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Adding a picture before abstract in extended abstract format

I am writing a conference paper in the Extended Abstract Format (with the chi-ext class, distributed by SIGCHI). The problem I am getting is to inserting a picture under the section of authors ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change chapter font style in the middle of the Table of the Contents?

What I do have, is grouped frontmatter entries (chapter-like) in ToC, and the rest of the chapters have larger vertical space. What I want is to change the font style of the grouped part to, say, ...
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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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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 enviroment

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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\frontmatter causes bad text formatting

When I insert \frontmatter into my LaTeX document, it causes all of the text to be centered and in the wrong font. I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book ...
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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: ...
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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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Customizing chapter and section style (scrbook)

I have found a very cool custom style for chapter and section headings (It is from Customizing Chapter style in scrbook): \documentclass[ 11pt, pagesize=auto, version=last, chapterprefix=true ...
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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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Rearranging the table and making identical with the attached image

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[left=1.25in, right=1.0in, top=1.25in, bottom=1.0in]{geometry} ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Change the '.,' in to ',' between authors and eliminate the '.' between surname and first name [duplicate]

The traditional reference format can be set by the following command \documentclass[12pt,openright]{book} \usepackage[backend = bibtex8, defernumbers = true, sorting=none, style = numeric]{biblatex} ...
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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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Date format: YYYY-MM-DD

Currently I put the date in my document using: \date{\today} How do I display the date in the YYYY-MM-DD format?
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How to add a navigation window to a LaTeX generated PDF document?

Some ( if not most ) pdf ebooks have the option to view the table of contents in a left navigation window. I would like to add this option to my document as well. Question: How to add a navigation ...
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fancy chapter title page

How can I have a chapter title page like the following? Note that, I'm using book document class
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Why are these commands considered as bad practice?

I was reading LaTeX: Do not use these commands, but the author didn't explain why they are bad. Could anyone help me understand. \\ (except inside a special environment like tabular, array, or ...