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Using multicol for framed figure

I have some figures in my article. I want the figures to be framed. I managed to do this with the figure and floatrow packages. But I have a problem of changing the size of the frame, such that I have ...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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How to highlight accented characters in pdflatex?

I tried using soul package and hl{word inside with an accent such as é} but they simply can't be rendered in pdflatex. I tried lualatex or xetex and it worked, BUT on the downside a lot of other ...
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How to produce pdflatex custom page size [duplicate]

How do I get pdflatex to produce a page size 6in wide by 9in high? Is ther a command line option for this problem?
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Page Numbers Resets to “0” at the Beginning of a Chapter [closed]

I've been looking to solve this problem for a while now. I use some custom document class that can be found here The page numbers reset itself at chapter 3 to "0". I used \hl{highlighted area} to ...
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How to bold only a single character in a word?

I have a description list that looks like follows (MWE): \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Author's Action (\textbf{A}ccomplished or \textbf{P}roposed)] \textbf{A} \...
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prevdepth related error only in case of abscence of whitespace

In the file given below, I am using macros for equations and their environment. The equations use breqn package for breaking them when the width available is not sufficient. I am getting the error ...
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Create dotted line [duplicate]

Code \makeatletter \newcommand*\dashline{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{$\dabar@\dabar@\dabar@$}} \makeatother \begin{document} `\dashline` produces now a dashed line \dashline But a dotted vertical ...
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TeX - make copy/paste difficult? [duplicate]

I have a christmas question for you. I have now tried to copy paste some elements from a document compiled in TeX. Sometimes it looks like this: ❆t ❧❛st✱ ❛♥❞ t❛❦✐♥❣ t❤❡ r✐s❦ ❛ ❜❡✐♥❣ t♦♦ ❛❜str❛❝t✱ ■...
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How to block the package mathptm locally? [duplicate]

I declare the package mathptmx in the preamble, but I want to use \mathcal for the letter I without mathptm: The symbol omega is prettier with mathptm but \mathcal{I} is not. \documentclass[12pt]{...
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Do not use TAB (clear tab) at every new line -> flush both

Code .... \makeatletter \def\flushboth{% \let\\\@normalcr \@rightskip\z@skip \rightskip\@rightskip \leftskip\z@skip \parindent 1.5em\relax} \makeatother .... \...
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Why does unboxing lose margin kerning in pdfTeX?

Consider the following code: \showboxdepth=20 \showboxbreadth=200 \hsize=5.33333in \pdfoutput=0 \pdfprotrudechars=1 \input protcode.tex \setprotcode\tenrm \vbox{\noindent Test. Test. Test. Test. ...
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Why does pdfTeX use character expansion instead of line scaling?

In order to achieve better spacing and line breaking, pdfTeX can expand fonts. The user decides how much stretching and shrinking is allowed for each desired font, and in what increments. However, ...
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Opening a PDF at a specific page

Is it possible unsing the package hyperref to open a PDF that was not created using pdflatex on a specific page? I tried this solution: \href{run./FILE.pdf#page.12}{FILE on page 12}, but that opens ...
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Stop printing non-bold text in bold from PDF file [duplicate]

Despite everything, this problem is still occurring so I have re-opened the question. Even with: \pdfpageattr {/Group << /S /Transparency /I true /CS /DeviceRGB>>} Appended to the ...
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Printout of TikZ colorbar gives wrong colors

I want to publish a PDF with a print-on-demand service, but the resulting hard copy has errors in the printed colorbars. The colorbar is generated with TikZ by \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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Specify via a flag during compilation with `pdflatex` that some commands are considered/ignored?

How can I create a flag, which allows to specify during compilation with pdflatex that some commands are considered/ignored? Background: I want to create marginal notes with \marginpar{...} but they ...
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elsarticle class generating errors with author block

I am using the elsarticle class and trying to compile a document with TeX Live 2014. The frontmatter section generates the same error every time, and I am out of ideas how to correct it. The front ...
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TeXstudio (2.9.4): Doesn't stop rerunning for references and citations

I am using TeXstudio 2.9.4 as my LaTex editor. Most of time I just re-compile (using F6) but once every while I re-built (using F1) the whole project. This was working until now. Whereas compiling ...
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how to have underscore text get printed inside latex .tex document? [duplicate]

I have a latex document in which i have a variable whose value i am passing from different file. Following is the main latex .tex file. %Project information \newcommand*{\Title} {Build ...
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Crop output pdf page to \fbox

Is there is any way to crop the output pdf to the \fbox{} with LaTeX Macros? I wrote a macro to test such examples something like: \newcommand{\inlinebox}[1]{ \fbox{#1}% <--crop the output page to ...
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How to display an integral equation in LaTeX?

I want to display something like: My current attempt is : \begin{equation} Z=min E \int_{0}^{\infty} exp(-\rho t)\{ \alpha^2[r(t)-x(t)]^2+[\lambda ^ {-1}\frac{\dd{x(t)}}{\dd{t}}]^2 \} \dd{t} \end{...
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pdflatex with precompiling does not support .Tex file with Chinese filename

First I am sure, pdflatex can compile Tex file with Chinese file name without problem. For example, the Tex source content is as follows \documentclass[UTF8,hyperref]{ctexart} \begin{document} 中文 ...
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How to get big curly braces for an equation with 3 parts?

I am very new to LaTeX. I want to display this: How should I go about doing this?
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pdflatex fatal error because of Bad parameter value, font_mem_size

during plotting graphics with pgfplot I faced the problem of two many data points in one plot so I first tried to avoid it, but later I needed more data points. This question How to expand TeX's ...
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Get two tables without extra caption with different row length in one line [duplicate]

Code procuding "problem" (tables not in one line): .... \usepackage{tabularx} \newcolumntype{R}{>{\raggedleft\arraybackslash}X} .... \begin{document} .... \begin{table}[htb] \begin{flushleft} \...
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Get two tables with different row length in one line

Code: \begin{table}[htb] \begin{flushleft} \begin{minipage}{.55\textwidth} {\tiny{table1}\newline\newline} \input{"/path/to/table1.txt"} \end{minipage} \hfill \begin{minipage}{.4\textwidth} {\tiny{...
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TexShop/El Capitan update: some figures not showing

So I updated to El Capitan and I reconfigured the Latex paths from /usr/bin/ to the /Library/Tex/ etc. and my document compiles fine, with no error messages in the screen output, EXCEPT certain .eps ...
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Using ctexart documentclass and compile with pdfTex, is it possible to automatically add space between Chinese and letters or numbers?

In xelatex, space is automatically added between Chinese and letters, even if the there is no space in tex source. See here. But I found xelatex is slow, so I want to use PdfTex. So here is the ...
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.cls edit makes at-sign (@) appear in 'list of tables' and 'list of figures' between chapters

I am formatting my thesis and have been using a template for which a custom style file was created. The template had the front matter, such as "list of tables", acknowledgements, etc., listed in the ...
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Using PDFLaTeX inside C# .Net code does not load some math symbols

On my Windows 8.1 with MikTeK installed, the following C# code successfully generates a PDF file with Math expressions except for some Unicode codes such as plusminus sign: ProcessStartInfo startInfo ...
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Pdf viewer Texmaker

I'm new to Latex. I use Texmaker 4.5 with ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with the pdf viewer. I have this code \documentclass[a4paper11pt]{report} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \title{\textbf{...
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Padding Issue when Coloring Cells of the Latex Table individually

I created the following latex table in booktabs style and colored each cell with a different colour. But in the end, I saw some padding which is not coloured because of the different size of the cell'...
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Exponent with more than 1 digit [duplicate]

How can i format an exponent with more than one digit? For example i want $10^20$ and latex gives me 10^2 and 0.
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Print box drawing characters with pdfLaTeX

I need to print some unicode characters (of box drawing family) in my document. I found this question that is very similar to mine but is valid only for XeLaTeX. There is a valid way to do this with ...
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Pdflatex on OSX El Capitan

I need to use pdfLaTeX. I installed the BasicTeX.pkg because the readme indicated it would contain pdflatex. I have: /Users/tmb/Library/TeX/Distributions/Programs. Which includes texbin - I tried to ...
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Createspace package prints transparent layers in pngs as black

This problem is almost identical to this problem, but my issue is limited to the createspace package. The problem is reproducible with this code, run with pdfTeX: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \...
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Making a LaTex document out of a PSQL Table

Is there a way to create a document that looks like a manual from a postgres table? For example, if I had a row with Chapter number, description, and date modified, is there a way to format that from ...
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How can I add these information at the titlepage?

How can I add the name of university and the name of supervisor at the title page of my thesis? Do I have to add a command before or after \maketitle? \begin{document} \title{ Blabla } \author{...
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Why does transparent not work well in XeLaTeX and how can I fix it?

I'm looking for a semi transparent black background on certain table rows in a pdf document. I have tried to apply http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/62528/23302 and it works if I use pdflatex. But I ...
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How to get Unicode characters U+2713 and U+2717 to display in pdfLaTeX?

My document has \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in its preamble. I am trying to use the characters U+2713 (check mark) and U+2717 (ballot X), but I get the error: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \...
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How can drawing spiral by Latex

How can draw this spiral by Latex z-a_{n}=(e^{e^{-t}}e^{it})-1/2(e^{e^{-2*pi*n}+e^{e^{-2*pi*n+2pi}}), 0<=t<=infinty, n>=0,
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From where i can download the imamat class and how can i use this package in my tex file?

I am writing manuscript paper for IMA journal of Applied Mathematics in its template, which has the code \documentclass{imamat} When I run this for pdftexify then its giving the error message ! ...
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LaTeX + Gnuplot on Mac: Plot Not Showing

Right. Total novice here so you might need to go easy. I'm trying to use Gnuplot with TikZ to draw an elliptic curve. Using TeXShop 3.58, Gnuplot 5.0 patchlevel 1... don't know what else is relevant. ...
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Misplaced text when using APA

In my document, a couple of lines from one section are placed after the first couple of lines of the next section. This document reproduces the error: \documentclass[jou]{apa} \usepackage{pgffor} \...
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Why do I get these errors? [duplicate]

A part of the code that I have written is the following: \documentclass[chapterprefix=true]{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[german,english,greek]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Preview Package in LaTeX trim the \widetilde

Forgive my dummy question, i am not professional in LaTeX. I use Preview package to crop the inline formulas' borders exactly to the mathematical notation but i noticed the following: after using ...
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Formatting of the word [on hold]

When I add commands or mathematical formula (for example x \in X or \mid), then the white spaces after them are deleted although I provide spaces in the TeX file. When I compile it to generate a pdf, ...
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Problems with mixing Icelandic and German with LuaLaTex

So what I am trying to do is to use the letter-classic class with LuaLaTeX (This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.80.0 (MiKTeX 2.9) (rev 5238) (format=lualatex 2015.11.10) 25 NOV 2015 09:30) as included in ...
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Fake small caps with UTF-8 on pdfTeX

I am using arev package for a scientific LaTeX article (compiling using pfdlatex) and would like to use small caps for certrain proper names. On the internet I found a code \def\fauxschelper#1#2\...