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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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Why should the minimal class be avoided?

In a comment to my answer to Drawing a rectangle along the border of a circle, Peter Grill said that he read that the minimal class should not be used for a Minimal Working Example. I wonder why, and ...
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Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar

I'm making a calendar. The calendar will be for TUG, 2015. Last year I also made a calendar but because of time constraints most examples were graphics. Since this is a lot of work, I need your help. ...
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How to define a list with custom symbols?

I'd like to define a list like the following: The nearest I found while googling was this: \begin{itemize} \item[-] foo \item[*] bar \end{itemize} But how can I now use a cross or a check ...
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Resources for designing a table of contents

What various packages, example code, or examples of existing documents with available source code are available to assist one in: Changing the style and formating of a table of contents? Building a ...
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Make an Example and shaded box like in the book

I want to make Examples in the book as in the following book http://www.analogmachine.org/Books/Chapter1.pdf See Page 2... Also shaded box as in the page 3... Pictures can be seen below. ...
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Is there an equivalent of lipsum for shorter sections of text?

The sections of text generated by lipsum are generally several lines long. Is there a simple way to generate shorter segments of random (generic) text (other than typing it, of course)?
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How to use showexpl with an external class?

The showexpl package defines LTXexample environment which allows to define a latex code and shows its result side by side. The problem is that it uses the same document class where the LaTeX code is ...
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Beautiful presentations done with TeX and related systems

I recently had to persuade a fellow student that you can create beautiful presentations with LaTeX and beamer. Luckily, I already had some examples. But I'm sure that there are better presentations, ...
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define a new Example environment

how can i define a new Example environment like the image shown in the following? this environment should have the following attributes: endmarks must be positioned at the last line, whether it ...
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Table with rounded corners?

This table I can create with this code: \begin{tabular}{|l|l|} \hline \multicolumn{2}{|c|}{Team sheet} \\ \hline GK & Paul Robinson \\ LB & Lucus Radebe \\ DC & Michael ...
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Good environment for writing math examples [closed]

I am writing a mathematical report. where i need to include some examples, e.g., solving odes. is there a package which provide a good environment for writing examples?
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Recommendations for an academic abstract template

Can you point me to some examples of stand-alone abstract layouts? (I mean abstract in the 'academic' context here). I am submitting an abstract to a conference which does not provide a template. They ...
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How can i pull an example out of a dtx file?

The central question is how can i convert a part of a dtx file to straight LaTeX. In learning more about a package, I want to play with an example from a dtx? The output shows up in the pdf. The ...
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Showcase of “programming your document” paradigm

A feature of latex is that you can "program your document". You can do this by using TeX/LaTeX directly (remember that it is Turing complete) or by other languages like lua or python (especially sage) ...
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How to order 3 images horizontally?

I use the following code to include three images: \begin{figure}[h] \includegraphics{delete_gesture.png} \caption{Awesome Image} \label{fig:awesome_image} \end{figure} \begin{figure}[h] ...
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Syllabus in LaTeX

I need to produce a syllabus for a course I'm going to teach at the University. Could you suggest me any example (or template) of a well-designed syllabus in LaTeX? Are there any useful packages? ...
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Example environment?

I was wondering if there is any formal environment for specifying 'examples' through out the text. If not, which environments do you recommend?
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Fonts for Mathematics and Text

Are there some examples of long, real-world documents showing the variety of text and mathematical fonts now available? With unicode-math there are now many more fonts for text and mathematics, both ...
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How I can customize fbox and hrule?

I want to customization a sample exercises for a book. I like so much this style: I think that is possible with fbox and hrule, but I don't know how I can do it. No need to use fbox and hrule if ...
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Section based linguistic example numbering with brackets

I would like to have examples in my document look like this: Section 2 (2.1) This is an example. This is a reference to example (2.1). That is: the section number appears both next ...
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Prevent page break after first line of example

I would like to find a way to prevent a page break between the first line of the example in following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
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aboveglftskip in expex linguistic glosses

First of all I am not an expert in using LaTeX, I just started a few months back. I am using MiKTeX with the expex package for glossed linguistic examples. If we take a look at a glossed example, we ...
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Modify Figure environment

is it possible to modify the Figure environment in order to distinguish it better from the text in a one column document? I mean, I was thinking in doing --------- Figure # ---------- [The ...
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how to create a list for mdframed example boxs

So i found the question Make an Example and shaded box like in the book which fitted to my desires. I modified the box and counter so it fits to my whishes. (first number is the chapter second number ...
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Two columns template [duplicate]

I have a question regarding to two columns format. I want to use the following document in paper. While I want to write a multiline formula it goes to the next column and change everything to a messy ...
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Error My Way Modules at ConteXt ?

I want to make a document from My Way Modules at ConTeXt, like this example : \usemodule[mag-01] \setvariables [magazine] [title={Introduction}, author=Hans Hagen, affiliation=PRAGMA ADE, ...
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Minimal BST File That Writes Something

For another question here, I am trying to create a minimal BibTeX style that writes something into the output file. I am following the instructions from the manual (page 35), where a minimal example ...