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how do I multiply a command argument with a constant?

I'm writing a novel and I defined a set of commands for starting a new chapter: %A \newcommand{\AKapitel}[1]{\lettrine[lines=3, lraise=-0.2,findent=-22pt, nindent=14pt, ...
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Display a breve over several letters

I'm writting with a very dumb question, buy I haven't been able to find anything regarding this topic, nor think of a more general topic to look into. I'm trying to have a \breve which scales ...
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How to replace parentheses with symbol of other font so that they are expandable?

I use Bitstream Charter for my document, but I'm not satisfied with the appearance of round parentheses. I'd like to replace them with the parentheses from Palatino, both in text and math mode. In ...
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Modify font color in a tabular structure

I have using a thesis template, but I want to insert a table like what I did in word. But you know, it is not possible to do that at all. So I just want to insert a like-most table. The image shot is ...
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Resize figures that are too high or too wide in LyX?

I would like to know how to define a preamble in Lyx to resize the width and the height if the figure is too wide or high. I've already tried this: \usepackage{graphicx} % Determine if the image is ...
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Anomalous bracket sizes when using the cancel package

I have been happily using the cancel package that allows to cross out parts of mathematical formulas for some time now. However, today I noticed a very strange behaviour in the size of brackets ...
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How can I fix the size of parentheses around stacked function symbols?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, I looked at a number of other questions regarding parentheses size but didn't find an answer to my problem. I'm trying to stack two function symbols within ...
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My tikzpicture is to large for my beamer frame [closed]

I'm extremely new to LaTeX and this is my first post on this site. I have a major presentation coming in a couple weeks, and I'm in great need of your help. I export Geogebra code for my graphs, it's ...
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Background image from tikzpicture does not fit the whole page

For a poster, I would like to have an image fill the whole page. This image is supposed to be drawn within a tikz environment as my other content. However, graphicx seems to fail at rescaling when the ...
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how to get the size of a \pgfdeclareimage

Basically I want to use a TikZ node to frame a pgfimage, so later on, I will add more and connect them as I see fit. I have this: \pgfdeclareimage[width=10em]{image1}{images/image1} ...
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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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 set the size of a single symbol defined via \DeclareMathSymbol?

I am using the following definition for a symbol I call \nstn: \DeclareSymbolFont{largesym}{OML}{cmm}{m}{it} \DeclareMathSymbol{\nstn}{0}{largesym}{"22} How can I set the size of this single symbol ...
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Shrinking large matrices by preventing column alignment

I have a relatively large but sparse matrix (say 20x20). Maple has no problem displaying it on a screen because maple does not force the columns to be aligned when the matrix is large enough : element ...