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

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How to create text with shadows?

This question led to a new package: shadowtext I used the following code: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{pst-all} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-3d,pst-text} \usepackage{soul} ...
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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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How to span \textit{} and \Large several lines in \author{}

I would like to span \textit{} in several line in \author{} tag. So far I know I can do this ( but here \LARGE will only affect the Name) : % title \title{\textbf{Cool title}} \author{\LARGE ...
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TikZ ER diagrams: really can't underline keys?

I'm creating an ER diagram with the TikZ ER library. The manual warns that although key attributes are conventionally underlined, it is hard to implement in TeX and the library uses italics instead. ...
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Formatting Equation Numbers

I need the numbers of equations and brackets around to be in bold. Doing like this \usepackage{etoolbox} \pretocmd{\theequation}{\bf}{}{} only the number is produced in bold, how to bold brackets? ...
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Underline the section title text in table of contents

Hopefully this is easy. I would like to underline the text of the section title in the table of contents (with the section number removed). Similar to this picture, with the red line where the ...
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Arc over multiple columns in table

I want to have a flat arc over some columns in a table (tabu environment, as I am using to define independent colours for each row). Similar to the hhline in which bar are drawn over multiple columns. ...
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Paragraph header

I want to include an indented, underlined, upper- and lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period in my document instead of using \subsubsection. Anyone who knows how I can define the command for ...
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Follow-up: Underline + strike-through using soul

This is a follow-up question to Mixing underline and strike-out. This time, I'm specifically interested in an implementation using soul (that doesn't require multiple compilations to stabilize). I ...
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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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putting square brackets around the underline of a letter (in math mode)

I would be very grateful for some help. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $ a,\underline{b},\underline{c},d $ \end{document} I need to enclose the underline under the letter $b$ in small ...
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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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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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How can I shift the text of a node?

I'm using tikz to represent an axe. The code is the following: \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usetikzlibrary{trees} \usepackage{relsize} ...
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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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How to raise or lower text?

How to do automatic raising text? 1pt-2pt-3pt ... 12pt Related to: https://www.tug.org/texshowcase/diminuendo.tex
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Strikethrough command that affects all following text, like \bfseries

Q&As like Strikethrough text, provide guidance on how to strike through text with ulem's \sout{...} or soul's \st{...}. Is there a readymade alternative that behaves like \bfseries and affects all ...