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

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How to draw wavy line in the sentence

How to draw wavy line in Latex simply in the sentence line of an article paragraph. I know there is a underline \uwave comment, but I like to have just wavy line itself, without anything above. I am ...
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An acknowledgements page looks awesome

How do I to make this acknowledgements page font looks better? Any brilliant idea, please ? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Different font size in footnote

I'm having a problem in my template for abstracts. I have some reasons to do my own commands instead of using only amsart class. As you can see, when I use \underline{} to identify the speaker, the ...
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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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White-colored text and black background using the article class

I'm using the article class to generate an exam paper. In this exam paper, I want the subject header to be bold and centered aligned as shown in the picture below: I tried a couple of options as ...
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How to change text to normal font inside \itshape?

I have the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{amsmath} \newenvironment{italic}{\begin{quote}\itshape}{\end{quote}} \DeclareMathOperator{\rad}{rad} ...
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Fill in the blank: text wrapping & math mode

I am making notes with blanks to fill in and would like to produce an instructor version with blanks filled in and a student version with blanks unfilled. I would like a \fillin{ . . . } command that ...
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Latex forms, MakeTextField, LayoutTextField and javascript questions

I trying to do underlined TextField with label under the field (hyperref package). using Underlined text field in a fillable form i tried to renew MakeTextField: ...
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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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How to write under an underline?

I would like to be able to write under the underline. Is it possible? This is the simple code I have: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} $\frac{ \textrm{Text}}{1} \frac{\textrm{Text}}{2} ...
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Extending underline up to the right side

I need to create command that underlines some given text that takes several lines. And the underline of the last line should be extended up to the right side of page. When I need just to underline ...
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Changing background color of text in Latex

How can I make change a text background in LaTeX? For example using Latex code \textsc{Extra Curricular Achievements}\\ I get However, I want the background of this heading to be changed so that ...
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About mirroring a piece of text

I would like to produce a mirrored version of the Lorem ipsum text. How can I do this? If I use \reflectbox or \scalebox, everything ends up in a single line of text. This is my code: ...
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How to label specific words as in a diagram

I would like to add descriptions to specific words as in ls and foo.bar in the image below.
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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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Strange interaction between the `underscore` and `ulem` packages

There is a strange interaction between the underscore and ulem packages. With \uline{\itshape bbb\_lll}, "bbb" is italic but "lll" is upright. However, with \underline instead of \uline, or when the ...
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How can I move a “text along path” vertically?

How can I move a "text along path" vertically? Currently, I'm using a path with modified endpoints to place the text, and then draw the actual line. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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Controling underline depth in math mode

I use the ulem package to control the depth of underlines by setting \renewcommand{\ULdepth}{1pt} This works fine outside math mode. However, when using \uline inside math mode, I seem to lose ...
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Two-lined text (text over text)

Is it possible to have some words written over each other in normal text? The use case is that it should be used instead of slashes where a sentence talks about two similar options. A short example: ...
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crossing out using different colour

How to cross out a sentence using a horizontal line in a colour different from the text? I found this useful question about how to cross out a sentence, but I cannot figure out how to use colour with ...
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TikZ: position text along path

I'm trying to position a piece of text at a certain position along a multi-part path. Here's what I have been trying so far. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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List of Underlining Packages - Pros and Cons

The \underline macro built into LaTeX is pretty much not useable per Why does underlined text not get wrapped once it hits the end of a line ? I have been attempting to use the soul package to ...
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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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Outline text using TrueType fonts

I'd like to write outlined text. Here is a minimal example, what I'd like to achieve. \documentclass[a4paper]{minimal} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How can I underline mathematics using a harpoon of variable size?

I am a new user of LaTeX. I want to underline the answers to mathematics problems using a \rightharpoondown symbol. If possible, I would like a \rightharpoondown of variable size, as in the image ...
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Beamer: Warsaw style biliography colors

In Beamer, I am using Warsaw style. In bibliography, I use \newblock for different type of entries (author, title, journal, ect.). Where can I learn the colour information about these structures (in ...
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What is the code for creating a space for the name and date for a child's worksheet?

For example I want my worksheet to look like this: Name: ____________ Date: ____________ Vowels and Consonants
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How to write above a line in a tikzpicture

How could I write just above the blue lines of this tikzpicture? \begin{tikzpicture}[ scale=5, IS/.style={blue, thick}, LM/.style={red, thick}, axis/.style={very thick, ->, ...
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Underlining fractions

I need to be able to underline equations involving fractions, which are aligned using the alignedat environment from amsmath. To be able to underline at all, I'm using the solution from this question ...
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Change TOC to use underline in subsubsections

I am using the package memoir and I need to redefine the fonts in TOC with this rules: For Chapters: all-caps and bold For Sections: bold For SubSections: bold and italic For SubSubSections: bold ...
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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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How move each line in text

In steganography is an interesting way of conveying information. Each line is either raised by a few points or not raised at all. How will cause it to subsequent lines of text have been raised about ...
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How do I insert an underlined ordinal indicator, if the font does not have that glyph?

Basically what I want to do is underline ordinal indicators ª and º, because some fonts do not underline them.
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Tikz: Text along top and bottom of arrow path

How can I add text to both the top and bottom of a path? My commutative diagram below is 90% complete. I would, however, like text={${gKer({\varphi}){\mapsto}{\varphi(G)}}$} following the path below ...
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Getting \emph back to normal after loading ulem

I'm typesetting a manuscript that is required to turn all \emph into underlines. But then I want to use the original definition of \emph for the list of references. How do I get \emph to behave like ...
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How to fine tune rotation of text along circular path?

After searching the web and finally coming from here (recreating a logo), I couldn't find an answer to what I am looking for. I want to rotate a text inside a circle and have a full control/fine ...
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Underlined text field in a fillable form

Is there a way to make an underlined text field in a fillable form? I am using the hyperref package to make a fillable form but I would also like to give the option of printing out the form and ...
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Change textwidth for 1 line only

I am writing a resume. I have a line with my email, ph etc below my name. I want this line to start at same margin as the Objective below and similarly stop where the text below stops. I figured i ...
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coloring keywords in the whole document

Is there a way to color keywords into a document? For instance, I want all the occurrences of a given word to appear in red in the whole document. something like : ...
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How do I change text color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change color for a block of texts? Wanting to change the text on the contacts frame from black to white. \documentclass[T]{beamer} ...
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What's a good typewriter template?

I'm searching for a template which makes a document look like it's written with a real typewriter. Ideally, this means it's not only in mono-spaced font, but the hyphenation is adjusted accordingly. ...
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Editing bst file to underline title

I could not find an option in makebst that would make the titles of articles be underlined, however, using emphasize in an otherwise correct bst I was able to underline it. Unfortunately this makes ...
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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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Adding vertical lines to each side of a paragraph

How can I add vertical lines to each side of a paragraph? To illustrate, what I need is: some paragraphs... |My paragraph begins| |here and goes like | |this... ~~~~~~~~~~~| |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| ...
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Represent an arc over letters

I want to have a flat arc over some letters. How is it possible? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx,amsmath} \newcommand\bigfrown[2][\textstyle]{\ensuremath{% ...
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Is there is a package so you can add text with visual effects like “WordArt” from “Word”

I am elaborating a business card style for LaTeX but I found out that even if I have the style and margin for the cards I can not make it look "pretty" like other text editors without overusing ...
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How to change color of edge of characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Outlined characters There are many ways how to change whole character color. I want edge color to be different from body color of character. How to do it? It is ...
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Adding left/right bars to letters

Is there an equivalent of the top/bottom bars you can get with \overbar, \underbar but for left and right bars? I would like to have a small vertical bar right next to some text in mathmode. I would ...
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Connecting nodes in every page

I would like to create a document where section titles are tikz nodes, and i would like to connect the nodes in every page with a path starting from the top righth corner of the page in every page. Is ...