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Math Spacing in the presence of a trailing/non-trailing comma

I thought I knew how to use a \hphantom{} but don't know of an easy way to handle this case due to the comma. I want to get the text aligned for the X row. I added the appropriate \hphantom{{}+1} ...
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Block quote with big quotation marks and opening quote on bottom

I wanted to adapt Block quote with big quotation marks to languages like my natural language German, but also some other mainly Germanic and Slavic languages (c.f. Wikipedia: Non-English usage of ...
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Abbreviations: taking into account spacing AND punctuation [duplicate]

So I'm trying to come up with some good, general definitions for latin abbreviations in my TeX template... What I did up to now is this: \usepackage{xspace} \newcommand{\etc}{etc.\xspace} ..which ...
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To Imply a Dash and not Minus Sign in Math Mode

If I am in Math mode, and I want to name a variable, say max-color, here max and color are treated as two different variables and two spaces are placed around the minus sign. Now, what I really meant ...
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Enclosing issue number in parentheses

In my bibliography, the volume number and issue number is currently printed as "volume.issue" I want to change that to "volume(issue)", e.g., "35(5)". Would this be something to do with ...
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How to convert dots to commas in mathmode?

For my study of physics I have to do various lab reports. Normally I just process all my data using python, gnuplot or Mathematica and copy it from there to my TeX document. Unfortunately all these ...
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How can I make an em-dash to allow for a linebreak on either side?

How can I make an em-dash allow a linebreak on either side? Optionally, how do I preserve the hyphenation points of the word on both sides? The following code allows for refrigerator---refrigerator ...
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\slash allows for hyphenation of only the word on its left; how to fix it for the right-hand word

I often use \slash to allow for linebreak after the slash. However I found that \slash doesn't allow for hyphenation of the word to its right, while it does for the word on its left. How do I use ...
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How to modify APA Biblatex style to look like “elsarticle-harv” style?

I have been using the \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-harv} style for a long time, since I newly swtiched to biblatex and it is only for natbib, so how to modify the default biblatex style or ...
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Standard single quotes for code in listings [duplicate]

In my code, I have curved quotes (see screenshot). Can I replace them with vertical quotes? This is my formatting code: \lstset{% % General design backgroundcolor=\color{lightgray}, ...
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What is the ConTeXt equivalent of LaTeX “\@.”

In English text, TeX follows the convention of putting extra space after a period by default, which I like. However, in the case of abbreviations it causes a problem. To suppress the extra space, ...
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Using BibTeX keys containing parentheses with Biber

I am trying to move to using biblatex with Biber rather than BibTeX. unfortunately, nearly all of my BibTeX entries have keys that include colons and parentheses. like, @BOOK{Chambers+Hastie:(92), ...
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To kern double em-dashes

In Virginia Woolf's novels, she used double em-dashes quite often. In Latin Modern, the two dashes closely set together without gap. However, In ebgaramond there is a little gap which is quite ...
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How to define a new command for guillemets marks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I would like to define a new command for guillemets marks. I know how to obtain them in LaTeX and those I would like to ...
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biblatex: exclamation mark in title of bib item interferes with field separator

The following code shows, that an exclamation mark in the title of a bib entry removes the field separator (here: a comma) which separates the title from the journal. How can this be avoided? If the ...
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author name with periods produces Et al

I want to cite this article: @article{kc2010ppe, author = {K.C., Samir and Barakat, B. and Goujon, A. and Skirbekk, V. and Sanderson, W. and Lutz, W.}, journal = {Demographic Research}, number = ...
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punctuation after a fraction in math mode

I use to punctuate my equations. In math mode, when the last "word" is a fraction, I raise the final point using \cdot like in x = \frac{3}{2} \cdot so that the "." is at the same height as the ...
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natbib: modifying citation style for particular source type, while others remain default

I'm using natbib and would like to modify the punctuation style for one particular type of source (classical texts), while punctuation for remaining sources should remain at their default settings. ...
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Remove punctuation (comma) after year

For American Society of Genetics journal (Genetics), the bibliography format is somewhat strange. It requires no parenthesis or comma after year field. Beadle, G. B. et al. 2009 Title of the ...
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Chinese punctuation problem

I am trying to move a Chinese punctuation mark to the head of a character. I am using the following macro, which works fine. But if I redefine the \CJKpunctsymbol, it will be a messy. Can any one help ...
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biblatex-apa: sentence case not working

Biblatex-Apa should automatically print titles in the reference list in sentence case, but for some reason it doesn't work (note the lowercase A after the colon): \documentclass{article} ...
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Quotes missing around title of arXiv papers (biblatex + biber)

I am using biblatex and biber. Here is a sample LaTeX file. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,firstinits,style=numeric-comp,maxnames=99]{biblatex} ...
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Dodgy quotation formatting. Both start quote and end quotes are in the direction of end quotes, [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically convert quotations in the form of “abc” to become ``abc" My quotes are coming up like end quotes on both sides of the quotation. How can I overcome ...
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What are the TeX definitions for the hyphen and dashes -, --, and ---?

I've tried latexdef which does not handle --- as the operand. And \texemdash is defined as a character. So that leaves me once again leaning on the collective wisdom of the group :)
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Using “German” quotation marks inside \newcommand [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: babel shorthand "| doesn’t work in macros I know there is a deeper non-understanding of LaTeX mechanics at work here, but I have no idea how to phrase my question ...
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Marks like “«»” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Guillemets in LaTeX («») I need to make some quote marks like this: "« »" in my Latex document. \begin{document} Some text with quote marks like ...
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List of mostly all quotation marks used [duplicate]

I'm seeking of a list of quotation marks used in different language. So far I found only this wiki-page. But there is only the marks itself in Unicode. I know about csquotes package. I just want to ...
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Declare acronyms and abbreviations to automatically correct spaces after periods?

If I understand correctly, (La)TeX assumes that a period after a lower-case letter ends a sentence while a period after an upper-case letter does not. Unfortunately, my documents usually contain ...
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Differing hyphenation in xelatex and lualatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: lualatex and line breaks after em-dashes I am working on a manuscript that can be compiled with either with xelatex or lualatex. The PDF output from xelatex looks ...
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two commas on first page

When I compile my document I get a very strange first page. It only has 2 commas and the pagenumber on it. Has anyone has this problem before or knows how to solve it? I have included a minimal ...
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Retaining double quotation marks in biblatex-chicago with British localization

I am using biblatex-chicago, current version (0.9.9b), with biber. I am loading babel with the british option in order to get the punctuation right (I need logical quoting). However, this also ...
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How do I modify the section tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a dot after the section number? Each of my section tags looks like the following: What I want is punctuation after each section number. I am not sure where ...
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Space after \textquotedblright

I am trying to put a text in "" using \textquotedblleft and \textquotedblright. It works perfectly fine except it does not put ANY space after \textquotedblright. In other words, BEFORE ...
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Using natbib with agsm

I am using natbib and agsm for harvard style referencing. My related code is \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{agsm} Then I am using \citep{} for citations. My problem is that in text I am ...
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Indexing, subentries, and see also

I'm creating an index using makeindex and I can't get the output to look the way I want. Basically, I would like to create an entry formatted as follows: entry1 ~~~subentry1, 2 ...
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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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Using \selectlanguage with csquotes

As per this question, I am using csquotes to convert quotationmarks to typographical-quotes. However, when changing language through \selectlanguage the quotationmarks no longer gets converted. (I ...
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Typewriter quotation marks in texttt

I'd like to do the text "conservative" with the quotation marks into a \texttt. However, when I do so, the first quotation mark is removed. I'm using the LNCS documentclass, I'm not sure if this ...
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How to get upright parentheses in the whole document?

My question is, basically, the same as the one in Upright parentheses in italic text: how do I force all parentheses in my document to be upright, without replacing them with some commands "by hand"? ...
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Need to remove comma after last author (only)

I'm trying to submit to a journal that has a non-standard bibliography format: citations look like this: Gordon, R. H., C.-E. Bai, and D. D. Li. 1999. "Efficiency Losses from Tax Distortions vs. ...
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Minted+Inconsolata: Straight Quotes

I am using minted to display my source code and the Inconsolata package to set the output font. Unfortunately, this produces the following ugly result (note the direction of the quote marks: ...
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How do I change comma to a colon in in-text reference?

In my preamble I am using: \bibliographystyle{authordate1} \usepackage{natbib} When I make a \cite reference the output is for example: (Lovell, 1972, p.133) What would I need to change in ...
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Ideal Setup for Swiss-Style Quotes (Quotation Marks in German-speaking Switzerland)

As far as I know Switzerland uses French quotes but without whitespace. So instead of « citation » it goes like this «citation» (to make it more confusing, in Germany they have the alternative ...
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Titles ending with punctuation in biblatex-ieee

I've just recently started using the biblatex package (with the biblatex-ieee style), and I've run into a small problem. I've looked at the .bbx file, and it seems like it should be easy to change, ...
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CJK spacing suddenly no longer works

I have been using CJK script in my documents successfully for some time, but today it suddenly stopped working properly. I did update some packages through TeX Live today, and recently I reinstalled a ...
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Is it correct to use a comma in this equation?

Consider: Then, the sequence $k_i$ given by (3.38) is increasing and converges to \begin{equation}\label{eq:weired_equation} k^\xi = k_1\times k_2 \times c \times d, \end{equation} where $c$ and $d$ ...
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Period after last author name in biblatex when terseinits = true

My reference style requires author initials without period-space but between the author list and year there should be a period, e.g. Cho JC, Kim MW, Lee DH, Kim SJ. (1997). Response of bacterial ...
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Consecutive commas with ae package

How do I output two (or more) consecutive commas inside \texttt{} ? ,, displays a black square, \,\, displays nothing, \verb{,,} display three consecutive commas (what the heck!), \verb{\,\,} ...
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Biblatex prints white space plus period before PART field

When I print the bibliography with a BOOK entry using the PART field, biblatex prints white space followed by a period before the PART field is printed. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? ...
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Quotation mark problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quotation with double quote and O results in Ö I'm having a problem to write this in LaTeX: "real-world" objects. My code is this ``real$-$world" objects But ...