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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 microtype capabilities and better graphic (pgf) support (and it is now faster than last year due to changes in expl3 and in the font loader). I would expect 2-4 hours ...

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It's not necessary to load fncychap (is it ever?), as you're completely redefining the chapter heading with titlesec. The number can be get rid of by defining different styles for numbered and unnumbered chapters. % openany to make a side by side picture \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,openany]{book} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{titleps} \usepackage{tikz}...

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I am not aware of what is new in LaTeX maths since 2007 and what would be highlighted here, but the topic maths of CTAN is a good start to investigate, where of course there are new packages for typesetting mathematics (and even specifically statistics). But for a statistics book, a major point should be the concept of literate programming in LaTeX to ...

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You can patch \@outputdblcol and replace the \normalcolor\vrule\@width\columnseprule with your TikZ code: \documentclass[12pt,a5paper,twocolumn,twoside]{book} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ paper = a5paper, layout = a5paper, layoutsize = {148 mm, 210 mm}, includehead = true, includefoot = true, inner = ...

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The following introduces \chapterauthor to set and store the authors associated with your \chapters. This allows you to use the stored details within the \fancyhead[LE] part. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \makeatletter \newcommand{\chapterauthor}[1]{% \def\@chapterauthor{#1}% Store chapter authors {\bfseries #1}% ...

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I have downloaded the template for SVMono from the link you provided in the question. Looking through the class file it doesn't look like anything needs special adaption for XeLaTeX. Only the main template file book.tex has to be adjusted. Fonts The following lines load fonts which won't work with Xe/LuaLaTeX. \usepackage{type1cm} \usepackage{newtxtext} ...

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Somewhere in my document (I am using a template that I did not create myself) I found the following lines that are used to align figures with the indented text: %Make figures as indented as the text is \let\@oldfigure=\figure \let\end@oldfigure=\endfigure \renewenvironment{figure}[1][!ht] {\begin{@oldfigure}[#1]\addtolength{\leftskip}{2.5cm}} ...

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Here is a version which uses tikzpagenodes and everypage. Note that \@outputdblcol is not used by paracol or multicol. I created \mycolumnsep in order to test it before adding it to every page. Don't forget to run it twice, due to [remember picture]. BTW, you can also use this approach to replace fancyhdr. \documentclass[11pt,a5paper,twocolumn,twoside]{...

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Using textpos is a possibility. You place the image in one textblock-environment and title in another and change the the coordinates to suite you. It is not necessary to define a macro for each element, but it is then easy to change layout if you have many items. \documentclass[demo]{article} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} \usepackage{graphicx} \setlength{...

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Personally, I prefer to rewrite the name of the equation as a logical consequence of the explanatory text. And to start this new line with And so we have: In my opinion, if the arrows and other ornaments have the merit of making a pretty decoration, they do not make the demonstrations more explicit or easier to understand. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{...

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\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath,amssymb} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[most]{tcolorbox} \newtcolorbox{mybox}[1]{% colback=teal!10, coltitle=black, colframe=teal!30, fonttitle=\bfseries, title=#1, sharp corners, boxrule=0pt, enhanced} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...

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\fancyfoot[LO,RE]{\currentname} defines on every page the chapter name in the footer. For the first page of a numbered or unnumbered chapter the page style is by default plain and not fancy. If you want to redefine it in the same way then use \fancypagestyle{plain}{% \fancyhf{} % clear all header and footer fields \fancyfoot[LO,RE]{\currentname}% \...

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According to the @Javier Bezos comment I have found the answer as \documentclass[12 pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{xepersian} \settextfont{XB Zar} \setdigitfont{Yas} \usepackage[Glenn]{fncychap} \begin{document} \chapter{ نام فصل } \section{ نام بخش } این یک متن آزمایشی است. ...

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Interesting coincidence that you asked this yesterday -- I think the formatting is fantastic, and was wondering the same. Actually, I just decided to email Sheldon Axler, although I probably should've had a fiddle with tcolorbox before doing so. The theorem and definition boxes can be produced like such: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} ...

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With simple tubulars and rules: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{libertinus} \usepackage[svgnames,table]{xcolor} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{url,ragged2e} \renewcommand\tabularxcolumn[1]{m{#1}} \usepackage{geometry} \def\HUGE{\fontsize{1.6cm}{1.7cm}\selectfont} \definecolor{ColA}{cmyk}{0.00,0.67,0.70,0.39} \definecolor{ColB}{cmyk}{0.21,0.00,0.64,0.31} ...

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Something like this? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{xcolor} %% Adapted from fancyhdr, section 14 %% http://ctan.triasinformatica.nl/macros/latex/contrib/fancyhdr/fancyhdr.pdf \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\cleardoublepage}{\clearpage\if@twoside \ifodd\c@page\else \hbox{}\pagecolor{black!10}% \thispagestyle{empty}% \...

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Using the link you provided (for a answer regarding the collect package), I modified it to fit your needs: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{collect} \makeatletter % Header for chapter in summary part. In scrbook, \chapterformat % is a bit different than the other formats (e.g. \sectionformat), so % \chapterhead is also defined a bit different; % First ...

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There is not a single length, that describes this distance, but several lengths and some are also depending on font sizes: The top margin. This is \topmargin + 1 inch, because the origin is not at the top left edge but 1 inch from the top and left edge of the paper. If you are using something like crop also \voffset can be involved. But in this case you ...

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The following suggestion bases on an example in the appendix of the KOMA-Script book (German): \documentclass[10pt,twoside,parskip=half]{scrbook} % Document class for PhD manuscript \linespread{1.1} \usepackage[ paperwidth=170mm, paperheight=240mm, top=2.5cm, bottom=3cm, inner=30mm, outer=25mm, heightrounded=true ]{geometry} \usepackage{...

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