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How to type apostrophes in an easier way?

I find typing `a word' and ``a word'' quite inconvenient, because I find it rather annoying to type ` and `` all the time. Instead, I'd prefer typing 'a word' and "a word" ...
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How to display apostrophes correctly? [duplicate]

This really is a detail, but it bothers me quite a lot. When I'm writing a Dutch article, (double) apostrophes aren't displayed very nicely in the preview: they all curve the right way. ...
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Ending sentences in an aligned equation [duplicate]

This is more of a general "mathematical english/punctuation" question, but I figure TeX users will know the answer. The following sentence seems natural: We define the $xyz$ constant via ...
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Getting rid of semicolon in vancouver style bib file when using @Webpage

As the title says, I am getting an extraneous semicolon after the type entry when using vancouver style bibtex. Here is the example .tex file: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{amsart} ...
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Changing “and” to “&” and removing Oxford comma in bibliography

I need to change the "and" to "&" and remove the Oxford comma in my bibliography. I saw a solution here for removing the oxford comma that suggests changing the .bst file, but I'd prefer not to do ...
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Dashes (any kind) not showing up in table

I'm making a table that contains bond lengths and angles, and I can't get any dashes to show up to indicate a bond. I have typed (ETA entire table code): \begin{table}[hbp] \caption[Selected bond ...
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Use \index before or after punctuation?

It seems to me that you get different kerning if you use say\index{say}. than if you use say.\index{say} The following silly example is where I can see it: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} ...
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quotation mark (quotation sign) xelatex + polyglossia + csquotes

the problem I have is the "?" that shows instead of appropriate quotation marks (signs) when citing/quoting text in foregin language. I have searched manuals for the packages such as polyglossia or ...
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Hanging punctuation with quotation marks in left margin?

Plain TeX has a method of creating hanging punctuation, where a punctuation mark/character immediately to the left of some text sits effectively in the margin. I want to do this with quotes, so that ...
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Adding parentheses to figure references

Using pretty much no packages, when using the \ref{label of figure} i get just the number of the figure. Is there an easy way to set it to make parentheses around that number? At the moment I have ...
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Comma in front of & in the reference section

I'm handling with a problem concerning referencing and citing sources in APA-Style. Here is my example code: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, bibtotoc, liststotoc, pointlessnumbers ...
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Biblatex with ieee style still puts a comma after the title [and breaks my customisation]

I use the latest versions of biblatex and ieee-style [autum 2013]: The question was solved : Titles ending with punctuation in biblatex-ieee but I still have the issue: ...
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Hyphenation of words containing apostrophes

My question is plain and simple. Any way to hyphen words such as “Lor'themar”, “Kel'Thuzad”, etc.? Using \hyphenation{Kel'-Thu-zad} gives me this error, for instance when compiling. Error in ...
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Citation style: pages punctuation

Look at following \autocite-example: \autocite[15]{kant} Immanuel Kant: Freizeitparks im Harz, S. 15. How can I change the comma into a period? For the bibliography it's easy. I can use: ...
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Defining HTML-like tags as TeX macros

I have to admit, my catcode skill are not that good. I'm working with some templates that will be filled in by a programme (HTML::Template, made for HTML but very handy for LaTeX as well). I'd like ...
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How to get single curved quotation marks in math mode

I know I can get these fancy quotes `abc' I want to get those quotes separately. I know how to get the left one: {`}a But when I try just the right one, I get a different quote then when ...
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Global setting of hyphenation for words containing dashes

I'm using the word "Zwei-Drittel-Abstimmungsmehrheit" a bunch of times in my document. Often it won't fit into the current line, extending into the right margin. I figured out that the following ...
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How can I make my dash work with microtype?

Consider the following definition: \documentclass[a6paper]{article} \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \def\Dash{\unskip\thinspace\textemdash\thinspace\ignorespaces\allowbreak} ...
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Change period after the title

I will loose my nerves here... Please help me with this crazzy bibtex style code. I want to change my bibtex style file in order to change the dot after the authors and the title with the comma: ...
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ConTeXt: Substitute em-dash for double-hyphens

Background I am trying to substitute an em-dash for double-hyphens (--) whenever they occur in user-generated text. The fonts that I am using (Chivo and Gentium Basic) result in double-hyphens added ...
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Package: songs strange opening quotation marks

I'm typesetting a songbook, and I have to cite a title of the original melody just under the current title. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{mwart} \usepackage[lyric]{songs} ...
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Can cleveref be made to use the Oxford comma for multiple citations?

Simple question: Is there a simple way to get cleveref to use the Oxford comma? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[standard]{ntheorem} \usepackage{cleveref} \begin{document} ...
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Quotation marks around operator in math mode

I want to create formulae where the \rightarrow is enclosed in double quotation marks and appears like any other word in a formula. What I'm getting instead, are formulae where these quotation marks ...
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Using comma as a decimal mark with SageTeX [closed]

There are a lot of questions about how-to use comma instead of dot in standart LaTeX documents. But how i can do this in documents with SageTeX? P.S. I use online editor cloud.sagemath.com
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Comprehensive list of mathmode dots with explanations

I have read on several occasions that there are differences between the multitude of dots commands that TeX and amsmath offer. However, I am not sure up to this day when to use which, and how critical ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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Arabic comma in polyglossia

I'm writing a book of probability in arabic, and was using for this arabtex, which is now obsolete for my use. I've done my migration to polyglossia arabic, by the way, \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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pgfplots import data from table with comma as decimal separator

I am trying to plot data from data files which are using the comma as decimal separator instead of a point (as is normal in SI style (French version): ...
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Avoid inverted exclamation and question marks, when followed by quotes

In an automated system that is generating LaTeX to render PostScript and PDF, i need to avoid an ambiguity in LaTeX: Two backticks (``) produce a closing doublequote: “ A question/exclamation mark ...
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Left and right quotation marks aren't correct when using fontspec

Using XeLaTeX the following document produces the correct result if \setmainfont{Arial} is never called (the quotation marks are proper left- and right-quotation marks). Once I try to set a font (even ...
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Hyphen going into margin

I have the following issue with a hyphen going into the margin: As you can see, the Spatio-Temporal word has crossed the margin. How can I fix it in LaTeX? I am using the TeX template at ...
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Move periods inside quotes in bibliography

I'm writing an article in Norwegian, and the guidelines specify that articles should be quoted in the bibliography as follows: John Doe. 2005. "My article." A Cool Journal 16. My impression is ...
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\AtBeginDocument breaks csquotes nesting - or \xspace won't add space

A couple of months ago, I asked this question because xspace wasn't adding whitespace before an active quote. The apparent solution was to add \AtBeginDocument. However, this breaks csquotes nesting ...
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Should a code sample be followed by a punctuation to conform to the language grammar?

Let's say I have the following text: The first program a computer science student sees is usually program HelloWorld(output); begin WriteLn('Hello, World!'); end. or 10 PRINT "Hello ...
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Why won't the quotation marks and dash be shown correctly?

I tried to write a document having a dash after a quotation mark. However, pdflatex has problems to show the document correctly. It looks like the second quotation mark is missing and the second dash ...
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Multiple series of footnotes with and without period after \thefootnotemark

I am in the final stages of editing a complex document with different series of footnotes — mainly, a normal series using Arabic numerals and a second set using an asterisk. (Because this is a ...
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\footcite and \autocite handle comma differently

biblatex, with verbose-trad2 style, has different behaviors when you use \autocite and \footcite. It is weird because, in this context, \autocite calls \footcite. Here is the problem (look the place ...
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Quotation marks in Beamer

I have something like this \documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer} \usecolortheme[named=Crimson]{structure} \usetheme[height=7mm]{Rochester} ... \begin{document} \begin{frame} In fact ...
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How to delete a full stop on reference ending

According to APA rules, after each reference there must the digital object identification (doi). I use JabRef as a reference manager and for some reason, if I put an article doi on its "doi" field, it ...
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Multilingual document: Problem between babel and csquotes: \MakeOuterQuote{"}

: Line 5 is my problem... I want to use simple quotation marks in a multilingual document with csquotes AND babel, with the help of \MakeOuterQuote{"}, and I need the command \selectlanguage{ngerman} ...
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How can I replace a full stop with an image?

I would like to hide an easter egg in my document by replacing the last full stop of my conclusion with a (vector) image scaled down to pass as a punctuation, almost like a microdot. Is this possible ...
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How to reassign — and — in unicode fonts?

In XeTeX, after loading the font lmroman10-regular.otf, -- and --- are not matched to en- and em-dashes. Here-have--some---text. \font\rm="[lmroman10-regular.otf]" \rm Here-have--some---text. \bye ...
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Automatic german quotation marks

I would like to compile a file according to German standards, in which quotation marks are to be put like this: \glqq text \grqq In my LaTeX document I use quotation marks in the standard way: ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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How to automatically remove space before punctuation and adding after sign?

Sometimes when I write some text, I mistakingly put space before dot/comma or I forget to put space after dot/comma. I would like LaTeX to remove all space before dots and add space after punctuation. ...
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Is there a punctuation mark that does not take up any space?

I'm typesetting a text from a 17th century Chinese woodblock print. The original text is printed vertically, and I'm printing it horizontally. The text has the same number of Chinese characters per ...
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Double dot at the end of sentence

I try to make a class. I wrote \renewcommand\thetable{\thechapter\arabic{table}.} and under the table or in sentence I have e.g. "Table 2.1." but problem is when reference is at the end of ...
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Why is there no space behind closing quotation mark in enumeration?

I'm using the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[dutch]{babel} \newcommand{\add}{$\oplus$\space} \newcommand{\ent}{\textit} \begin{document} ...
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Placement of ellipsis

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $(1-\theta_1) \dots (1-\theta_m)$ \end{document} Isn't the ellipsis supposed to be vertically centered since they indicate ...
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The - (dash) disappears in document url

I have the following problem. I am writing a paper in LaTeX and at some point I am adding a URL as a footnote. It looks like this: ...