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Is there any reason not to use \let to redefine a deprecated control sequence to the currently recommended one?

I understand that \bf and \it are both deprecated in the current version of LaTeX. To the best of my knowledge, the correct control sequences replacing them are \bfseries and \itshape. Is there any ...
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How to implement a verbatim or null environment using a boolean within \newcommand

I am trying to use a boolean environment within a \newcommand statement to selectively implement a verbatim environment. When I set the boolean to true it should put the "Answer" within the verbatim ...
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What packages provide text/command substitution for LaTeX, XeTeX and LuaLaTeX?

I am aware of the following: xesearch - Allows both text and command substitution. Only for XeLaTeX Simple example: \usepackage{xesearch} \SearchList{list1}{Hello}}{hlw} Any time "hlw" is ...
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Substituting with \StrSubstitute does not work

I am having a problem substituting string using \StrSubstitute. The way I understand the function, as according to the documentation (page 7/8), it should work with three arguments. It should search ...
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Is there a way to eliminate the “\” in frequently used LaTeX commands?

The "\" in all of the commands requires frequent finger gymnastics of the pinky of the right hand in LaTeX, at least for the touch typist. It occurred to me that although it makes things more ...
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Latex tikspicture environment : replacing some tikz commands with a macro [closed]

I try to replace part of tikz commands inside a tikzpicture environment, with no success so far. Examples: \newcommand{\drawIt}{\path [draw] (4,100)--(5,150)} \begin{tikzpicture} \path [draw] ...
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substitute widetilde in one font for another in plain tex

I am using newtx fonts in plain TeX. However, I prefer most of cmex to ntxexx. There is one exception (so far that I have found), the \widetilde, which is beautiful in ntxexx. I do not have any ...
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How to 'un-nest' nested macros?

Sometimes I have to typeset documents with nested definitions like these: \def\foo{\ensuremath{foo}\xspace} \def\baz{\ensuremath{\beta}\xspace} \def\qux{{\ensuremath{{\foo\mskip -3mu/\mskip ...
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Context sensitive glyph appears even when hyphenation removes the context

The Alegreya font has a pretty clever feature by which it substitutes the regular f glyph with a variant that has a longer cross stroke when the f is followed by t. The result is that the two cross ...
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babelbib “disables” substitution in English, but not in German

I have a really weird problem: When changing the babel language in combination with the use of babelbib, certain substitutions stop working altogether. It took me hours to track down this cause. ...
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Substitute a character by another one (Lualatex)

The lowercase figures of Adobe Garamond Pro are very nice, but the 1 can be confusing: Is this 11 (as it should be) or 2 in Roman? I would like to replace automatically this lowercase 1 with ...
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Changing remote path of figures to local path with a regular expression

I am using markdown to write the bulk of my thesis, and then converting it to LaTeX (with Pandoc) for the final presentation. To include graphics I use dropbox share links as: ...
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Replacing substrings by linebreaks

I have a LaTeX document with several authors that I enter like \author{First Author \& Second Author \& .... In some places in the document I want to print these authors with a linebreak ...
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mass replace all words that are wrapped between single quotes

In my manual, I've wrapped many words with single quotes, like this: 'bear', 'apple' and 'country'. My goal is to replace all single quotes with \emph{}, so 'bear' becomes \emph{bear} and 'apple' ...
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Drawing Benzene resonance mechanism, and reaction mechanism + curly arrows

I am new to LaTeX and there are few things at which I am stuck. I can draw benzene with alternate double bonds but I don't know how to draw curly arrows to show bond shifting and electrophile attack. ...
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Cannot make substitution

I want a command \myreplace replacing all instances of : with the \textlengthmark command from the tipa package. (In fact, this is one of the things that the tipa command \textipa does, but for ...
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xstring substitution with font commands fails in error

I want to substitute some spaces with normal font \dots in between name parts typeset in \ttfamily. Below example works except for the commented part which fails miserably with the error: TeX ...
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Substitute all 'A' with \textsc{a}

Can I use catcode to substitute all capital letters in my document to \textsc{\myletter}? EDIT: I would like to make this by a function, like: \thisismystring{BLABLABLA}, that converts into ...
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Replace asterisk with nothing in string

I have a function which grabs cells out of a table and returns them. Many of these cells end with two asterisks, and I would not like these returned from the function if they are present. For ...
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How to replace specific words with an underscore equal in length to the original word replaced in ConTeXt?

My problem is identical to Phantom and line break, however, I am using ConTeXt. I am creating a cloze test, e.g.: Frogs have four ____ and two eyes. The original text in the source appears like ...
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Glyph substitution: alternate capital Q in URW-Garamond? (LaTeX, Mac OS X)

I am using URW Garamond in LaTeX running on Mac OS X. The capital Q has a very long swash (extending beyond the next two glyphs!), which makes it unusable for me (I have too many capital Q's in my ...
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changing font of one (or a small number of) text character only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font substitution with XeLaTeX I am using a text font that unfortunately does not have accents for the letter e, which I need. But I have found a very similar font, and ...
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Font substitution with XeLaTeX

I have an automatically generated document (using Doxygen) that has many different Unicode characters for many languages: Hebrew, Japanese, Greek, Arabic and more. Some parts of text displayed using ...
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Substitute font's glyphs with glyphs from the same font

Is it possible to substitute certain font's glyphs with other glyphs from the same font? I am using Xelatex and Fontspec. More specifically, I am using small caps with Linux Libertine O C and the ...
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Search and replace in a verbatim token list

I maintain a package for the R programming language that contains a vignette which gets processed using the Sweave literate programming system. Now, one of the irks about Sweave is that it always ...
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Replacing a substring

I've got a string like this: aXYbXYc, and need to replace the XY substring with a right arrow: a $\to$ b $\to$ c. Is there any function (also provided by external packages) to help me do that?
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Recommendations for substitution of non-free fonts with LaTeX typefaces?

I'm trying to create a LaTeX template for reports we use in our organization. The original template is in .doc format, and uses a few non-free fonts, specifically Gill Sans. I'm looking for a LaTeX ...