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How to add LaTeX style quotation marks to the Hunspell spell checker?

Quotation marks in LaTeX have to be added with `` and '', but this results in the word being marked as misspelled in Texmaker, which uses Hunspell files (.dic and .aff). I tried adding `` and '' to ...
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How can I avoid extra whitespace after using a macro before punctuation?

I have a document in which certain frequently-occurring entity names are replaced with macros, e.g.: \newcommand{\entity}{\emph{Name of Entity}} ... Lorem ipsum dolor sit \entity, consequat ...
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How to get the closing single quote in math mode

How to get the closing single quote in math mode. The apostrophe in math mode is displayed as prime. \documentclass{article} ...
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Encoding italian quotation marks

I've noticed that using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} my quotation marks are ignored. I've used " in my source files and i would like to see the same glyph(?) in my output file. I saw i should use ...
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Problem using “-” inside \textbf

I hope you can help me with this. I have the following in my code: \textbf{Legendre–Fenchel transformation} The problem is that the - doesn't show up after compilation. Instead it comes out as ...
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Comma after first author name in authoryear biblatex style with two authors

I am using the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[style=authoryear,% natbib=true, % enable natbib macros %firstinits=true, % ...
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Problem with Bibliography Style (ACM)

I am a newbie in Latex and forgive me if the question seems dum. I have the following entry in my Bibliography. @misc{fuller2011, author = {V. Fuller and D. Farinacci and D. Meyer and ...
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Asymmetric quoting in LyX

In LyX, when I enter quoted text, the generated LaTeX source has uses different quotes for left and right: `` for the former and '' for the latter so that "Ugly quotes" produces ``Ugly quotes'' ...
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Write command so that commas appear properly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \newcommand and spacing I want to write a command as a shortcut to insert text. \newcommand{\bl}{$blah blah$} When I write the command like this, "blah blah" runs ...
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Superflous leading dot in biblatex/numeric and beamer

The combination of beamer and biblatex with the numeric style leads to an undesired dot and space at the beginning of @MISC entries. \begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib} @MISC{www, title={TeX.SX}, ...
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Removing the quotations marks from the bibliography using harvard style (agsm)

I'm pretty new to using LaTeX but have so far found it fairly intuitive and am currently using it to write my dissertation. I am using the harvard and natbib packages to cite and create my ...
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Biblatex bibliography quotes break when using fontspec

As soon as I use fontspec in my biblatex xelatex document, my quotes stop appearing as proper quotes ", and start appearing as a pair of `` and ''. My minimal working example, first: ...
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comma like \cdot

What is the \cdot alternative for comma, or any other punctuation symbol? I want to raise comma symbol in a list of fractions to the fraction line. Comma is placed below when used next to fraction.
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Parentheses size

How can I change parenthesis size in whole document? I have bunch of 'coc(o)nunt' or 'co(c)onut' words. Standard parenthesis seems too big, footnotesize looks ok. Replacing any ( with ...
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In the minted package, how do I enforce straight single quotes?

Basically I want \mint{python}|'banana'| to produce straight single quotes, rather than the curly ones it normally produces (in pdflatex).
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amsmath nobreakdash definition to allow normal hyphenation

In the amsmath package documentation it is written: \newcommand{\n}[1]{$n$\nobreakdash-\hspace{0pt}} The last example shows how to prohibit a linebreak after the hyphen but allow normal ...
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Macro for handling placement of last quotation mark when setting quotes in text?

When including quotes in a text, there are some styles that need to be adhered to. One style is to always place the last quote where the actual quote ends, no matter the next character (e.g. ... and ...
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How can I check if a header has an ending full stop?

I am modifiyng some macros to enforce a section style that should end with a full stop. The full stop is added automatically, but sometimes people add the full stop and I get two. How can I modify the ...
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Correct use of hyphen, en dash, or em dash in compound words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dashes: - vs. – vs. — I know that there are many sources on the use of dashes both on tex.sx ( Dashes: - vs. – vs. — ) and in the real world (Wikipedia: Dash). But there ...
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Less pointy angle brackets

I was looking for a way to beautifully display UML stereotype titles including angle brackets like you can see here: What I came up with is $\mathtt{\ll metaclass\gg}$, however, as you can see here ...
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biblatex: is it possible to add a text directly after the reference number (without a comma)?

I'd like to add a certain marker after some bibliographic entries, e. g. superscript star *. It should appear directly after the references number and should not be separated by a comma (as normal ...
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own bibliography style with biblatex

My bibliography has to look like this: name, givenname; name2 ,givenname2: title. edition location : publisher, Year. e.g. Weck, Manfred; Brecher, Christian: Werkzeugmaschinen. 6.Auflage ...
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Redefining quote environment with tiny font and double quote signs?

I want to redefine the quote environment in such a way to get the output of the following code. \begin{quote}{\tiny\textquotedblleft Text \textquotedblright}\end{quote} I also want to fix the line ...
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Putting quotation marks in TeX document

Have to put double quotes mark for a sentence. I am using Xetex. For the input string ``The work'', the output is also ``The work'' whereas it should be “The work”. Below is the list of packages and ...
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Changed style of caption numbering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appendix changes sections and figures numbering I have a problem with some captions in a document I am currently working on. Usually when I compile the main file, all ...
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Change separator in Bibtex bibliography from comma to period

I've been editing a Bibtex style, the standard agsm.bst, to match my university's requirements. I've managed to get everything correct, except that the style separates the year, title, and journal ...
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How to replace a hyphen (-) with an en-dash (–) automatically?

I would like to set up my LaTeX (XeTeX) document in such a way so that I could type a hyphen (-, the one on the keyboard) and it would get replaced with an en-dash (–, the "longer" dash) in the ...
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Aligning Decimal Points in Table

I want to align two numbers in two different rows the decimal point. I do see a link for that here: Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns However, I don't understand how to ...
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How to replace the “.” with “:” in the proof environment?

I have seen a similar post here How to remove the "." in the proof environment?. But I don't know how I can modify the answer to replace . with : by using etoolbox.
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How do I get guillemets in a listing?

I'm wondering if it's possible to use guillemets («») in a lstlisting block? I have seen some solutions for including it in the document, but none with the listings package.
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Can I change the “range” punctuation in siunitx?

When using siunitx, by default, \SIrange{0}{10}{\celsius} will render 0 °C to 10 °C. Is there any general way to change the default rendering of ranges to 0--10 °C (i.e., using an en dash instead of ...
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Linebreak and \enquote

Using the \enquote{} command from the csquotes package my quotes seem to be wrapped to the next line a lot of times like this: This is an "example " sentence. Without the extra whitespace. Now ...
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How does one display straight quotes in the normal font?

From this code: \subsubsection{General Escaping Format} Generally, escaping MUST be done in a manner similar to most programming languages, such as C, C++, Java, or similar, for quoted string ...
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How to add quotation marks to fractions?

As the title says I want to add quotation marks around a fraction in \displaystyle mode. My first try looks very unnatural, as you can see ^{``}\frac{1}{0^-}^" The problem is with the first ...
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How to change the default ':' in subsection to paren ')'?

In latex, when I write , \subsubsection*{a} it produces a: but I want to write a) How should I do this.
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Linebreak between numbers connected by dash

In my text I am using lots of dates. Now I have the following problem: 1480–1541 (two figures and between them a dash) appears at the end of one line and extends over the line into the margin space ...
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How to put a full stop at the bottom, not mid-line, after an aligned matrix?

How can I put a full stop at the bottom rather than at mid-line following the end of an aligned matrix expression such as $\begin{pmatrix} x\\ y \end{pmatrix}$?
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Remove colon in the caption of a figure without using caption package

I know that I can Remove colon in the caption of a figure if the caption is empty when I simply use the caption package. But let's say I am using a journal-specific class (e.g. elsarticle) that has ...
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Replacing all dots in a document

I want to replace all dots in a LaTeX document with a call to a macro. Just doing a search and replace on '.' won't help as this will not replace the dots generated by LaTeX, e.g. in section numbers, ...
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Separation by semicolon instead of comma in biblatex' \cites

I am using biblatex+biber for the bibliography of my thesis. I use the numeric-comp citation style. Overall this works perfectly. I generally use \cite to cite references; but occassionally also ...
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Avoiding “minus sign” dash in listings commentstyle

Is there a general way to get listings package to typeset a hyphen as a minus character in the rest of the code (the default behavior), but typeset a hyphen as a true hyphen if it occurs in comments ...
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biblatex: different output for one, two, or three authors

I'm using/customizing the verbose style in biblatex. This is the desired output, depending on the number of authors (just focussing on the authors): Apple, Anthony. Title. [⇦ 1 author] Banana, ...
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biblatex, authoryear-icomp: brackets around the year in footnotes

I use biblatex with the cite-style authoryear for footnotes, which results in Chang et al. 2005, p. 1116. Faculty guidelines require Chang et al. (2005), p. 1116. though. Which files need ...
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How to punctuate multiline equations?

This might be off topic, yet I wouldn't know where else to ask. I want to keep up with the good habit of punctuating displayed equations. For example I know the comma (,) is compulsory in Here, we ...
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dot's shape of the italic abbreviation words

I want to write thief (pl. thieves) Which is correct, the \textbf{thief} (\textit{pl.} thieves) or the \textbf{thief} (\textit{pl}. thieves) ?
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What's the advantage of using csquotes over using an editor's auto-replacement for "?

Many editors (TeXnicCenter, Texmaker, TeXworks, ...) offer auto-replacement of " by the desired form of quotation marks, be it `` and '' for English, "` and "' for German, or whatnot. Usually, I know ...
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Siunitx: alignment, parentheses and font size

I'm trying to align numbers (that are bolded, between parentheses, etc.) by decimal points in table columns while using the auto-round option of the siunitx package. The following code doesn't work: ...
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How can I get my ellipses formatted correctly in XeTeX?

I've been using \dots and \ldots to try to get ellipses happening. Ellipses should look like this: Some text . . . and then some more text. But instead they look like this: Some text ...and some ...
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Replace “quotes” with „quotes“?

I live in a funny part of the world where we're required to quote text like this: „quotes“ (note the difference between the opening and closing quote). Is there an easy way to set up a LaTeX document ...
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Problem with using quotations in German document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quotation with double quote and O results in Ö I want to write a document in German. For it I write in the preamble: \usepackage[german]{babel} ...