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Alphabet order in index and index spacing

I had the following problem with the index: The alphabet order of the words in English: I have the order of capital letters come first then the order of small letters come next. I need the order to ...
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Making `thumbs` thumb index display thumbs on both sides of the page (left and right) of book class

I am trying to create a version of printed document that is supposed to have symmetric left/right pages. For that I would like to change the appearance of thumb-index on the page which now is fully ...
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Special Formatting for Thumb Index (custom colors and sizing)

I wanted to generate a thumb index according to this. Question 1: how can I define custom colors (preferably in hex code) for the boxes? Edit: I solved this by defining custom colors before and ...
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How to make thumbs using tikz appear on all chapter pages and not only on the chapter title page?

I want thumbs to appear on the right of odd pages and on the left side of even pages. I previously used an old solution that worked quite well but I did not like the distribution of the thumbs: %%% ...
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Horizontal and vertical positioning of text in thumb index

I am trying to ensure that the letters in thumb index are centered both horizontally and vertically and have a trouble adjusting the size of the thumb index or setting centering within it. ...
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Vertical Section and Chapter Name in Margin

Sorry for the vague title, I honestly have no idea what they're called, so it makes googling for them rather hard. (Edit It's apparently called a "thumb index") I'm looking to do something similar to ...
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Lessons learned in creating a large book index

I am handling the Collected Papers of a colleague who has died several years ago. We are preparing to publish (as a series of books) about 5000 pages of mathematics that he wrote. I have almost ...
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Resetting Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin

MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{plain} \newif\ifFrame \Frametrue % background common settings \...
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How do I create chapter lookup markings in the margins (like in a dictionary)?

I am creating a long collection of formulas that I would like to use as a printed reference. It already has a table of contents, but I would also like to add marks on the margin that allow for a quick ...
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Adding chapter thumbs to an appendix with KOMA-Script

Including an appendix chapter using \include{chapter_appendixA} results in a 'weird error' in overleaf (compiling with XeLaTeX): ! Missing number, treated as zero. p l.1 \...
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Remove gray chapter number boxes on chapter title page

I have successfully added a grey box (given minor revision) in the margin of each page with the number of the chapter using the code from "Show current chapter number on each page margin". I'm trying ...
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Omit first thumb index with fancytabs package

In my document I would like to add a thumb index, a small rectangle on the right side. This comes in hand when browsing the printed document. I think it looks neat as well. Eg: There are several ...
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Background package with tikz externalization

I have a follow up question of the thumb index presented in Show current chapter number on each page margin. When I use it alone it works ok. However, when I use it in combination with tikz ...
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Edit box with current chapter number on each page margin

I have successfully added a grey box in the margin of each page with the number of the chapter using following code: %-------------------------------------------------------------------------- % ...
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Rotating chapter number in label

I am using blocks on the side of the page to show the chapter number. I am using the example described on this forum (here). However, I would like to turn the chapter numbers by 90 degrees. I tried ...
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Thumb index, with Right To Left language?

I've tried creating Thumb Indices, using thumbs package, in a Hebrew book, and it failed. Checked again the Readme, and the last line is: Right-to-left-writing with Polyglossary is probably ...
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How draw semicircle in thumb index dictionary?

How draw semicircle in thumb index dictionary ? I am using the following code Field work and draw a rectangle Box: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{etoolbox} \usepackage[paper=a4paper, top=1.5cm, ...
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Have "Index" displayed in Chapter Thumb instead of "Appendix"

In the code below, I wanted to be able to get "Index" to show up in the header and also the Chapter Thumb in the Index section of the document. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{...
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Cut caption in two lines just for the table index

I two captions long enough to require two lines on the table index. One of them was break by LaTeX, the other just send an overfull warning and go out of the page margins. I want '2' to look like '1'....
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How can I get the thumb index correct?

I am trying to get a blue thumb index with some text to go down all the way on the right hand side of every page in some sort of application I am writing on. The text on the thumb index can be ...
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Create text on the side of a book

Is it possible to put some text on the side of a book (see the figure) in xelatex.
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Easiest alternatives for thumb-index indicators on chapters in a book?

I have earlier asked Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?, but I have a different problem now. I have a document that can be approximated with this MWE: \documentclass[12pt,...
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Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?

I'd like some of those "flaps" (how are these really called in typography, actually? Is it "thumb index"?) which is a bit of fill, extending to the margin; so that when you "bend" a book, you can see ...
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Rotate text in Thumbindex using thumbs package

I am using the "thumbs" package to generate tumb indices on my pages with the chapter information in them. \addthumb{First Section}{\thesection}{white}{lightgray} What I would like to do is to ...
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How to get chapterthumbs match their chapter titles in KOMA-Script?

This is an add-on question to a previous one on chapterthumbs. Please consider the MWE below, the chapterthumbs are not matching the chapter titles (Discussion should appear instead of Materials & ...
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Thumb index for parts

I found this script but couldn't manage to adjust it for parts. Here's what I got so far: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{background} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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Show current chapter number on each page margin

I'm making a reference manual using scrbook. I'd like to include a "tab" that shows the current chapter number in a 1.5cm gray rectangle on the outside edge of every page. Within the rectangle would ...
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Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin

I am using the book document class. I would like to have Chapter name (Interduction, Results, Discussion, ...conclusion...) to appear in every page, in the right side small vertical (color filled) box ...
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