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LaTeX Cookbook by Stefan Kottwitz

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Designing a book

A book can be a pretty large document, so we can take a similar approach to the one we took in the preceding recipe. Refer to that recipe to see how to split your document into handy files and how to organize the directory structure.

Commonly, books are printed two sided. They are divided into chapters, which start on right-hand side pages, and they have pretty spacy headings and often a page header showing the current chapter title. Readability and good typography are important, so you will hardly find books with an A4 paper size, double-line spacing, and similar specs, which some institutes expect of a thesis. This is why we have dedicated book classes with meaningful default settings and features.

How to do it...

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