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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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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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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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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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Anti-LaTeX…in LaTeX

LaTeX makes things more legible by following certain rules, and there is a strong emphasis among LaTeX users on obeying typographical conventions to make things more legible. What happens when we ...
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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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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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A special example environment

How can I define an environment named "example" so that: can be broken over pages has a horizontal line above "Example \chap.\no" (e.g. Example 4.10), and vertical line that is spread to the whole ...
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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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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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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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Why is TeXample.net TikZ-specific?

Link: http://www.texample.net/ I'm reluctant to ask this here, since it is not about TeX. However, I consider it a very useful tool when I need it, and it's a wonderful idea, I just wish it were ...
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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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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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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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Where to find the source code to the ConTeXt manuals?

Quite a number of helpful manuals can be found at the Web page of PRAGMA ADE. Some have some very interesting designs. I wonder, is there a place to download the source code for some or all of these ...
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What are some good examples of LaTeX Cayley diagrams?

I'm looking for some good examples of LaTeX code used to generate basic Cayley diagrams like this one: Ideally, I'd like for the examples to make it fairly clear how to modify or remove various ...
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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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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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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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Representing linguistic text annotations in LaTeX

I'm writing a document describing the semantics of opinion phrases in English, and in order to do so, I'm annotating particular spans of text as having particular semantic functions within the ...
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defining a new breakable colored environment for examples

I want to define a new colored environment for my examples. There is two title bars at top of this environment, side by side. One is filled by green color and there is a word "Example" in it. Another ...
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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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Example box with automatic numbering?

Working with LaTeX, I was just wondering how do you create a box around a set of related text such as an example in a textbook? I found \framebox or \makebox, but I can't figure out how to make it ...
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How can I use the lstsample environment (lstdoc package) in article?

I would like to try the lstsample environment from the lstdoc package, distributed with the listings package. For that I have written the following document: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Example environment

I want an example environement that put Example 1.2 in the margin (bold) Text of example in the textwidth, Solution in the margin (italics) and the text of solution in the text width.
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Continuing example Counters in Beamer

I wonder how to get automated continuing example counters in Beamer. Below is my MWE. Thanks for your help. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \setbeamertemplate{theorem}[ams style] ...
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Example Numbers with Labels

I have, in my article, some examples that look like this: \begin{center} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur \\ \emph{sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt} \\ \emph{ut ...
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Is there a way to use #.# style for theorems and definitions, but #.#.# for associated examples?

EDIT: Question solved. Answer below. I would like to be able to do this sort of thing with my examples: 1 Mathematical Logic Theorem 1.1 blahblah Definition 1.2 blahblah Theorem 1.3 blahblah ...
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Repository of LaTeX Feynman diagram templates with pictures

I have over the last few years drawn a lot of Feynman diagrams in LaTeX with Feynmf and mpost. The results are nice, but time-consuming! For non-physicists, a Feynman diagram is an image made of lines ...
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How can make a running example in LaTeX [closed]

I want a continues example where the same number is used for the example in different sections. Is it possible for LaTeX not to increase the counters for the examples? Regards minimum working code: ...
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Changing font size in an example environment

I'm new at LaTeX and I've been reading many questions-answers, but I still can't find something that works for what I need. I'm using the covington package because I'm working with gloss. So, this is ...
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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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How was this TeX showcase ConTeXt book made?

I found a very interesting book design in the TeX showcase (pp.pdf/pp.tex): http://www.tug.org/texshowcase/ Does the source really have enough information inside to produce such nice formating? Can ...
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Example figure placement

I am using the following code in an example file. \documentclass{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] \begin{figure}[h] ...
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What was your very first complete document done with TeX/LaTeX & friends? [closed]

Recently I looked up my first ever document done with LaTeX, and as strange and crazy as it may seems, it was my first thesis (wrote in only two weeks). It all turned out well as I did a very good ...
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Generate line hash scale

I want to recreate the original NASA TLX Question from here, but how do you generate the hash scale?
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A simple tree for a website structure?

I would create a simple picture of a small websitestructure and i found these nice example http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/family-tree/. But I would change some things and I don't know if it is ...
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How to view details in the PRAGMA showcase?

The PRAGMA Web site has a link to a showcase. However, when I open this PDF, it shows just 2 pages with a black menu. It must contain links to other documents, but it does not work. I have tried ...
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Hierarchical Table Help

I am trying to recreate the "Not Enough" table from the Example Tables 1 on slide 12/16 from here. This is my current code, its close but not right. How do I get the column headers to stack word over ...
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Newsletter latex template or example

I thought I had a bright idea when I decided I would write a monthly newsletter in latex. I use org-mode and emacs as my personal information management system, so it is easy for me to generate latex ...
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Is there any Word/Writer - LaTeX demonstration document available?

I often hear how better the LaTeX is but the comparisons I have found, did not persuade me. Is there something like "showcase document" containing different kind of formatting, formulas etc. available ...
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Source code for examples in TikZ/PGF manual

I am starting to learn TikZ. I was wondering if the source code for all examples in the TikZ manual (2.10 version) is available somewhere for download?
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What documentation on octavo is available?

Compared with other document classes, the documentation supplied with octavo on CTAN is very short. Does this documentation really provide the list of custom options and special commands used with ...
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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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Example title in outer margins

If I have large outer margins (even and odd pages) how I can put Example (and Solution) in both pages in the outer margins?
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Example environment with numbering, caption, “verbatim” content

I need to use an example environment like the following. \begin{example}[My Caption, mylabel] My example text \end{example} It should show the text inside a verbatim environment, the caption (like ...
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End Mark for Examples, Definitions and Theorems in LyX

I'm using LyX and want to have an end mark for examples, definitions and theorems within chapters like this: Theorem 1.1 Statement...... Definition 1.1 Statement...... Example 1.1 ...