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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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Hide \thechapter for unnumbered Chapters

I want to display my Chapter-Numbers on the right below the Title. I came to the following minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{marginnote} ...
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Placing subfigure argument at the distance below the figure

In my \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} I'm using the following \begin{figure}[] \centering \subfigure[text A]{\includegraphics[width=0.47\textwidth]{a.pdf}} \subfigure[text ...
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How to typeset a math function from and to a domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using \colon or : in formulas? Currently I use f\colon A \to B to define a function map. I do not know whether this is better than f:A \to B What's the best way? ...
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Bold author if source is an article

i got some articles i cite in my thesis. The author should be bold in the bibliography but i dont know how. I tried to use \textbf in the bibtex file but then the format isn't correct anymore. Would ...
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How to specify documentclass option for a 5 inch * 7 inch book?

I wanted to use Latex to make a book. But not in A4 size. I want it in 5 inch * 7 inch. The standard size for a novel. In \documentclass[a4paper]{book}, is there anything that can replace 'a4paper' ...
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Create a name box on an exam

Is there an easy way to put a box in the upper right corner asking for student name/number on the first page? Is there something analogous to defining the location of something on a web-page in terms ...
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formatting section numbers with \hangsection in Memoir

I'd previously been renewing my section command in Memoir in order to style the section numbers by prefacing them with a symbol (§) and following them with a period: \renewcommand{\thesection}{§ ...
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“reverse-engineering” a certain pdf [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to create a latex amble that would lead to a PDF similar to the following: http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.4413 I am talking about margins, font size (of various headers, ...
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How to have two left margins at different points on one page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the margins for only part of the text? I have managed to get what I want with changepage, but was wondering if there is an easier or more elegant way to ...
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How to avoid gap in the bibliography when there is a number but no volume

I'm trying to customize my bts to match the requirements of my institute. My problem is followingoutput when citing articles that have a number but no volume: Amable, Bruno (2010): Morals and ...
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Create a bold enumerated list with parenthesized lower case letters

I can create an enumerated list with parenthesized lower case letters by using the enumitem package (with the [shortlabels] option) in the preamble and then using \begin{enumerate}[(a)]. I can also ...
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Problem with the subscript of the summation sign written in the text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stack limits for maths operators? The following is the text having summation sign $\sum_{a,b}$ replacing $\sum_{a=1}^n\sum_{a=1,~b\neq a}^{n}$ that is within ...
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A bit larger spread between rows of a 2x2 table

The following is my expression: \begin{equation} \left[ \begin{tabular}{c|c} $y$ & $a_{bc}$ \\ \hline $a_{ab}^T$ & $y$ \end{tabular} \right]. \end{equation} Note ...
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Override first/last name splitting for one entry in BibTeX

I want to preserve the ordering of the author field and avoid the automatic abbreviations, and only that, for this specific entry. I have something like: @TECHREPORT{abcd2012, author = {Free ...
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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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Problem with centering the text of the title page and more

The following is the code related to my title page: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} \usepackage{url} \usepackage[algoruled,vlined]{algorithm2e} ...
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Fancy cross-referencing

As an extended idea of Using section sign (§) for cross-references to sections, how can we use See ⚙5.2 and ☰5.3 in ☞123. instead of: See figure 5.2 and table 5.3 in page 123. ...
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Using section sign (§) for cross-references to sections

In some papers and books you see that author uses §1.3 instead of section 1.3. How § sign can be added before section (or part, chapter, ...) number automatically? Please mention any useful tip about ...
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Change separator between caption label and number

I've tried to accomplish this for some time with the caption package, but with no result. What I want to do is change the following: Figure 1: text into Figure-1: text I.e. replace the space with ...
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Process Last Item in \ForEach (forarray package)

The following command of the forarray package \ForEach{,}{\thislevelitem(\the\thislevelcount) : }}{x,y,z} produces the output x(1) : y(2) : z(3) : I want to have the same output without the last ...
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Contents, List of Figures: hyperref on the page number [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Avoid hyperlinked TOC if hyperref is used In the process of finalizing a book I observed that it would be much better if I could translate the hyperref from the, e.g., ...
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Formatting of coordinates?

In case I want to describe the pixels of a picture with cartesian coordinates, how would I properly typeset the coordinates? Is p_\mathrm{x}, p_\mathrm{y} correct or rather c_x, c_y? x and y represent ...
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Listing Chapter/Section/Subsection numbers with the preview

After compiling all the content of the book, I use Adobe reader to preview the content. Note that the legend that I use to navigate through the book (the listing on the left (usually) with the option ...
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Overlap of section and chapter name in the header

In the header of the book I'm writing using Latex, the Chapter name and a Section name are overlapping due to the large number of characters. For instance, in the final pdf file, the header is "2.1. ...
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Change background color for toolbars and menus in Lyx [closed]

In Lyx 2.0, I would like to change the background color for toolbars and menus, make it darker. Anyone could suggest how I could do this?
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How to put align two things between a long vertical bar?

Basically what I want is something like this ###### | ###### ###### | ###### ###### | ###### ###### | ###### ###### | ###### ###### | ###### where # represents a derivation for an equation or ...
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Question about papersize A4 at 81%

I'm going to print my thesis at the size of 81% A4 which is a beautiful paper format and pretty common with scientific publications. I'm wondering what's better: Either creating an document with ...
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Creating my first command

I want to create a command that will format code in a certain way. In this case I want code to be italic and red. So instead of doing \textcolor{red}{\textit code} I want to make a function, if you ...
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Format section titles as white text on black background

I would like to redefine the \section and \section* to produce section titles that look roughly like this: that is, text in white over a black bar that extends from left to right margin. I don't ...
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How to insert invisible linebreaks in urls?

I'm using biblatex and I'm quoting a commit on github that looks like this: http://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/693d92a1bbc9e42681c42ed190bd42b636ca876f The biblatex-entry looks like this, ...
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article with notitlepage still has the title page separately. why? [closed]

It seems strange from what I've read because the documentclass article should not generate a separate page for the title. For me, it does, though. Even if I add the option notitlepage. The code: ...
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Why are \listof{}{} and \listoffigures styled differently?

I'm writing my thesis and I have certain code-snippets to show. I'm using the the listings package embedded in a custom float environment to display them. To list them in an index at the beginning of ...
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Is there such thing as “p{height}”

I am making a table right now and it's really annoying that items in my cell are getting crunched \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{|c| c | c|} Critical Points $P_0$ & $f(P_0)$ & Conclusion \\ ...
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How do I write something beside math text?

I have some giant matrices or systems of equations that are getting in my way of my text. Basically is hard enough to write them all in the same line, but when I want to write something beside it, ...
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How to show section title before section number

The default style is section number and then section title, however I want it the other way around. Haven't been able to find a solution that doesn't give me strange errors, so any help would be ...
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Text style for marginpar

Is there a way to change the font, font size and so on for \marginpar with a standard LaTeX macro, i.e. without something such as \let\oldmarginpar\marginpar (cp. Problem with Customized Marginpar (in ...
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Formatting index page references as “1 sq.” without “sq.” being part of a hyperlink

By default, MakeIndex will format page references which are composed of two or three consecutive pages as (e.g.) "1, 2"/"1-3". With a suitable index style file, the formatting can be changed to "1 ...
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Changing the style of a single section

I'm trying to change the format of a single section in my document. The section is the introduction of my document, and therefore, I don't want it to be numbered. I tried to define a new command ...
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Creating two column article with only section title on one column

I am trying to create a class file of my own for a personally formatted CV. I would like to know how to create two column cv with one column containing only the section title while the others ...
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change the formatting of the chapter

I am trying to change the formatting of my chapter. The class i am using is report. I want it to be bold centered. I used the following but no effect. . \renewcommand{\@makechapterhead}[1]{% ...
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Specific section format

I'd like to use titlesec to typeset a section header that would look like this: --------- Name of Section ------------ (the ---- would be a rule, and the entire section header would be centered) ...
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How do I read data from one cell of a table and print its content in text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting complex table from CSV using datatool I have a list of hundred names with an associated ID number, name, contact info, and more... Is it possible, knowing ...
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LaTeX contents page: hiding specific page numbers automatically

Is it possible to have a contents page in LaTeX that doesn't show a page number of a particular subsection, if the one immediately before it shares the same page number? e.g. If there are 3 ...
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Why two forms for annotating style of text?

When I want text to be large I say: {\Large lorem} When I want text to be bold I say: \textbf{lorem} Why the inconsistency? What's the implementation detail or philosophy behind these two ...
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Some common and minor styling [closed]

I want do some common styling please give me most simple, neat and clear solution for following: How can I indicate space between paragraphs? I want distance between paragraphs be more. How in ...
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My limits are moved [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Writing a limit so that the subscript goes directly underneath I am not sure how to explain this, but my code doesn't behave $\lim_{(x,y)\to(0,0)} xy + y$ ...
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All letters in uppercase, but the first letter bigger than the other ones

I want to know how can I achieve this effect in LaTeX: Basically it looks like this: {F}IRST {L}ETTER, where the letters in the braces are a little bigger than the other ones but they all the ...
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Formatting floats differently based on placement

I'm interested in changing how floats are formatted depending on whether they are placed at the top, bottom, or middle of a page, or on a float page. One package I am aware of that does something like ...
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Bringing the (square) brackets to the same height

Consider the .tex extract from below: \begin{equation*} A=U\Lambda U^T=\left[\begin{array}{ccc} & & \\ u_1 & \cdots & u_n \\ & & ...