Often, the authors make use of the default chapter style. There are, however, a great number of alternative styles available, some of which being very fancy or playful. This post is a collection of alternative chapter styles available, some as packages, others simply in form of LaTeX code. Default chapter style The default chapter style is often used in academic books and theses.
Thankfully there is a solution to that: For pdflatex to work fine, using the package geometry usually works. Also replace a4 by letter in command-line parameters. Page size for tablets[ edit ] Those who want to read on tablets or other handheld digital devices need to create documents without the extra whitespace.
In order to create PDF documents with optimal handheld viewing, not only must the text field and margins be adjusted, so must the page size.
If you are looking for a sensible dimension, consider following the paper size used by the Supreme Court of the United States, pt by pt or 6.
You could also use the Supreme Court's text field size of pt by pt, but this is too wide for fonts other than Century Schoolbook, the font required by the Supreme Court. Margins[ edit ] Readers used to perusing typical physical literature are probably wondering why there is so much white space surrounding the text.
The reason is improved readability. Studies have shown   that it's easier to read text when there are 60—70 characters per line—and it would seem that 66 is the optimal number. Therefore, the page margins are set to ensure optimal readability, and excessive margin white space is tolerated as a consequence.
Sometimes, this white space is left in the inner margin with the assumption that the document will be bound. If you wish to avoid excessive white space, rather than changing the margins, consider instead using a two-column or more layout.
This approach is the one usually taken by print magazines because it provides both readable line lengths and good use of the page. Another option for reducing the amount of whitespace on the page without changing the margins is to increase the font size using the 12pt option to the document class.
If you wish to change the margins of your document, there are many ways to do so: One older approach is to use the fullpage package for somewhat standardized smaller margins around an inchbut it creates lines of more than characters per line with the 10pt default font size and about 90 if the 12pt documentclass option is used: This package allows you to specify the 4 margins without needing to remember the particular page dimensions commands.
You can enter the measures in centimeters and inches as well. Use cm for centimeters and in for inches after each value e.
Note that by default i. These values are relative to the edge of paper 0in and go inward. For example, this command provides more conventional margins, better using the vertical space of the page, without creating the dramatically long lines of the fullpage package if the 11pt documentclass option is used, the line lengths are about 88 characters for letter-sized paper and slightly less when using a4paper.
You should not use the a4wide package for a page with A4 document size with smaller margins. It is obsolete and buggy.For any academic/research writing, incorporating references into a document is an important task.
Fortunately, LaTeX has a variety of features that make dealing with references much simpler, including built-in support for citing references. Preface This is the official style guide for dissertations and theses prepared in the Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences (hereafter, A&S Style Guide).
Biblatex. To create citations in my thesis, I employed the biblatex package, which is one of the most notable packages I have used with LaTeX.
The package provides a highly customizable interface for the creation and edit of the presentation of bibliographic data in the document. Chapter 1: Board Meeting. Two people are in two offices, a hundred miles apart. By coincidence they are both looking at the same page of the same magazine. Many books, theses and reports are written in LaTeX using the report or book document classes.
Often, the authors make use of the default chapter style. There are, however, a great number of alternative styles available, some of which being very fancy or playful.
This post is a collection of. Fantastic chapter pages. The template retains Sam Evans’s use of the quotchap and minitoc packages to (optionally) include an epigraph and brief table of contents at the beginning of each chapter. I found this a great way to inject a bit of personality into the thesis (via the epigraph) and ensure that my reader wasn’t getting lost (table of contents).