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Could not change level separator

When I use XePersian package the following code does not work to set - instead of . as separator in headers? \documentclass{book} \renewcommand{\thesection}{\arabic{chapter}-\arabic{section}} ...
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Using dash instead of point in headers

How can I set - instead of . as separator in headers? 1 Chap 1-1 Sec 1-2 Sec 1-2-1 SubSec 2 Chap 2-1 Sec I use XePersian package. The following does not work: \documentclass{book} ...
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make ``quote'' output as “quote„

I have a document in which everything is quoted in the form: ``quote'' How do I make them appear in the output document as “quote„ thanks
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Single quotes in csquotes

I'm using the csquotes package with the modifications recommended by this answer, to detect quotation marks in my text (pasted from Microsoft Word) and make them look good in the output. Is there any ...
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moderncv: unwanted punctuation

I am trying to prepare my resume using LaTeX but everytime after I compile I see an unnecessary '.' after the sentence. The code snippet looks like this: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % ...
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The punctuation signs; comma and dot, below footnote indicator is beautiful in the context of typographic styles?

The norm say: When there are punctuation marks (e.g. a comma, colon or period) at the point where the footnote indicator should be inserted, the indicator is placed after the punctuation in English ...
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how to enter a dot with whitespace preceding it?

I'm getting Whitespace before punctuation mark in " ." when I'm trying to enter the word .Net with whitespace before it. How can I fix that? What's the proper way of entering a . with whitespace ...
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How do I define a new punctuation mark?

Here's is some code for a variant exclamation point despite its various short comings (such as non-scalability) \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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csquotes: Footnotes after Block Quotes with Quotation Marks

Pretty often, I come across a situation where I'd like to add a footnote to a block quote in order to comment on the passage quoted. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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How to type left/right quotes in mathmode?

I want to type "left-quotes" and "right-quotes" in an equation. I tried $P(x):`` \forall x \in \mathbb{R}, \, x^2 > 4 \Rightarrow x > 2. ``$ I get The end sign is not correct. How to ...
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csquotes: always enclose blockquote in “ ”

I'm trying to force csquotes to always set a \blockquote in display mode but still enclose the quote in quotation marks, German ones in particular. How can I achieve that? \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Automatically convert " to `` or '' [duplicate]

Is there any LaTeX option to treat " characters (ASCII 0x22) as either an opening quote or a closing quote, depending on whether it's at beginning or end of a word? e.g. I supply the text like: ...
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How to change hyphenation but not quotation marks in bibliography with biblatex?

I'm using biblatex with biber and an authoryear style for my bibliography. My main language is french, but I have different languages in my bibliography (so I load \usepackage[english, french]{babel}. ...
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Biblatex, Oscola, footcite: punctuation

I'm quite happy using the Oscola style. However, I do get a strange result using \footcite: in addition to the dot added by \footcite there is another dot after ibid («ibid..» or, eg, «ibid., 3.») ...
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How to add a comma between author and year

I use the authoryear style in biblatex, and when I do for instance \cite{bauman2000}, I get: Bauman 2000 But I would like to add a comma between the author and the year, in order to have ...
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How to stop biblatex's \footcite to reverse the order of dots/commas and footnote number?

The biblatex \footcite command always moves points or commas, that originally appeared after \footcite, before the footnote number. For example, I have: \documentclass[oneside]{scrbook} ...
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Hyphenate when using underscore as a letter

In many place in my current text I have to insert something like Name_of_model for instance. I found the last suggestion in this answer very helpful. However, I am facing a problem when it come to ...
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How to leave a space after an em-dash with xspace

I wish to have a space between and after my em-dashes as I do not like the english tradition to collate them to the nearest words. xspace permits to leave spaces for macros but does not handle well ...
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I can't get a quotation mark when I insert my bib file from Jabref

I'm using Jabref to make my .bib file for my LaTeX file because I needed quotations for my titles. They work, except when my title is directly next to a URL. This works: [5] ASCE (2013). "2013 ...
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Redefining the emdash so as to allow hyphenation

OK, so I use the emdash as follows: someword---anotherword, but the problem is this prevents hyphenation of both words around the dash. I can fix this by replacing --- with \textemdash, but I was ...
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biblatex-verbose: Comma after editor instead of period

The period after “Editor” should be a comma. I tracked down the byeditor+others bibmacro, but couldn’t figure out what I needed to change. A \DeclareFieldFormat, which has helped with punctuation in ...
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What is the preferred/correct way to punctuate menu sequences in manuals?

Since computers are around for quite a while now and menues turned out a success as user interface elements, I’m wondering whether there were efforts made to standardize a certain way of punctuation ...
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Comma in legend in pgfplots

The following code with the comma in the legend entry fails to compile. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Bibliography using biblatex, XeTeX and bidi creating wrong punctuation

Although a Newbie, I have been using XeTeX, bidi and biblatex with great success in Urdu. I have alphabetical footnotes with most of the secondary sources in the endnotes. The endnotes and ...
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Problem with \cdashline and package arydshln

I have a problem with \cdashline. I use the \cdashline in a matrix but I have an error with \usepackage{arydshln} I think: ! Use of \x doesn't match its definition. \LT@array ->\adl@arrayinit ...
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Angle Quotes with English Text and English Figure and Table Labels

I use a standard package, csquotes, to handle quotes. But if I use it like in the MWE below, then in front of every table I get foreign language spelling for figure and table instead of English figure ...
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Redefining — ligature [duplicate]

Is there a way of redefining the em-dash ligature --- so as to mean \,---\,? Something like: \let\oldemdash--- \def---{\,\oldemdash\,} which of course doesn't work.
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lstlistings - How to highlight single quotes og keywords

I want to highlight some keywords in a listing. One keyword has an apostrophe. I searched and read already quite some time and found a couple of postings that textcomp could be very helpful for ...
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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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PDFLaTeX: Straight quotes in URLs (no smartquotes in urls)

Is it somehow possible to have straight quotes in URL's? Especially the single quote sign would be important to me, as this is the most confusing character within URL's, as the reader might not know ...
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Hanging punctuation with \enquote

Following this advice on tex.sx, I'm using csquotes. And I'd like to have hanging punctuations, for instance that left-quotation marks are displayed in the margins. I focus on this point in this ...
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Why can't LaTeX smartly match the double quote?

In many word processors, when you type " twice, it will give you a left and right double quotation marks in sequence, they are smartly matched. Why does latex end up with using, ``Blahblahblah...'' ...
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Separating plural possessive apostrophe from closing double-quote [duplicate]

Let's say that I have a plural noun that I am trying to make the possessive form of, for example, butchers'. Let's say that for some reason I need to enclose this word directly inside double-quotes, ...
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Automating processing of trailing punctuation (if any) for hyperlinks

This is a follow-up to Should Hyperlinks include trailing puctuation as part of the link text?, and this question is about automating the processing of the trailing character. I would like to be able ...
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Should Hyperlinks include trailing puctuation as part of the link text?

I realize that this may be a subjective question, but I think this site is the best place for this. I am trying to determine if any trailing punctuation should be part of the link text. The ...
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Curly Braces: adding half-spaces around each brace

When I use the commands \{ and \}, the braces rendered are "too tight" or hug too closely to the text and math that lies between them. I would like to redefine \{ to \{\,, and \} to \,\} , but I'm ...
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The quote environment and the typographically correct notation of reference

This is a typography and latex related question. I have seen various examples of how the quote environment and the belonging reference to the quote are used. What is correct in the following minimum ...
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Microtype and LuaTeX: changing protrusion and hanging punctuation

I'm experimenting (using TeXLive 2013) with having my punctuation marks extend fully into both the left and right margins. I don't know how to include images so I'll do my best to format this here to ...
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How to write “dumb” quotes?

I need to cite a part of a string, which contains "dumb" quotes, and I want to keep them like this. When I write the quotes like they are, I face two problems: The spacing behind a quote is missing ...
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Set the number of inverted commas automatically based on document language

For some languages, babel would automatically interpret the inverted commas and convert it to the proper form of the selected language. For example, with Hungarian, when one begins a quotation and ...
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How to add vertical and horizontal dashed lines in array and tabular enviroments?

I want to present big matrices using concatenation of rows and columns with dashed lines. Also, I need to do the same for some tables. Is there any way to insert dashed lines in arrays and tabulars, ...
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How to type mdash in bibtex [duplicate]

How can I type the HTML — character into the title field of my .bib file?
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Help on dealing with items divided with slash

I am using a number of items in text that are divided with a slash. For example dates in different calendars or names of locations, such as 585/1190~CE (the first number is the year in Islamic lunar ...
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BibTeX writes “pages” where it should be “page”

In a book I'm citing, the pages are numbered as following: X-Y, where X is the chapter number and Y is the number of the page in that chapter. For example, the fifth page of the third chapter would be ...
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Why this " (one symbol) works as one double quote as well

According all the tutorials I could found, I need to use `` + '' (two single quote symbol) to produce the double quote. However, it seems that `` + " (one symbol) works as well. Is ...
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Punctuation after multiline math diagram

How to place the punctuation after multiline math diagram at the last line rather than the first line as the case showed in my following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to modify a bibliography style to surround titles in quotes in a bibliography?

My advisor wants me to cause all titles for papers, books, and articles in " for my thesis in my bibliography. I am using natbib and the plainnat bibliography style and am unsure how to do this. I am ...
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Variations in ldots

Here is my code: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{unicode-math} %\setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} The letters $a, \ldots, z$ are used. \end{document} It produces this ...
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Automatically replace open quote with accent

Shaloha, My Emacs/AUCTeX combination used to automatically replace a single open quote ' with an accent `, as is required by LaTeX. Many machines and .emacs files later, it doesn't do that anymore. I ...
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How do I make ``` appear as ' + “ and not ”+ '?

It may look like a minor difference, but I'm trying to put quotation marks between single quotes, e.g. ‘“go away” he said’ but ''' results in “‘go away” he said’ which is not what I ...