A “non-sciency” LaTeX book

One of my “customers” wanted a book that didn’t look so “sciency” (i.e., less like LaTeX). So here are a few tweaks to match their expectations.

Chapters should have letters as references with the prefix “Teil”:

\renewcommand{\thechapter}{Teil \Alph{chapter}}

Sections have the letter, a hyphen and the number:


Figures have no numbers, only the caption text below (using the package caption):


The first line of a paragraph is not indented. To compensate, the space between paragraphs is bigger:


The header line of a page contains no section, but only the name of the chapter (using the package scrlayer-scrpage):

\clearpairofpagestyles % empty default header/footer markings
\automark[chapter]{chapter} % only chapter as mark
\ihead{\headmark} % inner margin has name of chapter
\ohead{\pagemark} % outer margin has page number

LaTeX package “wrapfig”

LaTeX is all nice and fancy if you write technical texts, where the pictures are floating in the text (mostly at the top and/or bottom of pages) and you reference them with numbers. But as I do all sorts of things with LaTeX, sometimes I want more “fun” texts which have pictures somewhere in the pages and text flowing around them.

For this purpose, I have now discovered the package wrapfig:


You can include a picture like this (this one floats left of the text with a width of 7em):


You can control some of the appearance with different settings in the preamble (see the documentation at CTAN), e.g.,