{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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Special nested footnotes

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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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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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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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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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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Control biber's bibliography entry field name lengrh

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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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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Redefining glossaries style: grouping and capitalization issue

I'm trying to redefine the style of my glossaries list, and base it on the altlist. When executing the new style however, I notice that there is an empty line when two glossary items are grouped, even ...
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Formatting Versions of the same Document

So I have a puzzle here that my Google-Foo is insufficient to handle. I've written my dissertation in Lyx with one master-document and a pile of child-documents for each important chapter or logical ...
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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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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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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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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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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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LaTeXTidy in Emacs

I often use Eric Tsu's LaTeXTidy script to neaten LaTeX files in TextMate, which includes it in the LaTeX bundle. I press a key-binding and LaTeXTidy formats the file. One can do this multiple times ...
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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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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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How do I place table below plot so that category matches axis ranges?

Here is something that I'm trying to do is to align my table with x-axis category or range so that column below the x range is corresponding of the data So As example is shown, I want to create ...
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How to add a vertical block throughout whole page in poster?

I made a poster of my work using 'baposter' template. However, Professor told me it's better to make the poster using Institute template as follows (which I dislike). So my question is: how to ...
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Right way for text inside math

I'd like to know (if there is) the better way to punctuate text inside math mode. I mean, when we use , or ;, they are punctuation for the text, not for the math and so I think that they should be ...
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How do you underline

How do you underline text? Also how do you underline math?
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Matching a single lines style with moderncv

I'm pretty much brand new to LaTeX and and wanted to update my resume. I'm currently using moderncv banking style to do this. In moderncv there is a style called \cventry: ...
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Formatting Appendix Title

I'm having a heck of a time trying to get the \chapter titles in my appendix section formatted correctly. My goal is to make it look something like this : I am able to change Appendix to Annex by ...
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Some questions about llncs2e class

First, I want to say, I need someone who knows about the llncs2e class of the springer. I am preparing a paper with llncs2e class. the explanations are as follows: ...
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Combining multiple documents

I've searched and have not been able to figure out how to do this any other way, so I'm asking here to see if any of you have any ideas. Basically, I'm trying to combine separate LaTeX files, but ...
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Animating letters in an already animated cell (of a table)

I am a newbie to beamer. I want to animate some cells (the corner cells) of my table to become blue during a presentation. I then want some letters in those cells to be animated to green. Can someone ...
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`include` (and `input`) with part of a file name

Is it possible to use the \include and \input commands with only part of a file name like it is possible to skip extensions and use relative directories? I.e. \include{Part1} \include{Part2} ...
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Formatting maple for latex

i am doing some linear programming in maple, and sometimes the matrixes are quite large. I know that maple have a /latex(expression) function, but when i have a vector, that have fractions in it, out ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...