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How to make equal width columns?

Based on Leo's answer but I removed one column and replaced the \big) with a vertical rule. Now I want to make all columns have the same width. How to do this? \documentclass{article} ...
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Garamond kills bold Fonts

[Cross posted from latex-community.org] When I use Garamond fonts, everything becomes immediately lighter, in particular the \begin{description} … \end{description} parts. With Garamond: ...
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Appendix without sections ?

There is only one appendix chapter in my thesis, which Latex defaults as Appendix A. However, I need it to show up as only "Appendix" without A or 1. Can anyone please tell me how to achieve that. ...
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fancyvrb, helvetica and underscore… is it just me?

Ran into some weirdness with fancyvrb, helvetica and _. Here's a MWE (for me): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \begin{document} \begin{Verbatim}[fontfamily=helvetica] Oh no! It's a ...
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Which measurement units to use to shift labels in TikZ/PGFplot graphs

I often end up shifting labels on my TikZ/PGFplot graphs using, for example, xshift=1.0em, or yshift=1.0ex. Are these the correct units to be using to to the shifting? I don't think I should use ...
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Can TeX post-process the PDF it produces?

This is a follow-up to Can LaTeX be persuaded to produce text output?. Having discovered that pdftotext is the way to go, I'm curious as to whether it is possible to have TeX invoke that command on ...
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Left-aligning LaTeX Bibliography Display

I have problem on how to make the bibliography item left-aligned. My current bibliography output is below. As you can see, the reference item code is currently right-aligned, and I need it to be ...
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Change to class file not reflected

I am using a class file to help document my thesis. I need to make some basic changes and I therefore go and edit my class file. I save it and then in Texnic Center when I do shift+ctrl+f5 I do not ...
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custom counter and cross-referencing

I created a custom counter 'rtaskno' and a command '\rtask' as following: \newcounter{rtaskno} \newcommand{\rtask}{% \stepcounter{rtaskno}% \thertaskno} I like to use them as following: ...
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When using the acronym package and the smaller option, how to avoid the tiny 's' in the plural acronym?

I'm using the acronym package, and using the smaller option because that is a typographic convention. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[smaller]{acronym} \acrodef{DLL}{Dynamically Linked ...
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How should fontspec be set up to exploit the best features of Pro fonts?

Suppose that you have a Pro class fonts such as Adobe Arno which has several design sizes as described below: Design Size Size Ranges Caption: 8 point 5–8.5 point SmText: 10 ...
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A3 pages within A4 doc

I'm writing my thesis and I'd like to insert A3 pages within my A4 document. Is it possible to place figures with captions (as normal) on those A3? I'm able to include full PDF pages which are A3 by ...
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How to make \left, \right pairs of delimiter work over multiple lines?

I have a very long equation that must be separated into two lines, and it has several pairs of nesting \left \right delimiters. Unfortunately, it seems that they need to be on the same line in order ...
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Convert from LaTeX to Plain TeX

Is there a way to convert a LaTeX document, which uses a lot of packages and macros, into Plain TeX, such that all macros are expanded and all dependencies on external packages are gone?
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Size of vertices of a graph in Tikz

I'm trying to produce a graph in Tikz using the Simple style but the vertices won't get smaller than 6pt or so and I'd like them to be much smaller. The code looks like this and if you try it out, the ...
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Script-r Symbol

The near-ubiquitous undergraduate reference on electrodynamics, "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by David Griffiths make extensive use of a script-r symbol, defined to be \vector{\scriptr} \equiv ...
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Cannot align to right or left

I have this LaTeX code which should place this two images on the left and the right of the page: \begin{flushright} \begin{figure}[H] \includegraphics[width=107px , height=134px]{t1.jpg} \end{figure} ...
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Redistributing pdfLaTeX as a part of an application

I have a "template" .tex file which I've created manually, and I want to be able to dynamically convert it to PDF in my software. On my computer I use pdflatex for the conversion, but the end user ...
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What do \@firstoftwo and \@secondoftwo do?

The LaTeX kernel uses these two all over the place. For example, apparently the correct way of defining something like \ifeq{\macro 1}{\macro 2}{true}{false} is (note Martin's response: each case ...
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How to get TikZ externalization to work with Sumatra and Texniccenter

I use externalization, as described in the TikZ manual, to obtain a PDF file that only contains a specific figure. This involves using the PDFLaTeX Option --jobname=figure when I create a build ...
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Maintained version of tikz documentation

Is there maintained version of tikz and pgf documentation? The webpage doesn't state any but this file (pdf} is very useful.
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Hyperref ignores \setdefaultlanguage from polyglossia

I use polyglossia to set my default language with \setdefaultlanguage to German. This works for the captions of tables, figures etc. I want to reference to these figures with the \autoref command of ...
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Beamer: Hide Backup Slides from Navigation Panel

I have some slides, which are not part of the main presentation, but can be shown if the audience asks some questions and I have put theses slides at the end of my presentation. I am using the ...
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Polynomial Long Division over GF(p)

Is there a package like polynom for typesetting polynomial long division but over a finite field such as GF(2). If not, how to manually typeset long division in general? Thanks. Addendum: I ...
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Automatic table row numbers

Is there any way to get automatic row numbers in table? For example, if I define table contents as \begin{tabular} % black magic column definition \rownumber & foo\\ \rownumber & bar\\ ...
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includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps [closed]

I previously posted this on stackoverflow.com where it was suggested that I post it here. So apologies in advance for cross-posting. I am using LaTeX in ubuntu 10.04 to build a TeX file that uses ...
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Creating an environment able to span over multiple pages or columns

I'm trying to create an environment able to understand when it's on a single/two columns layout and to span over multiple pages or columns having different style for the two cases. I would want to ...
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Doing something only when the draft option is on?

I would like to do some stuff that is only enabled when the draft option is given in \documentclass[draft]{article}. How would I go about doing this?
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Getting floating objects in multicol environments

I am using multicol with 2 columns, and I would love to have my figures and tables to float, so that I don't have to manually mess around with the positioning anymore. I am aware of figure*, but I ...
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Table of contents, arabic numbering & indentation

I use this document class: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}. Can someone please help me to form such style of table of contents. I need: the arabic numbering everywhere in the toc (now "parts" ...
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Example environment?

I was wondering if there is any formal environment for specifying 'examples' through out the text. If not, which environments do you recommend?
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How to define a macro containing a tabbed line (\+…\cr)?

\def\test{\+test\cr} \test \vfill \eject The above gives error: ... Runaway definition? -> ! Forbidden control sequence found while scanning definition of \test. ...
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Using Labels from a File in PGFplot

I am using LaTeX, TikZ and PGFplot in order to automatically generate several series of diagrams, one of which is comprised of bar charts. Each bar in each bar chart may have a unique label and height ...
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\expandafter, \csname issue related to test for macro being defined

Just when I think I starting to understand \expandafter I run into this problem where I am trying to test if \ConditionG, \ConditionH, etc are defined in a loop. I tried all the combinations I could ...
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Is there an ebib-like bibliography manager for emacs designed for biblatex? [closed]

I've been using ebib to manage my .bib files, but I've just switched over from using bibtex to using biblatex & biber to actually generate the bibliographies in documents. Obviously the file ...
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How can I tell lstlisting to use sans-serif when escaping to math mode?

Title says it all, an example follows: \lstset{ mathescape=true, basicstyle = \sffamily } \begin{lstlisting} func($x_0$) \end{lstlisting} Where and how can I set the math font used ...
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Beamer Headline

I am putting together a presentation for my Master's thesis defense with Beamer. I've tried to keep the number of sections small to consistently conserve space in the headline. However, in certain ...
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Does \let\a=\a do anything more than \relax?

Poking around with \show (and \loggingall) in the TikZ code, I see that the definition of \tikz@command@path (which \path is \let to inside tikzpictures) starts with \let \tikz@signal@path ...
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How to convert external graphics automatically to black&white

For the last ten week me and 9 other students have worked on a report. And the final version of the report needs to be printed in black&white (so no color). The easiest method is use the grey ...
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biblatex: Switching languages for *citations* according to the bibentry's “hyphenation” field

Quoting from section 3.1.2.1 of the biblatex manual: [The babel] option controls which language environment is used if the babel package is loaded and a bibliography entry includes a ...
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Explanation of beamer theme matrix

I am trying for themes given in the beamer theme matrix but when I am changing the theme of my presentation like PaloAlto or CambridgeUs it was changing accordingly but when I was trying with the ...
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AUCTeX and XeTeX

I use Emacs+AUCTeX to write my *-tex. Using the PDF mode, I can run pdfTeX automatically with the C-c C-c command. However, I don't see a way to run XeTeX automatically, or even set up a command ...
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global vertical space of items & subitems in beamer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: length between nested lists Possible duplicate: length between nested lists In order to better distinguish groups of notions, I'd like to be able to control ...
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latex-beamer: ambiguous highlighting with \setbeamercovered{transparent}

I am having problems with the following piece of code: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeamercovered{transparent} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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1answer
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Gnuplot subdirectory not found using epstopdf

I'm moving from the gnuplot latex terminal, to the epslatex terminal. I use pdflatex. With the epslatex terminal, I receive two output files, a .tex and a .eps. I can use epstopdf to convert the eps ...
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Subsection destroys ToC in PDF

in my thesis I have an abstract, the toc and then the content. The content sections start again with 1. When I add a subsection at the content section, the toc of the PDF is destroyed and shows ...
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How to add a page number to the included PDF pages?

I'm creating a documentation with some included pdf files (mostly diagrams or tables) in the following way. \includepdf[pages=1-10, angle=90]{requirements/Requirements.pdf} The command ...
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Reduce linespread between \item globally

Because of a page limit for a report, I would like to decrease the linespread between individual \items. I know this is generally not a good idea, but I really need the space. How can I achieve this ...
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Make Caption of Image longer than Image in Subfloat

I have little icons (48x48) and I want to display them using subfloat. To prevent that images from being pixelated I set the width to 1cm. But now the caption has also a length of 1cm and looks ...
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Preparing a Resume/CV with latex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae See also: What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX? Being a beginner, I just finished typing my first ...

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