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figures and tables in left side of report

I am new to Tex and I am preparing laboratory manual in which figures and tables should be printed in left side and theory part should be printed in right side. Please help me to do it.
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vertical space after \hrulefill

I use the following as a title for my draft document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Various packages \begin{document} %%% Title \begin{center} \hrulefill\\ \textit{\bfseries \Huge The name of ...
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rename theorem environment to proposition

How can I rename the theorem environment to proposition? In other words, I would like to print: Proposition 1 instead of Theorem 1/Lemma 1, etc Thanks in advance PS: I am using koma-script article ...
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Formatting S columns with percent

Why in the following tables the results of formatting of S columns are different, i.e. dependent on, where the column is in table? Consequently those tables have different width. ...
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How can I reduce references to show only subsection numbers?

I use cleveref package to format a special type of labels. Can I also use a special counter or counter formatting sequence in \cref. This is my example: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside]{article} ...
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Number formatting in the table with spreadtab

I am using spreadtab for the calculation in a table. In the same time, I use numprint package for number formatting as advised in the documentation of spreadtab. To get thousand separator as , and ...
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How to change column width on each row?

I am trying to create a table layout such that my first row has different column spacing than the rest of the table. It's a header (well, part of a pair of headers) for a table of names. The layout ...
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change formatting of the index

I am formatting a book which has a fairly extensive index and I am trying to figure out how to change the amount of indent that long lines wrap to. The author wants to cite entire book titles which ...
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Table of contents with visual/graphic mark reference to all pages of chapter (no numbering)

I'd like to make a table of contents that uses some visual mark that links graphically the toc to the text: with no numbering, but still having another type of reference available. The toc could use a ...
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The first page of the bibliography does not follow page number format

Apology for asking a simple question (I couldn't find a direct answer from searching). The first page number inside the bibliography looks like The other pages have the page number bolded, How ...
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How to Enter Address in LyX in this form

I am currently in article AMS document class. In LyX I'd like to enter my name and address in the following form: Note that there's not a large gap between the author's name and the address. I ...
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Why this fatal error occurs? (trying to align a text in tikzpicture) [duplicate]

I would like to print a code in my document in the format that is very common to see online in many websites like this: But when I try to compile, a fatal error occurs. The problem is in the ...
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Finding a template for Mathematical Finance journal

I am trying to find or create a LaTeX template that is the same as the one in this article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mafi.12004/epdf. Specifically, I am trying to create the same ...
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Formatting Large Equations with Matrices

I am currently working with some pretty big matrices and was wondering how I could better format them to make my final proof appear less sloppy. What formatting techniques can I use to better present ...
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LaTeX vs InDesign [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a while (even tough I'm far from being a pro), and I would like to ask expert users whether they prefer LaTeX or InDesign. Obviously, one is open source and the other not. ...
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Equation align left instead of right? (not what has been answered before)

I am absolutely blown away. I have spent a month on and off looking for a solution to this extremely obvious issue and it has not be addressed anywhere that I can see. When using align for equations, ...
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Getting rid of bullet point and indentation in itemize

I'm writing my resume in LaTeX and am using itemize to list my employment history. Example: \begin{itemize*} \item \headerrow{\textbf{Google}}{\textbf{Cambridge, MA}} \headerrow{\emph{Software ...
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Text turned into squares [closed]

I finished a previous LaTeX session with correct working file. When I opened it in the next time, all letters turned into squares. There is no .bac file in the directory. Is it possible to turn back ...
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Embolden multiple author names in BibTeX controlled by list in .tex file

I would like to embolden certain author names in a BibTeX reference section. The list of highlighted authors should be controlled from the .tex source file. This solution shows how to do this for a ...
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Suggested objects permitting table-like-column formatting and page breaks amidst long lists of breakable content

My preferred way of structuring and formatting large lists of content is with longtable. Some of my cells contain a lot of text, both in paragraph and itemize or enumerate environments. For reasons ...
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Exporting Eclipse language highlighting

Does anyone know how to insert verbatim code from Eclipse? Not just how to include a file but also keep it's highliting, I use some not-so-widespread languages so exporting it directly would be neat ...
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My professor don't want I use low-level formatting in LaTeX, what can't I use? [closed]

I don't understand the statement, I can use $...$ or \textit{...}, \[---\]?. Thanks
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How can I change the layout of comment in a pseudocode?

I'm writing a pseudocode with algorithm package. Now algorithmicx package produce a comment with the triangle on the right of the line which is referred (this is the default layout). I need to change ...
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Indented math definition?

How can I format a math equation for a graph definition so that it has an intended "body" as in the following example? graph2 = ( {c1, c2, ..., c8}, {e1, e2, ..., e12} ) I tried using the ...
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Table formatting issues

I am new to LaTeX and I am having trouble formatting my table to fit nicely onto the page. It does not have to all fit onto one page length wise just width wise. Thank you for the help! ...
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How to underline the section to the end of line?

I am using the following code taken from online to underline the section title \makeatletter \sectionfont{\ulemheading{\uuline}} \let\oldsection\section \def\section{\@ifstar\s@section\@section} ...
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\mintinline expands to a single newline

I'm using Minted 2.1, that I have installed through tlmgr, and Texmaker 4.1. Compiling the following piece of code (straight from the documentation) : \documentclass{report} ...
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Why CAPS LOCK in AMS mode in LyX?

I am trying to use the AMS article in LyX. I want my output to look like the following (note margins are the same for the entire paragraph and not all letters are capitalized): Here is my source ...
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numerating chapters in book- format

I would like to have the following formatting in the table of contents: 1. Chapter 1 1.1 Section 1 1.2 Section 2 And also I want to use \chapter but instead of appearing. Chapter 1 Chapter 1 I ...
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Style surname according to keywords field

How do I make surnames in a bibliography small caps, except for 'author' when the keyword is 'primary'? Yes, I know I could just \textsc{…} them all, but I'd like this to be automated. I suppose the ...
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Formatting latex code in lyx

I have been using lyx and have run into text formatting issues when using math inline formulas. For example, the code bellow: is converted to: How can I make the formula fit the numbered list?
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How to change Figure 1: to bold Fig.1. in latex

I am using default setting in LaTeX that show Figure 1: Caption.... Now, I am following the format of Magnetic Resonance Imaging journal that require Fig. 1. Caption I tried to add the below ...
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Command to Strikeout text and citation?

I am making major edits (a hack and slash) to a big document, want to do a word count on what's there (hence texcount), and, while I'm editing and we are reviewing, I want to retain what I'm removing ...
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Chapter header spacing, spacing after sections

I am trying to create double spacing throughout this document - after "Chapter 1" and "after Dimension Reduction in Symmetric Spaces", etc. I also want a top margin of an 1 inch. Can anyone tell me ...
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Formatting longitude with siunitx

My question follows this one about formatting coordinate using \ang{} command of the siunitx package. When listing coordinate on a map, it is required to use two digits for minutes and seconds. As ...
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Set a \mbox to pagewidth [closed]

I am doing a major edit on a document and want to use a new macro to comment out lines, strikethrough them and remove them from a word count but I am having trouble with citations so I am trying to ...
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Appendix Numbering Format: Dash instead of Dot after (alphabetic) number of appendix

How can I change the dot after appendix's numbering (A.) to dash (A -)? MWE \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{standalone} \usepackage{wallpaper} ...
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Typesetting Hermann-Mauguin notation correctly

Hermann--Mauguin notation is used to define a naming scheme for three-dimensional space groups (aka crystallographic groups). A list of these groups together with their names can be found here. I ...
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Astronomy and Astrophysics Class Modifications

I'm using the Astronomy and Astrophysics class file (class file link here, page which class file comes from and shows an example here) to write a report and there are some modifications to the class ...
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thesis formatting

I have a thesis template using the fancyhdr package in which the chapters and titles are written bold and have large margins. Since I am doing my thesis, my school formatting requires center page ...
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Why is it impossible to format items of a LaTeX3 comma list?

Trying to adapt the 1st code of this answer in order to format (say in bold) items of a LaTeX3 comma list, I stumbled upon an unexpected error: the following MWE works like a charm: ...
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How to avoid italicised text following \sigma?

I am trying to include the symbol \sigma into a document of mine but I find that every time I use it, the text following it is in italics, e.g. \sigma{\textsubscript{\emph{x}}} is used to Produces: ...
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Adjust variable height in formula

I want to write the following expression \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} ...
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Automatically add \noindent for short paragraphs

Is there a way to activate \noindent to each line which is so small that there is no line break in the paragraph? An example: The code This is a long paragraph: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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HZ typesetting system in plain TeX

How can I use the hz typesetting engine with plain TeX and pdfTeX? I read about it in TUG Vol 36 no.2, Peter Karow article, link: TUG Vol 36 no.2, Peter Karow.
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Table of Contents entry width [closed]

I am trying to break entries before the text runs into the page number column, right now I get this: Right now I have the following from a .cls file: \renewenvironment{thebibliography}[1] ...
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Condensed bibliography with runin title as in titlesec

Here is an MWE for a document I'm working on, based on code from here, modified with some titlesec options. My goal is to get the references title to appear as a runin title as in all the other ...
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natbib: custom biblabel ignores leftmargin

Main question; left margin: This answer provides the code to style the bibliography label in a desired fashion. However, the new biblabel ignores the left margin of the page. Since I do not really ...
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Minipage side-by-side formatting

I have tried a couple of different commands to display my mini-pages side by side. but i can't figure out what the right syntax for it should be.. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to get consistent rule lengths for algorithmicx and listings floats?

In the following MWE, I would like the rules (the gray lines above and below the floats) of both environments (listings and algorithmicx, resp. algpseudocode style) to have visually (I'm not aiming ...