[texhax] Help for my book!

t152 at vmars.tuwien.ac.at t152 at vmars.tuwien.ac.at
Mon May 5 17:54:51 CEST 2003

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Tony Mobily wrote:

> Hello Tom,
>
> first of all, thank you so much for trying and help me out!
>
>  >
> > > 1) Page numbers should start from the preface (Prefazione), not before
> >
> >with the following command you can set the pagecounter to whatever
> >value you desire at any place of your document:
> >
> >\setcounter{page}{1}
>
> I used the command "setcounter", and that was *great*.
> But... how do you place *at any place* in the document? I mean, how do you
> set the position of the page number on the page?

sorry, "at any place" referred to the tex-source (you can influence
the standard pagenumbers at any place of your document).

if you really want to place the pagenumber somewhere else in the
should provide some help.

> > > 2) The word "capitolo" at the beginning of each short story and from the
> > > TOP of each page should go - they are short stories, not chapters of a
> > > book! It would be nice to keep the short stories' titles at the top of each
> > > page
> >
> >clearing the proper variable (iirc \chaptername) should help; you
> >will find the right name very quickly by looking through some style files
> >that deal with chapternames.
>
> OK. Err... how to I clear (or set) a variable? :-?

\def\chaptername{}

> > > 3) Each chapter *must* start from an even page (right page). If chapter 4
> > > finishes on a odd page (on the left), there must be two blank pages, and
> > > then chapter 5.
> >
> >have you tried the following command:
> >
> >\cleardoublepage
>
> Where shall I put it? I tried to put it after each chapter, but it didn't
> work... And... I don't really want two clear pages; it's just that I would
> like every chapter to start on an "even" (right) page!

just before the \chapter{}-command of the next chapter is a proper
place

the problem is the option "oneside" in the documentclass; if you change
it to "twoside" it should work

> > > 4) Possibly, the numbers next to each short story in the "contents"
> > > ("Indice") should go
> >
> >I am not sure if this is what you mean:
> >
> >\chapter*{My Title}
> >
> >starts a chapter without numbering
>
> Putting the * symbol *seemed* to fix the problem number 2 - the word
> "capitolo X" at the beginning of each short story disappeared
> So, it looked like the perfect solution. BUT... if I start a chapter with
> \chapter*{whatever}, there is a nasty side effect: the chapter doesn't seem
> to get added to the index! How do I make sure that the chapter gets added
> to the index, even though it's defined with a chapter*{whatever} command?

if you really mean the index, then you can add it with the \index{xxx}
command.

can add it with the following line:

> > > 5) There should be no page number on the blank pages. And... is there a
> > > better way to have blank pages...? (I feel that I am cheating a little
> > bit...)
> >
> >the following command changes the pagestyle for the current page:
> >
> >\thispagestyle{empty}
>
> That worked *perfectly* well. Thanks!
>
>
> > > 6) The last page, that is the back cover, should *always* be on the right
> > > hand side
> >
> >same as question 3
>
> True. Sorry!
>
>
> > > 7) The warning messages such as:
> > >
> > > Capitolo 15.
> > > [168] [169] [170] [171] [172]
> > > Overfull \hbox (1.88968pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 373--374
> > > []\OT1/cmr/m/n/10.95 Forse sta-vo moren-do, e moren-do mi furono
> > do-nati sprazz
> > >
> > > Should be fixed...
> > >
> >
> >Sounds as if you should shorten the line ...
>
> I wish it was *one* line...it's a 203 pages book, and the message comes
> with a LOT of lines. And... how do you shorten a line, anyway? :-)

sorry, but your files don't compile in my latex-environment
(latex complains about more than 3000 characters in one line),
so i can only guess.

according to the error-message it is line 373-374 in chapter 15, which
contains the phrase "Forse sta-vo moren-do, e moren-do mi furono".

if you look at the previous stuff in your log-file you also will find
out the name of the source-file.

should be easy to find ...

>
> Ciao!
>
> Merc.
>

greetings

Tom