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Wrong direction of quotation marks

How to change the direction of quote mark in latex? Both of them are in same direction. How to have one in opposite direction? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,onecolumn]{iiscthes} ...
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Impossible to overwrite a dot in subsection title

I am using a class from EMS (European Math. Society), which is largely based on amsart.cls but which has a specific line saying (so I read in the comments) that they redefine sub(sub)section(*) so ...
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How can I fix formatting (e.g., missing parentheses and punctuation) of reference entries created with biblatex-apa?

First, I should admit I'm still fairly new to LaTeX, but I love it so far, even if it can be a bit demanding at times. Regarding my issue, I searched here in Stack Exchange and within the ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in single quotes in a bibliography? [closed]

I want to make the title show ` ' around it with capitalization being saved. I could go through and manually modify the .bib file I suppose...
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When to use \dots, \ldots, \cdots, and blanks? [duplicate]

I am writing math. questions like these: Complete the missing numbers: 3,4,...,...,7 5+...=7 The rectangle contains four ... angles (choices: acute, obtuse or right) In each case of the mentioned ...
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Add a dot after chapter and section/figure/table number in ToC/LoF/LoT using tocstyle

I am using package tocstyle package to format my ToC/LoF/LoT lists. I saw already some answers using other packages, but none with tocstyle. And the use of tocstyle is "mandatory". I want to have a ...
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Putting a full stop in the end of an equation makes equation number appear one line below

I'm having a problem. I am writing my thesis in physics, so I use a lot of equations. Since equations are to be treated as part of a sentence they include punctuation in the end. I have all the ...
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How to type apostrophes in verbatim material

How can I type an apostrophe in \verb mode? I've tried using \' and I've seen solutions that work in the verbatim environment, but I'm not sure how to do this inline. Thanks in advance!
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How to remove comma from authoryear citation

I am using biblatex and biber for the bibliography of my thesis and the required bibliography style resembles the one provided by authortitle. Citations are required to be in the form authoryear. I ...
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Full stop after an aligned formula? [duplicate]

maybe this is not the right context to ask, since it's not really a tex-question. Hopefully someone can still answer it. After an aligned formula as the last part of a sentence, am I supposed to put ...
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Print en dash instead of em dash

Is there any way to automatically print en dashes whenever an em dash (the UTF character, not threes dashes ---) is used?
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How to change a comma for a dot before number of pages in book or thesis in references generated with biblatex?

I'm preparing a thesis style for mi University, they have very particular format requirements as usually. In the references lists, they already have their own requirements too. I can solve it almost ...
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What kind of hyphen/dash should I use instead of bullets in itemize lists? [closed]

Bullets are cute, but I don't really like them for my \itemize lists (in Comp Sci papers, written in English). I want something more, shall we say, drab, humdrum, pizzazz-less... :-) Anyway, I was ...
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A math prime symbol instead of single quote in text mode

I have an abbreviated name say ABC and I want to write something like ABC', but I prefer the quote to be the math mode prime symbol. Something like ABC$'$ will give me that, but is there a better way ...
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Breaking a line that begins with \left(

Sometimes one needs to break a line that started with \left( to another line that ends with \right). This procedure can not be processed though using the command: \begin{equation} \begin{aligned} ...
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Is there a difference between \ldots and \textellipsis?

I was just reading about text formatting here, and the following is stated about ellipses: Therefore, you cannot enter ‘ellipsis’ by just typing three dots, as the spacing would be wrong. Instead, ...
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how to set spacing after \endash or — in Greek font (GFS Porson)?

In a former question I described the wrong spacing in Greek texts written in GFS Porson after -- (I though it depended on \,, which it does not as Ulrike Fischer noted). To sum it up: The spacing ...
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Adding straight quote marks to \texttt

Problem: Inline text gets curled quote marks and I would like to format these automatically to be straight ones instead. Minimal Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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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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Spacing between quote marks, letters and footnote number (xeCJK)

At the end of a line, a break sometimes happens between a quotation mark and the number of a footnote, while using xeCJK with xelatex. MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{xeCJK} ...
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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 environment

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 ...