{sans-serif} fonts are those that do not have the small projecting features called "serifs" at the end of strokes.

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Sans serif font with distinguished capital I for math.

I work a lot with matrix algebra. I also give a lot of presentations. It'd be nice to have a good sans serif font to use for both. Currently, my choice is the bitstream vera sans with math package: ...
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A better way to achieve sans-serif typeface in figure and table environments

For some of my style files, I would like to have a sans-serif typeface within my figures. I have code which seems to be working, \makeatletter \renewenvironment{figure}[1][\fps@figure]{ ...
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\bfseries is to \textbf as WHAT is to \textsf

Neither of \sfseries nor \sfshape seem to work. So what is the command I'm looking for to change the current group to sans serif? \bfseries, \scshape and \itshape work, but I can't find the sans serif ...
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When to use serif and when to use sans serif font family

This is not a technical question. However as the FAQs say this place is about people who love to create well-structured and beautifully typeset documents I take my shot. I am often confused ...
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How do I change a font document wide?

How do I change a font for a latex document? I am using the \documentclass{article}, which sets the document in a serif font. I also declared \usepacke{helvet}, since thats the font I would like to ...
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PGF/TikZ and Sans Serif Fonts

I have a TikZ/PGF file created directly by a graphing package of the form \begin{tikzpicture}{dimensions} ... \end{tikzpicture}. The file uses \pgftext[...]{\selectfont{Some text here or ...
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Book cover fonts

I am typesetting my first book. I am using Computer Modern for the font. I am trying to decide which font to use for the covers/dust jacket. I took a look at a number of similarly formatted books, ...
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Simplest way to typeset entire document in sans serif (Helvetica)

How do I typeset an entire document in Helvetica/sans serif without littering the document with font changes for every heading/paragraph, etc.? Like this but with the paragraphs all in Helvetica. For ...