Front matter is the stuff that goes at the beginning of the book -- before you get into the meat and potatoes. Front matter can include such things as: Preface, Dedication, Foreword, as well as the Title Page and Copyright page.
Front matter items function similarly to chapters. You can create, edit, delete, rename or reorder front matter items the same way that you would with Chapters, with one additional option. The Front Matter Types menu lets you indicate an item's type - which may change how it is styled in outputs.
Pressbooks lets you specify 21 types of front matter, including Miscellaneous. These types are:
- Before Title Page
- Chronology, Timeline
- Genealogy, Family Tree
- Image Credits
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Characters
- List of Illustrations
- List of Tables
- Other Books by Author
- Recommended Citation
- Title Page
If you choose to specify a front matter type, Pressbooks will automatically sort your front matter according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
For more information on front matter, check out https://guide.pressbooks.com/chapter/front-matter/
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