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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 ...
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Customising references with \DeclareFieldFormat

My university calls for a Harvard style and Biblatex style authoryear works well. For online sources it requires this I have managed to change the standard URL: to '[Online]. Available at' with ...
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How to create a operation manual like format with sidebars

I wonder if there is an easy way to achieve formatting like this document. Some notable features of such a format There is a left sidebar to allow users to take notes The sidebar contains section ...
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Create Document with empty figures on purpose

In order to have my document checked for spelling errors, grammar mistakes and general consistency, I want to print it with empty dummy figures as placeholders of exactly the same size. The general ...
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Koma-script and glossaries package

This has driven me crazy for some time now and I finally found out the origin of my problem. Now I would like to solve it. In my thesis document, I add acronyms using the glossaries package. This ...
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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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How can I automatically replace subscripts and highlight GoTo labels?

I have to show a lot of autogenerated code throughout my document. The generated code represents loops with explicit block labels and gotos. The following code applies function f to each element of ...
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songs: formatting songs with two voices

I'm currently rewriting the songbook of our scout group with LaTeX and the songs package. But I have problems with a couple of songs which are sing in two voices with overlapping parts. For example ...
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How add white space under chapter heading in memoir class using pedersen chapter style?

I added a MWE at the bottom of the post. I want a little more white space under the title heading, because it feels a bit cramped the way it is now. Can someone help me with that? ...
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bclogo page breaks

I am using the Bclogo package http://www.ctan.org/pkg/bclogo. I have created environments for lemmas and proofs with it. The proof was too big to fit on the bottom of the page, so it just inserted a ...
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Styling ToC dot leader using emdash and other formatting requirements

I'm using memoir class and want to create ToC that: Using em dash (instead of default dot leaders) between TOC item and page number. This style should apply to both part and chapter name. Only the ...
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Proper format for this equation

I have this equation that is slightly too long and want to split it somehow nicely, unfortunately I am incapable of doing this right. Could anybody help me with this? \begin{align} ...
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How to number with indent? [duplicate]

I have a list of exercises that I want to answer using LaTeX. Is it possible to format it like this? Is it possible to jump right from a) to c) in LaTeX? I have looked at the exercise-package, ...
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Underbrace below tabular and columns of equal width

I would like to get a table 3×8 with columns of equal width, below it two undebrace ( column 3 and columns 4-5) over text "signs rules" and "we must study the sign of g" \documentclass{article} ...
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Zero space between characters, decibel sign

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} dB \end{document} output, But I want zero (maybe negative) space between d and B. That is I didn't find ...
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Navigation (Bullets) very small in custom beamer outer theme

trying to customize our university theme, I got stuck with the size of the navigation bullets (mini frame style), which are displayed as if scaled to 50% and the same with it's text. Even though I can ...
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strange page at end of multiple chapter document [duplicate]

The last page of my thesis looks like this. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? When I click on it in texshop, it brings me to the tex.aux file and I see stuff like this: ...
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Numprint gobbles row-terminating command

I use ctable for my tables, and I'd like to use numprint's autoformatting column types as well. Unfortunately, if the last column of the tabular is a numprint column, it breaks ctable's convenient ...
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Placing the Head of a Curved Arrow of a Reaction Mechanism Slightly Above the Plus Sign

My Code is: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{report} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{chemfig} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \tikzset{ ...
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Biblatex: How to insert dots into abbreviated journal names in bibliography

For example: "Philos Trans R Soc" should become "Philos. Trans. R. Soc."
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How can very long algorithms be automatically split over multiple pages?

I have a very long algorithm than spans several pages. I can not get Latex to make it span across several pages. I know that several questions similar to this one have already been asked, but I ...
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Comic book or graphic novel style panels in LaTeX

I have heard that LaTeX is not necessarily suited to make panels. That even two-column is difficult to get the text to align. I would like to draw stuff like this: --------------------------- ...
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Templates for math student [closed]

I am going to start my math major, and I learned the basics of latex because I would like to use it to make my documents and take notes. But now I would like to find some templates to use for: ...
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Which chemistry package can be used for Lewis formulae and electron movement arrows?

I wanted to reproduced this set of steps for my thesis but I have no idea what package can do this. I am a newbie to latex I only started a few weeks ago.
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Apostrophes appearing in lstlisting sections as well as picture captions

I have a defined style to write pseudocode with the lstlisting package, however it is putting apostrophes around any spaces that occur in the code. My defined style: \lstset{ language=Java, ...
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Vertical aligning for simple numbers

I need to typset a series of fractions with no line inside some paragraphs of text (they were used as proportional symbols). It is very simple, actually: $^2_1$, $^4_2$,$^8_4$ But when it comes to ...
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Vertical color background of section title

Good night. It's my problem about gradient colored section title, with vertical length. It's codes are, \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Section Titles, not the crossing next page

It's my code, \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,openright,11pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Period Padding with Price [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to have automated period padding for some items I'm discussing in my proposal. For example: Pneumatic Drill.......................$450.12 Drill ...
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APA citation problem

my code is: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{report} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes} ...
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inline listing (lstinline) behaves bad at line end

I have defined some small macro to markup function names: \lstdefinestyle{inline-funcname}{ columns=fullflexible, breaklines=false, %Note: \usefont{OML}{cmm}{m}{it} is exactly like ...
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Better way to display long division?

I'm currently in the process of trying to create a worksheet for my students with long division problems for them to practice. Unfortunately, the best I've been able to come up with so far in terms of ...
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How to format the chapter heading?

How can I change the chapter heading of the book class to typeset centered chapter names as shown in the image above?
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Tabs Affecting Compilation of SWeave Code

The following SWeave code, compiled using WinEdt 8.1 with the Sweave plugin produces a nice R image: \begin{figure} <<fig=TRUE, echo=FALSE>>= set.seed(123) x <- 1:10 y <- rnorm(10) ...
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Labeling Species of a Chemical Reaction

My code is: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{report} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{titlesec} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} ...
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How to use chemfig for chemical reaction with skeletal forms

My code is: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{report} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{titlesec} \setcounter{secnumdepth}{5} ...
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Infinite canvas [duplicate]

It seems that all LaTeX formatting assumes we will ultimately print the document but if the goal is to publish online - under some circumstances, we might desire to have all the document in one ...
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Defining step function [duplicate]

How to define a step function using Latex ? For example, The Dirichlet function: f(x)=1 if $x\in \mathbb{Q}$ and 0 if {x\in \mathbb{R}\\mathbb{Q}}.
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Page number format

How can i get page numbers like that R1, R2 for reference pages? Here is a Word-based example of what I try to achieve: