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How can I force the argument of a summation to not be offset [duplicate]

Right now, my summation looks like this since I have a long bottom argument: $\sum\limits_{x \in A[1...i-1]} x$ How can I make it so that the x is not so offset by the bottom argument text?
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Coloured swatch per chapter

I know that this should be possible, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I would like to have a small rectangle appear on each page (outside edge), which runs right up to the edge of the page, 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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How to have bold font in mdframed environment?

I did not find bold word in the manual. My tex is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed} \newtheorem{question}{Question} \mdfdefinestyle{que}{ linecolor=cyan, ...
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How to add constant height in exam class

I've MCQ Paper created using \documentclass[addpoints,answers,10pt]{exam} ; here on very page I've to provide "Space for Rough Work". Height of "Space for Rough Work" is around 20% of page height. ...
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Problem with ragged lines

Somehow, the lines in my document are all ragged, i.e. the further use of \raggedright does not change the document. I do not know the command to undo this (I believe not ragged is the preset). Here ...
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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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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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footmisc package - remove star from footnote symbols

I'm using footmisc package for handling footnotes. I want to remove the star (*) from the symbol list? I tried all the combination of \DefineFNsymbols*{}{} and \setfnsymbol{} except the correct ...
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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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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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Bold the last name of the first author in a biblatex bibliography

I am new here, so please bear with me. I would like to make the last name of the first author only in the bibliography boldface, i.e., in the MWE I want "Fox" in the bibliography only (not the ...
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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 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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How to show glossary entry name in bold when using long style?

I am using the glossaries package in order to create a glossary. If I use: \printglossary[type=main,style=list] I get entry names in bold, but the layout won't be the one I wish. If I use: \...
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Bullet points and curly braces

I am trying to create a bit of text, where I have four bullet points, the latter three of which have a curly brace on the right } , and a line of text adjacent to the curly brace. So far, I have ...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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 ?\\ $2^{3^4},2^{4^3},3^{2^...
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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 can I show codeboxes?

I am in the process of writing a simple manual. In it, I explain how to set up the files and programs necessary to run a pipeline I have written. I would like to include command line commands in that ...
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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 ...
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Bold citation number

Is there a straightforward way to produce bold citation numbers with the \cite command (I'm using amsplain bibliography style)? Essentially I want something like this: [1] rather than [1].
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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: \documentclass[11pt]{...
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How to cite authors in small cap with \citet?

I followed Natbib reference sheet and \citet works as expected. I would like the author's name to appear in small caps, how can I do that? I guess I should do: Define \citenumfont to be a font ...
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In Lyx, how to change the “Part” section to “Chapter”?

I am using the default Lyx document "article". My sections range from "Part" to "Subsubsection". When I compile my pdf, I would like to replace "Part 1 Title1", "Part 2 Title2", etc by "Chapter 1 ...
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how to draw part of the picture to be line and the other part to be the “\leadsto” symbol

Please refer to the answer of how to draw arrow that looks like the symbol "\leadsto" in latex? in the picture all lines are changed to the \leadsto: Now i want to keep the connector ...
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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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How to automate a dictionary (sorting, headers)?

Here is a piece of solution to automate a dictionary using the links given in the first following comments. There are two problems to solve : When one definition starts on one page and finishes on ...
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Changing formatting of URL in biblatex \footcite

I've switched from bibtex to biblatex due to having to use \footcite based on university's requirements for writing a report. It may be worth noting that I'm also very new to (La)TeX. I'm only having ...
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Changing the subfigure caption by removing brackets & font of the subcaption

Note that by using \usepackage[bf]{subfigure} I'm able to change the label of the subfigure to be boldface. However, the label appears with brackets, e.g., "(a)". How could I get a subfigure label ...
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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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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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How to do \newcommand{\filepath}[1]{\verb!#1!}?

I want to define a command \filepath so that I can use \filepath{foo_bar.cpp} and it is printed in monospaced font. Also, why does this not work? I get strange errors: \newcommand{\filepath}[1]{\...
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chapter style: how to put a box on the egde like veelo style?

I would like to modify the BlueBox chapter style of the memoir documentation (below) in such a way that the bluebox is at the edge of the page, like the veelo style. \documentclass{memoir} \...
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Problem due to an image inserted in a table

This is my follow up question. My previous question is here: How can I do the following in latex Problem: If I add the image in my table, I get the following output as shown in the image below. Why ...
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\underbrace and notes in the center environment

Here is a little snippet of my code: \begin{center} $\small \displaystyle \underbrace{(- \frac{1}{2})^0}_{\text{1st term, j = 0}} + \underbrace{(- \frac{1}{2})^1}_{\text{2nd term, j = 1}} + \...
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How to remove the self-reference of the ToC in Latex book class

I want to remove the self-reference of the ToC in Latex book class as in the picture below Can you help me?
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\pause in KOMA-script scrartcl

Is there any way that I can use the command \pause in KOMA-script presentation? The \coverand \uncover commands seem to unfunctional as well. This is the template I use: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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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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How do I ensure that linebreaks in URLs occur at the right position? [closed]

I am writing my survey report using LyX. In my bibliography section, there is unusual behavior in my pdf. One reference breaks the margin. This is the issue You can see that one line is out of ...
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Section's heading in small caps

I am using TeXmaker and I am trying to format the section's title. I tried something I had found on the internet but it was clashing with another package. How can I set all section's heading to be ...
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How to remove the chapter number from section number? [duplicate]

I use Roman for Chapter numbers, and I don't want sections to be numbered as VIII.2 (while I still want sections to be numbered within chapters). How do I do that? i.e. instead of VIII.2 sections ...
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Why each section is shown in one page rather than in the same page when I use \onecolumn?

I don't know why each section is shown in one separate page when I use \onecolumn rather that the normal (two columns) format. \onecolumn \section{Goals} some text
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creating a db schema

I am trying to create a schema page in LaTeX. It shall look like this. How can I create schema code which look like this image? There should be also a click to go function. When the user clicks on ...
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Subsection starting in same line as subsection name [duplicate]

Many articles are structured in the following way: 1. [Title of section 1] 1.1.[title of subsection 1.1].text of subsection 1.1 1.2.[title of subsection 1.2].text of subsection 1.2. 2. [Title os ...
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Background margin fill for (first line of) section titles?

I'd like some of those "flaps" (how are these really called in typography, actually? Is it "thumb index"?) which is a bit of fill, extending to the margin; so that when you "bend" a book, you can see ...