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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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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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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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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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divides, not divides and cardinalities

In group theory it happens very often that you want to say: "The order of $H$ divides / does not divide the order of $G$." But the length of | is then always the same: $ |H| | |G| $ produces |H|||G| ...
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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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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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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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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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Manually controlled size of delimiters in macros

I am using the amsmath package and I'd like to control the size of my delimiters manually, i.e. using the \bigl, \Bigl, ... , \Bigr, \bigr commands, instead of \left, \middle, \right. Now I want to ...
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How can I force \left, \right delimiters to automatically (!) have the same size despite line breaks?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \begin{split} z = \left( a + b + c \right. \\ \left. + \frac{d}{e} \right) \end{split} ...
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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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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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Size of TikZ ellipse node

When I set the minimum size of an ellipse in a tikzpicture environment, it expands into a circle if the inner content does not grow as large as the ellipse shape itself. Is there any way around it? ...
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Auto-Range for size of figures?

Is it possible to give figures a "range" for their size? For example from .3\textwidth to .5\textwidth or 5cm +- 10% or 5 cm +- 0.1\textwidth. You give a range for all images and TeX chooses the ...
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How to make math symbols bigger?

Is there a way to make math symbols bigger? Reason: I've used \sfrac{q}{m}, and those symbols appear far to small, so I would like to make them a bit bigger. edit: I just thought that \sfrac{q}{m} ...
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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 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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Adaptively sized delimiters that don't go beyond the size of \bigl and \bigr

I would like adaptively sized delimiters, but only up to \bigl/\bigr-size. That is, there is variation only between ordinary/normal size and one size higher. \documentclass{article} ...
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Get current font size as length

I understand from THIS question that the current font size can be determined. But how can I convert this to a length value? \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \newlength{\mytextsize} %This ...
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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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Create a resizable symbol?

Some symbols can be resized automatically with \middle when placed between a \left. and a \right. They can usually also be resized using \big or \bigg. Examples of such symbols are |and / and pretty ...
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Why is my prime symbol too low? And: Why are my subscripts not scaled accordingly when I use \scriptsize?

I have two (maybe simple) questions concerning the following LaTeX document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How do I change the aspect ratio of gnuplot output?

How do I change the aspect ratio of the canvas of a gnuplot plot in LaTeX using the gnuplottex package? The following changes the aspect ratio of the output but not the canvas size, thus leaving a ...
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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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Measure the column width of a table

Is there a way to determine the width of the first column in a tabular enviroment? I've thought about using a savebox but that would only give me the size of the text (and in one cell only), not the ...
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How to set size of pdf page in pixels and put a background image

I need to create certificates in pdf. I have an image, where the text must be put to the appropriate place. I managed to set the correct pdf page size and all margins, except the top: ...
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TikZ: different x, y scales but so that shapes maintain their aspects

I have some old pstricks code which I'm re-doing with TikZ. In my current picture, the x and y scales are different: \begin{tikzpicture}[xscale=1.8,yscale=4] However, this has the problem that ...
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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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Use dimensions \totalheight \depth for inline TikZ drawing

I want to use the current text's dimensional properties for constructing an inline TikZ image, such as an icon. The properties I have in mind for use are \height \depth \totalheight as described ...
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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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Automatic width setting in LyX

Is there any preference setting so that LyX automatically adjusts images width to \linewidth when they are added, instead of doing so by hand whenever a new image is inserted?
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Creating environments with different colours and sizes

At the top of my lecture notes I define the following environments: %Student copy \newenvironment{Notes}{\LARGE\color{white}} %My copy (uncomment out "%" below) ...
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Unify the size of two tables

How can I unify the table size and the font size for these two tables \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} % Table 1 \begin{table}[h] \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{% ...
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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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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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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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Typesetting a small function with Big parameters

I have a small function that needs to take big parameters. Right now I think that the function part looks too small and implicitly suggests it might be some kind of multiplication instead of an ...
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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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Reduce vertical size of tikz plot

The following code generates a color mapped plot. I would like to reduce the vertical size however, and cannot figure out how. Can anyone give me a hint? \documentclass[a4paper,twocolumn]{article} ...
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Create longer arrows

I currently use two relation symbols as shown below. However, as I need to put in quite a bit of information above and, in the first case, also below the arrow, I'd like to have longer arrows. In my ...
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Typesetting digraph with weighted edges, varying vertex size, multiple lines in vertex

I would like to draw the graph displayed in the following picture with TikZ and also do some modifications: Firstly I want to carry the labels of the nodes to the inside as a second line. For ...
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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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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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Bounding box is larger than expected when drawing in 3D

This is a semi-duplicate of this question I think, but the answers provided there don't seem to work for me with 3D pictures. I'm inputting a tikz picture into a beamer poster, but I think that part ...
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How could a verbatimtab environment in a figure environment be resized (perhaps using the package adjustbox)?

How could a verbatimtab environment in a figure environment be resized (perhaps using the package adjustbox)? I have some code something like the following: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering ...
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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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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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How to resize Feynman diagrams drawn with FeynMF / FeynMP (and their labels)?

This seems like an easy question, but I haven't found any hints on this, so: How do I resize the output of FeynMF and the labels within it? I use it like this: \begin{enumerate} \item Feynman ...
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ConTeXt TABLEs, how to automatically fit table size with text with \setupTABLE

When I type something like \bTABLE \bTR\bTD abc\eTD\bTD abcdefg\eTD\eTR \bTR\bTD 123456789\eTD\bTD 1234\eTD\eTR \eTABLE in ConTeXt, it automatically sets the column widths to fit the text contained ...