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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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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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Remove comma from moderncv's \cventry

This image shows the excerpt of a CV produced with the moderncv document class: Notice that after the bold text there is a comma. This seems to be produced automatically. How can I stop this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to use quotation mark glyphs?

There are several types of quotation marks in the English language (and in other languages there are even more). There are also several ways in LaTeX to represent these. I have seen editors, that are ...
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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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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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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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Detect beginning of a sentence in a macro for capitalization

Is it possible to make macros give different results at the beginning of a new sentence? Suppose that I want the macro "\secname" to write "Section" at the beginning of a new sentence, and "section" ...
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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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Is a period after an abbreviation the same as an end of sentence period?

Does latex do anything special with periods? If so, is there a way to differentiate end-of-sentence periods from periods indicating abbreviation?
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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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How to quote correctly with csquotes?

I am unsure how to quote correctly using csquotes and \textquote and \blockquote. In the documentation I found this general advise: \blockquote[cite][punct]{text}tpunct but am unsure how to really use ...
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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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How to get straight quotation marks?

How do I get straight quotation marks, i.e., " and ' in TeX? (No, \verb changes the font and this is unacceptable.) [Edit] I forgot to mention that I’m using XeLaTeX, and fontspec is a necessity. ...
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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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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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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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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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which variable controls separation of entries in entry set

using \defbibentryset and block=nbpar I would like to replace the default semicolon by a new line to separate entries in the entry sets. Which biblatex variable controls it?
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How to properly typeset footnotes/superscripts after punctuation marks?

I find the spacing of footnote marks after punctuation marks quite unsatisfactory, especially with sans serif fonts and compared to the spacing after letters. Example follows: I came up with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make en/em dashes work in Myriad when using it with MinionPro

I'm using MinionPro for the body of a document and Myriad for figure/table captions. Because I can't load packages MinionPro and Myriad at the same time, I load the Myriad fonts for the sans-serif ...
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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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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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How to break long URLs using common hyphenation but adding a line feed indicator?

I saw several questions like this one that request a solution for breaking apart URLs. I wonder if it is possible to hyphenate the words in a URL as it happens in normal text (i.e., breaking apart ...
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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 the correct way to write such a number range in TeX? Is it: $1$-$5$ Or: $1\text{-}5$ ...
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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-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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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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Double dot at the end of sentence when figure reference ends with a dot

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 ...