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

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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 ...
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Red squiggly imitation

Is there an elegant way to draw red squigglies under text, to emulate what a [source] code editor does when it detects errors (either spelling mistakes, syntactical errors or semantic errors)? Here ...
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underline in a part of a section title in amsart

I want to use math symbols including underline (e.g. $\underline{R}_{H,V}$) in a section title in a document in amsart documentclass with table of contents. So I typed (roughly) ...
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Underlining an equation in an align block

I'm trying to set up a system of equations and want to underline the last equation, but can't figure it out. Here's what I have: \begin{alignat*}{4} &F_n &- mg &- F_a\sin 32^\circ &= ...
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How can I visualize key press combinations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Font for LaTeX One of my favorite Wiki-Sites (ubuntuusers.de) allows the editors to add key combinations. [[Template(Keys, Strg+T)]] [[Template(Keys, ...
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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 do I put text over a squiggly arrow?

I am currently trying to write text over a squiggly arrow (\rightsquigarrow). For normal arrows, I use the extarrows package, which provides commands like \xlongrightarrow and \xLongrightarrow which ...
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Recreating a logo (text around a circle)

My objective is to figure out how to put text around the circumference of a circle as shown below. I have read Calligraphic logo in tikz which answer part of my question but not completely as ...
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How to write crossed-out math in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Draw a diagonal arrow across an expression in a formula to show that it vanishes As you might know from my other questions, I am still a newbie at LaTeX, so please don't ...
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Fancy start-of-chapter marks

I'd like to include some fancy start-of-chapter marks in my poster. I especially like these marks (see pictures below) in a Power Point template. I wonder if there is a convenient way to produce ...
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Why doesn't \underline{REALLY LONG TEXT} wrap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does underlined text not get wrapped once it hits the end of a line ? The string \underline{FOO BAR FOO BAR FOO BAR ... [100 more of these]} runs off the page in my ...
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Strikeout - when which package ? ( ulem vs soul vs …)

When to use which package for strikeout? I see answers : \usepackage{ulem} \sout{Hello World} or \usepackage{soul} \st{Hello world} or \usepackage{cancel} \cancel{Hello world} In what ...
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How to put a blank space having dimensions equal to some text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace a large block of text by an empty block of the same size? A friend of mine is preparing some teaching materials. In the version for the lecturer there ...
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How to create a keybutton in latex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Font for LaTeX So the result looks like: Press F5 for help. I've checked the fancybox package, but it only includes three patterns: doublebox, ovalbox, ...
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how to align equations with some text

I want to align the equations with text. Though the equations are aligned as I want it to be but still the text is not aligned. \begin{align} \mathscr{F}^\prime(x_0)^{-1}&\in L(Y,X) \quad ...
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How to illustrate a drawing with text and two decorations

How can I create a drawing like this: The stuff in red are only explications (with "middle" I meant middle of the drawing representing the spiral) and should not be drawn. Tikz would be best, since ...
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Border on top of paragraph

I am trying to put a line over a paragraph in LaTeX. I tried this code: \noindent\makebox[\linewidth]{\rule{\textwidth}{2pt}} ...
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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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Illuminated manuscripts & LaTeX [closed]

How can I produce Illuminated manuscripts (something like this)? Are there existing examples of illuminated manuscripts made with latex, or websites that provide initials or decorations with this ...
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A thicker wave underline

I have found \uwave in the ulem package, and its definition in ulem.sty: % Now define various special underlines. All the definitions go like % \def \command {\bgroup \markoverwith{something} \ULon} ...