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How to make a symbol adjust its size globally and locally

In the following code I have created a bullseye symbol. What I want to do is to allow its size to change dynamically both globally (document class option say 10pt, 11pt or 12pt) or locally by using ...
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How to increase the size of a curly bracket size without \left and \right

I would like to ask how to increase the dimension of the curly bracket in the second item of the following list: \begin{enumerate} \item Draw $\tilde{\theta}$ from $j$ \item Calculate $\nu = \min \{ ...
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Multiple different meta for marker color and marker size

How do I set the color of a marker with one meta column in a table AND its size with another meta column? So in this minimal working example, how can I set the marker size with 'w1' and the color ...
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In exponents, parenthesis too small, \big too big

When something big (a fraction, a sum, an integral...) appears within a pair of parenthesis, one can typically use \left(...\right) to get delimiters large enough to surround the contents. The ...
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How to declare variable sizes in tikz to let LaTeX decide how to fill the page

LaTeX sometimes does some tricks to fill lines to the end, to fill pages up to the bottom and to prevent pages only containing a single line of text. When I create some tikzpictures there are ...
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Smaller membership symbol

To mean that x is an element of X, we can write x \in X. However, in the standard packages, the membership symbol that results is too big; it draws too much attention to itself. This is especially ...
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How to type a tall / symbol?

Say I want \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \[cl(V, q) =\left (\sum_{r=0}^{\infty} \bigotimes^r V\right)/\{v\otimes v = -q(v,v)\}\] \end{document} How to make the "/" symbol longer to ...
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Automatic scaling of kiviat diagrams

\documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table]{xcolor} \usepackage[upright]{fourier} \usepackage{tkz-kiviat,numprint,fullpage} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} ...
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Fitting tables into beamer

I have some tables in my presentations that are rather big. I found out how to use \resizebox to fit them into my page. Unfortunately this only works for tables that are wide. For long tables, my ...
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Change part of table column size

I would like to know if there is a way, that I can resize part of a column, while keeping the rest the same size. Such that I would get this: Column ___| ___| ___| _______| _______| _______| I ...
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Beamer: how to show a logo in the vertical bar only if there is enough space left?

I would like to insert an additional (other than the top-left one) logo in a beamer presentation using Palo Alto theme, so that it appears in the navigation bar ONLY if there is enough space left. ...
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How to increase the size around text in \psframebox

when using \psframebox the size between text and corners of the box is really small. Is there a way to increase that? My minimal example: \documentclass[dvips]{article} \usepackage{pst-all} ...
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Using \Mathsmaller in math display mode makes the character appear to the right of the symbol itstead of below it

I am trying to use \prod in math display mode but it appears large (larger than I want it to be) but when I use \mathsmaller from the relsize package the letter appears on right side of it instead of ...
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How to vertically align title when reducing the header size in Beamer Palo Alto theme?

I tried for some time to adjust the height of the header in Beamer Palo Alto theme. I now managed to do so, but now I have the problem that the title in the header is not properly aligned anymore. ...
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Custom TikZ node with svg path not clipped

I would like to make a custom node shape with a small picture (on north east) using the svg directive of TikZ, because the picture comes from a svg path. As you can see with this simple code, the ...
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Enlarge the integral sign proportional to its content

In LaTeX you have a command like \left(\right) to enlarge the brackets proportional to the content between the brackets. for instance \left(a\right) will produce smaller brackets than ...
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How do I make one minipage the same size as another?

I'm writing a LaTeX document into which I want to put two boxes, in a row next to each other, which will contain varying length content. I want each box to be the same height, and that height needs ...
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How to control the vertical height of boxes

I would like to create boxes where I can control the height of the boxes. Right now I have used the command. \colorbox{calcclr}\makebox[\textwidth-2\fboxsep][l]{#1}}} This gives me a box that ...
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How to make the function identifier ( f(x) ) more dominant?

When a function has a rather complex set of parameters, the function identifier (usually simply f), gets dwarfed by the parentheses and the parameters inside of them: As you can see in the red ...
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How to set equal size of cells in tabular environment when \multicolumn extend the size of above cell?

The code example is shown as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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\includegraphics[width=40mm], reserves correct space, but includes full size image

I'm using the following code to include an image. The reserved space in the resulting .pdf document is correct and changes according to the width I set. Nevertheless, the .png is always embedded in ...
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Bounding box is larger than expected when drawing a curved path

I have been working on logo for my department and I have the following code. The problem is that whenever I compile the diagram seems to be larger than the actual logo. I do not know what is the ...
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What are the possible dimensions / sizes / units LaTeX understands?

I know there are different ways of expressing sizes or dimensions in LaTeX such as points (pt), inches (in) and ex. As some commands, such as \hspace understand all of them, I would like to have a ...
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Big Parenthesis in an Equation

I have an equation contained inside \[...\], which automatically makes a \sum with sub- and superscripts turn big--so that the summation sign looks awkward inside parenthesis. Any idea how to make ...
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Is there a “medium” \cap?

When displaying the intersection symbol in equations, e.g., $$Hom(A,B) \cap Hom(B,C)$$ I find that the "cap" is too small; its height is, in fact, subordinate to the surrounding content. On the ...
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label in subcaption and customize cell size of an array

Using the following code \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{subcaption} \DeclareCaptionSubType*[arabic]{table} \captionsetup[subtable]{labelformat=simple,labelsep=space} ...
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Creating stackoverflow like tags

I'm trying to create stackoverflow like tags. Currently I'm using an \fbox{text} to create the tags, which works, but not all boxes have the same height (it seems that letters like 'p' make a box take ...
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Remove “white parts” of tikz picture

I have a tikz picture, which consists of a visible part on the left side and a white part on the right side (for some constructive reasons). Now I would like to redefine the size so that the new ...
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quotchap: Changing formatting and number size

I am using the quotchap package to format chapter headings in a document. I know how to change the default font size for the chapter headings, but I don't know how to make it bold. I would like also ...
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Image is not showing full width and height [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Image from \includegraphics showing in wrong image size Image is not showing full width and height, it is showing 100% as single dot, when you zooming view this picture ...
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PDF printer decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

This is probably not exactly a TeX question, but I assume many people concerned with TeX might also have ideas about this issue. If I compile the following "minimum" example with pdflatex on Windows, ...
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Problem with positioning a figure environment inside \resizebox

I'm writing a document including figures exported from Inkscape (in pdf+latex format). These figures use a figure environment containing all the text labels and a \includegraphics macro that imports ...
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How to make a textbox with this TikZ code ?

I made this with TikZ : \usetikzlibrary{calc} \def\banlen{3} \xdefinecolor{mycolor}{RGB}{62,96,111} % Neutral Blue \def\bancolor{mycolor} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0.25,0.25) rectangle (5,-2); % ...
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How can I fix this problem: “Cannot determine size of graphic” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI I have the following line in my tex file: \includegraphics[width=1.0\textwidth]{pic.png} There is no error ...
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Trim image by number of pixels

Is it possible to trim an image by a certain number of pixels rather than a length? I have a set of images that I'm including, and in one figure, a trim of 135 on the bottom works nicely, but a ...
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Image from \includegraphics showing in wrong image size

When I use the following to embed an image: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \includegraphics{my_image} \caption{blaaa} \label{fig:blaaa} \end{figure} whereas my_image is a JPG file, the ...
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Height of sparkline

I'm trying to place a sparkline in a ctable using the sparklines package. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{ctable} \usepackage{sparklines} \begin{document} \ctable[ caption = ...
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Turnstile package

I am fairly new to TeX, so I may be missing something simple, but I can't seem to adjust the height of the turnstile objects produced by the turnstile package. In particular, if the symbol appears as ...
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How to put part of a TikZ graphic into a box to measure its size

After adding support for tooltips today in pdfcomment (\pdftooltip) I wanted to make a TikZ example with tooltip annotations. Within \pdftooltip the annotated element is set into a box to measure the ...
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Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected

Took me 6 hours today and still doesn't work, the error is : Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected mf-texlive/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def Example document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Matrix doesn't shrink when put in fraction.

This is my minimal example, the problem is the different size of the two x. I would expect the matrix to be shrunken too, but it isn't. Why is this and how is it corrected? ...
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Accolade to take objects together in TikZ

Is there a way to draw an accolade ({-symbol) that groups things together in TikZ? I want the accolade to group let's say three rectangles. That means the top of the upper reactangle must be the top ...
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Creating a table that uses all available space

Is there a way to use tabular or some other method to create a table that expands to use the entire available space? So if I created a table with 4 rows, each row would use 25% of the space. Thanks! ...
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Avoid figures encroaching on page numbers with LyX

I'm using LyX and have figures in floats and wraps but some of them are too high on the page when converted to PDF and overlap with page numbers. Is there a way to avoid this and respect the text ...
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Big table with rotated column labels using booktabs

I'm trying to get a big table to fit into my document using the booktabs package, but it is too wide. An example of a couple of rows of the table is given below. I'm using the ...
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Large table is placed on extra page

I am using LaTeX, and I have a large table in my report, the height of table is a little more than half of the paper. all the text after the table will go to the next page, and in this page just the ...
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How to change the size of nodes?

How is it possible to change the size of a node, for example: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw node[fill,circle]{} (0,0);% \end{tikzpicture} How to make the circle smaller or larger?
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Tikz - move/reposition arrow decorations (arrowhead length/size)

I'm trying to build a 'dimension line' macro for Tikz: \documentclass{article} % note: with \documentclass{minimal}, this example fails with: % ! Undefined control sequence. % ...
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Maximizing page usage for a table

I'm printing a table enclosing 4 other data tables, one per page, and would like to maximize the space available by reducing the margins as much as possible. I still need the page number, but wonder ...
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How to make CircuitTikZ symbols smaller

Is there a way to make symbols of the CircuitTikz package smaller (like ports). Using small/tiny as argument doesn't help.