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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 ...
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\text{} in a fraction but spread over two lines

Rather than try to describe in words or by way of a MWE, I have uploaded a picture of the desired result. I know how to create all the components (e.g. \frac{}{} \text{}, ^{}) of this fraction, except ...
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Stretching text vertically

Is it possible to stretch text vertically? Like this:
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Text not covering full linewidth

I am making a project report for college. In the instructions regarding report,it is written that "The matter contained in the report should be typed in MS word (1.5 spacing) Times New Roman,12 pt ...
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formatting and display of complex text that is not supposed to be mathematical

I have been messing around with these two sections for awhile now and I cannot seem to get them to compile correctly. Both are complex in terms of the symbols used and the fact that I believe Latex ...
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Create sort of custom trapezoid text box

I want to create a sort of text box, path you maybe want to call it, using TikZ, which has the shape of a triangle. I then want the text follows the hypotenuse of the triangle. / / The text ...
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Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?

Sorry to come back again with a similar post title (I had a post with this same title, then renamed it to PDF Metadata - Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?) - but I hope now the ...
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fully stretch text horizontally on page

Is there a way to fully stretch one line of text on the full width of the page, without manually setting the letter spacing, no matter how many characters on the line?
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'Wordart' in (La)TeX

Would it be feasible to try to reproduce something like the image below in TeX? I just wanted to ask the advice of some experts before I invested too much time trying. I've already messed around with ...
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How to obtain a text surrounded with begin and end commands

I want to obtain a text surrounded with begin and end commands, as the following. \begincommand Here any text is written. \endcommand \surroundedtext % this command is replaced with "Here any text ...
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Prevent overlapping of elements on page

Is there a command one can use in XeLaTeX and the rest of the TeX family to completely prevent any overlapping from occurring? Perhaps it could break the compilation with an error to alert you? I have ...
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How do I get transparent text?

I am trying to make a picture for the cover of my thesis using LaTeX. I have a background picture and I would like to have transparent (math) text on top of it, how do I achieve this? I have tried to ...
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Mirror effect in documents

The following example (links to pdf) in the TeX Showcase has no provided source. The book Fearless Symmetry by Ash and Gross seems to use a similar style. Where can I find hints for typesetting ...
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macro for custom indexing with conditionals and text recognition

I was unable to solve this by myself and by searching this wonderful site. The problem is with indexing. I still consider myself as a LaTeX newbie :) The situation: - I'm working on an english book ...
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Feeding arguments to xstring macros

In Footnotes with automatic final period, the comment was made to provide the possibility to add a period . to a footnote conditionally, based on whether the footnote already has a period or not. I ...
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Newline within underbrace in math environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I force a line break within \text{…}? In the MWE below, is it possible to force a line break in the text under the Z so that the overall equation is more ...
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How to effectively compare latex files

I have two latex source files, one created by me and the other modified by a colleague. Introduced modifications, unfortunately, also regard line breaks and spacing (source text line breaks, not ...
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Letting strings start with a capital letter

I am writing a small book and try to build up an index reference. To make it a little easier I wrote a small script that enables my to type a word and also add it to the index: ...