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Modify abstract appearance

there's two tweaks I don't know how to perform: 1. I'd like to remove the small indentation at the beginning of each paragraph. 2. Increase the paragraph break separation. ...
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How to make caption bold in ctable?

If I use \ctable[caption = \textbf{something}]{}{}{} the text inside the caption is bold but TABLE 1. is not ... It looks like this: TABLE 1: something and i would like TABLE 1: something ...
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How best to differentiate questions and answers in a document without compromising on typesetting and readability?

Preliminary note: I don't think this question is completely or even to a large extent subjective, as it seeks how to achieve objective utilitarian goals. Please read: I am solving my QFT assignments ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This ...
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Defining a command for changing the line width or the right and left margins?

I am trying define a multi-parameter command which would break up the text to be only 34 characters per line or I suppose another way to look at it would be to have a left margin of 2.7in (1in more ...
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Remove page number on first level in index

I am using imakeidx to create an index for my recipe book. I would like to have the index show the following level-wise: Appetizers Recipe 1, pagenumber Recipe 2, pagenumber ...
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Run-in heading on condensed bibliography

I am writing a grant with a rather strict page limit and have used run-in headings as implemented in titlesec. included in preamble: \usepackage{titlesec} \titleformat{\section}[runin] ...
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Is there a way to make the \not slash strike in the direction of this: \ and not this: /?

I would like to use \not, but let the slash strike backward \, not forward /. How can achieve this?
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Calculator and calculus package: result [.] dot instead [,] comma

My codes, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{calculator} \usepackage{calculus} \newcommand\teo{3} \newcommand\job{,5} \begin{document} \MULTIPLY{\teo}{340}\W \MULTIPLY{\job}{5605}\WW ...
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change the equations fonts automatically

In my document, I have several equations. What I need is to change their font automatically to mathrm. I can change each equation separately (\mathrm{....}), but this will be so tedious for me. So how ...
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How to handle log data within documents (articles)?

I have to add the log-output of a program to the appendix of my article. A verbatim-block was my first choice, but the single lines are to long (far more than 80 characters) and therefore the lines ...
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Modify appearance of Part Title in the table of contents

I want to divide my thesis into two parts: a background part and the thesis part. In the table of contents, I want the formatting of the parts to differ from the rest: I want the parts to be bigger, ...
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Turn marginpar into a regular paragraph

I'm writing notes for a university course. My content goes into a file called content.tex and then use two other files (called notes.tex and kindle.tex) to define styles and use the LaTeX import ...
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Wrapping lines of an equation with \left and \right parentheses

I am having trouble formatting the following mathematical expression: \begin{align*} A &= \left(\left(\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2}\right) + \sqrt{2}Rot_{-\pi/4}\left\langle 0, \frac{1}{2} ...
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Is there a way to display a specific command and hide the rest

I would like to use the same Latex source file for both my document and the accompanying slides. When creating a document it's easy to hide the slide sections by doing this: \newcommand{\slide}[1]{} ...
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How to change text arrangement on page

Currently I'm using pdflatex to print content on page with width of 6 in and height of 9 in. It's printing in standard print orientation as mentioned in the diagram below "Current Printing format". ...
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Italicize environment and comment package

I used the comment package to includecomment/excludecomment an answer environment. This way I can print questions, and then later print the questions and answers together. The problem I'm trying to ...
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Theorem numbering: use dash instead of period

In the following code, my theorem head looks like this: 1.1 Theorem I want it to look like this: 1-1 Theorem MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheoremstyle{theorem} {1em} % ...
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Justification isn't done in this part of my document

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Line of dots in a Section with Text at the end

I'm having a section in which i need to append dotted line till the line end. At the end i need some text. Exactly like the below Healthcare ...
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does wrapfig package conflicts with OSX 10.9.5?

I used once the wrapfig package on a windows machine. but on the mac it holds whitespaces beneath the wrapped figure and in this case look of the document is completely insufficient anymore! please ...
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Missing dots in ToC for chapters

I am using the starred version of \chapter and \section to avoid the numbering of chapter and section. To have the title of chapters in ToC I use \addcontentsline{toc}{<xxx>}. This results in ...
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Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin

I am using the book document class. I would like to have Chapter name (Interduction, Results, Discussion, ...conclusion...) to appear in every page, in the right side small vertical (color filled) box ...
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formatting a proof justification with smaller font

I need help formatting proof justifications. In the past, I have used \quad\text{some short justification}. Now, I have a longer justification -- still only one sentence but with the above approach it ...
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bad generators of keys in a particular bst style

I have the following the .tex file: \documentclass{article}[10pt] \usepackage{jucs2e} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} \title{Title} \maketitle cite~\cite{EnviroTrack} \bibliographystyle{jucs} ...
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Grouping pages in chapters when using biblatex and backref=true

I have used etoolbox to reset the page counter in each non-starred chapter, and I've changed \thepage to print both the chapter number and the page number: ...
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Remove last dot in title numbering

My current document is processed like this: 1. Some chapter 1.1. Some section 1.1.1. Some subsection Appendix A. Some appendix What I want to have: 1 Some chapter 1.1 Some section 1.1.1 Some ...
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Line break after lstlisting not working

I just started working with Latex so this may sound like a very nooby question. I put some code in a lstlisting and after that I want to add some blank line and then the "Define the bla bla" line. ...
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How to increase the width of the page used by my text

I want to decrease the white space on either side of my body of text. Is there a specific property I can edit to do this, or would I need to import a package and use that? I don't think it's ...
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How to add emphasis or subscript formatting to an additional TOC entry ( \addcontentsline)

Relatively new to LyX, currently using the report class to write my thesis. All is good and I've generated a document. However, there are some sections of my thesis which I wanted un-numbered and I ...
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Conditions in algorithms are underlined

I'm using algorithm2e for typesetting pseudocode. Generally I find it easy to use, however, I cannot seem to find the setting that underlines the conditions in my while and for loops and ...
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Claim Check Set From A List of Clients

I don't know that this fits here, but here's my question: I'd like to make a set of claim checks from a list of clients so that they can all be printed together within the same PDF. I'm looking for ...
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alignat with bolded line numbers

$$ \begin{alignat}{5} 2c_1&\;+\;&5c_2 &\;=\;& 1\\ -c_1&&&\;=\;&-8\\ 3c_1&\;+\;&4c_2&\;=\;&12 \end{alignat} $$ The above automatically labels the lines ...
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texmaker Quick Build Orientation

I just installed texmaker on a new iMac. For some unknown reason, when I use Quick Build, the document appears in a landscape orientation and the fonts are stretched out wider than normal. The output ...
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How to customize the arrows of this flowchart?

\begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} = [diamond, draw, fill=white!20, text width=5.5em, text badly centered, node distance=5cm, inner sep=0pt] ...
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How can I write at the end of line in a blank line of a letter?

How can I write at the end of line in LaTeX? Suppose I want to say "thank you" in a letter and then put the name of the author right below it. Thanks for any insight.
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eledmac: formatting endnotes

I try to format endnotes with eledmac in a way that I can use them to correct printing errors of the original text, but unfortunately i don't understand how to change the fonts. Say, for example, I ...
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How do you code Mr./Dr./Mrs. in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Bit of a newbie question. I have read somewhere (can't seem to find it now) that if you wish to write Mr. John Doe or Dr. Jane Doe that LaTeX with treat the . as a full stop and add an extra space. ...
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Change author font for specific cite command

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \AtBeginDocument{% ...
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Automatic versewidth

verse package has \settowidth command to center a poetry. Example: \settowidth{\versewidth}{There was an old party of Lyme} \begin{verse}[\versewidth] There was an old party of Lyme \\ Who married ...
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Centering sections without centering subsections

This question is about how to center all the sections (including chapters) without centering subsections. I have browsed all the related questions asked here but I found no one to which my question ...
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Libertine Strange Emphasized Capital J Letter

I'm using libertine package. I see the emphasized capital J (no. 1) is a bit strange to me, compared to another fonts. Is it really the way it is? How to get it fixed? Thanks. \documentclass{book} ...
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How can I make text appear correctly in an equation? [duplicate]

The basic outline of the equation below is correct but how can I make the text appear correctly right now it appears scrunched up? \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \left. k_S ...
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How can I show codeboxes?

I am in the process of writing a simple manual. In it, I explain how to set up the files and programs necessary to run a pipeline I have written. I would like to include command line commands in that ...
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hyperref: how to format text in a forms text-field

I would like to pre-format the text in a form text-field, e.g. make it bold, italic or use a specific font. The following code generates a simple text-field: \documentclass{scrreprt} ...
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Decimal point alignment in LaTeX tabular environment but in math mode

The dcolumn package works well for plain numbers but not if these are in math mode eg \begin{tabular}{ld{1}l} \hline \textbf{Species} & \multicolumn{1}{c}{\textbf{Calculated}} & ...
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Fonts changes between computers, unreadable

I'm using TexMaker on OS X, compiling with Xetex, and I'm having some fonts issues. Depending on the computer I look at the pdf file I get the either the correct fonts or not, see in the image below: ...
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How to get a new line in rtf2latex2e?

I am using rt2latex2e to convert .rtf files to LaTeX in Windows 8.1. It is working fine. But I am not able to find the line break. E.g.: converted as: 21 women's 1 day work = ...
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Consistent typography

When working with large documents, or even across multiple (smaller) documents, I often find that I forget which typographical consistencies I should stick to. With TeX being inherently consistent in ...
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Formatting a longtable

I have a longtable, but I'm unsure how to do two things, listed below. NB: The MWE given at the bottom of this post is not an exact representation of how the table appears in my document. This is ...