Applying effects to text such as underlining, striking through, highlighting, shadows or other geometric transformations

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Underarrow with smaller depth, shorter minimum length, and smaller arrow head?

I am using underarrows from amsmath to decorate messages with their direction, as in $\underleftarrow{\mathsf{msg}}$ () and $\underrightarrow{\mathsf{msg}}$ (). I am looking for a better underarrow, ...
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Writing clean long underscores [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Long underscore in LaTeX I'm writing a document in which I encourage the reader to "fill in the blanks" in order to be actively engaged with the proof. Is there any way ...
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Underline text with background (soul and ulem nesting)

I'm using soul's \hl to set background for the paragraph parts and ulem's \uline to underline text. The problem is what I cant underline text for text with background. Initial doc: ...
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Custom switches (such as for underlining)

Some packages (ntheorem for example) take only text switches as arguments that can be used in the form {\switch text}, for example \bfseries. If I now want to have a suitable command for underlining, ...
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Mis-alignment of columns in tabular environment when using ulem (and beamer)

I have not been able to find a solution to the following problem in the ulem documentation. Could somebody help, please? When I use a ulem macro to strike through some text in the tabular ...
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Outlined characters in Beamer

Following Outlined characters, you can make selectable outlined text using the contour package. For example, the following writes "Text text text contour text", with "contour" in green with a red ...
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Hyphenatable material enclosed in group braces

I have text that I need to repeat quite a few times: \newcommand{\repeatme}{text to repeat that is somewhat long and verbose} I'd like to underline this text and have it not cause hbox overflow ...
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Placing a decorative separator in text [duplicate]

How do I put a decorative separator (like three asterisks or other symbols) in a text document so as to separate two sections of text, but not in a way that depends on LateX \section commands? Such ...
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a line after text?

I am not aware of having a text with a colon and a line as a command. Is this possible? I am using the exam document class so I can use the \question command for the proper numbering. example: ...
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The text in pdf is not smooth [duplicate]

I am using TeXstudio to edit Latex and create pdf files. The text is not smooth in the pdf files created by TeXstudio in my computer. When I zoom in, it will be But if I use my friend's computer to ...