{formatting} is for general questions about formatting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be formatted. For questions about font attributes (e.g., {bold}, {italic}, {small-caps}, {sans-serif}, {typewriter}), use the appropriate tag instead.

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What is the best book with american typography rules? [on hold]

There is russian book Reference book of editor and author which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text in russian (formatting, margins, font sizes ...
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How can I get a centered comment 2cm above the bottom of the page?

Just as the title states, how can I get a centered comment 2cm above the bottom of the page?
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Improving the layout of a business invoice [on hold]

So here is my working model thus far: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-barcode} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{ textcomp } \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Chapter Title in rotated vertical box at the margin

I am using the book document class. I would like to have Chapter name (Interduction, Results, Discussion, ...conclusion...) to appear in every page, in the right side small vertical (color filled) box ...
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How to format a large text containing special Characters and breaklines?

I have this rather long text which is the output of a several console inputs. I'd like to have the text as it is as of right now. Here a link to the raw text since I didn't want to include it in this ...
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Colored Text in PostScript Files [on hold]

I am using \textcolor command in the body of my TeX file. I need to generate Postscript file. When I go through the "Option Menu\Configure TeXStudio\Build\PDF chain", every thing is fine and I can ...
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Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc

I typically use \textit{Some italicized text} while some of my colleagues use {\it Some other text} Should I bother changing one or the other, or does it matter?
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Change Verbatim Font To PCR

I'm writing a document using LaTeX, and I would like to use the PCR font inside of a verbatim block. This question is almost identical to mine, but when I try to apply it to use PCR, I can't get it ...
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How to print negative value with currency

At the moment my report print currency values with siunitx with \$\numprint{12} But negative values displayed as $-12.00 I would like to display it as: -$12.00 Or you think $-12.00 is ok too for ...
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Problem in Kile editor so LaTeX file is not running

EDITED post: In the following Template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis \documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{Thesis} % Paper size, default font size and one-sided ...
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How to write sentences in an algorithm in latex?

Hi I am trying to write an algorithm which looks something like the image below: I was wondering how to write the "Step 1 (Update)" and also the rest of the line which says "When an edge e...." ...
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Tabular seems to create huge white space between lines

I am having a strange problem with a document I write. When I insert a table latex produces huge white gaps between the text lines and sends the table to the next page. I thought two possible ...
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Creating Thin Tables in LaTeX

Suppose I have the following table: \begin{table}[!p] \fontsize{6}{6}\selectfont \caption{First 200 terms of Hofstadter's $Q(n)$}\label{tab11} \center{ \begin{tabular}{l r r r r r l r r r r r} ...
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Meeting Minute with supervisor

I want to make a table of Meeting Minutes with supervisor. The format is as follow; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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Document Blending: An Analysis of the Sex Appeal of Business Instruments

Here is what I'm working with so far: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{lipsum} \backgroundsetup{% scale=4, %% change accordingly angle=0, %% change ...
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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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Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX

A few years back, I used to use LaTeX for writing reports and such, and I really liked the look of them. However, nowadays I am forced to use MS Word to write my reports, but that does not hinder me ...
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Importing LaTeX table code into LyX

I create tables in a spreadsheet program, convert them to LaTeX code and then use an ERT to import into my LyX document. When I paste the LaTeX code the entire thing turns out very ugly looking. The ...
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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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Print from A4 to A0

I am a math teacher and am working on a brochure for my students, but I'm doing this aquivo in A0 size, how can I do to change to A4 without unconfigure the page. Excuse my lack of knowledge in Latex. ...
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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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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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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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How to change the nested itemize bullet characters?

When creating a nested itemize environment in LaTeX as follows: \begin{itemize} \item one \dots{} \begin{itemize} \item Language Models \item Vector Space Models ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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texindy equivalence to makeindex settings

I'm currently using makeindex to generate an index and was advised by @egreg to use xindy instead to properly manage accents in French. However, I can't find how to reproduce my current settings: ...
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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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Multiple authors in one row with refmark, multiple affiliations in separated columns in another row

I wonder how we can list author names in the following format in LaTeX. I have 5 authors with 3 different affiliations. I am trying to list all author names with refmark in one row, and 3 ...
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Code Snippet IN Text

How do I show a code snippet directly in my text? I dont want to have an extra box for it like lstlisting or verbatim provide it. My example may should look like this: The class List.class is... ...
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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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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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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

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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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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Blank Column in the left part of the document

I would like to reproduce the code from the output shown in the picture. \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english, russian]{babel} ...
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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 ...