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Making a paperback book from a LaTeX file

I need to reformat a LaTeX document: PDF, LaTeX for printing as a paperback [more inside]
posted by sindark on Mar 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Formatting specific text, headings, and footnotes in LaTeXI need to upda

I need to update a complex LaTeX document (discussed here before). I also need to make all the changes obvious with some sort of distinctive formatting, like green text. [more inside]
posted by sindark on Dec 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Converting LaTex to HTML or Word

I have a complex document in LaTex/PDF format that I want to make available to others in a more accessible Word or HTML format. [more inside]
posted by sindark on Oct 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Have you used LaTeX to write your thesis, in a department/field where everyone uses Word?

I'm due to start writing my PhD thesis very soon, and am agonising over whether to use Word or LaTeX. What did you use to write your thesis, and did you come to regret your choice part way through? I would particularly like to hear answers from people who are not in one of the normal LaTeX-using disciplines (maths, computer science...), but all opinions are welcome! More info after the break. [more inside]
posted by lizabeth on Sep 3, 2012 - 35 answers

What typeface should I use for my tattoo?

I need help finding a typeface for a (text-based) tattoo. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jul 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Open-source thesis design?

Where can I find dissertations with excellent design? I would like to directly copy someone's LaTeX formatting for a hard-science thesis. [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

All the clouds turn to words, all the words float in sequence.

O typesetters! Describe the principles of font management. Recommend essential font management software. Explain its best and most crucial features, and why I will find them helpful. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Kind of like Proust.com only better (because it's homemade).

I want to make a really nice "family history" book (not necessarily genealogy, however) [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Sep 29, 2011 - 2 answers

LaTeX for SOPs?

Resources for learning LaTeX templating for SOPs? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 7, 2011 - 10 answers

How did they do it without InDesign?

How did basic design work (say, for advertising posters) happen in the analog days? Can I still do it that way today? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jun 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Best method for typsetting music

What is the best text-based typesetting software for music? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Just don't hold me responsible for catching any typos.

I'm looking for best practices and recommended fonts for typesetting Somali, Farsi, Tamil, Pashto and Punjabi (not sure which script yet). Do you read these languages? Can you point me in the direction of some good-looking examples? Thanks in advance!
posted by avocet on Mar 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me learn to typeset equations like it was my job. (Why? Because it is.)

I am looking for a math typesetting style guide. By this I don't mean the kind of stylesheet for journal submissions that says "Be sure to use the blah-blah-blah LaTeX package and the XYZ equation environment, and our army of editorial assistants will tie up the loose ends and knock off the rough edges." (Why not? Because my advisor is involved in starting a new journal, and suddenly my labmates and I are that army of editorial assistants.) [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Nov 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Need a very extended font

Commonplace academic book fonts that have ascii slots mapped out for "dot-under" consonants? [more inside]
posted by yazi on Jul 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Abbé B—, who came from R— in Italy

Say I'm writing a story and I want to emulate the old practice of referring to proper nouns by initials: i.e. Dr. M— from the town of S—. Where and when did this start? Why did they do this? (It hides the person's name, but from the author's perspective, is it to give his story an air of veracity, as with Defoe and Cervantes's works?) Would some names remain hidden and others not? Do I hide the last name only? If a man came from Monte Cristo, would I write M— C— or simply M—? I want as much information on this as possible. The name of this practice, if there is one, might be useful.
posted by Busoni on Apr 7, 2009 - 13 answers

We have always had weird in-laws

I've been tasked (by myself and others) with compiling an extensive history of my extended family on one side. More than a family tree, we're compiling stories, photos, everything we can gather about my weirdo relatives. What tools should I use to compile it? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 27, 2009 - 7 answers

What typographical knowledge from LaTeX can I apply in Word?

What typographical knowledge from LaTeX can I apply in Word? My professional field insists upon Word documents, so LaTeX is not an option, and results from LaTeX to Word converters have not been satisfactory. So, what can I teach Word, to make it a better typesetter? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Dec 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Deeply anal-retentive font geek question about IPA fonts.

Roman IPA fonts and the non-roman characters who love them. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Dec 18, 2008 - 2 answers

He couldn't just be Jr.?

How can I style roman numerals after a personal name set in a script typeface, like Shelley Script? [more inside]
posted by gladly on Dec 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Latex filter, no, the other kind of latex

Latex filter (not that sort). I'm using Latex (with TexShop and Bibdesk) and I need to format a bibliography in a particular way. Please help! [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Oct 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Picture a Venn diagram with 3 circles: LaTeX, Emacs, Mac. I'd like to live in the intersection.

Mac users who write LaTeX documents in Emacs (with or without AucTeX), please tell me about your workflow. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Seeking great examples of book design in LaTeX

I am teaching myself typesetting with LaTeX. I learn best by example and so I'm looking for some great examples to follow — especially if they're based on the Memoir class. Ideally, I'd love to find some (public domain) classic literature that stands out as a great study in syntax, style and design. What do you recommend?
posted by tomwheeler on Sep 18, 2008 - 9 answers

UnWord Me

Escaping M$ Word, but getting the same formatting... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Whose line-height is it anyway?

What's causing these unruly line heights in my web page and how do I solve it? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Arial or Times New Roman? Single spaced? Bold?

Who wants to share their favorite MS Word 2003 Style themes for writing academic papers? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Apr 7, 2008 - 11 answers

How to write a mathematics paper

I need to write a document with a lot of algebraic formulas. What word processor / page layout program would make this quickest and easiest? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Jun 18, 2007 - 25 answers

Lost Dog

Lost Dog: looking for an old educational film clip from Sesame Street. [more inside]
posted by avocet on Feb 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Know of a good online document-collaboration system?

Attention authors, typesetters, and publishers: Can anyone recommend a good online document-collaboration system? [more inside]
posted by EmuBite on Mar 28, 2006 - 9 answers

How do you format "cataloging in publication" data? Is there a standard?

Typesetting. I'm typesetting a children's book that'll be available to libraries. One of the components to the book is the "cataloging in publication" data (the frontmatter with the Dewey classification for the book and other pertinent info). Right now, the CIP data isn't much to look at. I'd like to make it a bit more attractive, while not modifying the content. Have any of you (librarians? publishers?) had any experience with this? I've looked for some sort of formatting standard, but I can't find anything that spells it out.
posted by Alt F4 on Dec 14, 2004 - 3 answers


What's the name of the typesetting technique where font size is scaled so that every line, regardless of word length, is made to fill the space horizontally? The result being a perfectly rectangular block of text with each line a slightly different font size. [more inside]
posted by Aaorn on Sep 23, 2004 - 14 answers

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