors at \maketitle - undefined control sequence, \input{chap2/...
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How to escape blank pages after chapter*s in front-matter of otherwise openright book

What is the preferred way to suppress blank pages following \chapter*{} in the frontmatter of a book. My book is two sided, and I'd only like to escape the (I guess) openright in the front matter, not ...
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Remove space between chapter breaks in List of Figures and List of Tables

Am fightning for space in my thesis ;) Have already been able to remove vertical space between chapter breaks in TOC, but trying to do the same thing with LoF and LoT At present I am using the ...
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Problem with end{frontmatter} in elsarticle

\documentclass[review]{elsarticle} \usepackage{lineno,float,graphicx,lipsum} \usepackage{titling} \usepackage[table, dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{color, colortbl} \usepackage{...
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How can I vertically center a predefined abstract environment to the middle of text body?

I got a low level TeX code from Define abstract environment in book that defines an environment for Abstract. However, when I put it in my work, I use notitlepage option which results in the abstract ...
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Creating the following page in latex

I am done with my thesis. I am trying to replicate the following thesis page in latex. I am having a lot of hard time doing it. I tried the following code but it is giving me the same look $ \...
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