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Custom punctuation and format in references using [natbib]{apa6}

I need to change to reference entry format. I am using [natbib]{apa6} for managing my references; basic structure is as below: \documentclass[natbib]{apa6} \begin{document} ...
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How can I insert a special character at the end of each sentence?

I tend to write very long sentences. To easily detect sentences that are too long, I would like to make individual sentences stand out more clearly in my compiled latex document. I know that latex has ...
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Using “\citeauthor{key}.” at the end of a phrase renders repeated points

The present question is a follow-up question to this one: Preventing repeated periods in citations I have the same problem, using \citeauthor{key}. at the end of a phrase for a reference with more ...
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Commas in lists of items which themselves contain commas

An illustrative example I have in mind is, say, a list of coordinates I would like to typeset: $(0,1),(2,3),(3,4),\ldots$ I find that this looks a bit ugly to the eye, my best guess as to why this ...
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Line breaks between quotation mark and footnote number, while using xeCJK

At the end of a line, a break sometimes happens between a quotation mark and the number of a footnote, while using xeCJK. MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{xeCJK} \begin{document} This is an ...
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Closing quotes collapse leads to unbalanced quotes in some Balto-Slavic languages

The csquotes package does a very good job automatically placing quotation marks instead of dumb quotes in the input. This works well in many languages (e.g. English, or Lithuanian ), however there is ...
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Gobbling punctuation if command has no optional argument

I want to define a new macro that gets an optional argument X and a citation key Y. If only Y is present it prints \cite{Y} If, however, also X is present it prints X, \cite{Y} This ...
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Conditional dot

I did some changes to my LoF in order for the page number not to be printed with a dotted leader at the right margin but just with a short gap after the caption. Now I would like to have one dot ...
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Wrong ending single quote with \grq under XeLaTeX

I'm experiencing a glyph issue when using \grq from the german package under xelatex. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{german} \begin{document} \glq test\grq ...
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Remove period at end of bibliography items [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \nocite{test1,test2} \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{sample} \end{document} And the ...
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Different commas in text and math mode in Beamer

My question is closely related to this one. The difference is, that I would like to make a presentation with beamer and that I use standard fonts. As you can see in the following MWE the commas in ...
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How declare numeric constants with space without ~

I have written a document with some data that I must update at last minute. So I have created some newcommand: %-------------------------------- % Insert data here \newcommand{\srskm}{12,253~} ...
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pgf-plot: y-axis shows comma instead of decimal point

The ticks of the y-axis have to be displayed with a decimal point instead of a comma. I have no idea how to do that. I'm using \usepackage[english]{babel} and even the commad \decimalpoint does not ...
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Comma as letter and semicolon as operator in math formulas

Inside document source2e.pdf there are the following two lines \DeclareMathSymbol{,}{\mathpunct}{letters}{"3B} \DeclareMathSymbol{;}{\mathpunct}{operators}{"3B} which treats these two punctuation ...
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$a,\ b$, and $c$ vs. $a$, $b$, and $c$

If I want to list three constants a, b, c, it appears that both lines in the following MWE produce the same visual results, at least in the MWE itself and in all the experiments I have conducted: ...
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Why are my en-dashes and em-dashes light gray?

LyX seems to be generating light gray en-dashes and em-dashes in my PDF preview, when I use -- and ---. Why is this happening, and how can I get it to output normal black long dashes? Edit: I'm on ...
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Biblatex IEEE extra comma before and: author1, author2, and author3

When I use Biblatex with style=ieee, I get a COMMA and a AND before the third author in my bibliography: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Problem with lstlisting enviroment

I'm writing \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{listings} \begin{frame} \begin{lstlisting}[language=bash] #!/bin/bash echo "Hello,world!" \end{lstlisting} \end{frame} But the output ...
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quotmark error message

Does anybody know why I get an error message when I use \tqt in \section{}? How can the issue be rectified? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Modification of biblatex APA style

For my final thesis I need to use a slightly modified version of the APA style. Before I go into more detail, I would like to show you a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{scrreprt} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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Put parentheses by default when referencing an equation [duplicate]

I have this equation: \begin{equation} \label{eq:helicsol} x = y \end{equation} and then I have: As we can observe, the solution of \ref{eq:helicsol} and I get: As we can observe, the ...
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Biblatex not putting a dot behind “abbreviated” single character author name

Here it is claimed that using biber as backend is enough to correctly "abbreviate" with a dot author names given as a single character, however, from my MWE it does not seem like this would be the ...
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Quote marks - Inverted L / Gamma symbol style?

I'm using XeLaTeX along with the cjk package. I'm trying to recreate quotation marks like the inverted L symbols in the following image: A first attempt. Here's a MWE after looking at the comments ...
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How to subscript a single quotation mark?

I can do: \emph{f$_i$$_j$} to get fij But how do I get fij'? I've tried: \emph{f$_i$$_j$$_'$} But it didn't work.
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biblatex - Manually replace dash with en dash in bibliography

I use biblatex, biber with the style biblatex-philosophy. Unfortunately, the page ranges in the bibliography are produced with a regular dash and not an en dash. Here is a MWE: ...
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TeX quotation marks short-circuit optional argument with \ifx

In a command with an optional argument, if I put a string beginning with TeX quotes (e.g., ``quote'') in the optional argument, something goes wrong. See the bottom entry in the example below. The ...
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Babel: two languages, active shorthands

I'd like to use multiple languages in my document (babel), and both ngerman and british should have the nice shorthands active ("` and "'). The british language environment should turn "` into “ and ...
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Get comma between multiple reference superscript numbers

When I add multiple references at the same point in my document, the superscript numbers are shown directly next to each other. I want a comma between them but cannot work out how to do that. It was ...
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Backwards quotes in embedded C code

I used the csquotes package to make all double quotes curl the right way in the body of my document, but in the embedded code it doesn't work. I tried the slanted quotes and they don't work either. ...
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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 ...
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Color of dash gaps in tabular and dash endpoint alignment?

I am using the \usepackage[table]{xcolor} and the \rowcolors{...}{...}{...} command to get rowwise alternating background colors in my tables. Now i wanted to have dashed vertical lines and came ...
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Biblatex delimiter after journal title

I am trying to change the separator between the title of a journal article and the following element (In this case the name of the journal). however, I cannot find the proper delimiter in the §4.10 of ...
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position punctuation after a box

In this document I think the period would look better horizontally aligned with the floor of the box. Perhaps it should be bolder, too. If you think the alignment is right as is please say so. Edit: ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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How to prevent a stranded comma on the next line?

In this document, where I am replicating my original document in order to get the issue I am highlighting here, a comma is stranded on the next line: \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{extarticle} ...
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French guillemets specific look

I want to find the french guillemets in latex. To be honest I found them by many ways : \og text \fg{} with or without OT1 and french babel, but they do not produce the same result as those which ...
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Spurious punctuation in xelatex + biblatex + Cyrillic or Greek

Biblatex has a mechanism that prevents spurious punctuation. Generally, it works fine but fails with xetex and some languages. The MWE below compiles fine with pdflatex but with xelatex yields double ...
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Replace “dot” with “comma” using biber and verbose-trad1

I'd like to have a "comma" instead of a "dot" after the authors and before the title. In other words, replace the "dot" for a "comma" as the author-title separator... MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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Removing double punctuation when SI units with dots occur at the end of a sentence

I'm writing a document that uses a mix of SI and atomic units. The latter are usually written in the slightly awkward notation p = 1 a.u. with dots and all. (I know, it's not great, but what can ...
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Biblatex journal: issue, number punctuation

I use biblatex-biber in a report class, and need to modify my journal footnote from this: JOUR 24, no. 2 (1998) to this: JOUR 24.2 (1998) I am using a document style I did not create, and ...
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Can not redefine the command of \figureformat (\figureformat undefined)

I want to redefine the \figureformat to customize the output of figure captions: \renewcommand*{\figureformat}{\thefigure.\figurename} However, it gives an error when I compile: \figureformat ...
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French-style quotes look ugly

I want to use French-style quotes like so: «Quote» So i replaced the quotes with \flqq{} and \frqq{} but unfortunately it looks very ugly (see example) is there a way to have the french quotes ...
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use dots instead of comma in math mode with babel package use [duplicate]

hi i started to use math mode for lab reports but when i use the babel package (\usepackage[spanish]{babel}) the dots changes by comma, i been tried to use \DeclareMathSymbol and \mathcode.="8000` ...
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How to except code blocks from csquotes smart quoting?

\LaTeX newbie here. I figured out that csquotes can be used to automate smart curly quotes, and have added this to my preamble: \usepackage{csquotes} \MakeOuterQuote{"} This has the effect of ...
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vancouver.bst : How to remove the dot after the journal name

I need to remove the dots after the names of the journals in the references of my paper. I am using the vancouver style file. My minimum working example (MWE) looks like this: ...
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Footnotemark after period in bibliography

I need footnotes in either the pages or addendum fields of some of my references. Since I don't have control over the period appended at the end of those fields, the footnote mark will end up before ...
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biblatex: title and authors to be switched and followed by a line break instead of punctuation

The following MWE explains what I'd like to obtain: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} % \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @Book{ ...
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Is there a way to disable kerning of punctuation marks globally?

I use the font XCharter in my document. Unfortunately, I get undesired kerning of punctuation marks following capital letters like W, P and T – especially in the bibliography (biblatex). Is there a ...
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French spacing for semicolon in math mode

When writting mathematics in a french document, you should use the semicolon instead of the comma to separate the coordinate of a vector or a point (for example). The problem is that in math mode, ...