{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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Doublespacing for contents but not for the space between the header and the contents

I'm using \onehalfspacing for my entire document, except for the table of contents for which I use \doublespacing. However, the space between the heading "Contents" and the first line of it is also ...
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Exacting footnote specifications

I’ve had a hard time finding an adequately robust footnote system. In the interest of sparing you my bankrupt descriptions of typography, I’ve provided a (crude) Photoshop mockup of the basic idea, ...
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Excessive spacing between lines in definition

I have a definition in which there is some mathematical text being used. The spacing between the lines is proving to be too much for my liking and my editor also lists this as a badbox. The LaTeX code ...
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Properly writing an enumerated list in different lines within a sentence

My question is similar to this one but my items are bigger so I would like to write my items each in a different line. I am currently doing as follows The way to propose a solution that ...
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Add both part and chapter titles to list of figures with formatting and line wrapping

In a table of contents style list of figures I would like to combine the appearance of each of these questions. Part title in list of figures and tables? Include chapters in List of Figures with ...
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Author highlighting with biblatex-apa

I'm trying to implement the author highlighting provided here: Make one author's name bold every time it shows up in the bibliography The solution works fine until i activate the apa style for ...
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biblatex \printbibliography without linebreak

I'm trying to include real citation to my cv which works well except that the bibliography starts with a linebreak. How can I remove that? Hers my minimal tex: ...
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Custom code is overwriting some of the main code. Formatting problem

I am creating a document that requires some editing in the the normal ShareLaTeX format. I've googled my problem and the code seems to do the job: ...
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Splitting commands over multiple lines [on hold]

We have a command used to typeset things in a specific font and colour. Sometimes, what is given to this command is large and it needs to be split into multiple lines within the same align or ...
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Changing the font size of rotatebox

How can we change the font size of the text appearing in the rotatebox? For example: \rotatebox{90}{test text} I would like to change the size of "test text".
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A nicer way of writing a table

I was wondering if there's a nicer way to write such a table... Any suggestions? Thanks! \documentclass[12pt,oneside,a4paper,fleqn]{report} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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How to change the shape of reference numbers in both bibliography (as boldface) and citations (as italic)

Using the answer provided in How to change the shape of reference numbers in the bibliography, I have a document where the reference numbers in the bibliography are shown as boldface. Now at the same ...
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Replace (change) “Chapter 1” to “Chapter ONE”

I am writing a lab report, and select report class provided by LyX. I use LyX 2.0.3 and MiKTeX 2.9. My question is, how to change the chapter number to display as text? eg: CHAPTER ONE not CHAPTER ...
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How to create Double spacing single column in IEEEtrans template

I am using IEEEtrans template for writing an article. I have prepared the document which is double column single spacing IEEE format. However, as per journal guidelines I also need to upload the ...
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Tweaking even/odd format and header format in a CUED Thesis Template

I have prepared my PhD thesis in the LaTeX template of Cambridge University, available here. (I'm using an older version 1.1, which can be accessed here.) Now, I am experiencing two major problems ...
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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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How do I get “et al.” to appear in italics when using \textcite or \citeauthor with biblatex

I'm using biblatex with the chem-rsc package option. I sometimes make use of the \textcite{<key>} or \citeauthor{<key>} commands to put the authors' name into text. When there are many, ...
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Format title for \chapter*{}

I have formatted Chapter titles using the package titlesec, but the formatting is unsuccessful in applying to my chapters with an asterisk *, (those chapters which I do not want appearing in my table ...
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Putting more than one image in one appendix

I am writing my PhD thesis on Sharelatex after having uploaded the template provided by my university. Usually, I try to solve this sort of problems on my own, but this time I couldn't really figure ...
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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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Text is too closely spaced preceding empheq environment [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question regarding a previous question: Previous Question In the dukedissertation document class the solution given in the link provided above leads to improper line spacing ...
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Frame with only crosses in two opposite corners

Is there one package to produce frames looking like the one above in the following ASCII example ? I don't want dashed lines. | ...
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How to align over multiple lines?

So I have some lines of formulas that I want to align: \Xi_c=(0.136,\ 0.307,\ 0.057^+\ ||\ 0.194^-,\ 0.148,\ 0. 087, 0.074)\ \text{ and }\ \aleph_c=[\varnothing]. and \Xi_c=(0.136,\ 0.307,\ 0^+\ ...
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How can I format `^' better?

I met a format problem: when I use `$\hat{}$' to present ‘^’, I found that the output format is very crowded. I mean the three character " ‘ ", " ^ ", and " ’ " are printed in an excessively ...
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Redefining proof environment

How can I change the \begin{proof} environment so that the word Proof which is displayed in my document isn't italic? I tried changing \proofname, but that only changes the displayed text, not the ...
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Paragraph not indenting properly

Paragraph not indenting properly. Here is the code I'm using \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} %----------------------------------------------------------- \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Prettiest way to typeset “C++” (cplusplus)?

Writing "C++" in plain text results in an ugly setting, as the '+' signs are too big and too spaced: I've seen around the web several marcos for typesetting the "C++" symbol, ranging from mild ...
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Lipics has no chapter numbers

I'm trying to modify the lipicsmaster document class in order to make the chapter number available: as you could see in lipics-sample-frontmatter.tex, the Preface chapter has no number. How could I ...
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Multiline in math mode [duplicate]

Can anyone please help me to write this in math mode? I need command for the line
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How to set title graphic on top of the title page for beamer

I want to set the name of university and its logo on top of title page (above the all titles). But positioning by using \vspace \titlegraphic{\includegraphics[width=2cm]{GerbKievUniversity}\hspace* ...
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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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Footnotes appearing with references in revtex4.1

I am using revtex4-1, but footnotes comes with references. How footnotes can be arranged below text instead of references?
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Lstlisting caption: Number style [closed]

When adding a listing to my document, the caption style differs from figures or tables. E.g.: \begin{lstlisting}[language=C,captionpos=b,caption=This is foo,label=src:foo] ... \end{lstlisting} ...
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Stating linear program

i want to formulate a linear program. But all i found is not what i am looking for. It should look similar to this picture: The main difference is that i want on right sight automatic numbering ...
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Creating a formatted table from a list of words

I am working on putting together a grammar book which has a lot of bilingual examples, and simultaneously trying to learn the memoir class. The book will have many tables which look like the ...
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How to align a dashrule?

I've been playing around with the dashrule package. But easy as it's shown in the manual, I don't get a proper alignment or width from the dashlines. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{dashrule} ...
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Changing Equation Number Format [duplicate]

I am new to LaTex and I need some help with equation numbering format when I use the cmd of begin{equation} it gives me equation number as (2.1) how can I change it so it gives me equation as (1) (2) ...
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Is there a package for automatically managing table headers and formatting?

Is there a package for automatically managing table headers and formatting? For example I don't want to have to manually embolden every header entry individually, not to mention the extra clutter ...
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Avoid chapter in new page

Hello i would like to prevent the new chapter begins in a new page, i am using memoir class and here is the MWE: \documentclass[french,12pt,openany,oneside,openright]{memoir} ...
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Adding a circle to a section title

I want a circle around a roman numeral inside a section title. A command \circled is made from: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ... %Circle around characters ...
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Small caps with \textsc in subsections [duplicate]

The code \subsection{\textsc{Should be in small caps} $\cdot$ Normal tekst} \textsc{This text is in small caps} gives the output The \textsc command works fine in normal text but not in a ...
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Formatting in glossaries is weird on same pages (but ok on others for some reason)

I'm currently having a weird glossaries-Behaviour using the super3col-style where the text goes too far to the right in my .tex document. The Text goes into the right margin (click on images for ...
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long explanation in align environment; would like to split over two lines

I have an align environment as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcommand\compose{\circ} \newcommand\bd{\mathbf{d}} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \sum_i [\int_M (\phi_i ...
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Typing latex efficiently/intelligently

I have long wondered why there is no piece of software that typesets ASCII math -like people used to write before tex. In my view tex is great but $ signs for instance should really be facultative. ...
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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 to easily write conditional pages? [closed]

Is there any easy way to make latex write only some of the pages? My current idea is to make a function using the ifthen-package in the following way: \newcommand{\WhatDoYouWantToWrite}[1]{ ...
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Decouple nomencl from chapter class, to have its own formatting

I'm using the nomencl package to keep track of my abbreviations in my \documentclass{report}, where I am using xelatex to change the font. However, since I've made changes to the way \chapter{} is ...
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How to italicise a number in a math environment?

When typing 'variable0' in a math mode, only the letters are italicised. How can I force the 0 to be italicised as well?
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Writing additional \section commands

My company has a Word document with lots of styles based on the basic headings. I need to create LaTeX equivalents and am struggling with how to do so because I need to do more than just redefine ...
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Conditional formatting of tables [duplicate]

I would like to format a row like shown in the screenshot taken from excel: The cells are color shaded based on how big a fraction of the column is represented by the cell. Is there an easy way to ...