{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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Theorem formatting

\theoremstyle{remark} \newtheorem{example}{Example} Then: \begin{example} Some text \end{example} Output is: Example 1. Some text What is the way to automatically obtain without indent: ...
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Add paragraph symbol to section

I would like to ask how can I add the paragraph symbol § so that it will be displayed as below: §4 First section §5 Second section By default it is generated as below when a \...
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Enclosing Page Numbers using the `Backref=Pages` Extension of `Hyperref`

I'm using the backref=pages extension of the hyperref package, as I'd like to have a list of back-reference pages after my bibliographic items. Is there a way to enclose these page numbers in brackets ...
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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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Range of Dates (1999-01 — 2012-12)?

How to typeset range expressed with dash of two ISO8601 dates ? 2010-01--2012-03 or 2010-01---2012-03 or another option ?
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Adjusting column width in LaTeX with the multicol package

I'm trying to get a two column "academic style" paper layout on my LaTeX paper. I'm aware there are at least two common ways of doing this, either with adjusting \documentclass or with the more ...
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Independent left and right columns

I'm trying to write something with two columns that spans multiple pages. I want to put one thing in the left side and one in the right side. Is there ``proper'' way of doing this, or should I just ...
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How to format bibliography titles as section, subsection, and subsubsection

How can I format the titles "Books" and "Articles" to appear as \subsections? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{biblatex} \addbibresource{NZSM446.bib} \begin{document} \...
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How to create Windows-8-styled menus?

I'm writing a technical documentation and I want to explain step-by-step how to go through various menus. For example I used to write Open with > VLC media player. That's how it looks in Windows ...
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Index with an initial letter of the group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: package makeidx: print first letter for each group of keys I'm trying to adapt the index of my contribution such that each group of words (starting with the same letter) ...
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How do I keep a string of text together without it doing a line break?

I'm writing up a long paper, in which in prose I have various equations. However, I do not want a line break to occur within the equation - I want the equation to stick together. I want to do this ...
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Number of lines in double spacing (compared to Word)

I am a newbie to LaTeX. I noticed that my document is almost a page longer in Word compared to LaTeX. (~7.25 in latex, ~8.25 in Word). This seems to be because my Word document has 23 lines per page, ...
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Enumerate with different first line?

I want to do an enumeration, but the first line should be bolded, see e.g. this picture: What is blue I want to have in bold. In addition, I don't know how to generate a new line for the other text ...
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Two Columns whose content is positioned relative to each other

In theatre (and film) there's a tendency for actors to let each other finish what they're saying, possibly even making a small pause before starting their turn. But that is not how real life ...
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Why are text format commands used inside braces?

Most commands in Latex are written with the arguments inside braces following the command: \command{arguments}. But text formatting options, like \em, or \scriptsize are usually written inside the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Background color for inline math with linebreaks?

What's the simplest way to achieve coloured background for the inline equation in the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Completely unimportant text $ABC_{1234} = ABC_{1234} ...
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How do I prevent \cellcolor from over effect of \hline

I'm trying to add HTML code based color to my table, like so: \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{tabular}{ |>{\columncolor[HTML]{F2FAF8}}c| p{11cm} |} \hline CELL 1 & CELL 2\\ \hline CELL ...
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Double-column for Question/Answer Format?

Wanted output Data What is your name? Ka jus sauc? How old are you? Cik jums ir gadu? When were you born? Kad jus esat dzimi? What do you work with? Ar ko jus stradajat? I could use Pandoc/...
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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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Using \MakeUppercase in \@startsection

I was toying a bit with the \@startsection command to change the layout of chapter / section headings. More specifically, I wanted my headers to be converted to uppercase. I was following an example ...
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Italic citation reference for author name using natbib

I'm trying to get italics for the author name within the citation using natbib with agsm style. My MWE: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @BOOK{Smith2011, author = {...
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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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Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file?

I am working on an article for a Springer journal, and the specifications for manuscripts clearly ask to italicize all journal names and book titles. Doing it manually feels stupid, so I wonder if ...
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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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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 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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Title of the theorem

in my paper the text inside theorem is italic while the word Theorem 1 is bold and not italic. I would like to have a title of the theorem also not italic. The example is here: Theorem 1. (The title) ...
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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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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). I'...
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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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Rule before one new section

I use rule so as to separate the differents sections. I would like to automate this so as to use the following syntax : \section*{One day} \noindent\lipsum[1] \section*{Another day} \noindent\...
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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 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 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 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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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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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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Environment with first paragraph in bold and no pagebreaks

I would like to setup a new environment which typesets the first paragraph in boldface, the following paragraphs in normal text, and with (possibly) no pagebreaks between the first paragraph and the ...
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How to move the chapter title upwards on page?

How can I get the chapter higher on the page in order to get as many words as possible per page. Here is my MWE of what I am talking about. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[pass,showframe]{...
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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 \...