{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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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 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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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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Format Name of Video codecs

I'm currently writing my Masterthesis for a german University. I used a few different codecs in my work (like H.264). What is the correct/sensible way to write them in my Latex Document? Examples of ...
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Condensing everything to force fit a page?

I have a math exam I can use three pages of notes for and I was thinking, is there a way to type a document in LaTeX that will auto adjust to fit three pages or should I just play with the font sizes ...
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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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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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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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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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Wanting to expedite formatting

I have a long LaTeX document and in TeXworks, I want to be able to put dollar signs around things that should be in math mode without going through line by line and manually typing dollar signs. Even ...
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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 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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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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Customising references with \DeclareFieldFormat

My university calls for a Harvard style and Biblatex style authoryear works well. For online sources it requires this I have managed to change the standard URL: to '[Online]. Available at' with ...
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Indentation gone missing within document

I don't know how to do a "minimal" sample is useful here, because it would just work... I have a master tex in which I include multiple other tex files with my separate chapters in them. The Problem ...
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Essay Formatting

I have an essay I need to write and I would like to use MacTeX, however it has been very challenging to get it formatted to all of my prof.'s requirements. If someone could help that would be SO ...
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Apostrophes appearing in lstlisting sections as well as picture captions

I have a defined style to write pseudocode with the lstlisting package, however it is putting apostrophes around any spaces that occur in the code. My defined style: \lstset{ language=Java, ...
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Customization of List of Tables and List of Figures title

I'm working on my thesis, and need a list of figures and list of tables. However, in the book document class I'm using the default format is not a format I can use. I did find a fix for the Table of ...
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Summing a list and specifying number of elements on list

How would I create something like either of the following on LaTeX?
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How can I make a numbering as for theorems and lemmas for postulate?

We write \begin{theorem} the theorem \end{theorem} for theorems, lemmas, corollaries and so on. For reasons of content I want to do the same for postulates. How?
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Section titles without numbers in non-starred version

I am trying to format the section title in the memoir class, so there is no section numbers in it, and I don't want to use the \section*command because it makes it more cumbersome to make it show up ...
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Convert .R into Latex

I'm really new at this and I couldn't found any realted subject. So I've created my .R file where I generate my graphs from my data: barplot(wmaefile$FC,xaxt="n",col="snow2",border="black", ...
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Bibliograph format for JACS

I am using the journal = jacsat (JACS) format and try to create a bibliograph with BibTex, using the \cite commands. This works, in principle, fine, as far as I can see, but I have noticed a flaw in ...
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How to bold the chapter number

I have removed the "Chapter" text. Now I want to make the number of chapter bold. How can I do this \titleformat{\chapter}{\rmfamily\huge}{\thechapter.}{25pt}{\huge\textbf}
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Compile full project in main folder and partial chapters in subfolders

I have a project like this Project/ MakeFile main.tex bibliography.bib Chapter_1/ file.tex figs/ Chapter_2/ file.tex figs/ ... Chapter_n/ file.tex figs/ When ...