{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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Is there a workaround against loss of precision in pgfplots axis?

I am generating a bunch of plots automatically using pgfplots. For some datasets the span of data in one axis (y) is relatively small (relative to the absolute value) and therefore pgfplots when ...
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Two column code listings in appendix in a one column report

How do I place a two column appendix in a single column report? I want it so that at the beginning of the appendix I'm in single column mode, then I want to place some source code listings in 2 column ...
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How to insert code and graphic in textbox

I want to put a graphic and a little linux bash code in a textbox, like the picture blow... with the follow in problem: all in a textbox with yellow backgroud left part is a graphic (a finger)... ...
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Mirror effect in documents

The following example (links to pdf) in the TeX Showcase has no provided source. The book Fearless Symmetry by Ash and Gross seems to use a similar style. Where can I find hints for typesetting ...
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Two code blocks working syncronously

I need two code blocks in my beamer frame. One will be the code and other will be the output for each line of code. I want to uncover each code line and corresponding output line. So, first it will ...
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Footnote mark in regular or other font styles

Within my text, I use \footnote to place text. This places a small superscripted number within the text as well as a number at the bottom of the page followed by the data within the footnote. How ...
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Customized table of contents

I need to format the table of contents for a compilation of articles in a very specific format: About this volume Author 1 Preface........................first page-last page Articles Author 2 ...
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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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Possible CSS type features?

Hi I am doing a project for my 10th grade Graphic design class and we have to make up an inspirational type thing with the emotion words Bold, in a bigger size and capitalized and I was wondering if ...
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siunitx rounding in table with parentheses

I'm trying to create a standard regression table with standard errors in parentheses below the coefficients, while using siunitx to align the numbers on the decimal point, and to round the numbers. ...
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Can we have viewer specific text in a pdf generated by pdfLaTex?

I am wondering if we could have a pdf file, which can tell what viewer its being viewed with. I was looking for some tex command, which says something like: If viewer is Acrobat, print "Hi You are ...
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How to typeset “evaluated at” vertical bar with two conditions instead of one?

I would like to typeset the differential of a multivariate function evaluated at a point where two of the variables take precise value. I typeset the "evaluated at" using a vertical bar, at the bottom ...
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Change title to small caps but not in ToC

I want the title for the Acknowledgements page in my thesis to be in small caps. However, if I change it, it also changes in the table of contents. How can I avoid this? Especially, the roman page ...
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Format ToC for thesis

I apologize for the unspecified and broad question but I have no way to be specific. I'm looking to generate the TOC and List of Figure, List of Table according to the format required by my school. ...
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What are the standard styles to format LaTeX source code?

In any other programming languages, we have several ways to format our source code. For example, some of the standard styles are: Allman(ANSI) K&R GNU .... Within LaTeX, I couldn't find a neat ...
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How to fix “Invalid format of field 'X'”

When I'm compiling my tex-files, I'm getting this error: pdflatex> Package biblatex Warning: BibTeX reported the following issues pdflatex> (biblatex) with 'xyz': pdflatex> ...
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Equivalent of CSS “float:left;” for images

What I am try here is have the image on the left side and it should be surrounded by text on the right and bottom side. For example how can below image_3.png float to left? \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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How can I number the references in a bibliography irrespective of their order of appearance in a document?

I'm putting together a linguistics bibliography using lsalike.bib and lsalike.sty. I'm generating it by using \nocite{*} and would like the references to be numbered (but kept in the usual order). ...
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Enumeration with several items per line, several lines and nicely formatted

Based on Alan's answer here, I would like to be able to create nicely formatted "inline" enumerated lists. The issue I have is that the space between items on a line is always fixed, which does not ...
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How to change the formatting/font of page numbers?

So, I'm using the article class, and I'd like to make the page number smaller, and set it in a different font. I don't need to create a new pagestyle, necessarily, and I'm hesitant to do so without ...
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Maintaining structure Workbook style

--Revised-- I am looking at a math workbook for teenagers. This one has the following structure: 1.Main Chapter 1.1 Subchapter 1.11 Task 1 a) problem 1 b) problem 2 c) problem ...
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How to apply formatting (sans-serif, color etc.) to multiple paragraphs?

Some LaTeX formatting commands like \textcolor{red}{...}, \sout{...} or \textsf{...} work fine when the thing inside is a single paragraph but fail to compile if you put a paragraph break in the ...
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How to save and restore chapter's heading format

I am writing my thesis using a template provided by the university. It requires using the report class. To format the headings in the front matter, it uses the titlesec package and redefine the format ...
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Biblatex \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes

I have the same situation as the following user: biblatex: Enhancing \autocite in case of would-be nested footnotes I want to use \autocite within a \footnote. This results in the citation being ...
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floatrow: Changing the formatting of table footnotes

The floatrow package, which is useful for customizing the layout of floats, also allows to add footnotes as well as additional explanations (besides the caption) to tables. (The main commands are ...
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Latex: How do I write “\sim_G” but so that the G is directly underneath the “\sim”?

In Latex, How do I write "\sim_G" but so that the G is directly underneath the "\sim"?
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Tex like formatting on blog posts

When I write reports for school I usually use an IEEE formatted LaTex document these days because I feel like it just looks so much better then anything I can seem to do in Word. I have a blog and ...
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Biblatex: Changing the font of citation-marks and the references?

In my main text I use a roman font with oldstyle figures In all tables I use the same roman font, but with modern figures. Since some of the columns may consist of mainly figures and it looks abit ...
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Prevent the overflow of text

I'm having some Yiddish text overflow it's box in a XeLaTeX document. I suspect there is a simple command to stop this from happening. Does anyone know an easy solution or do I need to make and post a ...
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First Word or Letter taking two lines or three in a paragraph [duplicate]

Some articles start with its first word or letter in its first paragraph taking up the space of two lines or three lines. For example, it might look like the picture below (ignoring the rules). Is ...
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Replace . (period) by , (comma) in numbers

I pass a bunch of numbers into a custom command defined via \newcommand{\mycmd}[1]{...}: \mycmd{1.12} \mycmd{5.32} \mycmd uses the number to draw a certain figure. On top of that, I would like to ...
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Text in an equation

This is best explained by example. Suppose I have the following: \[ \begin{align*} C_3 \rightarrow 6 automorphisms\\ C_4 \rightarrow 8 automorphisms\\ C_5 \rightarrow 10 automorphisms ...
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How to mark book paragraphs as note, warning, tip etc.?

In my text I have some paragraphs that should be denoted as "note", "caution", "tip", "story". These paragraphs should be rendered with darker background and an icon on the left side. I was not able ...
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Changing the font for “alert” in beamer

I would like to change the behaviour of \alert so that the text is still red but now boldfaced, say. How can I do this? I have Googled, but all I can find is how to change the colour, as in Changing ...
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Spaces behind \textgreater not working as expected

I have the following code: \textit{WMC \textgreater average} But the text looks like this: WMC >average It does not even change if I add even more spaces. So what am I doing wrong?
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Enhanced fill-in-the-blank document

I am about to improve my lecture slides from last semester. Specifically, I would like to add a fill-in-the-blank option. I found this code suggestion (from here): \documentclass{article} ...
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How to change the shape of reference numbers in the bibliography

I have the following document. After compiling the document, the reference number in the bibliography appears as [ 1 ]. I would like to know if it would be possible to do the following customizations ...
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Referring to correctly-styled algpseudocode procedure name in document

Given an algorithm written in algpseudocode: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm} \caption{Part 1} \begin{algorithmic}[1] ...
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Slashbox with tables: Adjusting the diagonal separator for multiple rows

I am using the slashbox package in a table as shown next. However as you can see, the diagonal line in the first cell is not the real diagonal of that cell. This is because of the existence of more ...
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How to create multicolumns list environment with the package 'enumerate'?

Let us consider The following example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item Which of the following numbers is the largest ?\\ ...
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Endnotes do not be superscript and add a space

See my picture. Also I want to add a space between the number and note. Besides writing \endnote{ hello}, are there any formal way? This is my source code. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to remove brackets from the optional title in amsthm?

This is a follow-up question of this question. when using \begin{theorem}[Open mapping]...\end{theorem}, I received Is it possible to change the format into "Theorem: Open Mapping."(boldface)? ...
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Use italic ampersand in different sizes depending on environment

This is going to be a little complicated: in the spirit of Bringhurst I am trying to incorporate italic ampersands into headings. I am using a LuaLaTeX modified version of classicthesis, hence the ...
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Italics/roman in BibTeX

I use a BibTeX style which automatically italicises booktitles (using \emph). I have certain entries which contain italicised words in the title. I would like these to appear non-italicised (in roman) ...
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Disable/toggle smallcaps in the title

I am using the amsart document class. I want to to change the text in the titles (such as in \author) to be written normally and not in small caps. How can I change this globally? That is, so that ...
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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 can I automatically prepend a prompt (e.g. $) to each line of a listing?

I have something that looks as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{shellsession}[1][] {\lstset{language=bash, basicstyle=\small\ttfamily, numbers=none, ...
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Underline subsections

I am able to make subsections italic and larger using the titlesec package, but there seems to be no working solution to make them underlined. Here is my current document: ...
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Make volume bold in custom bibliography style .bst

Since I could not find the style that met my teacher's requirements for the bibliography I have to do, I created my own bst with latex makebst on my mac. I had chosen to make the volume bold but it ...
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Remove Formatting in Table of Contents

I have custom colouring in the section headings, i.e. \section{\textcolor[red]{Heading}}, so when I use \tableofcontents it prints the table of contents including all the unnecessary colouring. Is ...