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Background color of the block of text

I want to have something like given in the picture. Borders above and below of the box are optional. I tried \colorbox, but it doesn't work. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} ...
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Incorrect size in printed pdf document [on hold]

My setup: TL2014, packaged with Debian 8. I'm struggling with a serious problem, which started to bother me when I tried to get margins right in a printed document. After reading the following ...
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How to specify horizontal space size

I'm learning pdfLaTeX, I've tried \hfill, but it makes text after \hfill on the line at right side. More specifically, I want to make something like shown in attached picture .
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TexStudio Configuration

What is the best Textstudio configuration. The reason I am asking this question is related to the inconsistent behavior I have been encountering. The document that I used to edit and compile cannot be ...
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How to manually set font encoding settings of a font? [on hold]

I have a font with a font table containing ligatures, but also math radicals, operators and e.g. an integral sign. (It's a different font from the one I'm showcasing in this question, which doesn't ...
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Why does the introduced part-title in letter appear twice?

My intention is to create a letter with multiple appendixes, which are \included and their part-titles will be added to the \encl-list. My letter looks like: \documentclass{scrlttr2} ...
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pdfTeX warning (dest): name{environment.1.1} has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one [duplicate]

I get a warning with this minimal code pdfTeX warning (dest): name{exercise.1.2} has been referenced but does not exist, replaced by a fixed one And the reference \ref{a} points to the wrong ...
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How to make hyperref work with bibitem keys containing a colon and using babel french option?

As seen in this thread, the \cite command bugs when the selected language is French and a bibitem key contains a :, which is an active character in babel french. Indeed, concerned hyperlinks always ...
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Italic Cyrillic in Times

I am using pdftex (not XeTeX or LuaTeX) and I need to submit a camera-ready article in Times. My article is in English but needs to briefly quote Russian sources, some of which have inline italics. ...
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Page size defined by a41.sty changes when using graphicx

I observed a strange issue if you combine the graphicx package and a41.sty. The page size changes if I compile the document using pdflatex Disclaimer: I know that using a41.sty is heavily outdated ...
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LaTeX crashing on APA citation style [on hold]

Hi I try to integrate the APA citation style as described here: How do I use APA-style citations with BibTeX? into my university's thesis template https://gitlab.cg.tuwien.ac.at/auzinger/vutinfth ...
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bibtex prints only a part of the references, what am I missing? [on hold]

I run: bibtex file_name pdflatex file_name.tex pdflatex file_name.tex When I open file_name.pdf, and search for the bibliography I found that only 5 of 20 references have been included in ...
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newtx seems to require newpx: “cannot open encoding file for reading”

A specific MikTeX installation shows the following error for a document that includes newtxtext and newtxmath: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ntx-ecth-tlf.enc): cannot open encoding file for reading ...
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Disable some xunicode macros in case of T1 font encoding?

I was hoping that, except for inputenc/fontenc versus fontspec, old .tex files encoded in UTF-8 could be used without changing anything with either pdftex, xetex or luatex engines. But the following ...
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reduction of figure quality , after PDF to LATEX

I am plotting figures in Matlab to then use them in Latex. I am using the following code to change the size of the display while I am using the save2pdf function ...
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Does UTF8 add right-quote and left-quote recognition to LaTeX, XeTeX? [duplicate]

I've got a LaTeX novel writing project with lots of character quotations. I use Focuswriter to create chapter text files (ASCII, UTF-8). There is no LaTeX markup in the chapter files. A LaTeX ...
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What are pdfTeX's exact rules for character protrusion? And for the expansions of \leftmarginkern/\rightmarginkern?

It is well known that pdfTeX tries to apply character protrusion in a clever way. When breaking a horizontal list into lines, (implicit) kerns for character protrusion are inserted near the edges of ...
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How to format line in algorithm

I use ACM conference paper template (Two columns) to write paper. The problems bug me for a long time about Algorithms format: The function name always converted to UPPERCASE. Larger blank between ...
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How to make a link within a TeX file into to a page of an existing PDF file

Suppose there is a large online textbook in PDF, without TeX source code. How do I refer to a certain page of it within my PDFLaTeX document?
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How to make Æ Ø Å copyable from the PDF output [duplicate]

When building a PDF file with LaTeX the character å gets uncopyable. It only results in ̊a when copied. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[norsk]{babel} \begin{document} Try copying ...
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package pdftex.def error file vanderPol-eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm trying to add eps files to my latex file, but I get this error. I added \usepackage{graphicx} and \usepackage{epstopdf} and wrote \includegraphics[scale=0.35]{vanderPol.eps} but It gives me this ...
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Box aligned equation under (deep) itemization

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{empheq} \newcommand*\widefbox[1]{\fbox{\hspace{2em}#1\hspace{2em}}} \begin{itemize} \item[1.] zz \begin{itemize} \item[1.1] ...
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Output pdf missing last page with error “No result found around line X in file”

I am using REVTeX 4.1 on the twocolumn aps format. I have a four page document that compiles with no errors. When I add a line of text to the conclusion section, the pdf compiles with only the first ...
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Font isn't found though properly installed

I just set up the MacTeX-2014 distribution on my MacBook working OS X Yosemite 10.10. As i try to build a document on which i already worked without a problem on said machine before clean installing ...
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Custom tikzmark creates error

I've defined the commands \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{% \tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node[anchor=base] (#1) {$#2$}; } \newcommand{\DrawVLine}[3][]{% ...
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preventing automatic detection of email addresses [closed]

I'm trying to use this resume template. When I compile the document, pdflatex is automatically detecting the email addresses in the header and formatting it as a clickable (mailto) link. I would like ...
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Error compiling code matlab in latex

good morning, someone help me? MWE: \documentclass[preview]{standalone} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts} ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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Make pdflatex output UTF-8 copy-pasteable when using Times font

I would like to use Adobe Times Roman font or its equivalent (like URW Nimbus Roman and fonts based on it), compiling with pdflatex to PDF -- the original intent was to have PDF smaller by using ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
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Using mdframed package with pstricks option in pdflatex possible?

I want to use the mdframed package with the pstricks option (for dashed lines etc) with pdflatex. But doing so threw an Undefined control sequence ... \c@lor@to@ps error. The internet tells me, ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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Table unnecessarily starting from next page in latex

How can i stop my table in latex to start unnecessarily from next page leaving a huge space in previous page? How can i force to start just after the heading. Please help, here is my code: i am using ...
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I am trying to compile a tex file, but I get package pdftex.def error file not found

I have been written a bachelor's degree project report using Texstudio and working on Windows. Here everything was working properly, so I have uploaded this files to Dropbox in order to be used in ...
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Unexplained vertical space between some bib entries?

I'm using the APA6 package with natbib, and I noticed that some of my bib entries have a vertical space. I think it has to do with there being a particularly long "word" at the end of an entry (e.g., ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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How to restrict width of tcolorbox according to the length of the text it contains

I have created a tcolorbox (as given in tcolorbox version 3.40 manual - page 155) LaTeX Code: \tcbset{ enhanced, colback=red!5!white, boxrule=0.1pt, ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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eplain macros in CWEB

I would like to use eplain macros in a CWEB program, but eplain and cwebmac seem to conflict in their PDF support. Specifically, they both define \ifpdf. The cweave program turns the code below ...
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PDFLaTeX Undefined control sequence documentclass ^^@

I've just started playing with texmaker today and I can't get a .tex file to compile, even for a simple helloworld file. Upon running the pdflatex command, I get a log file where the first error is: ...
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How to generate these “subframes” in tex?

Below is a picture in a double-column paper. Essentially I want to generate a picture like this, putting my four figures into it. So here is my quick question, how to generate the "frame" structures ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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Latex in R getting error after putting code

I am getting this error in R ...after putting code for latex document Undefined control sequence Overfull\hbox(7.71355pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 16--16 Code is below ...
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LaTex to unicode conversion

Wikipedia page equation is in Latex format. How can i convert this latex format to unicode for the whole page? Please suggest me .
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PDFLatex related question

We are also using PDFLatex for generating the PDF files. My question here is, one of my customer requesting the Graphics DPI as mentioned below For Grayscale - Maixmum DPI is 300 and Minimum DPI is ...
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How to automate typeset proceess? [duplicate]

I am currently using Texworks + Linux. To compile the PDF I hit pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. Is there a way so that I create a new typeset that does that in one click? Found the easy ...
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Scaling Computer Modern width using Metafont [duplicate]

I am looking for a broader, fatter Computer Modern and I already found out that the only way to do this correctly is to use MetaFont to create a different version of Computer Modern. The idea is now ...
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Locally disabling en and em dash ligatures

A programming tool that I use (coqdoc) generates LaTeX documentation from my source code. Parts of the manual include pretty-printed code listings and math proofs. These listings and proofs are ...