Useful LaTeX classes for book publishing

I needed to do two things:

  • In the table of contents, the subsection names were getting too close to the numbering, after exceeding 9 subsections, and
  • I wanted a 14pt font

The first was easily done by using the tocloft class and the second by using the extbook, instead of the book class

 

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MikTeX with Windows 7

I tried reinstalling MikTeX after changing my laptop. After many unsuccessful tries, turning off the anti-virus, etc., it turned out that the 64 bit version wasn’t working for me. The 32 bit version installed fine. I don’t know if this is a general problem, but try the 32 it version if the 64 bit version doesn’t work.