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Misalignment chapter titles with hang option of titlesec package and redefined \cleardoublepage

When I redefine the command \cleardoublepage to include the words "This page has been intentionally left blank", the titles of the chapters are misaligned. \documentclass{book} \usepackage[a4paper, ...
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Subsection is unevenly alligned [closed]

I'm working on an outline for my general psych class, but I came across this error. I'm new at LaTeX so I'm not sure how to go about fixing it. Thank you so much for your help!
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How to blend two different documents?

Below is document one with its associated .lco file: .lco \ProvidesFile{standard.lco}[% 2002/07/09 v0.9a LaTeX2e unsupported letter-class-option] \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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How to write things on two columns?

I am going to try to explain my situation. I have a document that has a small font and prints in code. Unfortunately it only uses one side of the document, leaving a big white space on the other. I ...
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Define word with mixed case letters (upper/lower)

I am using some acronym-like words in my text that actually do not have a phrase but have a standard way of writing, like a "brand". (for ex. MyWorD) Is there a library for this or a way to define ...
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Small caps in section but not in ToC

With LaTeX, I would like to set all my section titles in small capitals but I need the \textsc to be 'cancelled' in my table of content. Is that possible somehow ? I currently do this : ...
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Mathematica logo in LaTeX?

Is there any command for inserting the Mathematica logo, in the same way Matlab's can be inserted with \Matlab?
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Numprint gobbles row-terminating command

I use ctable for my tables, and I'd like to use numprint's autoformatting column types as well. Unfortunately, if the last column of the tabular is a numprint column, it breaks ctable's convenient ...
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Ending sentences in an aligned equation [duplicate]

This is more of a general "mathematical english/punctuation" question, but I figure TeX users will know the answer. The following sentence seems natural: We define the $xyz$ constant via ...
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Columns and enumeration [duplicate]

I want to arrange items in the following way. Special features observed are Things are arranged in two columns. Enumeration items are arranged in two inner columns nested inside each of the two ...
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Columns within columns

I'm making a formula sheet for an exam. I want to have two columns and in the left column for example I want to add a box of text to the right of the formula for clarification. Here is what I have: ...
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tabular not move on the next page? [duplicate]

I am new with latex and I use texmaker for documentation . I begin tabular tag but the problem is all the date in tabular tag is embed on the current page . It is not moving automatically on the next ...
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apa6 title page formatting problems

So I'm using apa6 to write in APA format for a school project, and I'm having trouble with the title page. On sources like OWL the format for the title page looks like this: However, what I get ...
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Titlesec command blocked by frontmatter

\frontmatter blocks the propagation of the \titleformat from the preface to the first chapter. Is there a way to avoid that ? \documentclass[11pt,A4]{book} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Problems with website formatting in apacite's reference page

This is a very specific problem, but it's driving me crazy. I'd like my output to look like this: Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume ...
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How can I remove the underline on my coverletter?

I'm following along here: http://www.kindoblue.nl/articles/cover-letter-part3/ \documentclass[standard,a4paper, pagesize,backaddress=plain]{scrlttr2} %\usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Formatting numbers while printing

Is there a way to format number strings while printing? Suppose I have the following declaration: \newcommand{\MyNumberA}{40} \newcommand{\MyNumberB}{60} The following in the text: ...
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How do I do currency calculations in text?

I am writing a long document, which has a lot of money references in Indian rupees (easily typeset using package tfrupee). Some definitions peculiar to Indian money before we proceed: Its grouped ...
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Need to represent information about a matrix, attached image showing what is needed [duplicate]

The following matrix is of size $10 \times 10$, however it is representing an $m \times m$ matrix. Hence I need to signify that the first five columns represent terms $0$ to $\frac{m}{2} - 1$ and the ...
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How do I number sections by parts? [duplicate]

I guess the title says it all. I want my sections numbered according to the Part I am currently in. For example, if I am working in Part 3, then I want my section to be numbered by 'Section 3.1', ...
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How do I achieve this sort of numbering which mixes alphabets and numbers

I need to prepare a list of items item name ----- A.1 item name ----- A.2 item name ----- B.1 item name is pretty long, so aligning is gone ----- B.2 item name is so long it goes to next ...
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Automatic Formatting of List

I need to put a very long list of lists into LaTeX, hopefully with automatic formatting. For example I have the following list: \{\{7, 2, 6, 5\}, \{7, 2, 6, 6\}, \{7, 3, 1, 1\}, \{7, 3, 1, 3\}, \{7, ...
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How can I change the layout of my page so that it doesn't block everything on one page?

I've been writing my CV in LaTeX and used a template. The issue is that where I've put all my entries into this specific section it's grouped all of my entries together in one block and put them on ...
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How to implement displayed LaTeX format data on Android devices [closed]

I'm working on a study that implements displayed format data on Android devices and it's original source code is written in LaTeX format. I'm puzzled. Although there have been Android software for ...
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Break in square root line

I'm having a problem where the line that runs the top length of my square root sign is discontinuous. \begin{equation} N_t(\text{V})=\sqrt{\sum_{i=0}^{n}N_i^2} \end{equation} Yields this... ...
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Heading of paragraph on left side

I want to list something in my document. Each point in the list has a short heading (one word, for example "Usecase"). This word should be on an own column to the left of the text which gets added ...
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How do I make a border for a resume span multiple pages in Latex?

I'm using the package fancybox to create a border around my resume however, I'm not sure how to alter the length and width parameters such that it extends to the portion of my resume on the second ...
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Why there's a page difference between the title of the paper and the abstract? [duplicate]

Can you please tell me what causes a page difference between the title/authors and the abstract? \begin{document} \title{\LARGE Spectral Clustering vs Wavelet Clustering: A Comparative Study} ...
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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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How to use \patchcmd to change section size in an AMS Article?

I am trying to change the size of the section title in the AMS Article document class from \normalsize to \large. Here is what I tried: \documentclass[]{amsart} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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How to change the appearance of subsections, subsubsections, etc. in an AMS Article?

Suppose I have the following document: \documentclass{amsart} \begin{document} \subsection{Subsection} Content. \end{document} How can I modify the code so that the subsection heading is italic ...
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Remove compress option from beamer between sections (miniframes)

I'm putting together some slides using the Szeged theme. I'm omitting frame titles, and instead using subsection titles to display the desired frame information. In the first section, I would like to ...
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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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scaling table vs changing font vs some other approach

subjective, but not opinionated At "normal" font sizes, my tables typically exceed page margins. I am asking for guidelines on how to solve this, having in mind the following: I am an academic and I ...
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How do I get a heading in the upper right hand corner of the first page only?

I'm looking to do homework in LaTeX. I'd like the format to be as follows: A simple enumerated list of the answers (with simple numbers on the same line, not section markers) with a heading on the top ...
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Fitting text to exact specific size

I would like to make my text fit a certain size "box" at a specific location. The two problems I am encountering are as follows: This long string should wrap when it hits the 4.5 inch limit but it ...
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How can I automatically use typewriter font for one column of a tabular?

I'm trying to create a table where everything in one column is in typewriter font. In other words, it should perform like this: \begin{tabular} {| l | p{5cm} |} \hline \multicolumn{2}{|l|}{Sample ...
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Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?

Matthew Butterick of Practical Typography says that his preferred format (and, co-incidentally, the one I have to use for my technical writing class final paper) is one where Page mar­gins ...
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How do I lift the chapter title in Koma-script so it is aligned with chapter prefix?

I currently have this: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{mwe} \renewcommand*{\chapterformat}{\mbox{\chapappifchapterprefix{\nobreakspace}\scalebox{3}{\thechapter}\enskip}} \begin{document} ...
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Prettying up this equation from Mathematica

I like to type in 2d maths into Mathematica and then generate latex code for it. It has been working fine so far until I attempted this expression: TeXForm[HoldForm[ S (k*L) = (4*l + 1)/ 2 ...
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Problem with defining parenthesis command in Texmaker

I am new to LaTeX and have been trying to redefine the \left( command to become \(. for some reason TeXmaker won't let me do this, it keeps telling me that \( is already defined but then when I type ...
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How can I make text inside set notation look like normal text?

I'm very new to LaTeX, and have never been very good with computers, so apologies for not knowing how to post questions on here properly or missing out anything important. I have this: ...
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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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Is there any easy way to put boxes around text of selected pages with the page number below the box?

I'd like to be able to create boxes around a whole page or selection of pages with the box extending the full length of the page but with the bottom edge of the box above the page number as in the ...
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Changing layout is difficult or easy in LaTeX?

I am new to LaTeX. I am writing an article in LaTeX but at the moment I am not sure what should be the final layout of my article; so, I am writing it in IEEEtran format. I thought that it would be ...
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Impossible to select text and, then, autoformat it with Emacs+AUCtex

With Emacs+AUCTeX, I was able to select text (with the shortcut CTRL+SPACE) and, then, format this text. For example, it was possible to select a sentence (the text is highlighted) and to press C-c ...
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Writing an equation with the units positioned off right

Okay so I have a have a lot of equations in the document I am writing and I am trying to display the units of an equation off to the right. I was wondering how I can achieve this? Right now, all I ...
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Problem with the \mathbf command

In this MWE, I want to obtain bold letter for the letter "H" (compare the two "H") : \documentclass[10 pt]{beamer} \usetheme{default} \usepackage{lmodern} % load a font with all the characters ...
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Customizing the height of the cells in a table [duplicate]

I have the following table construction in LaTeX: \begin{center} \begin{minipage}[c]{0.3\textwidth} \vspace{0pt} \begin{tabular}[b]{l||c|c|c|c|c|c} \textbf{0} & \textbf{1} & ...
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Creating paper forms in LaTeX?

I want to create a handout with dotted lines for the recipient to fill in, a little like this: What's the best way to do so? I could imagine doing it as a tikzpicture, but that seems clunky. Is ...