{formatting} is for general questions about formatting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be formatted. For questions about font attributes (e.g., {bold}, {italic}, {small-caps}, {sans-serif}, {typewriter}), use the appropriate tag instead.

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Line numbers are outside the box in algorithm2e

Here is my code: \documentclass[11pt]{llncs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{parskip} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{dsfont} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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The Badness of Badboxes [duplicate]

On this forum, I have had many of the more experienced users tell me to tweak my format so that I eliminate badboxes. I do not see the point of nitpicking my LaTeX code to eliminate badboxes. I have ...
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What is the Necessity of $…$ Around Numbers?

I typed up an assignment with a lot of numbers in LaTeX and turned it in to my adviser. When he returned it to me with some corrections, one of which was a lot of $ around my numbers. I understand ...
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How to squeeze a formula inside a text in latex?

I type some formula in latex inside my text, but When I make it pdf I see it is not squeezed. How I can make it squeeze? See the attached, which shows the problem!
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Identifying and adding macros [closed]

I added two macros: \newcommand{\tblkeyword}[1]{\textcolor{red}{#1}} \newcommand{\tblkeyword}[2]{\textcolor{blue}{#2}} and tried to use at like: \tblkeyword{ObjectId} // which shows red color. ...
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I get dashes instead of bullets in \itemize

When I use \begin{itemize} ... \end{itemize}, the items are displayed as dashes. But I want them to be displayed by bullets. Those are my headers: \documentclass[11pt]{llncs} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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using macro to simplify the code

I got my code working with net and SO help. But now I want to simplify it using macro. I dont know macro, but people says it makes code more simplified. can some one guide me to have macro for this. ...
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How can I make my LaTeX paper look like this?

I've seen MANY papers created with LaTeX that have the following format: In particular, I like the font sizes and the way that section titles are centered and in all caps. Does anyone know if ...
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adding large curly bracket and black title background

I tried to add curly brackate using \left{ , \begin{array}{@{}ll} but no help. What is the way to add large brackate to cover as in image? Is is possible to create black strip as in image behind ...
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Formatting of long equation containing a matrix?

I've a problem formatting this equation. It's containing a 5x1 matrix and the content of a cell in a matrix is pretty long. All in all it does not fit on the page. Should I use split() or is there ...
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Can anyone help me mimick the style of ltxdockit? [closed]

First, I'd like you to take a look at the documentation of the mathspec package. Now I'm not interested in the package as such, but I'd like to use a style like the one used in the documentation. For ...
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Special format for an author's name in biblatex bibliography [duplicate]

To use bold text format for an author's name in biblatex bibliography I use \textbf{LastName, FirstName, MiddleName} command in bibliography database. I wonder if it is possible to use some special ...
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latex text bold, center and link issue

I created one doc here. It has two pages, code seems correct as per me but there are some issue with it. I used \hfill to put the title in center. IS it wrong? In email, I made only this word bold. ...
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Adding vertical line and left brackate in array

I want to display my content like in image. I have considered array for this. Let me know if is there any better option for this. \textbf {accesslog : } \textcolor{red}{ Array } \begin{tabular}{ ...
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TeX and LaTeX Stickers

I am looking for a set of stickers and labels for TeX and LaTeX. I could find a huge volume of stickers from openstickers for open source software. However, there is not a sticker for TeX and LaTeX. I ...
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creating a db schema

I am trying to create a schema page in LaTeX. It shall look like this. How can I create schema code which look like this image? There should be also a click to go function. When the user clicks on ...
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How can I format a special section title? [duplicate]

I want to make my section titles look like the ones in this figure. However I have no idea what font that is, or how to only change the font for the tiles and sections etc. or how to get the fancy ...
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starred chapter in header? (scrbook)

is there a possibility to show the unnumbered chapters (starred chapters) also in the headings of scrbook? Here's a little code-example: ...
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\pdfoutline, German sharp-s character

I use the following code to produce bookmarks in a pdf document: \pdfdest num 1 fit \pdfoutline goto num 1 count 0 {äöüÄÖÜß} äöüÄÖÜß ... more text ... The text prints fine. The pdf bookmark shows ...
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How do you use § instead of page number?

I am using biblatex. When using the cite command \cite[3]{xx} I would like it to print § 3 xx instead of p.3 xx for some citations. For others I want to cite pages. How can I do this?
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highlight glossaries entries on page

I want to highlight my glossaries entries with bold or italic formatting. I have used the following command but then the whole document is very colorful what I didn't want to have it like this. ...
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Hanging section - Memoir

I would like to obtain something like this: So far I have this: My MWE: \documentclass[article]{memoir} \usepackage{lipsum} % Layout \settrims{0pt}{0pt} \settypeblocksize{562pt}{330pt}{*} ...
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Would like to have my Header and Footer begin exactly from section page

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} %pagestyle \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{lipsum} \pagestyle{fancy} \fancyhf{} \fancyhead{} ...
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How can I make whole document in italics

I need to make whole document in italics. May be with few sections in normal font. How to configure the preamble for such thing? I don't want every line/paragraph include in \textit or \emph.
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Formatting *** in a regression result table

I have a code as given below: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{ltablex} \begin{document} \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{@{}rr@{}} A & $0.11^{***}$\\ & (-12.112) \\ B & ...
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Where I can get the chapterx package?

I was viewing a good page where Yiannis Lazarides show how to use chapterx and put it on google drive but right now it does´t exist, some one have it o know how to get it? Thank you in advanced
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LaTeX template for 3 ring binder tabs

I have a three ring binder and it has eight page dividers. On each page divider is a clear slot to enter a tab for the name of the subject. The tabs are 0.5 inches by 1.5 inches. Is there a way to ...
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How LaTeX format paragraph [duplicate]

When I write document I get always Underfull and Overflow warnings. I know what's does means this warnings. I want to know what LaTeX (TEX I guess) does to format a paragraph. I mean how it decides ...
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ragged-right text and preserve paragraph indentation

I want to justify my text to left without losing the paragraph indentation. I tried ragged and flushleft, although both justify the text and the next paragraph. So I am losing intendation. I do not ...
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Adding graphics and fixing reference problems

I have two problems in a academic resume. First attach a picture on the top right and second fixing some problems in references. The template can be found in here the code is given here: ...
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Make page numbers distinct in index produced by bibleref package

I'm using the the bibleref package, along with the attrib, verse, and multind packages, to cite verses from the bible and produce an index at the end of the document with the verse list and ...
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How to set single line spacing in TeXmacs? [duplicate]

I only saw options with fn unit. How much fn has identical effect as single line spacing.
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Custom Date on Latex

I have the following code: \shortdayofweekname{<day>}{<month>}{<year>}. Packages: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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“Big Question” slide in beamer (Malmoe)

I'm using Malmoe, but this should be a general question. Typically, when I set a title for a slide, it gets special formatting. In Malmoe, that would be big, blue and fat. Say I want to have a slide ...
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Tufte style table of contents in article class

I want to create a tufte-book style ToC, very similar to how Gonzalo Medina made something in this request: Pretty Table of Contents So far this is what I got: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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print the chapter number as name in class file latex

I am using a Duke University LaTeX template for master thesis, the template print chapter headers as follows: Chapter 1 chapter name but I want to print it as follows Chapter one: ...
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Best practices for using MATLAB images in LaTeX?

I am writing a paper currently using PDFTEX, and I make heavy use of MATLAB figures. The problem is that when I make a MATLAB figure, I can adjust it to any size, before saving it. When I save it, I ...
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Formatting help: vertical rule, headers

I am trying to reproduce the famous employee handbook from Valve. It looks like this: I'm making progress, but am stumped on three issues. 1) How to make my vertical line separating pages continue ...
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80 column rule for tex

In many other computing language, we still have reasons to stick into 80 column rule. e.g., easy to print out for checking, convenient for debugging etc. I am not sure if you also use 80 column rule ...
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How to make a blank underline? [duplicate]

I'm looking to produce something like this: blah blah ____ blah blah But with a solid line. Thanks in advance.
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Set author's name in small caps the first time it appears in the text

I would like to set author names in small caps the first time they appear in the text. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \newcommand{\authorname}{?} \begin{document} When the name ...
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How to get “and,” “with,” “for,” etc. to print small and with diagonal banners behind [closed]

There was a typography contest from which an answerer featured these diagonal instances of "and," "with," "for," etc. which were slightly tilted and had banner-like symbols behind them. How can I do ...
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Horizontal space before block of text

Hi, I wanted to create column of text after bolded "Lorem Ipsum 1.", which has no specified linebreaks. This space before text (marked on image with red line and question marks) should have exact ...
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Reflect line of text about y axis [duplicate]

Is there an easy way (i.e. without using TikZ, say) to write a line of text backwards? By which I roughly mean, the entire text is reflected about the y axis. I only need it for a Beamer heading, not ...
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Follow-up: Underline + strike-through using soul

This is a follow-up question to Mixing underline and strike-out. This time, I'm specifically interested in an implementation using soul (that doesn't require multiple compilations to stabilize). I ...
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What to do if \clearpage does not flush the floats exactly?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass[% 12pt, journal, onecolumn, twoside, draftcls, letterpaper, ]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usepackage{adjustbox} ...
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Fixing a messed table

I am trying to make a table in Latex. Now I have combined most of my Latex experience in making this (I am still new) and I thought I was making good progress until I saw the end result. The problem ...
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Summation as exponent

x^{\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^n {n \choose k}p^k + 1} How can I make the exponent look smaller?
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Apply Chapter heading style to table of contents/bibliography heading

I am using the following fancy styles for chapter headings \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref} \usepackage[% ...
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Code in listing not formatted correctly [duplicate]

My preamble is as follows: \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{harvard} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{chngcntr} \makeatletter \lst@InstallKeywords ...