As I want to write a short "book" about Analysis I would like to work with a template which is good enough for readability, looks good and furthermore can handle dozens of my theorems, axioms, corollaries etc. by layouting them as good as possible. Can anyone suggest or even provide a good template which satisfies my needs?

# [Tex/LaTex] Good LaTeX template for book about maths

book-designmath-modetemplates

#### Related Solutions

Do you have an example you're emulating that you can point out? Googling "latex fax cover sheet" found this page with a plain TeX template but I'm not sure if the template classifies as "rather nice."

This might be a good application of ConTeXt here.

Children's books are as unique as the children that read them. They are very individualistic and would be very difficult to fit them in a *class*. Each book deserves its own.

Here is a draft for one (very rough, but just to illustrate that it is not that hard to develop a special template),

and here is the code to play with:

```
\documentclass[11pt]{book}
\usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{ifpdf}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\frenchspacing
\newfont{\HUGE}{cmr17 at 96pt}
\setlength{\textwidth}{3.0in}
\setlength{\textheight}{5.125in}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{0.0in}
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{-0.375in}
\setlength{\topmargin}{-0.375in}
\setlength{\headsep}{0.25in}
\setlength{\headheight}{0.125in}
\setlength{\footskip}{0.25in}
\setlength{\parindent}{0.5\parindent}
\ifpdf
\pdfpageheight 7.5in
\pdfpagewidth 4.625in
\else
%\setlength{\paperheight}{7.5in}
%\setlength{\paperwidth}{4.625in}
\addtolength{\oddsidemargin}{1.9375in}
\addtolength{\evensidemargin}{1.9375in}
\addtolength{\topmargin}{1.75in}
\fi
\newcommand{\hstroke}{\rule[0.5ex]{5.0em}{0.2ex}}
\begin{document}
\newpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
\setlength{\unitlength}{1.0em}%
\begin{picture}(45,16)(0,0)
\put(-0.625,0){\framebox(6.2,7.25){\HUGE \textcolor{purple}{A}}}
\put(5.875,5.625){\parbox[t]{15em}{\Huge \noindent LITTLE GIFT\linebreak
\raggedright FOR LITTLE\linebreak
FEET\linebreak
}}
\end{picture}
\hspace*{-0.6em}\rule{1.08\textwidth}{0.3ex}\\
{\small \sc by}\\
{\small YIANNIS LAZARIDES}\\
{\footnotesize Author of ``Myths of TeX''}\\
\vspace*{18.5 ex}
\rule{\textwidth}{0.3ex}\\
{\small
DOHA\phantom{ZZZZZ,}\hfill\raisebox{0.5ex}{$\bullet$}\hfill THE CAMEL\linebreak
QATAR\hfill\raisebox{0.5ex}{$\bullet$}\hfill PRESS
}
\end{center}
\newpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{18ex}
\begin{center}
{\em Copyright, $\mit 2011$}\\
{\sc By the Little Girl \& Company}\\
\hstroke\\
{\em All rights reserved}\\
\vspace*{18ex}
{\sc A little story book}\\
{\sc for a little girl}\\
\vspace*{12ex}
Made in the wild.
\end{center}
\newpage
\frontmatter
\thispagestyle{empty}
\vspace*{20ex}
\begin{center}
{\scriptsize FOR}\\
{\large \bf Li, Mary and John}\\
\smallskip
{\footnotesize AND THE REST\\
OF THE WORLD'S\\
CHILDREN}
\end{center}
\newpage
\thispagestyle{empty}
\newpage
\mainmatter
\chapter*{Stories of Greece}
\Large
Once upon a time there were two girls. One of them lived in Greece and the other on lived on the land of the Moon \ldots
\pagebreak
\includegraphics[width=3.5in]{children-0}
\ldots and there was a time when everyone was dressed in white\ldots
\hskip-1in\includegraphics[width=1.43\textwidth]{children-01}
\ldots and the gods had wings and there were no demons \ldots
\par
\pagebreak
\hskip-.5in\includegraphics[width=1.43\textwidth]{children-03}
\bigskip
\ldots and on the other side of the world in the Land of the Moon Wi Li was sleeping \ldots
\end{document}
```

You can view the pdf at crocodoc.

... and I think the books should be small to fit on small laps and to be easy for little fingers to flip the pages...

## Best Answer

i would suggest using the

`amsbook`

document class. it incorporates`amsthm`

and`amsmath`

, and is tuned particularly for use with math-heavy books. several publishers other than the ams (american math society) base their house packages on`amsbook`

.for variations in the final appearance (while using exactly the same input), there are several ams "author packages" that format the output in the specified style of the different ams book series. all are extensions to

`amsbook`

, guaranteeing consistency of input handling and the ability to switch smoothly from one style to another if desired.there are some differences between

`amsbook`

and the basic latex`book`

class, principally in the input style of the top matter and in the inclusion of starred chapter and section titles in the table of contents; these are "house style" matters based on traditional ams practices. these decisions are subjective; your mileage may vary.`amsbook`

is part of the`amscls`

collection (formerly ams-latex), which is included in the latex "required" components. all are on ctan and in the tex live distribution.disclaimer: before my retirement, i was one of the maintainers of the ams-latex collection, and principal support contact when ams authors encountered problems.