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How to work with copy editors when the document is in TeX?

I have a big book that is ready for a copy editor. The problem is, my document is not in a single file, and it has lots of custom TeX macros mixed in. As I understand it, most copy editors will open a ...
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Setting dust jacket parameters using bookcover given a dust jacket template from printer

The following is a dust jacket template from the printer that I'm trying to follow using the bookcover package: The numbers in the template don't seem to add up between the 20mm wrap around, safety ...
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Stock size, trim size, bleed area, safety margin -- Memoir

Problem: I'm self-publishing through BookVault (switched from Amazon KDP) and have the following BookVault template for the text: Using the Memoir package I use \setstocksize{285mm}{222mm} to set the ...
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Using LaTeX to draft a technical book

Having drafted a technical book manuscript; replete with equations, tables, and graphics, using LaTeX; will "vanity" presses accept this as input, or do they prefer other formats or some ...
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Are variations of LaTeX generally discouraged in journals? [duplicate]

I was playing with numbers in my middle school math club and found a beautiful pattern. I presented my idea in front of my club mates. The teacher was impressed with my result and suggested I write a ...
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How dominant is LaTeX in academics & publishing?

Are there any public stats that demonstrate how much literature is produced in LaTeX as opposed to Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, etc? When I search "latex market share" every single result ...
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Regarding Odd (Even) Side Margins in Book Class

I have a general question, if I may: When using the book class for a self-published book, do I need to either add or take away from the default values for \oddsidemargin and \evensidemargin? I want ...
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On Using Times New Roman as the Default Font

I would like to use Times New Roman as the default font for the text in a book I have put together. After checking this site, it seems that all I have to do is type \usepackage{times} in the preamble. ...
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Are XeLaTex and LuaLaTeX acceptable when submitting an article for publication?

XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX support Unicode, and are perhaps also in some other ways better than pdfLaTeX. However, are mathematical and logical journals prepared for submissions prepared with XeLaTeX or ...
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Book recommendations for pre-press and printing a LaTeX document

I'm on the way to self-publishing a book I wrote in LaTeX. Now, I don't have any broader background in LaTeX other than scientific writing. However, I got this far that I now need to dive into the ...
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Things to check before publishing? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask but do you have a checklist of typegraphic things to check before publishing the book or document? Rather than typos and grammar issues, I'm thinking of ...
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White coloured text and spacing of gaps

I want to produce 'gap texts' with LaTeX. What happens, when I colour something white, and then print it? Would it still get printed? What I have in mind is something like this: Here is a \color{white}...
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Can I use the svmono Springer template files for self publishing a book outside of Springer?

I want to self publish a Math book and would like to use the svmono style template files as the base. I checked the files themselves, the Springer publishing guide, but nowhere do they reference the ...
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How Do I Set Margins To Meet KDP Requirements?

I'm new to LaTeX (started yesterday). I was looking for a way to automate/dramatically speed up interior layout for print books with consistent design across the entire PDF, using a few templates that ...
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Why is there no XeLaTeX support for arXiv? [closed]

I would like to address an issue here that matters a lot to me that is: Why do the arXiv admins not consider to introduce an option to submit XeLaTeX generated PDFs? Or in a broader sense: non ...
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PDF embedding issue with Goudy Initialen

I'm using the Goudy Initialen along with the lettrine package to create dropcap letters at the beginning of each chapter. I'm using pdfLaTeX (so the Type 1 version of the font): \input GoudyIn.fd \...
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Which LaTeX template to pick if I want to write a tutorial paper that would stay unpublished? [closed]

Let's say that I'd like to write an unpublished tutorial paper like this one: https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.01619 Note: by "unpublished", I mean uploaded to ArXiV (and maybe also Google Scholar), but ...
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Is it possible to generate preview/sample chapters directly

If I have a commercial book of 10 chapters. Is it possible to generate free preview/sample material of different chapters: lets say the sample material will include (/frontmatter + chapter1, chapter3, ...
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how to represent these symbols from Word in LaTeX?

\scriptP in Word, \scriptp in Word. What are the representations in LaTeX?
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Publishing an article written in MiKTeX [closed]

I have written an article in MiKTeX, and it seems that it could be published. If I am gonna really publish this article of mine I should probably include in document some text which is (and maybe ...
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change the font type to Arial (or Helvetica) for an Elsevier paper

I'm preparing a paper to send my first paper to one of the Elsevier journals. I use Texmaker to format my manuscript with Elsevier article class (elsarticle.cls). From the "Guide for Authors", the ...
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Editing LaTeX files [closed]

I hope that this is correct forum. What is the best way to edit a LaTeX file that I have not generated myself? I am often sent LaTeX files converted to Word for copyediting, however the conversion ...
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Add printing border [duplicate]

I want to add to my document a kind of a border (actually I don't know how I should call it) that you can see below. It's probably helpful for book folding or bookbinding. This example comes from ...
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Latex and non-scientific publications [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a few years now and I feel more or less comfortable with typing up my mathematical documents with it. However, I still wonder if LaTeX is also used for non-scientific ...
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How to clean up files related to LaTeX document for ArXiv publication? [closed]

My directory looks like this where I have many bibliographies sourced, many third-party documents related to the publication, scripts and main LaTex file sources the chapters from the Chapters folder....
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Manage a publishing house with Latex [closed]

I work for a publisher who is primarily specializing in educational publications, offering final exams with sample solutions, exercise books and so on. The company is start-up and we write everything ...
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How to generate a PDF/E with pdflatex?

I'm interested to generate a PDF/E subset file with pdflatex. I know the pdfx package, but it's only works with PDF/A and PDF/X.
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How do you best differentiate listings in different programming languages? [closed]

I am currently producing a new edition of an old book of mine; this new book will incorporate code samples from several different computing environments. I can using the listings package quite ...
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Is there a group/organization/network of people who create TeX/LaTeX-based versions of old or public domain texts?

Simply put, is there a Project Gutenberg for TeX and Friends?
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Which typesetting programming language is most used in publishing?

Is TeX really used in publishing industry?If I have to learn a typesetting programming language to find a job in publishing industry is TeX a good choice or I should learn something else? I'm also ...
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Is TeX appropriate for fixed size, periodic publications?

I am trying to determine how appropriate TeX is to use for the purpose of a fixed-size publication that may be published on a periodic basis. For example, a weekly flyer of size 8.5"x11". Each week ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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Concatenating book chapters at the PDF level

There are some LaTeX packages which conflict with each other. When assembling a book from different chapters provided by different contributors, it might be not too easy to resolve these conflicts. In ...
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Publishing Courseware on the Web

I have been teaching online courses for a number of years, using a home-grown system of html slides + narrative that works well for students using desktop workstations. That model is fading rapidly, ...
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How can I publish a document that uses resources I don't personally have access to?

The high-resolution/vector images of many institution logos are held under copyright and strict restrictions. I don't have access to these logos personally, and I've been unsuccessful in asking for ...
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Preprocessing Latex: What is your workflow? Your tools?

I know, for various reason, some users preprocess their latex file using Perl or sed, say. I'm considering doing this to, so I would like to seek your guidance, to smooth my entry in this area. My ...
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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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permissions and acknowledgments in publish LaTeX-composed material

I've just completed composing a scholarly book using LaTeX and it has been accepted for publication. Are there legal requirements for 1) acknowledgments or 2) permissions connected with the use of ...
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How to access style files in texlive-publishers from Kile

I installed texlive-publishers for Ubuntu 11.10 but I don't know where all the class files got installed. They look to be installed under /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex. So with my rudimentary ...
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Rules of thumb for size of binding correction (BCOR)

I was searching for this for a while now and I keep getting referred to an article about binding correction (probably in german) that seems to be offline. Another tip was to measure the horizontal ...
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Find and match corresponding arXiv preprints and journal articles

Many works are published on a preprint server such as the arXiv before publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Since the arXiv can be updated during the peer-review process, it is common to find ...
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Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?

I am intending on authoring a role playing game (RPG) and was wondering which LaTeX packages I should use. I have most of the useful PDF packages installed: bookmarks, graphicx, etc.. Pen and paper ...
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Online manual in "Book" format, like DocBook, but providing collarborative editing like mediawiki?

I have a reference document for some software that I would like to publish online, and to provide a pdf and multi-page html version. DocBook looks idea for this, similar to how subversion publish ...
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How do you setup a TeX document to self publish a book online?

I am a casual TeX user. Mostly I have used it to type up some reports/homeworks for class in my graduate engineering work. In the past I have used document type "article". And then kept all the ...
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How to generate pdf without any Type3 fonts?

For a publisher I have to generate a pdf file which does not contain any Type3 fonts. Until now I thought that using pdflatex on current LaTeX distributions should be enough to get a pdf file without ...
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pdfx , trim size and margins

I'm using scrbook with forced margins and pdfx to produce PDF/X-1a compliant documents for the publisher. pdfx resizes the document and puts the trimed document in the bottom left corner. I'm not ...
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Submitting a journal article as a single tex file

Although many academic journals readily accept submissions in some format of TeX, indeed some enlightened ones insist on it, it is rare that one can simply send exactly the same document that one has ...
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Using TikZ in journal articles

I had not been aware of Tikz before joining this site, but am impressed with what it appears to be able to accomplish. Before I jump in and start learning all about it though, I wanted to see if ...
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Include pdf pages in a latex document as appendix

I am writing a report and would like to include as appendix another document which is in pdf format.
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Is there anywhere a tutorial of how to publish a book with LaTeX?

I am looking for all the tips and what should be considered specifically for the layout of professionally looking books.
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