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Formatting of the word [closed]

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\...
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Prevent italics after “.csv” in Latex

This is what I have written in my Latex file: Lists of generated file ".txt" were downloaded from the RCSB site, and the 'pdbesearch_3310382373986440321.csv' was downloaded from the PDBe site. %Fix ...
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Undefined control sequence \gll in covington.sty After Ubuntu Upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I'm now getting the following error when compiling my document with pdflatex: ! Undefined control sequence. \@selfnt ...malsize \@normalsize \else \@currsize ...
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Cannot set up vertical indentation of some chapters [closed]

I have a class file to set up a very long report file (a thesis). So, this document is actually a modified report class. I haven't set up the class file myself but I have got familiar with the class ...
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Missing \begin{document}, \maketitle in LaTeX

The following code is giving me the error in the title: \documentclass{article} \title{Test} \author{Test} \maketitle \begin{document} content... \end{document} Now I'm a complete noob when it ...
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How to create a book title like this?

This is Roger Penrose' book The Road to Reality's title Currently my document begins like this, \documentclass{report} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{varwidth} \...
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What is the difference beween all the paths from tex to pdf file? Which one is better?

There are several ways to get from a TeX source file to a PDF file using LaTeX: LaTeX to dvi to pdf (via dvipdf or dvipdfm or dvipdfmx). LaTeX to dvi to ps to pdf (via DviPs followed by ps2pdf). ...
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How can I place 5 plots symmetrically in one figure?

I am writing a paper wherein I have to place five plots in one figure. My figure currently looks like this: | plot 1 | plot 2 | plot 3 | | plot 4 | plot 5 | The image in the second row (fig ...
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make text center in each cell and fit table to the text width

I have problem with fitting a table to the text width. For example in the below table, I want to fit the table width to the text and locate text in each cell in the centre. In this case, I used \...
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Converting EPS to PDF fails on MacOs with Texlipse

On a mac 10.10.5 with texlipse plugin for the IDE Eclipse (newest version MARS) together with TeXLive/TeXShop I am trying to convert a tex-file with an eps image to pdf and I use epstopdf-package for ...
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Header for My Tutorial

I am new to LaTeX and new to this website also. I need to create front page header for my tutorials.(see the attached image). This is not header for all pages. this is for front page header. Can ...
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Compile error with tikzexternalize after deleting all cache/build/non-tex files

I was having an issue with my cached plots not matching figure captions after moving some blocks of text around, so I wanted to clear the cached images and have tikzexternalize rebuild its cached ...
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Compile a document without traditional pages

I want to compile a document so that each "page" will be one chapter (or section). These "pages" wouldn't be of any standard, they wouldn't even be the same sizes. I want to influence the width of the ...
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Difficulty in creating command for right alignment of text

I am trying to create a command for right alignment of text. The text must be kept on the same line if it fits on the line, else it must flow to the next line but must keep the alignment (right ...
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How to get gnuplot error messages displayed when using gnuplottex?

I use gnuplottex in LaTeX documents all the time, as I enjoy having the gnuplot scripts directly embedded in the LaTeX document. The main problem with gnuplottex is however, that the gnuplot error ...
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How can I have the Latex structure in knitr?

how can I have the same structure, I mean: \section, \subsection, ... in knitr or Markdown? Is there any possibility to include every section in a separate file like in latex? \section{...
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superellipse with pdfliterals

I don't know if this is possible, since I know nothing about PDF literals, so can I draw a superellipse with \pdfliterals, and how? I'd like to write a presentation theme for lecturer which draws a ...
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My graphic file is not showing on the PDF, nor is the succeeding text, why is this? [closed]

I have been trying to present my work via LaTeX, I am pretty much a beginner. I have used the following code thus far: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{float} \...
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How to define macros that are executed at begin and end of the page body or text column(s)?

I need a way to insert \special{...} or \pdfliteral{...} commands at the start of the page body and at its end, but before headers and footers are inserted into the box to be shipped out. The \...
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Miktex pdflatex no longer compiles pstricks commands

I have been using MikTex 2.9's pdflatex for several years with sample code similar to: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-all} \begin{document} \psset{xunit=...
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listings “escapeoutsides” [duplicate]

I know, it's escapeinsides. But how can I show only the part of code? Not by linerange? But by "word" range? For example i will show only code from //<B> to //<qB> //<A> class A{ ...
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\fmtversion not the same with xelatex and pdflatex

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \fmtversion \end{document} Texlive 2015 was updated today (tmlgr update --all) The command: xelatex file.tex creates a .pdf ...
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Remove unwanted plain pages

I can't explain why but after some subsections or tables (?), I get a plain page. Here is an example: Between the first and the second table, a plain page is inserted (as well as after the second ...
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How to know the font size and page layout from a source LaTeX file

I have a deadline to submit a manuscript to a journal for review. I have written my paper in Word 2013. However, the journal does not provide a Word template, but only a LaTeX template. I don't want ...
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DOI's hyperlink: include “doi:”?

The package doi renders \doi{10.1000/182} as doi:10.1000/182, where 10.1000/182 is a boxed or colored hyperlink. Can the hyperlink also include the doi: part? Omitting that is as peculiar as ...
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pdfTeX error font ppl8r not found

I am receiving the following error message from pdfTeX: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file pplr8r): Font pplr8r at 600 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! when I ...
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Getting “Dimension is too large error”, and when I resize the images it prints a black block [duplicate]

I recently reinstalled my setup with the latest version of miktex and Texnic Center, and a set of figures I had stopped working. This is the code I'm using: \begin{figure*}[ht!] \centering \subfloat[...
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Poster quality math symbols/formulas presentation

I would like to start/end a lecture by displaying a slide where a short symbol or equation is displayed prominently and fills up about half the screen, hopefully to focus the attention of students. ...
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Need help installing mtpro2 [closed]

I have texlive running on ubuntu 14.04lts. I am able to compile tex documents to pdf, except some documents which require use of mtpro2. After reading some instructions on how to instal mtpro2 here: ...
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pspicture-eps picture

I am having problems to compile eps picture and pspicture to Pdf simultaneously. I am using Miktex 2.9-winedit32. I tried Latex-dvips-pspdf and it gives me an error. I would like to know if there is ...
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write TeX log files in Ubuntu with certain permissions [closed]

Is it possible to give the files. including log files, written during pdfLaTeX compilation certain permissions in Ubuntu (e.g. -rwxrwxr-x) in advance?
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Page number of bibliography in table of contents is above or below correct value

In my latex document which uses the report documentclass and hyperref package, I have the following code before the end of the document: \bibliographystyle{plain} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{...
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LyX makes mistakes rendering svg graphics

I am writing a document in LyX 2.1.4 on Mac OS 10.11 using MacTeX-2015. I insert svg files created in Inkscape 0.91. Some of them are entirely created in Inkscape. Some are outputs from R that I ...
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includepdf is not working on a computer but is working fine on another [closed]

I have a strange error when trying to include a pdf file on a document that is appearing only on my laptop. Here is a minimal example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \begin{...
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how to display text properly inside equation in latex

how to display text properly inside equation in latex \def\DevnagVersion{2.15} \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[lined,ruled,vlined,resetcount]{algorithm2e} \renewcommand{\...
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Table/Tabular Row Spacing

I'm trying to tex a table with alternating rows. It's working but there is something like a non-colored gap/spacing between the rows, so it looks very weird: Here is the code for the example above: ...
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Texify crashes after Miktex update

Today I ran the update on my MikTeX 2.9 install on Windows. After the update, the following started to happen: if I run texify on my document (a MWE consisting of the bare preamble and a single ...
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Terrible kerning of double f in subscript of Latex [duplicate]

I'm "remastering" my PhD thesis which is in the fatigue of composite materials. A common term is the effective stress intensity factor, which is $ \Delta K_{eff} $ in LaTeX code. Unfortunately, when ...
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etex package still seems to be necessary in LaTeX2e 2015/10/01?

I've experienced this problem after upgrading to TeX Live 2015 and getting newer versions of all my packages. (Presumably some of those package updates are to blame.) MVE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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Is it possible to write a system of equations with variables in order when coefficients are not numeric

I am writing an assignment on systems of linear equations with variables x, y, z. I want students to determine a coefficient k which give i) a unique solution, ii) no solution, and iii) more than one ...
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Latin1, utf8 with Texmaker

I state that I have read many discussions about my problem but have not yet managed to solve. I 'the first time I use LaTeX and as editor I chose Texmaker. I'm writing on Windows 7 64bit. I created a ...
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Tabularx p column broken vertical line with manual linebreak

I have a table that uses tabularx with some p columns and some X columns. In the p columns I manually added line breaks. Everything is fine except the fact that the vertical lines that divide the ...
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Styling tables in the preamble for the entire document [closed]

I was wondering whether it is possible to change the overall format of the tables included in a document (article or report) without applying commands in each table separately? I found similar topics ...
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using my university latex template

I have my university thesis template but having trouble running it. I'm running it using TexShop in my Mac(OS X). Here's the template: \documentclass[oneside,final, letterpaper]{ucr} \begin{document} ...
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How can I insert the figure inside text without caption and label in LaTeX?

I would like to have something like this:
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Incremental build of large document

I am working on a document (using the scrbook class, if it is relevant) which will end up consisting of lots of text and a large number of tikz figures. Even when writing the very first chapter, I ...
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How to use synctex?

We are preparing an editor and pdf viewer in live code. Could you tell me how to use synctex in this application How to create forward search and reverse search? What are the things i need?
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voting via pdflatex

Can one use a pdf file output of pdflatex as a ballot and vote counter? I am looking for a ballot.tex file such that ballot.pdf will have the following properties: There are boxes of choices A,B,C,D,...