{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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“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

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 ...
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Format Name of Video codecs

I'm currently writing my Masterthesis for a german University. I used a few different codecs in my work (like H.264). What is the correct/sensible way to write them in my Latex Document? Examples of ...
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How do I split large numbers into groups of five digits? [duplicate]

I need to split a number of 27 digits into groups of 5 digits. I already had a look at siunitx, telprint and numprint. But these just allow me to generate groups of two or three digits. Is there any ...
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Beamer (Latex) Customized Formats

I hereby attached a pdf snapshot of a sample Beamer Copy Will you please suggest me how to get this output in Latex I am looking forward to your support. Thank you
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add () around \ref{}

How can I add [ and ] around \ref{myref} so that I get something like this: [1.1] This does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks=true,allcolors=blue]{hyperref} \let\oldref\ref ...
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Formatting is changing spacing

I'm currently working on my thesis, and have come across little problem. If you take a look at the attached images below: Here you can see, that there is clearly a problem in the first one, with ...
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How to format this formula, in particular, the parentheses better?

$$\mathrm{err} \left( h(\vec{\theta}, \vec{x}), y \right) = \delta_{0y} ~ H \left( h(\vec{x}; \vec{\theta}) - \frac{1}{2} \right) + \delta_{1y} ~ H \left( \frac{1}{2} - h(\vec{x}; \vec{\theta}) ...
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Mixing underline and strike-out

Word allows for all kinds of font formatting: The above example combines strike-through/strike-out (like this) and underlining. I'd like to be able to do the same, but neither ulem nor soul allows ...
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“latex missing } inserted” error message in equation [closed]

I have a slightly complex, long section of equations in my latex document, but from what I can see I think it is programmed correctly. When I compile the document, I get the error ...
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Dealing with Images in a Multiple Column Environment, The Idiomatic Method?

I've been using multiple column formats for a while now. Sometimes it's through the multicol package, sometimes it's using the twocolumn option for the document class. In both cases, dealing with ...
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Condensing everything to force fit a page?

I have a math exam I can use three pages of notes for and I was thinking, is there a way to type a document in LaTeX that will auto adjust to fit three pages or should I just play with the font sizes ...
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Add text before “part” number in table of contents

I would like to add "Partie" before the part's number it only appears in the text and not in the table of contents. It works for sections, subsections etc. but not part with renew command. This is ...
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how to avoid a line overflow in the margin?

Here is my problem, an overflow in the right margin, due probably to existing - at this location: I have tried solutions depicted here, but the result is unchanged: \emergencystretch=1em in the ...
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glossaries package - How to format the positions of the columns and width of the glossary?

I am very fond of the glossaries package, since I am able to use multiple glossaries with different styles and so on. However, I have a problem with formatting it. I would like to use the predefined ...
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A phantom-like command that instead replaces the text with a horizontal line?

I'm trying to find a way of replacing part of text with a horizontal line. I'd like it to behave like the phantom command which replaces the text with an empty box of the correct width (and height), ...
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How to place text on the same page as title page [duplicate]

\documentclass[12pt,titlepage]{article} \usepackage{setspace} % Single-spacing, double-spacing, e.g., \setstretch{1.0} \usepackage{ifthen} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{array} ...
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How to remove image of tree in beamer progressbar theme

When I run: \documentclass[color=option]{beamer} \mode<presentation> \usepackage[english] {babel} \usepackage{amsmath, amsfonts, graphicx} \usepackage{bibunits, tikz} \usetheme{Antibes} ...
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Change the style of chapter in LyX

I'm trying to change the style of chapter using LyX 2.1.0. Like this style (I have the code TeX but I failed to execute): The class of my document is report. here is the code for the chapter ...
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How to force single word spacing in section headings for two-column articles

I do not know how to force a single space between the words "Discussion" and "and" in the section heading below. \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} \begin{document} \hyphenation{Conclusion} ...
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Can I change the overall width of the invoice package's table?

I'm using \usepackage{invoice}, and I'm wondering if I can adjust the width of the table? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{invoice} \date{September 1994} \begin{document} \begin{invoice}{USD}{0} ...
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How to change the default top margin for an invoice?

Here is what I've got: \documentclass{letter} \newcommand*{\BottomLeftX}{1.0in+\hoffset+\oddsidemargin}% ...
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How do I remove parentheses from theorem optional argument?

This is a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsfonts, amsthm, amsmath, amssymb} \theoremstyle{definition} \newtheorem{Theorem}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem*{Pythagorean ...
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Missing $ inserted when printing numerical phrase

Thanks for taking the time to reply, I did already search the forums and google and know this is a common problem but none of the suggestions I found worked. When trying to use latex to print the ...
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LaTeX Tables: Cell value color based on its sign / conditional cell color

I've a long LaTeX document with many tables. Now I want to show negative values in cell in red color. I wonder how to do globally. My MWE is below: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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beamer: Text indentation within blocks

I want text indentation within blocks. My MWE is below: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} % For global Justification \usepackage{ragged2e} ...
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How can I create a line with small text below it as in contracts? [duplicate]

I would like to create a line with text below it as it can be seen often in contracts: Ideally, that line would have a fillable element over it. Minimal Working Example The best I could come up ...
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How to do this amsart Table of Contents excluding dots on bold section rows

I am having difficulty combining all the attributes for this kind of Table of Contents in my amsart document. I hope if someone can show me the complete template, it will be useful for many people. ...
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Combination of multirows and multicolumns table [duplicate]

I need to create similar table using LaTeX: I have tried to use tabular and \multicolumn, but every time I get something wrong. Could someone help me? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Formatting a large matrix across multiple lines

I have the following latex to create a matrix: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx,ctable,booktabs} ...
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How can I change the default \\ spacing?

So, I have a definition which takes in data like this: ...{apple\\orange\\cat\\imperial green tea\\left-handed president}... In the document I get the following after compilation: apple orange ...
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How can I get the center of a scaled image wherever I want it---(x,y)---in the document? [duplicate]

According to some coordinate system, whatever that may be, how can I position a scaled image where I want it in the document using the center of the image as the point of reference? For example, ...
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How to use LaTeX fonts to format the text? [closed]

Are there fonts in LaTeX equivalent to those of Microsoft Office ("Times New Romans, Veranda, Courrier ... ") ? If yes, how can we use them ? Which package contains them?
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What is the best book with american typography rules? [closed]

There is russian book Reference book of editor and author which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text in russian (formatting, margins, font sizes ...
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How can I get a centered comment 2cm above the bottom of the page?

Just as the title states, how can I get a centered comment 2cm above the bottom of the page?