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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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Text doesn't fit the box

I created the following picture with Inkspace and made export to tikz. The problem is that the text doesn't fit the boxes. And the arrows should be colored with a gradient, but it's not so important. ...
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truncate text from right to left

I would like to have a command that truncates text like 'An example sentence.' to '...ple sentence.'. When called like this \truncateToLeft{4cm}{An example sentence.} I have no idea how to ...
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How can one make border of text for a figure?

I want to take text and wrap it around as the border of a figure. That is, text on the top, wrapping to sideways text running down the right, wrapping to upside down text on the bottom, wrapping to ...
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How can I force-move text?

My question is simple: how can I force-move text to the left or right (or even outside of the margins)? Some examples would be perfect.
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Typeset just the first letter in a group

How can I typeset (print) just the first letter of a group of text? For instance, how does biblatex or bibtex determine the first initials of a name? MWE to get started: \documentclass[]{article} ...
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How to escape properly and output regex in latex?

Escaping regex is a heck of a work on LaTeX. How should I write in latex syntax such that I can output the following regexes: ^\(?\s?\w{1,5}\s*[):.]\s* and [\[\(].{1,}[\]\)] I've tried ...
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Transformed text as from a specific viewport

Is there a possibility to shear (any) LaTeX text or the output of a mathematical formula as it would be obtained as a result from looking at a different angle/viewport? I do not mean mere rotating of ...
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Pre-compiling with a different syntax [closed]

I am looking for a pre-compiler to introduce a customized syntax into LaTeX. Hope that an example will be worth a thousand words: I would like to compile this \thm The sum $ 1+2+3 is equal to ...
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How to use \left and \right inside text environment

I would like to know how to use the \left and \right options in the text environment. This is what I am trying to do: \left( when factorizing $e^{-2000t}$\right) As you can see, I am trying to make ...
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How to do multiple string replacements?

I want to escape URL paths to obtain the percent-escaping that is also applied e.g. by browsers. For this purpose I tried to do the following (out-commented lines are meant to show what I'm aiming ...
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ConTeXt: Scale font for text based on maximum width

Background Looking to devise a scaling factor for two fonts such that the text, when added to the final document, fits on one line. Example In the images below, the two fonts are the first ...
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Text going to next line - how to keep on same line?

My cover for my thesis looks like this: The relevant MWE looks like this (I am using a template) \begin{minipage}{0.4\textwidth} \begin{flushleft} \large \emph{Author:}\\ John \textsc{Smith} % ...
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How to Format Text Automatically

In most scientific journals, articles that contain foreign words or sentences, should be written in italic. In this case, I wrote an article in Indonesian, while the foreign word or phrase is the ...
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Indicating that the adjustwidth environment should be placed around text

I've been trying to work out a solution to this question about changing margins for body text without changing header/footer placement. Using the changepage package, I was able to work out the ...
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Justify hebrew text

I want to justify hebrew text but cannot do so , i have added centering for a heading. even when i remove centering the text is not justified \documentclass[hebrew]{article} ...
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Automatically divide text between two tikz paths

I make a custom shape and I need to put a text inside it. But problem is that my text didn't fit the length of decorated path. So, I need a way to automatically divide text between two or three paths. ...
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Viva preparation document

In one of the doctoral thesis howto books (Rugg and Petrie, I think) the advice given is to prepare a document that summarises one page of your thesis per line of page. I'm interested in working with ...
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Arrange subfigure according to the text [duplicate]

I have a little issue. I have a figure made by 5 subifgures. They fill perfectly a page. The problem is that, when I have some lines of text before the image, the figure goes to the next page without ...
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How to remove the first and last letter of a string

My example. Need from the string "$${{15}\over{4}}$$" get the string "${{15}\over{4}}$". \documentclass[14pt]{extarticle} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{amsmath} \def\f(#1){(#1)^2-5*(#1)+6} ...
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Text across two pages

I am making a small book and I want to put a phrase in both pages like the picture above, I want to keep the chapter title and page numbers. Could you give me a hand on this?
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Change direction of a textbox, taking up space from above instead from below

I am designing a custom theme for my LaTeX presentations. This is my title page: Now when I have a longer title, this happens: Here's my code (according to this post): \defbeamertemplate*{title ...
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Include TEXT from another file before generating PDF

I have a tex file which compiles fine and generates PDF without any problem. I need to include text (contents of a text file) from another .txt file at the end of tex file so that generated PDF would ...
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Multi-line curved text along vertical

I found this rendering from here on this site but with no explanation or working example to go with it. How do I do this? I'm pretty familiar with TikZ but I'm having trouble finding text that is ...
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Underbrace and text? [duplicate]

I want to use text under an equation. I am using the \underbrace_{text{}}. My point is that the text is quite long and I want to make it into two lines. For example: \begin{document} \begin{equation} ...
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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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Use part of text stored in a variable

Is there a way to take only part of the text from a variable? My specific use case is with the envlab package: I want the \returnaddress command to omit the last two lines of the \fromaddress ...
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Two instances of the same text in the document

I am writing problems-solutions book. I have decided that problems and solutions shall be separated; first half of the book having problems and the second half solutions. But I need the text of the ...
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indexed letters inside circles

I'm currently using this code \raisebox{.5pt}{\textcircled{\raisebox{-.9pt} {f}}} to get I'm trying to index the function f inside the box, with say $f_{n}$ but \textcircled doesn't seem to ...
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How to write ':' and '_' in equation? [closed]

\begin{equation} \label{eq:policy} \(\text{[DIP:10.1.0.17] $\rightarrow$ F $\rightarrow$ L}\) \end{equation} Gives me many errors like ! Missing $ inserted and Bad math environment delimiter. How do ...
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How to put some comment-like text in a formula?

I have the following formula: $$\bot \dashv\vdash \bot \land A /* not derivable */$$ But the phrase /* not derivable */ doesn't show correctly. For example there is space between / and *, but no ...
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Formula with text, good design?

I have the following text in my align environment, but it does not look good. So what should I change in order to get a better design/output? \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, ...
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Shifting text section to the right

I have a large picture on the left side of the page and text referring to the picture on the right side. My problem is that the code as it is atm makes the text overlap the figure. It looks like this: ...
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Text Alignment in paragraph box

I'm writing graphic application to generate latex tex. I'm making to generate text box with all it's features. Rotation alignment so on. I generated following cording but It was not Right aligned ...
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How to autowrap text in latex?

i m writing one paragraph in which i need to wrap text in a paragraph. How can i wrap text "hemorrahagic" to next line or use hyphen two split it into multiline.
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Force paragraph to stay with previous

I am using knitr to create inline sparkline-esque graphics. However, when knitr inserts images that it generates with R, it add a blank line, which forces LaTeX to make a new paragraph. That is, if I ...
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Selectively suppress generation of typeset output

Is it possible put TeX into a "mute" mode in which all typesetting is suppressed? \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \suppress This text will not be seen in the generated ...
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how to manipulate font properties of text above overbracket

How can I change the font properties (e.g. size, style, spacing etc) of text above a overbracket in an equation? For example: ...
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Extracting Text Only from a Thesis [duplicate]

The question Extracting the contents of text in a specified environment into a new file (and answers therein) involve using the extract package to produce a LaTeX file that contains all the text ...
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\expandafter usage and plain TeX programming

Hello everybody out there using TeX, Actually, I wanted to write a LaTeX macro in plain TeX in order to include source code examples with individual modifications like stripping off comments and the ...
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How do I write ^ as text in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How to typset the symbol “^” (caret/circumflex) I would like to produce ^^ as text in my document. The symbol is refered to as 94 (0x5E) = ^ ...
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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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Drawing a venn diagram with two nodes using Tikz?

How do I create a Venn Diagram with entities no larger than below, but with text scaled to fit; and circles in alignment horizontally? \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Move TikZ cloud in a better position using beamer

I am trying to manipulate the exact position of a TikZ cloud but I am not sure if I'm doing any effort at all. As you see in the aforementioned picture the space between items is not beautiful. So ...
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Increasing the text size in tufte documents

I have typeset my lecture notes using the tufte latex style. The notes are around 60 pages long. This year I have a few students who require notes where the text size is larger than the default - I'd ...
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Automatic species names in latex / command that does something differently the second time it is run

In academic publications it is a rule of thumb that the first time you give a species name, you write the genus and species in full...and the second time you can abbreviate the genus. First time: ...
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How can I change the font size of a fraction in an index?

I have, as part of an equation, the object a^{5} \left(\frac{b}{c}\right)^{\frac{2}{3}} The problem is that the 2 and 3 are very small (compared to the 5) and I would like all sub/superscripts to ...
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How can I add a subtitle to a section title?

I'd like to do this for some of my sections but not all. I'd also like to maintain the current spacing; for example, if the vspacing is 1cm from section title to body text (at 100% zoom), then I'd ...
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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 ...