{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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Caption away from the figure

I have made a block diagram using the \framebox command. A large white space exists between the caption and bottom of the figure. How can I reduce it? Code: \begin{figure*}[!t] ...
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list all 3 to 5 author names in the first in-text citation using apacite

I use \usepackage{apacite} in the preamble (sublime 2 editor) and \bibliographystyle{apacite}. I did not have to manually install the apacite package. For in-text citations of 3 to 5 authors, I need ...
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How to write multiple lines of text in a box created using \framebox in LaTex [duplicate]

I want to draw block diagram of a system. I used \framebox command to create blocks. But when I write long text inside the box it comes out of the boundaries of block. How can I write text in multiple ...
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Flushleft deletes the space between paragraphs

I would like to use \begin{flushleft} and \end{flushleft} to begin and end to align paragraphs to the left in ShareLaTex. However, I notice that when use those commands, they delete the blank space ...
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Latex in math blogging

I'm wondering if anybody has advice about using Latex in math blogs. I'm currently using WordPress, which out of the box supports Latex, but it's a bit of a nuisance. The biggest problem is that ...
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How to add Spell Check to Texworks

I am using Texworks and noticed that after downloading the program, I don't have the ability to use spell check. Any help?
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How to add a vertical block throughout whole page in poster?

I made a poster of my work using 'baposter' template. However, Professor told me it's better to make the poster using Institute template as follows (which I dislike). So my question is: how to ...
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How to change justification of chapter and chapter title?

I am using the report package for writing my project report. However, I need to make few changes in the report package in order to meet the university guidelines. Currently I am facing difficulties in ...
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Problems with acronym shortcuts (package: glossaries) [duplicate]

I am using the glossaries package to generate a nice list of acronyms. For often used acronyms I defined some shortcuts, e.g. \newcommand{\myshortcut}{\acrshort{myacronym}}. The acronym myacronym has ...
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Overbrace formatting in an integral

I'm trying to replicate some guidelines in the calculus book for my students to use as a reference, but the formatting is getting messed up. As you can see, there are several formatting issues. First ...
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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 to create custom sidebar of your own beamer theme?

I am trying to create my own beamer theme and wish to create a right sidebar having the same hight as the slides. Unfortunately this is not the case. \useoutertheme[right]{sidebar} ...
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Multiple footnotes at one point

I'm trying to create multiple footnotes referencing from one point, that look like this: lorem1,2 Searching for "multiple footnotes" shows up almost exclusively solutions for multiple references ...
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`every loglogaxis/.append style` not working in PGFplots

I'm trying to apply to scientific notation as constructed in Number format of ticks in log log axis won't change to scientific notation `a x 10^b`, 'a' real, 'b' integer to all ...
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Number format of ticks in log log axis won't change to scientific notation `a x 10^b`, 'a' real, 'b' integer

I'm trying to set the number format of the ticks in a loglogaxis to the scientific notation a x 10^b ($a \cdot 10^{b}$ in LaTeX, a a real number and b an integer), but it's not working. I use the ...
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Inline calculation gives `Could not parse input` error in PGFplots

The inline calculation exp(\tick) in PGFplots gives me a Could not parse input error when compiling the code \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Changing the position of the Chapter heading

I am trying to alter the chapter heading that is preset in the book template. I have found a style I like from Vincent Zoonekynd’s web-page, http://zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/LaTeX_samples_chapter/0.html, ...
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Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) journal bibliography style

I am submitting a paper to the Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) journal, and I would like to format the bibliography according to their requirements. There are a couple of specific style ...
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Seeing Korean characters in the editor

I use a tex template that includes Korean characters. When I compile it, the PDF document displays the Korean characters correctly. Yet, the Texshop text editor displays some rubbish characters ...
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Automatic reformatting / style checking of input files? [duplicate]

Coming from Python land, one of the best tools is autopep8 and alike which automatically tweak the layout and spacing of your programs to fit the PEP8 code style guide. My basic question is: are ...
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Why Different Commands for Seemingly Similar Tasks?

Take a look at the following list: \textit, \it, \emph, \itshape, \mathit \textbf, \bf, \bfseries, \mathbf ... One might say, for instance, that: \mathbf and \mathit are for math mode, while the ...
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Consistent typography

When working with large documents, or even across multiple (smaller) documents, I often find that I forget which typographical consistencies I should stick to. With TeX being inherently consistent in ...
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Formatting Chapter Headings

I am using documentclass book and generating short chapters (one or two pages each). The chapter headings use too much space. I want the title at the top of the page, not pushed down. I reduced ...
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Forcing \savebox to use correct mode

I found myself wanting to use a construct of the following type: \newsavebox{\mybox} \newcommand{\mycommand}[1]{\savebox{\mybox}{#1}\reflectbox{\usebox{\mybox}}} The problem is that I want the ...
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Underline / Overprint Section Header - Memoir Class

I have to write a long report in LaTeX and I'm using the memoir document class. I figured out how to change the color and make the section headings in upper case but I also would like to have an ...
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brackets and text should start at the same postion

I have the following document: \listfiles \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} %\usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[fixamsmath,disallowspaces]{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Suppress Termcal Class Numbering

I'm interested in suppressing the termcal class numbering. My Googlefu showed me that I can use the code \newcommand{\calprintclass}{\textbf{\small\theclassnum}} to change the formatting of the ...
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' and ^t to the left of a letter [duplicate]

There are times where I want, say, a superscript $t$ to the left of another letter to denote, say, the transpose of a matrix. Or, I might want to decorate a letter on the left with a prime, $'$, ...
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Best way of formatting a given paragraph (or set of paragraphs) in ConTeXt

Altough I have read the documentation, I have not find a definitive answer for this, so I hope somebody has a better understanding that I have. I want to make a paragraph (or set of) stand out from ...
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bracket on right side to the following identities and give it numbering as (*)

I want bracket on right side to the following identities and give it numbering as (*) \begin{align*} \mu(E)&=\sup\{\mu(K)~:~ K \text{ is a compact subset of } E \}\\ &=\inf\{\mu(U)~:~ U ...
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'buf_size' extension

I have used LaTex for a number of years, but here is a new difficulty I have not found before (I quote from the output): TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [buf_size=3000]. I only got 7 pages in the dvi ...
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Reverse the page order in the whole document

I am looking for a simple way to reverse the whole document's page order. So first page becomes page 7, second page 6, ..., seventh page 1. Is there an easier way than reversing it afterwards using ...
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Formatting and aligning of floating point numbers in table

I've got the following table: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[intlimits]{amsmath} \usepackage{floatflt} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{listliketab} \usepackage{tabularx} ...
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Adding a different colored line to each row of a table

It is possible to get colored \hlines with the example provided below. However, there are several issues with this implementation: It needs a \newcommand for every color, which then has to be used ...
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How can I create a double border/table around every page of the document excluding the headers/footers?

I am a newbie to LaTeX... Outside of the title page and ending pages, I am trying to create a fixed size border/table that will be around every page (excluding the headers/footers) of the document. ...
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How do I get function argument parenthesis to position correctly?

I'm having trouble with the appearance of parentheses representing function arguments. They appear to far away from the function name. For example the code ...
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Disable right column for this page

I have a long, two column document. In one of these pages, I added a graphic that spans exactly the right half of that page and touches the edge; done with this code: \begin{tikzpicture}[remember ...
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Beamer, Singapore Theme Follow up – line above footline and hide footline for single frame

I have two follow up questions to an earlier post: Singapore Beamer Theme - add bottom bar with author info. How do I add a horizontal line just above the footline contents? If I add a footline ...
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Bullet points and curly braces - Beamer

A few months ago, I asked for help with formatting curly braces next to bullet points, which worked very well. However, I have tried to take that code and use it in beamer, which is unfortunately ...
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Suppressing the 'Appendices' page

My book has a single appendix chapter called 'Mathematical Appendix'. I'm using the appendix package. How do I get rid of the 'Appendices' page? Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt,openany]{book} ...
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How to put giant parentheses around text [duplicate]

I want to make something that looks like this: / \ | Text goes | | in here | \ / The whole thing should be centered in the page, with the text ...
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Best practice for writing. Oneliner? Enter key? \\? \newline? [duplicate]

I just started using LaTeX to write my bachelor thesis and everything is already set up and working (took 2 weeks but it is finally done). I was just starting to write a chapter and am wondering what ...
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Howto format “Edition” in bibliography with Biblatex

I use biblatex and biber. I want "edition" part of my bibliography appears "edisi pertama","edisi kedua","edisi ketiga",etc instead of "1st edition","2nd edition","3rd edition",etc. I have ...
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Change color of numbers of sections

I want to change this box in which I have the section number to black, which I can do. But then the text is the same color and illegible. I need to make it white. I tried this but it didn't do ...
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Control biber's bibliography entry field name lengrh

When I run biber, with options biber --tool --output_align --output_indent=2 --output_fieldcase=lower I get: @inproceedings{foo, author = {One, Some}, booktitle = {International Conference ...
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A utility for auto-formatting .bib files?

I have some .bib files whose formatting is kind of messy: spacing, upper/lowercase use, order within and among entries... ugh. Is there a simple command-line utility which could arrange it neatly for ...
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How do I make part of my table caption in italic font?

I am very new to Latex and I am trying to make a very simple table with a species name in the title (caption). I want all of my title to be normal font except for the species name, which should be ...
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adjusting appendix title/ suppressing “Appendix A” title

I am trying to adjust the formatting for my appendix chapters. I am using a document class specific to my school, but many TeX suggestions for articles and reports seem to work. I use the following ...
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et al. does not appear

I'm using \usepackage[options]{natbib} and \citet (IEEE journal) for writing the author name, but unfortunately when I run it just the name of the author appears without the et al. What should I do? ...
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Arrows line decoration on the left of paragraph

I'm working on a small package to manage QRH (a sort of checklist for aeronautical purposes). I want to print a line with arrows on the left of the paragraph, possibly with text in the middle, like in ...