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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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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} \definecolor{light_gray}{rgb}...
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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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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 Code around Line Breaks

I am typing up a sentence which contains code, and \verb's ignorance of line breaks is annoying me. This code is very short, and it does not make sense to give it its own line, but I also do not think ...
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Small Caps not working for non-LaTeX font

I'm using a special font called 'Brandon Grotesque' (it has to be exactly that one) for a presentation based on the Beamer class. When trying to get small caps output, it doesn't work. I'm using ...
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Wrap text around a centered tikz figure on a poster

Is that possible to prepare a A0 size poster with the following format in Tikz environment or so? The figure in the middle is a mindmap (code available online) and I want to wrap my text around it.
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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 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} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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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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Resources to build a football player statistics and description page

I am relatively new to LaTeX, which I used few years ago for a scientific report. This time I would need to build a book on my favorite football players for fantasy football, including much more ...
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Formatting Mailing List archive

I have archived a mailing list, with multiple writers/speakers, asking and answering questions on a variety of subjects. I've been looking around for solutions, but none come close to what I'm ...
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Changing Citation Format bib latex (In collection, PhD Thesis)

I am a new LaTeX user. I work with TeXShop for Mac and BibDesk for citations (PhD Thesis). I use package biblatex. Following the package info I was able to adapt several details of the verbose style ...
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How to make a new page style?

I'm trying to do a page layout to the principle of the golden ratio, so I need to have total control over all things on the paper. Purple lines in the picture there are margins, green lines are the ...
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Putting a full paper after the bibliography

In this conference, the submissions should be at most 10 pages long, but authors are allowed to include "a complete full version of the paper (reiterating the material in the 10-page abstract) to the ...
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Getting matrices with line break in cell

I have a long matrix which is occupying two lines. How can I force a line break in the cell? I've seen it done here for tables: How to add two force line breaks in cell, but that solution doesn't help ...
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Request: Help recreating a word template for LaTeX

I'm fairly new to LaTeX. I've tried to do this myself for one week and decided I need help. I don't think posting my own code will help, so I'll just get to the point. This (above) is the cover of ...
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How to correct alignment in exam class page layout?

I'm creating MCQ paper using EXAM class. \begin{center} Section II \newline Multiple Correct Answer Type \newline This section contains 10 Multiple Choice questions. Each question has four choices (...
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Reduce the space between the top of the page and the header (the white space)

Can anyone help me with my header problem. I would like to reduce the space between the top of the page and the header (the white space). How do I do that in this code? Thanks in advance \...
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Disable automatic line numbering for ECCV2014 conference template

I'm writing a study report with ECCV2014 conference template, as the following image shows, this template automatically generates line numbering and I want to disable it so I can write some comments ...
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REVTeX 4.1 preprint for paper supplement

I'm trying to use REVTeX 4.1 to format a supplement. REVTeX automatically adds a page break after the abstract in preprint format, with the actual document text starting on page 2. Because I'm using ...
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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} \usepackage{tikz}...
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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?