{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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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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How can I set up nested keys using pgfkeys

I've got several documents that I would like to be able to format in different styles depending on the context of the presentation. The content should stay the same, but the formatting may need to ...
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How can I make biber output uniform field name lengths for all entries?

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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Readability of text-heavy latex file

My question is not concerned with the output, but the readability of the input. I am looking for advice for making text-heavy latex code more readable. I know there are already topics on making code ...
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Spacing issues when using acronym package within emph

I have some issues with the footnotes created by the acronym package, when I use one of its commands within or in combination with emph{} or textit{}. See my MWE, which uses the acronym package in ...
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How to use same font-style with escapechar in lstlisting?

Original Question I want to highlight something inside a C++-comment in a code-listing. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{listings} ...
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Changing top margin for second page only? \vspace inserts extra whitespace

I am trying to format a LaTex template for pandoc output from .md to pdf. The document is for lengthy university papers requiring very specific layout. The majority of the paper has 1 in margins all ...
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Adjusting Text Vertical Space between lines in Tikz

I have this flowchart and the preamble is set to add a vertical space between lines and when I compiled this flowchart it follwed the preamble i guess. how can I adjust the vertical spaces of lines ...
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Is there a way to make a block wrap from the column 1 to the column 2?

I am formatting a poster for my thesis presentation. It is in a beamer documentclass, and I am using blocks within a column environment to split up the information so that it looks nice. I have ...
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Creating a line between one paragraph and the next

I just want to make it such that there is a line between my current and my next paragraph but also to have no indentation on the second paragraph.
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Numbers in reference list shown without square brackets

I am using \documentclass[smallcondensed,singlecolumn]{svjour3} \usepackage[square,numbers]{natbib} \begin{thebibliography}{99} \harvarditem{Boriah et al}{2008a}{agr:one} Boriah S, Kumar V, ...
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How do I increase the white space between a section's title and the page header?

I would like something like this: I'm using article document class and package geometry, but I think I'm missing some definitions for the sections. I'm new at this and would like to write my masters ...
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How can I customize headings in book-class?

I am writing my master thesis in the book-class in Latex and need some help to format the headings in the document. I have a Word-template from the University which have specific formats of the ...
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Changed Font seems to have destroyed formatting Friggeri CV

I've been trying to use the Friggeri CV, and looked at all the bugs that people have had, so changed the font from Helvetica Neue to the the Roboto font, in the friggeri-cv.cls file. However, this ...
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\mintinline expands to a single newline

I'm using Minted 2.1, that I have installed through tlmgr, and Texmaker 4.1. Compiling the following piece of code (straight from the documentation) : \documentclass{report} ...
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How to avoid orphan line between two figures?

I have a annoying line between two fingers, I would like to avoid this: I have tried to change the paragraph location before the second figure, but even though I still have an orphan line at the ...
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How to create italic “in press”-year labels for in-text citations by modifying the bibtex style file

I'm looking for a way to add "in press" in italics into my bibtex-style file for publications for which a doi already exists. As I'm using a Natbib-AuthorYear reference style, I have to add this in ...
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Changing the Font of Variables in an Equation Using XeLaTeX

I am trying to digitalize a book(130pages) by retyping it all(copy is in a really bad shape to be scanned). I am attempting to use Helvetica Neue as the main font for all numbers and variables on all ...
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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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Is there any single property/option for creating all borders in LaTeX table?

\begin{tabular}{ | c | c | c | } \hline 1 & 2 & 3 \\ \hline 4 & 5 & 6 \\ \hline 7 & 8 & 9 \\ \hline \end{tabular} If we want to create a ...
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Small adjustments in formatting to make my work fit on an integer number of pages

Suppose I am doing some work which does not have very tight formatting restrictions. My work goes a little bit over 2 pages, but, if I change the margins from 1 inch to .97 inches, the work fits on 2 ...
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htlatex adding _ after - in URLs

I'm using htlatex on Fedora 21, texlive-tex4ht-svn33024.0-1.1 I noticed that whenever a URL has a hyphen within it, in the HTML output it's formatted with an underscore symbol following -. For ...
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texmaker Quick Build Orientation

I just installed texmaker on a new iMac. For some unknown reason, when I use Quick Build, the document appears in a landscape orientation and the fonts are stretched out wider than normal. The output ...
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Generating LaTeX reports from XML *without* external scripts

First of all, I apologize if this is pretty similiar in nature to my previous question: Reading and (custom) formatting a CSV (not \csvautotabular) I thought it would be better to separate the two ...
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Latex formatting entire document for spacing after full stop and comma

I am writing a long document in latex. I want to make sure that through out the document the following thing is maintained: no space before and one space after "." (full stop) at the end of a ...
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Refrange in \ref Endash

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \caption{Figure 1.\label{figa}} \end{figure} Figure~Sample Text follows Figs~\ref{figa} \ref{figa,figb,figc} and ...
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how to produce shrink-wrapped external diagrams

I'm new here. As the layout editor of the electronic journal LMCS sitting on top of arxiv resp. CoRR, sometimes I encounter the problem that the TeX-implementation there does not produce the same ...
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line numbering including blank (empty lines)

I have a latex document and I would like to include line numbers in it, the tricky part is that I need to count the blank (empty) lines too (emulating what MSWord does :(. I know I could use the ...
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formatting printbibliography

I want to make a chapter where all the bibliography is printed by using the command \printbibliography The problem is that I want to give the same format to all the chapters. But when I try to do so I ...
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Center just one \section*{}

this is my document format: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Merging cells of adjacent Rows

Is it possible to merge rows like we can merge columns in Latex. I want a table like following.
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line breaks and word wraps for unpredictable character strings

I am writing python to parse and process lots n lots of files to build a final report of results from information in the files. I am using python to write the latex file, then converting the latex ...
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What is a better way to link questions and answers on a problem sheet?

I write many problem sheets. The basic structure is thus: \section{Questions} \begin{enumerate} \item Question 1 \item Question 2 \item Question 3 \end{enumerate} ...
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LaTeX: Larger spacing in equations by default

I know that I can add spacings in equations using \,, \: and \;. However, by default, there is no spacing between two factors. Do I have to set every spacing manually using the above commands, or is ...
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How do I print multiple authors correctly using BibTeX bibliography?

So I've been looking for an answer to my question on here for quite some time now, but nobody seems to be having the same problem as me: I'm using BibTeX and my makefile does latex latex bibtex latex ...
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How to change the header in memoir

How can I do the following in page headers in memoir (without changing anything else): remove "Chapter" (and the chapter number) from page titles. (So only chapter title remains). Make the title and ...
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Compact latex document given the current formatting?

I am trying to compile a latex document that is compact as possible because I am allowed to bring a one paged sheet into an exam I am writing (may sound kind of funny but I think it may be applicable ...
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How to put a number in a circle using grbbrige package

I am using grbbridge package for writing my bridge notes. According to package's documentation, you can denote the first card played by a player, by simply putting an "underling" mark in his/her card. ...
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Latex, moving specific parts of texts to column / forcing not to skip to new page

probably a stupid question, but something I haven't really been able to find a solution to. I've been working on a project and I can't seem to be able to get it to display how I want. Is there any way ...
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How to stop \begin creating a line break

Basically I've created a math theorem called definition At header of the document, declared as \newtheorem{defi}{Definition}[section] Now i've laid out some text and stuff basically what I have ...
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How to put address and email after authors not at the end of the document

I am using the BMC tex template, and I am trying to put the address and email of an author at the beginning of the document (right after the author names) and not at the end. Is this possible?
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Positions of variable indices: use of package “subdepth”

For some reasons I like to align top of indices regardless if variable has exponents or not and if exponent is a, 1 or g, p, q, y. With use of package [low-sup]{subdepth} the aligning is improved, ...
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Bibliography. Book edition not appearing correctly with babelbib

I am writting a document in Kile with TexLive using the babelbib package (with the spanish language) and it isn't displaying book editions correctly: if in the edition field I put on "2" I get as ...
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Resetting default formatting

So a previous file that I wrote included lots of formatting changes. With a different article I am writing all of the formatting (which is not desired), is now acting on my current document. Is there ...
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Minipage vertical allignment

Hey guy I am fairly new to Latex and I have to get this work done. Earlier I asked some for help in formatting my header for my work. He did I am very thankful to him unfortunately he might be away ...
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Help identifying LaTeX code-style feature

The document below uses a feature I can't quite identify to display monospaced code-style font sections: Does anyone know how to achieve this effect?
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Personalize document headerwith a table - Lyx

I am trying to put a table as header of every page of my document. This is the cose I put in the Latex preamble setting of LyX: \usepackage{eso-pic} \AddToShipoutPicture{% \AtPageUpperLeft{% ...
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Beamer citation formating in definition

I'm trying to insert a citation after a definition/theorem in the beamer class to resemble the following: Definition [1] Here is my definition. I can partially accomplish the above using ...
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Figures displacing text in two column layout

I have a two column layout (set in the document class) with text and a figure. I've stopped the abstract being split by using: \twocolumn[ \begin{@twocolumnfalse} \maketitle ...
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figures and tables in left side of report

I am new to Tex and I am preparing laboratory manual in which figures and tables should be printed in left side and theory part should be printed in right side. Please help me to do it.