Have you ever struggled to configure a book layout with LaTeX—setting the paper size, book page size (trim size) and margins? In this post we explore the relationship between LaTeX's model of the page and the conventional model used within the world of print and design. Using a set of Google Slides, which contain detailed page-layout illustrations, we show, step-by-step, how to formulate some very simple equations which provide a link between LaTeX's layout model and a typical specification that might be produced by a book designer or print-on-demand company. We also present and discuss a brand new Overleaf template which offers an implementation of those equations and provides visual page guides and rulers to preview your book's text area and margins:
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Who says LaTeX can’t be fun! Building on work published in an earlier blog article, this post shows how to use LaTeX and
markdown to produce your own mini-booklets—perhaps a weekly planner or a story book for children. In this post we’ll demonstrate the possibilities by creating some recipe booklets.
Overleaf was recently introduced to an amazing organization - the STEM Fellowship - which is led by STEM students, for STEM students. We are proud to support the STEM Fellowship organization, based in Toronto, Canada, in their efforts to reach out to undergraduate and high school students through events such as the Big Data Challenge (BDC) and Editing 101 scholarly writing workshops.