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Write a book, help with class choice

Postby danielvelizv » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:09 am

Hello my friends. I'm working on my own personal project, it's a book of integral calculus, a problem solver, but I have some doubts about what kind of class do I have to use, book?, scrbook? What's the difference of each one, advantages or custom designs!
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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:24 am

Doesn't really matter if you use book or scrbook. scrbook gives you some predefined styles, which is nice. But useless if you want a style different from the existing styles. :-)
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:26 am

Hi Daniel!

I strongly recommend scrbook. That book class offers a huge amount of features for customization: if you need to adjust something in the layout, most of the times just need to set an option. With the more than 20 years old book class, you are backwards compatible to 1993 ;-) but often you need to program changes instead of setting options (or use additional packages). scrbook is modern and offers a comprehensive documentation: click scrguien. No need to lean that ;-) but you can look into that manual whenever you need a feature or tweak.

Or ask us here in the forum if you don't find a solution or explanation for something.

The only remarkable competitor to scrbook, when it comes to books, is memoir, but this has a monolithic concept that I don't really like. Also, scrbook (KOMA-Script) developer and users provide great online support in forums.

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Postby danielvelizv » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:51 pm

Thanks Stefan, I asked for this yesterday because I want to create a background color header on one page on each chapter but I couldn't achieve this yet or create 3D fonts, I don't know how to do this... :?:

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