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Lstlisting caption: Number style [closed]

When adding a listing to my document, the caption style differs from figures or tables. E.g.: \begin{lstlisting}[language=C,captionpos=b,caption=This is foo,label=src:foo] ... \end{lstlisting} ...
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Changing Equation Number Format [duplicate]

I am new to LaTex and I need some help with equation numbering format when I use the cmd of begin{equation} it gives me equation number as (2.1) how can I change it so it gives me equation as (1) (2) ...
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How to align a dashrule?

I've been playing around with the dashrule package. But easy as it's shown in the manual, I don't get a proper alignment or width from the dashlines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{dashrule} ...
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Adding a circle to a section title

I want a circle around a roman numeral inside a section title. A command \circled is made from: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ... %Circle around characters ...
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Small caps with \textsc in subsections [duplicate]

The code \subsection{\textsc{Should be in small caps} $\cdot$ Normal tekst} \textsc{This text is in small caps} gives the output The \textsc command works fine in normal text but not in a ...
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Avoid chapter in new page

Hello i would like to prevent the new chapter begins in a new page, i am using memoir class and here is the MWE: \documentclass[french,12pt,openany,oneside,openright]{memoir} ...
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Formatting in glossaries is weird on same pages (but ok on others for some reason)

I'm currently having a weird glossaries-Behaviour using the super3col-style where the text goes too far to the right in my .tex document. The Text goes into the right margin (click on images for ...
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long explanation in align environment; would like to split over two lines

I have an align environment as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand\compose{\circ} \newcommand\bd{\mathbf{d}} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \sum_i [\int_M (\phi_i ...
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Typing latex efficiently/intelligently

I have long wondered why there is no piece of software that typesets ASCII math -like people used to write before tex. In my view tex is great but $ signs for instance should really be facultative. ...
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Creating a formatted table from a list of words

I am working on putting together a grammar book which has a lot of bilingual examples, and simultaneously trying to learn the memoir class. The book will have many tables which look like the ...
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Decouple nomencl from chapter class, to have its own formatting

I'm using the nomencl package to keep track of my abbreviations in my \documentclass{report}, where I am using xelatex to change the font. However, since I've made changes to the way \chapter{} is ...
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How to italicise a number in a math environment?

When typing 'variable0' in a math mode, only the letters are italicised. How can I force the 0 to be italicised as well?
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Writing additional \section commands

My company has a Word document with lots of styles based on the basic headings. I need to create LaTeX equivalents and am struggling with how to do so because I need to do more than just redefine ...
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Conditional formatting of tables [duplicate]

I would like to format a row like shown in the screenshot taken from excel: The cells are color shaded based on how big a fraction of the column is represented by the cell. Is there an easy way to ...
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Section title ruler on right side center-aligned

I want do exactly this: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&p=42626 But as a general command for all subsection titles. I have the feeling that I am going to use the ...
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When to use Roman and Italic Font in Math

I am wondering when to use roman or italic font in math mode. I found that variables should be italicized and functions like max should be put in roman. I found some sites on the topic, e.g. this or ...
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Table columns out of sync in tabularx

I asked a very similar question yesterday that I thought I would be able to abstract into this problem but I can't. Here's an image of the table : Here's the code : \documentclass{article} ...
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Table cells are out of line / sync with each other, itemize

I'm trying to have a tabular section that has bullet points next to it. There might be a better way to go about this, but currently it seems as though the cells are out of sync (though this might be ...
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How do I place table below plot so that category matches axis ranges?

Here is something that I'm trying to do is to align my table with x-axis category or range so that column below the x range is corresponding of the data So As example is shown, I want to create ...
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remove all empty pages

I want to remove all empty pages in my book. I tried \documentclass[openany]{book} , but page numbers changed and new chapters sometimes begins from an even numbered page. What I want is ...
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biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography?

I am having difficulties with setting up the layout of my bibliography. I would like to have a numeric style which does a none sorting so its order is as it appears in the text. Plus I would like my ...
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header in phd thesis is showing wrongly on the top of another chapter in alternate pages

I am writing phd thesis, I want an additional chapter before my first chapter which should be counted as zero. The following is the code where general introduction is my chapter 0 ...
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Highlight every occurrence of a list of words?

In order to revise a draft, and identify related sections, I would like to identify similar words (by color of text, highlight, underline, or otherwise) according to topic. For example, I would like ...
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Math Formula is too long exceeds column width

I have a formula below which is expected to be in an column. After compiled, it is too long and covers two column. How can I constrain it into only one column width? Thanks \begin{equation} f'(u,v) ...
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Separate content from formatting - i.e., “just type”

What exactly does "separate content from formatting (style)" mean? And if it's "necessary", how do I do it practically? After reading many LaTeX documents and TeX Stack Exchange, I keep seeing ...
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Center part title in Lyx

How can I, in tex code or directly in the Lyx GUI, put the part title in the center. e.g. instead of this: Part I Introduction and Background theory this: Part I Introduction ...
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How to remove the unwanted vertical space?

I'm using Exam class to create solutions, but the flaign* environment does not align my equation with the \part. How do I make them align? \documentclass[a4paper, twoside, 12pt]{exam} ...
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Border of table does not fit together

In my latex file I want to create a table. My current code looks like the following: \begin{table}[htbp] \centering \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{|l|X|} \hline \multicolumn{1}{c}{{\bf \ul Type of ...
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Biblatex conditional punctuation depending on field value

I am using the style authoryear in Biblatex and I currently have a comma after the journal name as follows \DeclareFieldFormat{journaltitle}{#1, } The output I obtain is for example, Journal of ...
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Format: Center 2 lines

I would like to center two centered lines between them. Namely, I would like to center two bullet points and write to their right and to their left. Hope following image helps: Any help is highly ...
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How to make the author field bold, including the conjunction “and” in Biblatex? [duplicate]

I am using style = authoryear in Biblatex and I want to make all author names, including the conjunction "and" in bold. I have used the following commands ...
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Header Margins Shrunk When Importing Style in Parent DIrectory

I have a project directory of the nature: notes.sty class1/Index.tex class2/Index.tex classN/Index.tex and I'm trying to usepackage the notes style for the TeX files to keep them consistent. ...
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How to move Beamer headline below frametitle?

I am creating my own Beamer theme based on the Berlin theme and what I want to do is to move the navigation bar below the frametitle, instead of the default position (i.e., top of page, above ...
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How to change theorem display citation style right after thmhead

I would like to change the display style of 'citation' in a theorem using 'book' class. For example, by default, it would display \begin{theorem}\cite{pS97} <theorem-content> \end{theorem} ...
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How to use Boondox calligraphic font in LaTeX without replacing \mathcal command

This is a follow-up question to a previous question I asked about how to use the Boondox calligraphic font alongside the standard \mathcal font. The solution involved getting the \mathalfa package ...
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How to easily write conditional pages? [closed]

Is there any easy way to make latex write only some of the pages? My current idea is to make a function using the ifthen-package in the following way: \newcommand{\WhatDoYouWantToWrite}[1]{ ...
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How to typeset numbers in scientific notation without using a dedicated package such as siunitx?

My thesis includes numbers such as, 9.368e-03, OR 9.368E-03, spread throughout the main text. I would like to typeset them in the form of a scientific notation such as - 9.683 x 10^-3. However, since ...
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How to create Double spacing single column in IEEEtrans template

I am using IEEEtrans template for writing an article. I have prepared the document which is double column single spacing IEEE format. However, as per journal guidelines I also need to upload the ...
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How to add last name to page number in header?

Okay so I am writing a report where in the header, my teacher is requiring that I put both the page number and my last name in the upper-left hand corner of each page (excluding the title page). Now I ...
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Caption away from the figure

I have made a block diagram using the \framebox command. A large white space exists between the caption and bottom of the figure. How can I reduce it? Code: \begin{figure*}[!t] ...
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Formatting a thesis summary chapter

I'm trying to format my thesis summary title, but the result is not very appealing. Here's the code: \chapter*{\parbox{\linewidth}{\centering A very long thesis title about some very important stuff ...
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How to write multiple lines of text in a box created using \framebox in LaTex [duplicate]

I want to draw block diagram of a system. I used \framebox command to create blocks. But when I write long text inside the box it comes out of the boundaries of block. How can I write text in multiple ...
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Latex in math blogging

I'm wondering if anybody has advice about using Latex in math blogs. I'm currently using WordPress, which out of the box supports Latex, but it's a bit of a nuisance. The biggest problem is that ...
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How to add Spell Check to Texworks [duplicate]

I am using Texworks and noticed that after downloading the program, I don't have the ability to use spell check. Any help?
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How to add a vertical block throughout whole page in poster?

I made a poster of my work using 'baposter' template. However, Professor told me it's better to make the poster using Institute template as follows (which I dislike). So my question is: how to ...
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How to change justification of chapter and chapter title?

I am using the report package for writing my project report. However, I need to make few changes in the report package in order to meet the university guidelines. Currently I am facing difficulties in ...
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Problems with acronym shortcuts (package: glossaries) [duplicate]

I am using the glossaries package to generate a nice list of acronyms. For often used acronyms I defined some shortcuts, e.g. \newcommand{\myshortcut}{\acrshort{myacronym}}. The acronym myacronym has ...
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Overbrace formatting in an integral

I'm trying to replicate some guidelines in the calculus book for my students to use as a reference, but the formatting is getting messed up. As you can see, there are several formatting issues. First ...
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\empheqlbrace autoscaling problem with dukedissertation document class

I am using the empheq package to group equations organized using the align command. If used in an article document class the left brace automatically scales wonderfully to group equations organized ...
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`every loglogaxis/.append style` not working in PGFplots

I'm trying to apply to scientific notation as constructed in Number format of ticks in log log axis won't change to scientific notation `a x 10^b`, 'a' real, 'b' integer to all ...