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The octavo document class is based upon the book class and produces documents according to late Gothic precepts

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Alignment of Entries in Table of Contents

I would like to reproduce the following TOC in pdfLaTeX: I am doing something along the following lines (showing, for example, the second line of the TOC): \documentclass[10pt,largepost]{octavo}% \...
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Producing crop marks fit for octavo signature layout

Normally I use the crop package within a book class to produce individual sheets with crop marks. Now I would like to produce sheets for octavo signature binding, that is, eight pages on each side of ...
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Justification of hebrew - Minipage and wrapfig

I'm using the minipage and wrapfig options to have text wrapping around a few words. I'm not able to properly justify Hebrew. It should be ragged right. \documentclass[14pt]{octavo} \usepackage[...
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Can I set the font to 14 pt in the octavo class?

I do not think an MWE is necessary for this question but here it is. You will see that the font reverses to the default 10pt to if I set it to 14pt. Thanks! \documentclass[14pt]{octavo} \usepackage[ ...
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Space between words - one line only

I would like to change the inter-words space in ONE LINE ONLY. I do not want any global changes. I saw several discussions but nothing worked, maybe just due to me not understanding the answers. ...
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Side margins right and left are not equal

Please look at my MWE. I would expect odd and even side margins being the same but they are not. What I am doing that is wrong? (I added most of my preamble just in case it matters...). \documentclass[...
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Justification in paracol environment

I would expect full justification in latex unless otherwise specified. This does not work always and it is especially problematic in the paracol environment. Is there a way to automatically force it ...
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using typearea and octavo to create Golden-Ratio-compliant books at lulu.com

I have a number of books with various page counts that I want to have printed and bound by lulu.com, and I'd like to make them as Golden-Ratio-compliant as I can. In order to do this, I'm using the ...
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On Suitable Margins, Text Dimensions, and Font Size for Foolscap Octavo

I have been asked to produce a geometrically small book. Tentatively, I am considering a Foolscap Octavo book size; that is, dimensions 4.25'' x 6.75''. However, I am not familiar with working on such ...
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Creating signatures for book printing

I reviewed previous questions on topic but there is something I don't understand. I'm using pdfpages to create signature of 16 pages each for book binding. I can produce 8 physical pages in the right ...
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Paracol disrupts proper layout in octavo package

I'm typesetting a document as a book using the octavo package. All went well until I started to use paracol, which is essential for the layout I seek. Please see the MWE. If you comment out the ...
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Footnotes in wrapfig environment

I would like to put some text in wrap fig floats because I found this to be the only way I can have the regular text wrapping around it. However, it seems I cannot use any footnote in the text within ...
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Vertical space between footnotes

I'm trying to find an automatic way to add some space between footnotes. I'm now adding a \smallskip after each footnote. It solves the issue, but non elegantly. I'm using reledmac. See below for my ...
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Proper use of a Lettrine when the paragraph begins with a roman numeral

A typography consideration: In a current project, I am encountering the situation where I would like to make use of a lettrine, but the paragraph in which it is to be used begins with a Roman numeral. ...
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Long critical notes in reledmac: text does not flow to next page

I'm writing a manuscript with reledmac and I have long critical notes. My critical notes are set as PARAGRAPH -- see my MWE. I cannot see a way to have the text of a long note flowing to next page. ...
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Changing margins of critical text in reledmac

Reledmac permits to have two kind of text blocks Regular text Blocks of paragraphs of critical texts that have their lines numbered and all sort of possibilities of critical notes, etc. This text is ...
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Unexpected Positioning of Paragraphs When Small Capped Letters Do Not Follow the Lettrine

Consider the code: \documentclass[foolscap]{octavo} % to get a small image \usepackage{lettrine,lmodern,xcolor} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} \input GoudyIn.fd \renewcommand{\LettrineFontHook}...
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To Color or Not to Color the Small-Capped Letters Following a Two-Color Lettrine---A Typography Question

This question is directed to LaTeX typographers and is a bit of a follow-up to the one asked in Centering an Initfamily Letter within a Colorbox and Sizing It for Use as a Two-Color Lettrine. As ...
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Alignment of Chapter Numbers in Table of Contents

I have created a table of contents that looks like the following: But I would like the chapter numbers (in Roman) and the chapter titles to be aligned as in the following: I am doing something along ...
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Small caps (missing) and font choice with fontspec

The octavo package is supposed to print headings in small caps but I'm probably using a font that does not allow small caps? Or what am I doing wrong because even in the text I cannot set small caps. ...
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All header disappeared from book typeset with octavo package

All was good for a while, then my headers and page numbers all disappeared. The table of contents, index, and hyper ref links all work, but there is no printing of headers and page numbers. I tried to ...
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Order of Entries in Index

I am working on an index of first lines for a poetry book and would like the punctuation of the lines NOT to affect the order in which they appear in the index. For example: Now entries appear in the ...
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Chapter/Section/subsection etc. number doesn't increase in Octavo document class

I'm using the octavo document class for writing a book with two parts and good number of chapters overall. The problem is the chapter counter and subsequently section's, subsections' etc., are stuck ...
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How to use lettrine with diacritics and makebox?

In \documentclass[titlepage]{octavo} using \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} I want to use lettrine with a letter containing a diacritic sign from the Slovak language: \lettrine{\v{S}}{} Which should end ...
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Duplicated entry from blockquotes and octavo class

The following code generates a duplicated entry in glossary, even though it is defined just once. It is not necessary to run makeindex. Just pdflatex twice. The package csquotes was used. The ...
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Change header case, keep first uppercase, octavo class

The octavo class fits perfectly for a book I just finished with only text, with no mathematical formulas but with a few chemical equations. I’m very pleased with the layout except for a few details I ...
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Fancy header wrong header width [duplicate]

I'm having some problems with the width of fancyhdr. Using this code: \documentclass[twoside]{octavo} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{fancyhdr} ...
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Octavo + Title Page

I am preparing a book using the Octavo class and would like to use one of Peter Wilson's titlepages, but am having some trouble locating the publisher's logo at the bottom of the page. Using \titleS (...
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Word wrapping within tabular environment

I'm attempting to write program documentation for some recent software that I am in the process of developing and I'm currently using the tabular environment to format a changelog as to dates when ...
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Octavo environment stanza break spacing

In the octavo document-class, there is (as in many others) a verse environment for the setting of poetry; however, breaking stanzas appears to be unimplemented: there's no difference in vertical ...
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What does \p@ mean in some code?

I have found the source code within octavo.dtx (from the octavo package) and it has some parts called \p@. I have searched throughout the document but cannot understand what this is defined as or what ...
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Dealing with overhanging text

I have a document with many long, unbreakable words. On A5, there are about 8 words per line. This creates a problem as on many lines, some words trail off the edge and well into the margins. I have ...
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Compiled documents appearing with extra wide right margin

This problem appeared after I installed XeTeX from TeX Live 2011. Now, many of my files are rendering with a very wide right-hand margin. Here is some sample code: \documentclass{octavo} \usepackage{...
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What documentation on octavo is available?

Compared with other document classes, the documentation supplied with octavo on CTAN is very short. Does this documentation really provide the list of custom options and special commands used with ...
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Spacing around image

Knuth is on record that he incorporated approximately 100 typographical rules in TeX. I am struggling to discover the balance. Consider the figure below, What should be the amount of space around the ...
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What paper dimensions to use for printing with the octavo class?

I am working on a fiction novel. I want to print this in a comfortable size for carrying and reading. I will have the pages printed, cut to size, glued together, with heavy paper added to the outside ...
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