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{capitalization} is about letters being UPPER CASE (also called majuscules or capitals) or lower case (miniscules), changing one into the other, or determining which one letters are. A special case of capitals are small caps, which have their own tag {small-caps}.

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How to uppercase/lowercase the ending 's' in plural acronyms

I'm using a template that somebody else has created, so I don't know if the default LaTeX acronym option is to upper- or lowercase the ending 's', but I would like to have it lowercase. Currently it ...
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How can I get capitalised cross references in LyX with refstyle

LyX (v2.03) uses refstyle for cross references. By default if you use the GUI to create a reference it produces source that looks like: \tabref{label1} \figref{label2} which produces an output like ...
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Page headers in uppercase (amsbook+chapterbib+natbib)

I have the following problem which has been driving me crazy for quite some time now. Using the amsbook class for whatever you are intending to use it for, in the end you will end up having your page ...
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Preventing \MakeUppercase from affecting mathematics

Is there a way to prevent \MakeUppercase from affecting in-text equations? In this example, abc should change to ABC, but n should be left as it is. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Writing the chapter and the heading in two different ways

How can I write in capitals the first letter of each word in a title? In other words, I want to write the title normally \chapter{Title of my chapter} and to have the heading in this way Title Of ...
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Applying an operation only to capitals

I'd like to apply a function to capitals only so that: \emphcaps{YaWeH} Outputs like: \emph{Y}a\emph{W}e\emph{H} Preferably without using too many packages (I already use memoir). NOTES: I use ...
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Printing the bibliography heading in uppercase but showing it as sentence case in the ToC

At my class I am supposed to write a report where the chapter headings are always in uppercase, but have to printed in sentence case in the table of contents. For regular chapters I have achieved this ...
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Should the case of the title of the original publication be preserved in the bibliography?

In the LaTeX template I'm using, the titles of the publications listed in the bibliography are automatically set to all lowercase (except for the first word). I was surprised by this as I would have ...
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Stop memoir from making mathmode section names uppercase in header

I'm typesetting my thesis with memoir and in general I'm happy with the result. However, some of my section headers have math mode text like \section{The $\phi_{ij}$ matrix} which memoir comically ...
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Force References Heading to Uppercase when calling \bibliography{bib filename}

Using \bibliography{filename} when I have \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper,twocolumn]{article} And \bibliographystyle{plain} before I call: \bibliography{filename} I get the heading ...
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Labels of list items CAPITALIZED + bold style

Is there a possibility to make the labels of description list items always appear CAPITALIZED and bold?
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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How to prevent upper case in page header?

I just came across this small problem which I can't seem to fix. I have a section which looks like this: \section{Properties of $C_q$} The problem is that the header of the page uses upper case and ...
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Capitalization of Titles and Headers

I'm attempting to capitalize certain titles or headings in my LaTeX file. Specifically, if I want to use \printindex, \listoffigures, or \listoftables the title heading on each of these will be ...
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Applying \nouppercaseheads to section headers only in memoir

How would one apply \nouppercaseheads only to section headers when using the memoir document class? \documentclass[a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Lower case of the small caps in description

I would to use the normal small caps with the item in description in order to distinguish lower from upper case (e.g. LaTeX). In particular: \begin{description} \item[I cAn't DiStiNguISH upPeR fROm ...
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Autoref's inserted text has not the correct case

I'm using the \autoref tag which comes with the package hyperref for referencing my algorithms, figures etc. I read that it automatically adjusts the reference text's case, but it won't work with my ...
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\uppercase in \newcommand

I tried to use \uppercase in \newcommand: \newcommand\universidad{My University} \newcommand\Universidad{\uppercase{\universidad}} When I use this I get My University and not MY ...
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Capitalizing strings ignoring closed class words

I was just reviewing my "capitalization standards" for titles and such and was wondering if there's a macro to do the same thing I'm forced to do by hand nowadays. My personal rules (feel free to ...
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\autoref does not capitalize initial character in sentence when referencing label in listings environment

I have defined the following \providecommand*{\lstnumberautorefname}{line} and within my text \begin{lstlisting} |\label{sdd_1}|<sqlCallStatistics>YES</sqlCallStatistics> ...
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Can one set a specific font variant in xelatex for uppercase letters only?

I would like to typeset a short, letter-like document using the Zapfino font, with the following twist: I'm OK using Zapfino's "standard" (i.e., Variant 0) glyphs for lowercase letters, but I'd like ...
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\StrMid and \MakeUppercase problem

What's wrong with this: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{xstring} \begin{document} \newcommand{\cim}{c1095} \StrMid{\MakeUppercase{\cim}}{1}{1} \StrMid{\cim}{2}{100} \end{document} ...
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setkomafont with uppercase that works robustly

I know that \setkomafont is supposed to deal with switching fonts but sometimes instead of switching font, I'd like to switch to uppercase. I've not found a way to do this reliably. This breaks: ...
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Upper Case Page Header KOMA

I am trying change the page header in scrbook so that it contains upper case letters. To do so, I am using fancyhdr which gives me the required look for all the chapters. Unfortunately there is a ...
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Preserve lowercase in bibtex

I'm using mla-paper package. the name Ferdinand de Saussure in bibliography gets shown as De Saussure, Ferdinand. But I want de in lowercase like so: de Saussure, Ferdinand. In citations it gets shown ...
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Letting strings start with a capital letter

I am writing a small book and try to build up an index reference. To make it a little easier I wrote a small script that enables my to type a word and also add it to the index: ...
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How to make the reference label start with a capital letter?

I have the following lines in my document: In \secref{2}, a very basic review is presented. \secref{3} compares different structures. \secref{3} must start with a capital letter. However, LaTeX ...
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Using natbib package, in the References section, the header is now written in capitals

I have a thesis written in LaTeX. I've just switched over to natbib as it offered some nice commands but I'm starting to run into some trouble. This one is minor I guess, but I have headers, with the ...
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BibTeX .bst file: make author's last name uppercase, leave first name intact?

How do you set up your BibTeX style file (.bst) so that it makes author's surnames (last names) uppercase? Example of what I want: SILVERMAN, David. Interpreting qualitative data: methods for ...
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Error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents

I get the following error when trying to use \MakeTextUppercase to customize the table of contents: ! Undefined control sequence. \find@pdflink ...ode \protected@edef \Hy@testname ...
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Using \MakeUppercase in \@startsection

I was toying a bit with the \@startsection command to change the layout of chapter / section headings. More specifically, I wanted my headers to be converted to uppercase. I was following an example ...
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Capitalization and periods in LaTeX section headings

I’m fairly new to LaTeX but love it. I am putting together the backbone of my dissertation in Report class. I am bound to APA style for headings. Using the Titlesec package I’ve got the headings very ...
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Typeset cftchapfont as uppercase

I'm trying to put the whole cftchapfont as uppercase. \renewcommand\cftchapfont{\MakeUppercase} does not work at all (it actually messes up everything), nor does: ...
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Automatically capitalize first letters of words in titles?

Is there a way to tell LaTeX to automatically capitalize the first letters of words in chapters and sections? I imagine something that checks a dictionary for words like for, of, the, in ... and ...
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Capitalising prefix of second name in citation with biblatex

The \Cite command in biblatex capitalises the first prefix in a list of names: \cite: de Jonge and de Bruin \Cite: De Jonge and de Bruin Unfortunately in Dutch publications all prefices need to be ...
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Sentence case for titles in biblatex

I'd like to have the titles of articles in Biblatex in sentence case (first word capitialized, the rest lowercase, override with {}) as is the default in Bibtex. I tried: ...
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What is the proper use of \@ (i.e., backslash-at)?

In this answer, \@ is used after a period and before an \xspace, presumably to indicate that the preceding period (in "etc.") was not sentence-final. In these tips, \@ is used before a period and ...
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Proper casing in citation/bibliography titles using biblatex/Biber

My understanding is that bibtex lets the citation style handle capitalization of titles, which is what I would expect from an automated citation tool. Do biblatex and Biber also do this? The document ...
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Personalizing Table of contents

I want to make my table of contents to have the words "Chapter", "Title" and "Page" written in uppercase, like "CHAPTER", "TITLE" and "PAGE". My document class is Book. How can I do it?
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Capitalize chapter* in toc with classicthesis

When adding a chapter entry in the toc, I would like to get it as the other chapters, ie capitalized… For instance, add this line \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Test} between these two lines of ...
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biblatex: sentence case and nested quotation marks

If a title contains formatting commands, how can we hook in \MakeSentenceCase to ensure correct casing and, say, nesting of quotation marks? The example below doesn't work; the quotes are properly ...
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Centering and \MakeUppercase with linebreaks

I wish to make the list of authors show up as centered, uppercase and listed vertically on my titlepage. My documentclass contains a section like this \begin{center} ... ...
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Is there a way to change the font style of the “References” section?

Is there a way to change the font style of the "References" section of a document? I'm using the sectsty package to modify section fonts and my code does not seem to affect the "References" section ...
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Are there purely expandable variants of \MakeUppercase?

\MakeUppercase and \uppercase use TeX's uccode, and they are not purely expandable. Say, \edef\temp{\MakeUppercase{abc}} will fail. Sometimes purely expandable macros are very useful. They are ...
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BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file

Titles of articles I'm about to cite contain uppercase letters and when using BibTeX it converts them in lowercase ones. This happens only in title and only first letter conserves it's case. For ...
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Description list using package enumitem: how to force lowercase small caps and align body text?

I'm trying to format a description list with small caps for the labels and have the body text a standard distance from the left margin. When I use capitals in the labels (in the real list they are ...
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Macro for typesetting acronyms

All-caps acronyms and brand names like IBM look better when typeset a little smaller than usual. My simple solution is the following macro: \def\<#1>{{\small #1}} It's used like here ...
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Command to uppercase the first letter of each word in a sentence

I'm writing a textboox in latex, and I have things like \textit{some definition}\index{Some Definition} all over the place. I'd like to combine them into something like \define{some definition} ...
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Preserving capitalization in BibTeX titles [duplicate]

I use the LaTeX wikibook a lot and found this solution to preserving capitalization in titles, which is to wrap letters (or whole titles) in curly braces. The phrase "In the event that BibTeX has been ...
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Biblatex, capitalization of arabic names and name prefixes

As we know, using the useprefix option, when name prefixes like von, della etc. are present in the bibliography, enables us to change name sorting as well as capitalize those prefixes using commands ...