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Help with simple book layout

I'm new to latex and I just need a bit of help with my book layout, should probably be an easy question to solve. I need to fix three things: Chapter format When I do \chapter{name}, the chapter ...
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layout issue with tabularx

This is my fsmpic.cls: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \LoadClass[version=last]{scrlttr2} \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} \RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc} \RequirePackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[scaled]{...
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Positioning TikZ picture and table side-by-side

I am placing a tabular environment table side-by-side with a TikZ diagram. However, this is causing some strange layout issues and creating extra space. Here is the code I am using: \documentclass[...
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To-do on Latex document

I am planning on keeping everything i do this year organized in a single latex project and want to have a little to-do list, ideally it would be in the top right corner of the first page and have a ...
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Bourbaki style book layout

I am trying to hone my layout skills, and what's better than trying to start by copying the Bourbaki style and then going up from there? Thus, I want to achieve the following chaptering and sectioning ...
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Paper size of 8.25in wide by 11in high in Memoir class [duplicate]

Question: How do set the paper/trim size to 8.25in wide by 11in high when using the Memoir class? Problem: I'm publishing a book through Amazon and this is the trim size needed for it. I have already ...
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Moving the bottom margin to make space for footnotes

I saw a lot of similar questions, but didn’t see any response. I’m want the footnotes to appear below the main body of text, without changing the size of the main body. Only in case of a footnote that ...
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How to remove spaces between multiple tables, and still let it spill into multiple pages?

I've seen many questions regarding 2 tables, but for some reason none of the solutions worked for me when I have multiple tables, which may extend to a new page. The example below is for 2 tables, but ...
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Change margin of every quote block

I am with a question, I am trying to set the margin for every \begin{quote} block. I am already changing the text size by: \usepackage{etoolbox} \AtBeginEnvironment{quote}{\par\scriptsize} %or maybe \...
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How to obtain these visual effects for headers without using Tikz?

I recently saw a document, which was created by Adobe Photoshop PDF. I mimicked its basic visual structure here with LaTeX: My question is about the colored underlying parts: I used (non-tweaked, ...
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manuel paper format setting

I use this MWE and it works just fine. The paper is orientated as I wish \documentclass[11pt,paper=180mm:320mm, xcolor=dvipsnames]{scrartcl} \geometry{left=25mm,right=25mm, top=25mm, bottom=20mm} \...
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including files into book cover

I'm hoping this reaches someone who has used the bookcover package before. I am writing a book as both a physical copy and a pdf. For the pdf, I created a tex file for the front cover which contains ...
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Exact positioning and how easy would it be to recreate this in LaTeX?

I use LaTeX for a lot of my classwork (worksheets, graphics, etc). One thing I have not transitioned is my exam writing. An example page of an exam might look like this. This is just a portion, doesn'...
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Square table on the right column

I have a latex code here : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{enumitem,amssymb} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[thinlines]{easytable} \newlist{todolist}{itemize}{2} \setlist[...
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How can I use LaTeX to set text in a format like this?

I'm working on a Latin commentary, and I'm currently just using footnotes for both vocabulary and commentary. I'd love to divide the page as in the below image—in three sections, text on top, ...
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Save current position without modifying the document layout

Description I would like to add code to the preamble of a document such that I am able to identify and store the vertical position of an environment without modifying the layout. That is to say I ...
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Wrong padding on alternating pages

In the header of my LaTeX thesis I used the following command: \usepackage[left=3cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} But it seems to me that LaTeX is completely ignoring it. Why doesn'...
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Vertically arrange three areas of equal height and show sentences in the center of those areas

The context I want to computationally generate 1920x1080 PNG images containing text with different styles. Because LaTeX has rich features for styling text and documents can be compiled using the ...
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Is it bad typesetting practice to split boxes over two pages?

I can't decide what I prefer - having empty space at the end of a page or a split box. For example: Should I be aiming to make sure the page is full with no need to break boxes? Like, I can add more ...
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Despite layout change (without geometry package) `multicols` still use former textwidth

For testing purposes, I'm trying to reproduce my geometry/layout without using geometry package (It is only loaded to use the showframe option). So far, it works fine. But in my main document I use a ...
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How to get the pdf output vertically below the latex editor in Texstudio?

I am running two instances of Texstudio on my Windows 10. The problem is that the four columns compromise visibility (two for the editor and two for the output). Is there any way to get the outcome(...
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How good is a default LaTeX page layout? [closed]

When I started using LaTeX a few decades ago, one of the main arguments for using it was the separation of content and editing. The idea was that the author would concentrate on the content and LaTeX ...
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How to properly layout a table, and solve words overlapping

as I guess you can see from the code I'm pretty new to latex tables. I want the table to look somehow like this, but I have issues with words overlapping. Do you have som tips to solve the issues, and ...
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Horizontally interleaved layout graphics and text blocks

What's a good way to make an interleaved layout having text blocks aligned to one side and images/graphics aligned to the opposite? Or in other words: Imagine a raster of a three column layout where ...
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Latex \layout dotted lines meaning

I'm using the geometry and layout packages to set and preview my final layout in my latex document. What are the dotted lines (1 and 2) representing and how do you move them? If I set the hmargin and ...
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Page of arbitrary height

Is there a way to have pages of fixed width (e.g. width of A4 or letter format) and arbitrary height? What I mean by that is that you write the content normally and at some point you insert something ...
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Move page number position for a specific page [closed]

I am using overleaf and the official Elsevier template to write a paper (for the first time in latex). In my document there is one large figure with long caption, I have to put them in a new page with ...
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Change geometry of last page

I am using KOMA Script class and need to change the layout of the last page. Let's say. the last page should have an increased top section. I've tried different ways, but none was successful. \...
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Flushedleft title with maketitle aligned at right margin of marginparwidth

after fixing my footnote-problem I work on the title layout. The journal needs an title with flushed-left content, but the "titlebox" itself should align at the right margin of the ...
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How to apply hrule at bottom of each page's text body

I am working on a twosided article layout where the footnotes are enclosed by two \textwidth lines above and below and on pages without a footnote a single h-line is spanning across \textwidth at the ...
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How do I make an image span across the page?

I'm working on a cover page in latex. My current layout and latex code for the image can be seen below. My idea is to make the image span across the entire width of the page. How can I do this? Thanks ...
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Layouts that give more horizontal space for equations

This is a typography question as well as a LaTeX question. I'm writing a document where some of the equations are very wide, and I'm looking for ways to lay out the document that will help me fit as ...
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Table too wide in iopart class

I'm preparing my first manuscript for journal submission with the iopart document class. Since it's for a publication, there are typesetting constraints imposed on me (that I'm not always aware of). I'...
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Add semitransparent box around the Chapter title wich is in front of a picture

Seeing as I’m only started using LaTeX five days ago, there is a problem I would like to request the community's help as I can't figure out a way to get the layout I'm looking for. I managed to add a ...
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Creative page numbering without using fancyhdr

I need help with the page numbering of my report. I am willing to change my page numbering and make it look like this. with the placement of the page numbering to change with the chapter (the higher ...
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Create 3 different page layouts to use it in different pages of a book

I want to write a textbook, and I want to create 3 different page layouts and use them in different areas of the book. For example: How can I do this? I am a complete beginner in terms of setting up ...
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Package `flowfram` - How do I query the width of the current frame?

I'm using a tabular within a frame, something along the lines of: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{flowfram} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \newflowframe{0.5\textwidth}{\textheight}{0pt}{0pt} \...
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KOMA scrlttr2 margin notes

some newbie here that started to learn LaTeX. I am currently exploring KOMA scrlttr2. For this I tried recreating the following letter but got some problems while doing so: I cannot work out how to ...
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Best way to automize a layout

I am new to classes and I would like to make a class that automatizes the complete layout of the document. This includes : setting a given pdf file as background, there is a different background in ...
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parskip glue doesn't stretch

I was thinking that \setlength\parskip{2ex plus 5ex} was supposed to set the default paragraph spacing to 2ex and to a maximum value of 7ex in cases where it helps fill the vertical space of the page. ...
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Apply layout arguments set by \geometry (geometry) to \includepdf[ (pdfpages)

I am a newcomer to LaTeX and have already produced a few documents with satisfactory quality for me. Now I have decided to write my thesis in LaTeX. For this purpose, I use a template from Overleaf (...
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How to make multiple independent columns and then fill them horizontally?

I am implementing an idea for rendering authors. As far as I could see no other package could do it for me, but I am happy to be corrected. The idea is to place authors in several independent columns, ...
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Uneven line spacing across elements of the same page (multicol)

This code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \setlength\baselineskip{4ex plus 2ex minus 2ex} % Exagerated on purpose \section{Title} \begin{...
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Columns odd vertical alignment in multicol

This code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} \usepackage{multicol} \widowpenalties 2 9999 9999 \begin{document} \setlength\baselineskip{4ex plus 2ex minus 2ex} \begin{...
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Larger left margin on one page. Larger right margin on the other page

How can I set the margin in such a way that one page has a larger margin on the left side and the other one a larger margin on the right side? Update: I'm using the article document class.
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Drawing a bleeding margin on the exterior side of each page

I am writing a double-paged document. I would like to add a bleeding colored area on the exterior of each page after some page. I know how to add the bleeding area on the left of the pages or on the ...
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Grid vs Tables to create a catalog like layout

I am trying to figuring out how to setup in ConTeXt a fluid grid to have all the elements of a catalog in a clear and recognizable pattern. The more I read about grid and the more I am convinced that ...
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Package PAGELAYOUT, 'cannot access shell'

While running the package-supplied *.tex samples for pagelayout.cls, I am getting error messages. That alone is odd, because I would expect those examples to be rock-solid. The errors claim that the ...
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How to place vertical lines in the margin

I want to put a timeline in the margin so the reader can quickly get a sense of the theme of every paragraph. I am accomplishing this with the marpar command. However, I also want to put a vertical ...
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Fit large emailaddresses [closed]

I have authors with long email addresses. See the code below: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[]{ACL2023} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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