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Macros that can lead to double periods at end of sentence

Suppose that a document makes a heavy use of one of the abbreviations PhD, Ph.D., DPhil and D.Phil., and for the sake of consistency the author decides to define a \PhD macro and use it whenever they ...
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How to use \guilsinglleft and \guilsinglright in csquotes

I was reading Jan Tschichold's The Form of the Book and he suggest to use ‹ [\guilsinglleft] and › [\guilsinglright] instead of « » for the outer quotation mark. So, I wonder how to do it, provided ...
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Longtable formatting in List of Tables

I have a List of Tables which is comprised of longtables and tables. My List of tables appears as 1. Table 1 2. Table 2 3 Table 3 4. Table 4 5 Table 5 The 3rd and 5th table punctuation is ...
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spbasic.bst and natbib without comma

I have problem. I use natbib and spbasic. And I want to have citation in text like this: John and Jack 2012; Loess et al. But I have this one: John and Jack, 2012. ; Loess et al Can you help me?
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\langle \rangle with punctuation

Is there a way to write \langle some text \rangle where the "some text" will be written with punctuation and will not contain any math symbols ? Maybe there is a different command for this bracket ...
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Space after comma in empheq package

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage{empheq} \begin{document} 0,5 \begin{empheq}{align} 0,5 \end{empheq} \end{document} Good (normal) is comma in first 0,5 . But not good in ...
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package csquote edit enquote to get single quote

I am using the package csquotes: \usepackage{csquotes} When I'm using \enquote{my text here}, I get double quote. How can I get singlequote instead by using \enquote{} ?
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Hyphen Sporadically Appearing In Enumerated List

I am having an issue with hyphens not appearing in an enumerated list using IEEEtran. Sometimes the hyphen will present correctly, and other times it will not appear at all. Here is a working ...
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Does the comma look the same within/without the dollar signs?

In math mode when I type a sentence, my habit was to put commas/full stops/semicolons, etc. outside the dollar sign. For example, I would write Let the variable be denoted by $x$., instead of Let the ...
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Ascii punctuation characters in listings [closed]

Let me explain. When I put some listings using listings package, then simple signs are replaced with similar, but more fancy signs, for example: ' into ` and so on, therefore there is no way to copy ...
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Quotes within quotes breaking

When a word in single quotes falls at the end of the quotation, LaTeX decides to render it as "' instead of '". For example: ``He said it was `off the hook''' would render: "He said it was 'off the ...
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No support for American-style punctuation in csquotes?

I was under the impression that csquotes provides support for American-style punctuation, whereby a punctuation mark adjacent to a closing quotation mark is moved inside, not outside, the quotation ...
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Incorrect Chinese punctuation spacing

When typing Chinese using xeCJK, periods and/or closing square brackets are too closely spaced together. How can I get more natural-looking spacings (e.g., tweaking xeCJK settings to match the Word ...
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Makeidx, Subentries and dashes

The following is the type of code I made. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} ... something\index{Lois!Lane} ... \printindex \end{document} I'd like an index ...
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Conflict: \Makeouterquote & \begin{quote}

I'm having a problem with using: \usepackage{csquotes} \MakeOuterQuote{"} and moments in the text when I use: \begin{quote} blah, blah blah \end{quote} For some reason, this keeps the document ...
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Remove trailing period in Boxhandler package

Is there a way to remove the trailing period in the boxhandler package? It seems to occur with both the bxfigure and bxtable commands, but I have instances where I need no trailing periods. Minimum ...
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Automatically enclose \glt line from gb4e in \enquote{}

How can I automatically enclose the \glt (\trans) line in gb4e's interlinear glosses in context-aware quotation marks with \enquote{} from csquotes? \documentclass{article} ...
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Fontspec en- and em-dash ligatures

When producing en- or em-dashes with fontspec enabled i XeLaTeX, the ligatures are not produced, it simply prints -- and ---. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux ...
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My CJK punctuation sits in a margin

I'm trying to forge a macro to produce nice formatting for pairs of sample Japanese sentences and their translation, but I seem to have run into a problem with indentation. If I have a hard line ...
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Cut and Paste Non-Math Text from MS Word to a .tex file

I am helping a friend use LaTeX to generate a book of short stories. The stories are received from the authors in MS Word -- unfortunately that is only text editor most of the world knows. There is no ...
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How can I get straight quotes in pseudocode?

The quotes in pseudocode currently look like this: How can I get quotes that look more like a programming environment and less as if I just typed it with MS Word? MWE \documentclass{article} ...
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\mkbibquote does not close quotation marks if immediately followed by colon

The following biblatex record (embedded within a minimal LaTeX example)): \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @article{test1, Author = {Craft, Robert}, Title = {Stravinsky at His ...
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How do you code Mr./Dr./Mrs. in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Bit of a newbie question. I have read somewhere (can't seem to find it now) that if you wish to write Mr. John Doe or Dr. Jane Doe that LaTeX with treat the . as a full stop and add an extra space. ...
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Remove last dot in title numbering

My current document is processed like this: 1. Some chapter 1.1. Some section 1.1.1. Some subsection Appendix A. Some appendix What I want to have: 1 Some chapter 1.1 Some section 1.1.1 Some ...
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How can I typeset a quote directly above a period?

Is there a way to typeset a right double quote directly above a period (if the quotation ends with a period)? Not to the left (for example, ."), not to the right (for example, ".), but directly above. ...
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How to typeset an em dash in an alltt environment

I am trying to typeset an em dash using --- inside an alltt environment, but I get three hyphens instead of a single em dash. MWE \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{alltt} \begin{document} ...
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French quotation marks in titles

I'm currently finishing my PhD thesis. I use Lyx and the packages \usepackage[french]{babel} \frenchbsetup{FrenchFootnotes=false} I use the french quotation marks (guillemets) without any problem ...
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colon after Appendix name

I am trying to solve a simple problem but have been unable to find a answer on this forum. My question is -- how can I put a colon after the appendix name? I feel that it should be pretty simple but ...
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Centering enquoted text

I am using csquotes package in my document which has a title with quoted phrase. The title should be centralized, so it is nested into center environment. LaTeX (XeLaTeX to be more precise) handles ...
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How to make LaTeX properly hyphenate a word followed or preceded by a triple dash?

I'm using memoir class to write a novel. As it is widely known, writer comments inside novel characters' dialogues are usually enclosed between long dashes which in turn are written as a triple dash ...
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csquotes and invalid nesting with two nested \mkbibquotes

I was surprised when today I got the error message Package csquotes Error: Unbalanced groups or invalid nesting. After a while I found the culprit in my bibliography-file. It is a bib-item whose title ...
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How to cite correctly in a document with quotes in several languages using csquotes? [closed]

I'm working on a document written primarily in Spanish, but contains many quotes between quotation marks, multiple nested. It also contains text blocks that I usually compose with the environments ...
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German dashes: VR-Technik und --Methoden

I want to write VR-Technik und -Methoden. How many dashes should i use in the different places? I'm pretty sure VR-Technik is correct, as would be VR-Methoden. Should i write VR-Technik und ...
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Why can't I type a normal quotation marks in TexShop?

When I type the quotation by ``'' in editor and then output a PDF file, these symbols cannot display. For example, if I want to display "Hi", the PDF will only show Hi. I know typing `` ...
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How to get parts without prefixes?

I am using the class scrbook and I would like to have parts without prefixes (similar to the default chapters in scrbook), i. e. \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} \part{This Is Part One} ...
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When author field is empty, do not put colon after prenote in authortitle-comp

Preemptive note: This is not a duplicate of Empty author field in BibTeX. I am experiencing a weird thing with the authortitle-comp citation style where, if the author field is empty in a ...
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biblatex: mismatched quotation marks (italic/roman)

The Chicago Manual of Style says punctuation and quotation marks should match the surrounding rather than the enclosed font (i.e. roman or italic), unless they form part of a title, in which case they ...
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How to deal with different commas in text and math mode?

I'm writing a thesis and decided to use Charter (\usepackage{XCharter}) for text and Palatino (\usepackage{mathpazo}) for math. Unfortunately the commas in Charter and Palatino look very different, so ...
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biblatex punctuation issue when book titles end in quotation marks

The Chicago Manual of Style specifies American punctuation: periods and commas should precede closing quotation marks (§ 6.9). It also specifies that titles within book titles should be enclosed in ...
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Biblatex: field “series” has wrong format

This is my first attempt to create my own style for Biblatex and Biber. I used chicago-authordate as a starting point, because it matches many of my requirements. By drawing from information found ...
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How to get big quotation marks again

I am trying to use this answer to get large quotation marks, \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames}{xcolor} \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} ...
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How to correctly write number ranges?

Suppose I would like to write something like: "She has between 1-5 cookies on her at all times."; what is correct way to write such a number range in TeX? Is it: $1$-$5$ Or: $1\text{-}5$ Or ...
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csquotes: Using Auto Quotes to Create Block Quotes if Required

One of the great features of csquotes is that, using \MakeAutoQuote, we can simply type proper hard-coded quotation marks and have csquotes do the rest, i.e. turn them into the correct format (as ...
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What is happening to the quotes?

Here is my MWE: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \setromanfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} ``abcde'' ...
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Getting rid of period and comma

I am using apa.bst and want to know how to: 1) Get rid of the period after the year; and 2) Get rid of the comma after the journal title. I currently have: Baba, SA (1997). Democracies and ...
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macro that deletes whatever symbol follows after the code and leave no space

How would the following macro X be defined in TeX? word in previous sentence?\macroX . Next sentence gives output identical to word in previous sentence? Next sentence The motivation: a period ...
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Comma separator for \citet and semicolon separator for \citep (in the last reference with \citet)

I need an answer about this problem and many of the accepted solution herein (StackExchange) do not work for me! For example A comma separator for \citet and a semicolon separator for \citep ...
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Changing english quotation marks to german + greek text

I need to change english quotation marks: “text” into german quotation marks: „text“ through out my entire document. The problem is I used ``text'' and `text' in the entire document. There is ...
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How to define a symbol which never goes at the beginning of the next line?

I have created a very simple symbol, and try it in the main text. What I want is this symbol never show at the beginning of a line, which means TeX(I use XeTeX) always treat it as a punctuation. How ...
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How to remove the full stop at the end of each bibliography entry?

Using biblatex how do I remove the last full stops in the following entries: [1] Peter Fox, Richard Rabbit, and Franc Bird. “Animals are the better hu- mans”. In: Horse and Hound 10 (2011), ...