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Insert arbitrary date

I want to simply insert an arbitrary date (in my case March 16, 2015) in a way that does not hard code the date format. That is, I want something like \insertdate{<year}{<month>}{day} For ...
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Why is the command \appendix preferred over \begin{appendices}, …\end{appendices}? [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question to How to replace the word "Chapter" for appendix items with "Appendix" in book using titlesec. I've tried \begin{appendices} ... \end{appendices} ...
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How do I align arithmetic problems?

If I wanted to align 2-digit multiplication with the line underneath, how would I do it? For example, if I wanted to multiply 32 × 45 and I wanted to multiply them in a vertical column, what command ...
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Adding colon or dash after section

I changed the format of subsubsection to remove the line breaks after them using titlesec package and the command \titleformat{\subsubsection}[runin]{\normalfont\bfseries}{\thesubsubsection.}{3pt}{} ...
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How do you write accented characters in a foreign language? [duplicate]

I'm trying to include the titles of TED talks that I'm translated into my resume, but since the talks are in Spanish there are some characters that don't show up correctly. When I write: \item ...
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How do I modify the size of S the summation operand?

I bet this fancy summation operand S is in fact $\mathcal{S}$, am I right? But how do I modify the size of this thingy? \bigg or \left\right doesn't seem to work... And something like this: ...
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How to use same font-style with escapechar in lstlisting?

Original Question I want to highlight something inside a C++-comment in a code-listing. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Tables does not fit [duplicate]

I have a pretty long table which is of the size of one page. The thing is that I want that this table is broken in pieces if my whole text is about to jump to the next page so that one part of the ...
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How can I wrap this code in a function?

I have a text that describes spell powers in a game. The following pattern is repeated for each spell: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} % Template for spell powers. \textbf{Small Heading} \\ ...
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How to convert this table to a “long table”

I have the following table that doesn't fit into a single page. How can I get LaTeX to print it on multiple pages. Currently it is being chopped off. \begin{table}[h] ...
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Framed / Boxed and underlined Item in itemize?

I am preparing a presentation using beamer and want to have a listing which looks like the following example: Could anyone tell me how this could be achieved in LaTeX? Thank you for any hint :-). ...
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Some questions about llncs2e class

First, I want to say, I need someone who knows about the llncs2e class of the springer. I am preparing a paper with llncs2e class. the explanations are as follows: ...
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Setting color text to improve eye movement from the of one line to the start of the next? [duplicate]

The web site http://www.beelinereader.com/ provides a chrome browser extension which colorizes paragraphs so that moving your eyes from one line to the next is much quicker than with just black ...
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Formatting and Styling of Headers using titlesec in scrbook-class

I'm trying to write a book in LaTeX with scrbook class. I'm not that experienced in typography with TeX, nevertheless I would like to give my chapter-headings a special style. I found a very nice ...
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Print glossary with divided sections for each group of words ordered by letter

i successfully wrote my glossary and everything works great using this code \usepackage[section]{glossaries} \makeglossaries \newglossaryentry{API} { name=API, text=API, ...
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Margins and positioning with tikz-dependency

I am using gb4e and tikz-dependency simultaneously to demonstrate dependency examples with my glossed sentences. But if my example sentence is too long, it doesn't get split across lines and just goes ...
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A set of glossed phrases do not align to a list (uses linguex package)

I've loaded a set of packages as shown below in the main.tex file \usepackage{linguex} \usepackage{tipa} \usepackage{pst-vowel} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} ...
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How to put Theorem Numbers in Boxes?

I'm using amsthm and amsbook. I was wondering how to put theorem numbers in rectangular boxes, both when they first appear as well as when citing them. Here is a picture of what it looks like now: ...
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Index (printindex) in appendix has different format than other chapters

I have a complex file based on documentclass scrbook. It has many parts and the last part is the appendix. Instead of sections I use chapters in appendix. All glossaries and bibliography are defined ...
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How to redefine a counter defined in a style file?

The style file contains the command \numberwithin{equation}{section} I would like to have continuous numbering of formulae like (1), (2), etc. Can this be done by a command in the file with the ...
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How to add spaces at every X digit in a binary or hexadecimal number?

I would like to format binary or hexadecimal numbers with a space separator at each 2 or 4 digit (or any other value like 8 digit or more). A small picture is better than a long explanation, here is ...
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How do I left, center and right align within formulas

I am struggling getting the alignment in a formula the way I want. The following snippet \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amstext} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Simplest way to get a colored rectangle behind text? [duplicate]

I'd like to display a grey rectangle behind text, so that certain parts of the text are more recognisable. I will do this to highlight problems' body. I found various packages, like fancytooltips or ...
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Adding a small/negligible two-tone border to bottom of slides in Beamer style

All, I'd like some help making some minor cosmetic changes to my beamer template. I like the template I have no since it's rather bare/plain (which is how I like it), but I'd like to add a little ...
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Fancy section headings

Would someone construct the following style of section heading (intended for longer reports and books)? (The dashed line is meant to be solid.) | 1.1 | SECTION HEADING (IT WOULD EXTEND AT ...
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symbol mu with specific format [duplicate]

look at symbol in the first line as you seen that symbol I think it's mu symbol how I can't show this symbol using latex
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Beamerposter and altering blocks, alert blocks and example blocks

So I'm just trying to get comfortable with making a poster with beamer. I'd like to be able to customize a few different block type environments and I'm not sure the best way to go about this. ...
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Braces on both side of the cases [duplicate]

how can i achieve that braces are on both sides, so in the beginning and the end of each cases environment? I Think this looks better than now. \documentclass[12pt]{article} % This first part of the ...
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How to properly include long chapter titles into headings?

I am writing a PhD thesis which contains a long chapter title: On the edge of universality of sequential P systems When I use standard headings pagestyle, then the title in the heading overflows ...
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How to left-justify a section heading in moderncv?

I'm trying to left-justify a subsection heading in my moderncv-based CV. MWE: \documentclass{moderncv} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \moderncvstyle{classic} \moderncvcolor{blue} \firstname{John} ...
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Howto format “Edition” in bibliography with Biblatex

I use biblatex and biber. I want "edition" part of my bibliography appears "edisi pertama","edisi kedua","edisi ketiga",etc instead of "1st edition","2nd edition","3rd edition",etc. I have ...
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bibtex - Change format of urldate

I have the problem that I use the citation manager Citavi and it can only export in the format urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}. However Bibtex needs the format urldate = {yyyy-mm-dd}. It is not really ...
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Moving part of equation to next line

I have an equation: \begin{equation} MMAV1 = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{n=1}^N \omega_n|x_n|, \\ \omega_n = \begin{cases} 1 & if 0.25N \leq n \leq 0.75N \\ 0.5 & otherwise \\ \end{cases} ...
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Distance between the header and the title in ConTeXt's enumerations

I have defined in ConTeXt an enumeration for definitions: \defineenumeration[definition][theorem][ text={Definition}, prefix=chapter, way=bychapter, right=., titleleft=(, ...
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Setting Entries of List of Listings in LaTeX. Package Listings

I'm trying to put an hyphen after the entries of the "List of Listings" as follows: List of Codes Code 1 -- First Code ................................ 7 Code 2 -- Second Code ...
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Change Section names on side into the title of the section

I was using package etoolbox, but I want to change the section numbers into titles instead but been having a hard time since i am not familiar with the code. Clickable chapters on the right side of ...
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How to even out margins around a border?

Any ideas as to why the document seems to shift up and to the right on the page? I've tried using {anysize} and {geometry} to adjust the borders but I've had some issues. With {geometry} the margin ...
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How to deal with very long formulas

I have a very long formula that does not fit in the page. What should I do? Here is the code: \listfiles \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} %\usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Modify ToC Backmatter Entry Distance

I created a simple document using memoir class as follows: \documentclass[12pt,a5paper]{memoir} \renewcommand\thepart{\arabic{part}} % modify ToC part \renewcommand{\cftpartaftersnum}{.} ...
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How to format the header in Tufte Handout?

I would like to use the librecaslon package with tufte-handout. I have encountered a problem in which my headers are printed entirely in lowercase. I believe this occurs because librecaslon has no ...
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Remove color of acronyms used in an equation

I use the acronyms package to define mathematic symbols like this: \begin{acronym}[long] \acro{v}[$\vec{v}$]{View direction vector} \end{acronym} I do this with lots of others where it is faster to ...
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Change format of character inline

Is it possible to change the format of characters in a line of text: Example: CHARACTER NAME: (include a space) Dialogue and more dialogue and yet more dialogue ...
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Add asterisk in Exam class

I am writing some exercise for students using exam class. I want some question to be after-class exercise and indicate that by putting an asterisk after the question number, something like (a)*. I ...
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termcal not creating correct dates / days

First time posting here, so hopefully I do this correctly. This semester I teach a late start class (it is a Tuesday / Thursday class that runs from Thursday, March 12, 2015 until Tuesday, May 12, ...
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Handling long equations with multline

So I'm writing a report for my final year engineering project. I've got some very long equations that I'm having to handle and I'm fairly new to LaTeX. The equation I'm trying to split is: ...
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Chapter styles catalog

There are many questions in this forum regarding how to produce one or another chapter/section format. However, I can't find a comprehensive catalog of styles (examples with code), something like the ...
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Formatting Versions of the same Document

So I have a puzzle here that my Google-Foo is insufficient to handle. I've written my dissertation in Lyx with one master-document and a pile of child-documents for each important chapter or logical ...
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Combining multiple documents

I've searched and have not been able to figure out how to do this any other way, so I'm asking here to see if any of you have any ideas. Basically, I'm trying to combine separate LaTeX files, but ...
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Add vertical space after section only if at top of the page (documents requiring titlesec)?

Sometimes one needs to change the vertical space after a given \section, but only if the section starts at the very top of a page. How could that be done automatically, when the document requires the ...
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Add vertical space after section only if at top of the page?

Is there a way to automatically add a \baselineskip after a given \section, only if that section starts at the very top of a page (see MWE below)? Note: The MWE does not include \titlesec. For ...