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How to cite a chapter in a book (update)? [closed]

This is a follow-up question to How to cite chapter in book? I like the accepted solution there which basically states that one should use: •Boolos, G., 1971/1998. 'The iterative conception of ...
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Write an 'r' and a 'd' of a specific type

In the equations, I'd like to use an 'r' and a 'd' as follows: Any idea how to do that?
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Silly typesetting question

Oh man, I don't even know where to put this... or how to begin. As a joke, I'm trying to get the ascii art of the guy flipping a table in a question on an exam. I've tried verbatim but it won't ...
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How to erase advisor? [closed]

So, as you know , as you type some formulae in latex, there is a window with possible completions. Now imagine some complicating formula where next row depends on previous some and that window covers ...
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Why do the subscript numbers look misaligned?

I have the feeling that $\mathbb{Z}_{31}$, once compiled, look strange. It seems that the digit 1 is just slightly above the digit 3, or the other way around: the curly lower part of the digit 3 is ...
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Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]

Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – ...
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How to type set with the same font in code listing?

In text I have use \emph{chkFlag}, and it looks like this I hope to typeset chkFlag with the same font in code listing as follows: What is the correct command should I use?
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Kashida-like Hebrew typesetting

I was wondering, what if there actually was a way to produce kashida-like typography in Hebrew in LaTeX. Not necessary as paragraph text, even as an image (nobody prints books like that to the best ...
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Nice looking empty set?

I feel like the standard $\emptyset$ is ugly. By hand, my empty set symbol is a lot rounder, then this "slashed-zero"-type symbol. Two questions: Do people really use it (I mean people who have any ...
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Drawing lines along text baselines

I'm not very familiar with the world of TeX and its flavors, and I'm having trouble evaluating whether it fits my needs before I dive into it. TeX and its ilk can draw horizontal line strokes, but can ...
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Set notation: \colon vs : [duplicate]

Does the definitive way to write the colon, when writing sets in the form \{x\in A : P(x) \} exist and if there is one, which is it? (Two approaches exist. Either writing it as I just did (this is ...
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Numbered reference writing style: Breakable space or not?

Should a list of numbered reference be displayed with non-breakable spaces ? If I have only one, the obvious rule is to use "~", e.g. Lemma~\ref{fundamental}. But if I want to say "By Lemma 1, 2 and ...
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tufte-latex: MinionPro linespacing

I would like to use MinionPro with the tufte-latex document class. However I do not know much about typography. I seems that MinionPro is smaller than the default Palatino for which tufte-latex was ...
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Using Microsoft word fonts in latex

I have a document written in Microsoft Word with Greek, Coptic and Hebrew in addition to Arabic and Hieroglyph languages. For Greek I used the font Greek, for Coptic I used the fonts CS Avva Shenouda ...
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Bold text with cvlanguage and cvcomputer in moderncv

When I typeset \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \firstname{firstname} \familyname{familyname} \title{title} \address{address1}{address2} \mobile{mobile} \email{email} \begin{document} ...
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Bold (or smallcaps) typesetting in bibliography

I'd like to generate a bibliography where authors (or maybe the title of the cited document) are printed in bold/small caps. However, I've just been able to find the following entry related with this ...
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Comparing typographic traditions for different languages

Sometimes students using LaTeX ask me how to do the typesetting of documents in French or Spanish. I'm not able to help them because I never learned to speak or write French or Spanish. Different ...
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What caused different output with wrapfigure?

I'm currently writing a Beginner's Guide to LaTeX and I tried this code: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{wrapfig} ...
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Typesetting Sets

I adapted a solution from Typesetting coordinates to typeset sets, but it seems to have difficulty with nested usage. $\coord[\big]{0,1, \coord{A,B,C}, \coord{3,2,1}}$ yields: Code: ...
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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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Why does LaTeX insert space before formulas?

What is the typographic reasoning here? Does it make the text look less crowded?
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How do I display pi in LaTeX like Don?

Way back in 1979, Donald Knuth, tried to give the feeling that π is irrational using the idea of infinite sequence of smaller and smaller font sizes like what I have tried to do here using HTML and ...
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How to create very thin, very tall whitespace?

I have several macros which produce bracketed expressions, with bracket size automatically adjusted using \right( and \left). This almost always works well. However, there are times when I feel that ...
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Random imperfections simulating traditional print [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to accomplish something like this: I am aware this is scanned, what I want is the random ink distribution and character placement.
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paragraph writing

How can I achieve typesetting as can be seen in the following picture? I especially would like to know how the paragraphs can be written in Latex. Chapter 2 (etc.) seems to be written with bigger font ...
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Solution for typesetting interviews in LaTeX?

Are there any packages for typesetting interviews in LaTeX? Of course, I could manually format all the text but I am sure that there are typographical rules for interview sections that I would ...
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Intervals denoted with bars

Is it possible to reproduce overline with vertical bars at the ends for closed intervals in Latex? See the picture below.
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Why does KOMA-Script mix serifs and sans-serifs?

This might be slightly off-topic, but still I'll give it a try, and other TeX-users might be interested as well. Consider this minimal example: \documentclass{scrartcl} \begin{document} ...
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Text spirals with TikZ using greek text

I'm using the code provided by Mark Wibrow (Text spirals with TikZ) to generate a spiral text that I could include as a front cover to a report. The below code works perfectly fine when using latin ...
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Universal method to combine diacritical mark ˇ with [sz]?

I cannot combine the hat-pointing-down ˇ with [a-zA-z] but mostly [sz]. Pseudocode \[hat-pointing-down][sz] Most probable packages \documentclass{aritcle} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} ...
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Showcase of beautiful invitations in TeX

I'm interested in using TeX and friends to produce beautifully typeset invitations (for parties, weddings, and especially thesis defences). I understand that there is a package gcard for making ...
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Why is a cross † used as footnote marker for people?

This not exactly about TeX, but about typography, and the TeX SE is the closest place I think of to ask this question in. In academic texts, I’ve very often come across a cross (no pun intended; I ...
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tufte-latex: \newthought after \section

Using \newthought after a new section title inserts an unusual vertical space as in the following example. \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{kantlipsum,cleveref} \begin{document} ...
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Text spirals with TikZ

I just ran across this, and I'm curious about whether it can be replicated in TeX... Ideally one would have the spiral getting tighter and tighter as one got to the centre, as in I know TikZ has ...
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Balance ragged and hyphenation

From Beautiful Evidence: Each paragraph is left-justified but neither excessively hyphenated nor ragged on the right side. The tufte-book class seems to be too ragged. How can I configure the ...
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How do I make my document look like it was handwritten?

I have an exam coming up next Monday. We are allowed to bring a sheet of paper with information of our choosing written on it. To my disappointment, it is required to be handwritten. Over the years, I ...
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Referencing tufte-book sections

I am using the tufte-book class without section numbers which looks very nice. Is there a visually appealing way to reference chapters and sections? Here is what I am doing at the moment, but I would ...
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productivity tools

I am using latex to write a mathematically dense document which has several hundred differential forms and products. There must be better ways than just typing out the whole equations line by line. ...
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When to use serif and when to use sans serif font family

This is not a technical question. However as the FAQs say this place is about people who love to create well-structured and beautifully typeset documents I take my shot. I am often confused ...
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Pluralized numero symbol

So, there's a few questions about the Numero symbol: №. However, I'd like to be able to pluralize it. I'm not a master of the text-positioning-adjustment tools; but here's what I've got so far: ...
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What's the proper way to typeset a differential operator?

I can't seem to find any consensus on the right way to typeset a differential operator, whether it is: in a standalone context: as part of a derivative: as part of an integral: In all of these ...
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Readability of text-heavy latex file

My question is not concerned with the output, but the readability of the input. I am looking for advice for making text-heavy latex code more readable. I know there are already topics on making code ...
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Is using \\[.5 \baselineskip] bad practice?

I've developed the habit of using \\[.5\baselineskip] to indicate that a part of a bigger argument ended in that line. I found this quite helpful to structure bigger arguments. By now, I start ...
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Which informations belong on every page [closed]

I finished my first thesis last summer and I was wondering: "What can I do better next time?". Since I'm a fan of simple styles, I thought about maybe removing content from the header (I placed the ...
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Dealing with slightly overfull \hbox's

Generally, how do you deal with lines that are slightly overhung, when microtypography is already enabled, and there's no way of hyphenating the hanging word and no desire to put it on the next line, ...
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Consistent typography

When working with large documents, or even across multiple (smaller) documents, I often find that I forget which typographical consistencies I should stick to. With TeX being inherently consistent in ...
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Typesetting email address

I have found this answer by Will Robertson on how to typeset an email address: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color,hyperref} \catcode`\_=11\relax \newcommand\email[1]{\_email #1\q_nil} ...
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Was the Knuth-Plass line breaking output ever subjected to a blind experiment?

Have any blind trials been organized to test to which extent "the average reader" prefers paragraphs typeset by the Knuth-Plass algorithm (or more advanced variants) over those typeset using the ...
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Distinguish between upper index and power [closed]

I am currently writing the scriptum of our theoretical physics lecture. I always have trouble with the notation. Our professor uses lower indices like m_i for the i-th mass, upper indices like ...
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Adjust vertical alignment of square brackets of biblatex numeric style

I have the same problem with the vertical alignment of square brackets as described in this question. However, the only square brackets I have are the ones used for citations by the biblatex numeric ...