{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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Changing layout is difficult or easy in LaTeX?

I am new to LaTeX. I am writing 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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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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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 use \underline and \emph over several words with gb4e?

How can I underline several words in a gloss without messing up the alignment?
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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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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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Fonts changes between computers, unreadable

I'm using TexMaker on OS X, compiling with Xetex, and I'm having some fonts issues. Depending on the computer I look at the pdf file I get the either the correct fonts or not, see in the image below: ...
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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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Vertical space around table

I'm using tabu to create a table. I wish this to be center-displayed, so I am using it as follows: Body of text preceding table. \begin{center} \begin{tabu}{llX} text & text & text ...
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Format the LaTeX code of an array

Is there any editor that can nicely format the LaTeX code for an array? By nicely format I mostly have in mind aligning the &, as in the examples below: Example 1: \begin{array}{lcl} z & = ...
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How to get “and,” “with,” “for,” etc. to print small and with diagonal banners behind

There was a typography contest from which an answerer featured these diagonal instances of "and," "with," "for," etc. which were slightly tilted and had banner-like symbols behind them. How can I do ...
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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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Vertical chapter title in the table of contents

I'm about to write my thesis, and finally decided to do so in LaTeX. I'm still new to it though, and was wondering if something like this is possible in the table of contents: --+ | I | N | ...
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How to automatically vertically center text in Lyx?

I have the following table in Lyx: Here is how it looks in Lyx: I want the text "My words" to be automatically vertically centered. I also want the text for the items that are rotated to be ...
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Group functions or something like that

So basically I am writing a thesis in Latex. I want to declare a group of functions exclusive for A3 pages. Can you guys give a tip how to declare such group? class? object? or whatever its called ? ...
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Generating an IEEE bibliography with book series in parentheses using BibTeX and IEEEtran

The IEEE citation reference and style manual both list the following two bibliography examples for books: [4] M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, Eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions (Applied ...
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Problem with answers using hyperlinks and tbox

I have minor problems with the solutions shown in Hyperlink with answers package I wanted to make a macro which takes solution and exercise as arguments, uses a button like mutual reference, and ...
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Justification isn't done in this part of my document

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Create randomized page design in a songbook

I want to create a songbook, using either the package songbook or the package songs, because every song must have guitar tabs (and I want to have the possibility of adding notes to the songs later). ...
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EulerVm and Maketitle

I am unable to use the eulervm package with maketitle. If I comment out the \usepackage{eulervm} the LaTeX renders fine, but as soon as I include it, I get the following ! Math formula deleted: ...
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How to properly space unicode ellipsis?

Please note the discussion at the end of this thread. After discussing the tex codes \ldots et al, a commenter points out that there is a unicode code point for an ellipsis. However, on my document ...
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using macro to identify “line breaks” as properties separator, “:” colon as properties name separator, and “-” hyphen as description

Here I have created document as per requirement. But I need to use macro in specific way. Here is my document : ...
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How to respect 80-character limit per line of text in source code

Suppose I have a long line of italicized text in a report or other document. If it is more than 80 characters long, I may want to move everything after the 79th column position to the next line in ...
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creating a db schema

I am trying to create a schema page in LaTeX. It shall look like this. How can I create schema code which look like this image? There should be also a click to go function. When the user clicks on ...
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highlight glossaries entries on page

I want to highlight my glossaries entries with bold or italic formatting. I have used the following command but then the whole document is very colorful what I didn't want to have it like this. ...
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How to change the default top margin for an invoice?

Here is what I've got: \documentclass{letter} \newcommand*{\BottomLeftX}{1.0in+\hoffset+\oddsidemargin}% ...
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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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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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Adding references to cv

https://www.writelatex.com/2006263vsgfgk#/5055479/ I want to add references to a resume template. In order to do this I added : \section{References} \cvdoublecolumn{\cvreference{Nicolai ...
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JaxoDraw in Latex, \Line incorrect

I drew a feynmann diagram in JaxoDraw, however, when I want to compile it in Latex, it gives me the error that: ! Use of \Line doesn't match its definition. Can someone please help me? Thanks! ...
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Latex wont show any of my references and just adds [?] where I have cited?

I have made a bibliography 'Mybibliography' saved as a .bib file properly in the same folder as my .tex file and I try to run it each time by: PDFLaTeX, BibTeX, PDFLaTeX, PDFLaTeX. But it simply wont ...
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Equivalence Conditions in a Theorem

If I want to write a math paper with a theorem of the form If A and B are real numbers, then the following conditions are equivalent: 1. A = -B; 2. -A = B; 3. A + B = 0. Furthermore, the ...
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Need help in formatting my document

I am typing my document using Texstudio and have landed up with 2 difficulties. How to copy a table from MS Word to my Texstudio working space ? I have created a table (suppose) in texstudio and ...
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How to contain the Program Listing in the Appendix within the margin?

I have added the Code Listing using - Insert -> File -> Child Document
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\otoprule not appearing

I am using a two column format, and for the following table the \otoprule line after the first row is not appearing. \documentclass{sig-alternate} \usepackage{array,graphicx} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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How to format labels of user interface elements?

I am writing a document using LaTeX which describes an application I have developed. I refer to some buttons or sections of my application in the document and I want to format them in a special way. ...