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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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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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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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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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Maintaining structure Workbook style

--Revised-- I am looking at a math workbook for teenagers. This one has the following structure: 1.Main Chapter 1.1 Subchapter 1.11 Task 1 a) problem 1 b) problem 2 c) problem ...
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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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Can you use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt/emulate ConTeXt in LaTeX?

Is it possible to use LaTeX packages in ConTeXt? I want to know because I'd like to use ConTeXt's greater formatting faciliies but I also want to use several LaTeX packages (crossword and xskak in ...
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Changing layout is difficult or easy in latex?

I am new to latex. I am writting an article in Latex but at the moment i am not sure what should be the final layout of my article so, i am writing it in IEEEtran format. I thought that it would be ...
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Nomenclature, acronym or glossary?

This isn't a technical or LaTeX code question, but more of a "what should I be using for X?" question. I am writing up my PhD. It is an Engineering PhD and I have mostly abbreviations (i.e. ...
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Conditional formatting, rounding and postprocessing of a column in pgfplotstable

I want to round p-values in a table to two decimals (for example 0.05), have values less than 0.05 in bold font and have values less than 0.01 to come out as '<0.01' in bold font. Like this (the ...
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Improve output format

Could someone take a look at this output in pdf form and tell me is there a way that I could avoid so much empty space at the end of pages 1 and 3? Apologies for sending ALL the code, but it's ...
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Where can I find the layout basics for LaTeX documents?

I really like the style of \documentclass[a4paper, twocolumn]{book} These documents just look incredibly well done. This applies for LaTeX in general, the above document class is just an example. ...
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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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Automatic line and page breaking - how to turn it off?

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 , I want to turn off automatic line and page breaking , I was trying to use {verbatim} , {alltt} and \verb+...+ , it works , but doesn't keep original font (I am using ...
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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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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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How to eliminate excessive vertical spacing

How would someone go about eliminating excessive spacing (leading) in a document? I don't see any reason why these gaps are there. Below is part of the code that I'm working with, the gaps are after ...
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Automatic formatting of LaTeX table

I have a table table.tex coming from a statistical software Stata. I would like to know if there is a way to tell LaTeX to format, for instance, some coefficients in red and italic. Something that ...
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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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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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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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How can I make text inside set notation look like normal text?

I'm very new to LaTeX, and have never been very good with computers, so apologies for not knowing how to post questions on here properly or missing out anything important. I have this: ...
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Prefix Appendices in the Table of Content

I am using a predefined Latex-document for my master thesis. I wanted to add some appendicies, so I added some chapters after the bibliography. These chapters appear nicely formated, and are ...
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Debian packages

I'm using Moodle and have LaTeX filter enabled, one of teacher will like to use \fs{2} command in LaTeX filter but it is not working. I'm guessing that it is because this library is not loaded. Do you ...
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How to disable Emacs+AUCTex formating for a particular chapter

Emacs+AUCTeX formats automatically the titles (section, part, ...) by increasing the font and changing the color. I would like to disable this behavior for one (and only one) chapter. This chapter is ...
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How to add supporting material link together with cited reference when using bibtex?

I am going to cite a research article which also has useful supporting data by authors in their website. How can I add the link into Bibtex? Or do I have to cite the supporting data link as an ...
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How do I italicise book titles rather than underline them?

I've been editing a bst file and want to italicise the titles of books, I tried the suggestion in this thread Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file? , but I ...
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How to suppress the hanging-over text part of a section title within the table of contents?

My question is, if there exists a method to suppress hanging-over text elements in the table of contents. Below you will find my MWE. Thanks a lot for your solutions and comments! ...
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Overall formatting in LyX

I could not find a previous question that dealt with this topic, and much of the guidance is one-off. I am creating a paper and I want the text to be double spaced but not section headings, the ...
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Indicating that the adjustwidth environment should be placed around text

I've been trying to work out a solution to this question about changing margins for body text without changing header/footer placement. Using the changepage package, I was able to work out the ...
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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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4 authors, but half of the final author's name is moved to next lne. How can I stop it?

We have 4 authors. However when I use elsarticle 2 things are happening: 1. it does not give me an option to put word "and" before the 4th author's name 2. Due to the length of names, 4th author's ...
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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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Problem with defining parenthesis command in Texmaker

I am new to LaTeX and have been trying to redefine the \left( command to become \(. for some reason TeXmaker won't let me do this, it keeps telling me that \( is already defined but then when I type ...
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Creating paper forms in LaTeX?

I want to create a handout with dotted lines for the recipient to fill in, a little like this. What's the best way to do so? I could imagine doing it as a tikzpicture, but that seems clunky. Is there ...
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Sub-sections related to sections

I'd like to know if it's possible to improve the subsection style of my document. As you can see, I want to have up to four subsections in the "Methods" chapter. For example, documents shows "II. ...
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Paragraphs new lines or indent

I am writing an article with for springer lncs. My problem is that sometimes new paragraphs are separated by a new line, and sometime just by indentation. I would like to force only indentation. I ...
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Changing the section navigation from vertical to horizontal

I like to use the Malmoe theme in the beamer class. However, I would rather have the header navigation for the sections horizontal instead of vertical, so that it takes less space.
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Formatting a collection of .docx document to LaTeX document

I define a general format in a LaTeX document (title, name, etc.) and the space for the document paragraphs. To this, I want to process all the .docx files (Word Documents) and generate the formatted ...
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Page number disappearing

I'm using LaTeX to prepare my homework assignments and changed the margins on the article class using the geometry package. However, when I print the document, the page number that's usually at the ...
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How can I changethe formatting of the journal entry to italics with vancouver.bst?

[vancouver.bst][1] output does not provide by defaults italics for the journal title. Is there any way to change this?
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Sections running off page

I have a long list of sections and subsections like so \chapter{Thin Lenses} \section*{Aim} \section*{A. Types of Lenses} \subsection*{Prediction} \subsection*{Observation} \subsection*{Explanation} ...
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Creating “solution” sectioning - page break problem

I want to create my own sectioning, which counts and displays solutions to the problems, e.g. 1.1 Kinematics 1.1 Solution to problem 1.1 1.2 Solution to problem 1.2 1.3 Solution to problem 1.3 ...
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inline listing (lstinline) behaves bad at line end

I have defined some small macro to markup function names: \lstdefinestyle{inline-funcname}{ columns=fullflexible, breaklines=false, %Note: \usefont{OML}{cmm}{m}{it} is exactly like ...