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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

I guess you a are wondering why so many books are produced with InDesign and much less with LaTeX, because LaTeX obviously is suited to typeset the books you are buying. LaTeX had in the past and ...
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The correct way to perform a section break in LaTeX

Edit: I've put the package on Github and released it on CTAN. I also added new package option asterism and a new command \asterism, which will print the asterism symbol. You can try the following ...
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Oxford book template (Choquet-Bruhat, Maggiore, Simon,...)

Edit (2): With egreg's recent suggestion, the package is finally up on CTAN! I'd like to toss my hat in the ring. While it may not be the exact same as the OUP, I made NotesTeX to mimic the OUP's ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

The output from TeX may need postprocessing before being suitable to be sent to a printer to be made into books. So the PDF's are read into the appropriate tool, post processed and then when done, ...
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What to decide before writing a math book?

Here's my advice ... The first decision is: Who shall the publisher be? Commercial math publishers have a set of standardised book formats (paper size, basic layout, some additional conventions). ...
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What to decide before writing a math book?

I'll try to extrapolate some issues that I(we) have witnessed here over the years as tendencies. Should I use only one .tex file, or write the chapters in distinct .tex files, then merge them when ...
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Insert extra blank pages after title

Two empty pages without headers and footers, and without increasing the page counter (\null is short for \hbox{}): \shipout\null \shipout\null With headers and footers of page style empty and ...
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The correct way to perform a section break in LaTeX

The memoir class has various commands for producing what it calls "anonymous divisions". For example \plainbreak{2} will produce 2 blank lines while \fancybreak{{*}\\{* * *}\\{*}} typesets a centered ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

My own use is for poetry (see: http://madbaddangerous.com/?smd_process_download=1&download_id=1925, set in LaTeX) and prose. Not theses or math. But, after many years casual use of PDFLaTeX, XeTeX,...
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What to decide before writing a math book?

In addition to what is said, some small pieces of advice: Use a version control system Even if you work alone and all your history of editing is linear, you get this way a well-documented history of ...
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Can you help me optimize/improve this LaTeX book template for a short story anthology?

\sloppy You don't want this. \setstretch{1.15} This is not wrong, but it contradicts \onehalfspacing. So remove whichever you don't want. \setlength{\dimen0}{\textheight} \addtolength{\dimen0}{...
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Typesetting a computer-science book with XeLaTeX+biber

I haven't done with the svmono but I just had to tweak another publisher class to use lualatex and so after a quick look at svmono I would say I would prefer lualatex over xelatex due to the ...
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Add decoration at end of all chapters automatically

This code will add a decoration at the end of each chapter. \makedecoration is executed before each \chapter, decorating the previous chapter, and also at the end of the document to decorate the last ...
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What to decide before writing a math book?

I learned many good ideas about writing a mathematics book in LaTeX from the code found in the Stacks Project: http://stacks.math.columbia.edu/contribute. This is a huge and extremely complicated book,...
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Inspired exercise Sheet from Indesign

I think that the main problem for this format is that you want a two columns format inside a decorated bounding box. Combination of tcolorbox and multiple columns is possible but under certain ...
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Isn't LaTeX a complete software for producing books?

Yes, (La)TeX and friends are used extensively to create books in many technical fields. You looked at a Springer book. Springer has LaTeX templates and I know of no authors in maths or physics who ...
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How to make this title in a title page?

The whole thing using TikZ After one commenter asked why I didn't do the whole titlepage in TikZ, I couldn't find rest until I've tried. Here is the result. I'm sure, the left aligned positioning in ...
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Ideas for a physical (non-PDF-digital) Bookmark

As I say, I think this is unanswerable. But, hey, it doesn't usually stop people. First, some standard bookmarks. If it is going on wood-effect paper, I'd say you want something without much ...
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Oxford book template (Choquet-Bruhat, Maggiore, Simon,...)

As someone who is connected to the Department of Physics at the relevant university, I can alas tell you that it isn't explicitly public domain. I too think it's great, and would love it to be more ...
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The correct way to perform a section break in LaTeX

You could insert an empty sectioning command (which one depends on the structure of your document): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-3] \section*{} \lipsum[5-...
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Why isn't my document compiling correctly?

The problem is that you are trying to process the file with pandoc instead of a LaTeX engine. So what you think the workflow is, is LaTeX ⇒ PDF but the actual workflow is LaTeX ⇒ (pandoc internal ...
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Which document class is suitable for pocket size book in LaTeX?

If you love classical design, format and layout of pocket size books, then the octavo document class could be a good alternative. The page size are set to some predefined dimensions as "foolscap"(...
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title page in book

I haven't managed to solve it entirely, but I made some progress if that helps. You need to add the preambles that are listed on pages 45 and 46 but there are some errors in those. \defincolor needs ...
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Update Legrand Orange Book template mini table of contents

Line 391 in structure.tex reads: \node[anchor=south east] at (\paperwidth-1cm,-\paperheight+1cm){\parbox[t][][t]{8.5cm}{ In this line: -1cm is the miniTOC margin from the right boundary of the page ...
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