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Print from A4 to A0

I am a math teacher and am working on a brochure for my students, but I'm doing this aquivo in A0 size, how can I do to change to A4 without unconfigure the page. Excuse my lack of knowledge in Latex. ...
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Sections running off page

I have a long list of sections and subsections like so \chapter{Thin Lenses} \section*{Aim} \section*{A. Types of Lenses} \subsection*{Prediction} \subsection*{Observation} \subsection*{Explanation} ...
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the command \par does not work?

I have this code: \documentclass[8pt,a4paper]{article} \newcounter{conto} \setcounter{conto}{\time} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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Configuring footnote position and spacing

(A) How do I shift the footnote vertically down 1 mm or so? (B) I want to introduce some additional space in between one foot note and the next one, and between the first footnote and the line that ...
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Title formatting with graphics

I am trying to achieve this look for my chapter titles: To achieve this formatting I use titlesec package like this : \titleformat{name=\chapter}[hang] ...
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How to write a non-today date in latex with localization formatting?

I've tried googling around and all I have found is a lot of example on how to format \today. But that isn't what I want. Instead, I want a way to format historical dates based on the localization ...
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Blank Column in the left part of the document

I would like to reproduce the code from the output shown in the picture. \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english, russian]{babel} ...
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Set author font in scrartcl

I've got a document using the scrartcl and fontspec packages, like so: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} I'm setting the fonts using the following: ...
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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting faciliies but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...
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How can I mimic Griffiths' electrodynamics textbook?

This is such a beautiful textbook; very dear to me. I think it has a great font - which I know is Times New Roman. But somehow, I can't even get close to it. One of the main obstacles is making the ...
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Footnote horizontal spacing of text within footnotes [duplicate]

I'm having a problem with some of my footnotes. Many of them which span multiple lines have this odd spacing between words. I've attached a screenshot of a PDF for a better explanation. In this you ...
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Define new align environment based on the old one

I am aware that there are plentiful similar questions, but since (even after several reading) I don't understand the the answers, I am unable to apply them to my problem. I simply want to define a ...
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Changing section heading style

I would like to change the section/subsection style of my LaTeX document. The following is an example of what I would like: 3. Methodology and data: An explanation (Level 1. 12 font. In bold. Period ...
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Prose Statement of Formulas

How can I write a prose statement for a particular formula. In other words, I would like to write CV = the standard deviation/mean x 100 so that "standard deviation/mean" would appear like a ...
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Chess Opening Document

I am trying to make a PDF with Chess Openings. Before I used skak but now I am converting it to texmate. I want to put the mainline in bold as centered text. I also want the diagrams centered. At this ...
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Table of Contents Modification: How to change fonts from bold to normal?

I am writing my dissertation and for that, I am using a style file that originally was created by Georgia Tech, but later on, it was modified by different students at my school. The problem I ...
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Biblatex formatting, seek formatting Bibliography, but not in body

I am seeking to format certain components of my bibliography (say author names in a different color), however, the formatting is also applying to citations used in the body of the document. In the ...
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mysterious 0 when using \formatdate

I'm writing my resume using a template and I wanted my some of the dates to be presented as e.g. 14th October I got it displayed like that using. \usepackage[UKenglish,nodayofweek]{datetime} and ...
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Change size and position of subscript (like double subscript)

I'm writing 'cause I would like to know if there's an automatic way (like something to put in the preamble) to make the subscript behave as double subscript: for example if I write something_a it ...
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Creating “solution” sectioning - page break problem

I want to create my own sectioning, which counts and displays solutions to the problems, e.g. 1.1 Kinematics 1.1 Solution to problem 1.1 1.2 Solution to problem 1.2 1.3 Solution to problem 1.3 ...
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Write more beautiful math equations, like a professional book

I want to write math equations more "beautiful". My equations are shown as follows: The vector looks ugly and disproportionate. And I like that they look it this way: The vector looks ...
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Why am I getting a “perhaps a missing \item” error in my custom epigraph environment?

I have tried to customised a new environment for epigraphs in a book. This page should have no fancy headers or anything alike. It should only have a list of one or more epigraphs. To that end I am ...
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titlesec troubles

I am working on a document that will consist of many sections and subsections. I want to have a table of contents per section. I am using titlesec, titletoc and titleps. I have the following MWE: ...
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how to produce shrink-wrapped external diagrams

I'm new here. As the layout editor of the electronic journal LMCS sitting on top of arxiv resp. CoRR, sometimes I encounter the problem that the TeX-implementation there does not produce the same ...
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My Table Adds Page Breaks

I am making a table and have two problems. Here is the start of the TeX file: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{afterpage} \usepackage{pdflscape} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Formating verbatim (not using listing package)

Considering the following verbatim: \begin{verbatim} ...
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Indent chapter titles in memoir

I am using memoir with section as chapter style. I want to indent chapter style to the right. Right now I have: Chapter 1 Text of first paragraph (first line) Text of first paragraph (rest of ...
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Formatting menu-sequences in a program's user manual? [duplicate]

In user-manuals, we have lots of text that describe how to access a particular menu in a program, like: Tools -> Web Developer -> Page source Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> ...
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how to specify a date and then use it with a time format defined using the package datetime

I have a document in which I have some date and time formats defined using the package datetime. Specifically, I have something such as the following in the preamble: ...
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“Standardizing” LaTeX code? [duplicate]

Is there a program for LaTeX code akin to HTML Tidy that "standardizes" or "canonically" formats (automatically indents, spaces, etc.) LaTeX code? AucTex formats code, but it doesn't appear to create ...
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Two-columns, 10pt bibliography / specific pages only, in a one-column, 12pt text body

For the writing of a document with a limited number of pages that I would like to keep easy to read and scheme over, I would like to have the main text in one column, 12pt the bibliography in ...
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Typsetting binary arithmetic

I'm stuck trying to typset the following in math mode. I cannot get the spacing correct. 0100 [4 in decimal] x 1100 [12 in decimal] ------ + 0000 [0100 x 0] + 0000 ...
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Editing cleveref's format for multiple label references

I am using the cleveref package to refer to theorems, equations, etc, in an article (LaTeX). I wish to have the format of reference as: Thm. (1) for single theorem (or equation, figure, etc) and Thms. ...
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Biblatex: formatting @article-entry

I'm currently writing a thesis and have 2 questions concerning biblatex: I would like to skip the "Issue" that is up to now always displayed together with "Year" I would like to have "Year" at the ...
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Compare the height of arguments

I'm trying to define a \newcommand with three arguments. I'd like to: compare the height of these arguments choose the largest height to create frames (with that height) around the arguments. ...
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“Two option” section command with associated formatting

I'm trying to work out the best way to create a section-like command that has two options associated to it with mixed formatting of the result. Specifically: \alternativesection{Section ...
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Formatting an array of complex numbers with pgfplotstable

Say I have two csv files representing the real and imaginary part of a complex matrix. I would like to nicely display this matrix in LaTeX. The difficulty is to correctly round numbers and not ...
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The acronym in formula mode looks not good (too wide)

I'm wondering is there any way to make the letters "V" and "P" in my TVPI abbreviation be closer to each other? Now they look to far from each other to me. Here is the code \begin{equation} ...
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Combining vectors, accents and subscripts produces bad result

Combining vectors, accents and subscripts produces really bad results. First row below shows combining vector and accent. In second example accent and vector symbol clash. In third example vector ...
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Currency/number formatting in ConTeXt

I am stuck trying to format numbers particularly currency. I assume I need to define something so that I can say \mynum{$234234} and this is then typeset as $ 234 234.00 for instance. From what I ...
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How to format xml?

Hi I use the following LaTeX to ouput xml format data, however, there is no space before each line. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{etex}, \begin{document} \medskip {\small\noindent ...
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How to make formula look professional

I write the formulae using belowing latex, however, it looks some kind of messy especially the Equation 1. Any suggestions on how to make it professional? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{etex} ...
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Hiding part of text leaving blank space

I am quite new to LaTeX so my question may be trivial, but I haven't found a good solution so far. I am preparing some lecture notes and I would like to have 2 different versions: one for myself, ...
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Overfull \hbox in paragraph at lines 57--63

I've finally made the move to org-mode from Evernote, I can get simple documents exported via tex to pdf, but i have things like this in there: Create Apache virtual host file ...
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Using text inside \num from siunitx

Consider this TikZ drawing of the table of elements (taken from here and edited a bit): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{ifpdf} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to define mathematical functions by the action on an element?

I would like to define a mathematical function by its action. Something like \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[ \begin{array}{cccc} f\colon & R\times R ...
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Mathtools package won't work with my document class

I'd like to put in mathtools, specifically so that I can use the multilined environment. But it doesn't seem to want to work with the document class I'm using. (The amspset document class can be found ...
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How to begin text a certain distance from the right margin

As the date changes in length each day, I find myself manually modifying the hspace distance to the beginning of the signature line every time I generate a document. Can anyone think of a better way ...
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Text box to insert a graphic [closed]

How can I use a text box to insert a graphic? I got the following code and I must modify it in order to insert a graphic. What should I do? \begin{figure}[thpb] \centering ...
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achemso \keyword and \abbreviation command don't work

I'm preparing a paper using the achemso package. I used it before (around 2 years ago) and everything worked fine. However, if I use the \keyword and \abbreviation commands now I don't get what I got ...