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BibTeX style that groups by author

I'm looking for a BibTeX style that formats the reference list at the end in the way shown below. The key points are: The references are sorted by the (list of) authors, and then each author has a ...
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3answers
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parameter passing to \verb|| environment

I happen to write the following code over and over again. {\color{blue}\verb|>|} {\footnotesize\verb|HI|} So, I came up with the following code to make it a command. \newcommand{\result}[2]{% ...
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2answers
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\footnotemark and \footnotetext in minipage

The Tufte handout class give a neat layout that shows the footnote at the right hand side not bottom line. But, when I use the minipage with tufte-handout, and if the minipage has the footnote, the ...
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4answers
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Why is LaTeX3 taking so long to come out?

I feel as though I have been hearing about the LaTeX3 project for a very long time. Why is it taking so long for it to come into fruition? Are there major technical difficulties, or is it purely a ...
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1answer
833 views

Adding keywords to entries in bib file with a view to using JabRef as a file explorer / manager

I have created a bib database of maths textbooks, articles, notes etc. and I want to use JabRef to assign keywords to each entry to take advantage of the file management functionality which would ...
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46answers
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What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?

TeX and LaTeX are widely used in Computer Science. What other academic disciplines or professionals use it?
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How do I define new environments, and why would I want to?

I've read about defining new, custom environments that can be used like \begin{thisismyown} % do some funky stuff \end{thisismyown} How do I define thisismyown, and why would I want to?
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How to create an index entry for “|| operator”?

Following the \index quoting rules (prepend a reserved character with a double-quote), I do \index{"|"| operator} but the entry never shows up in the index. Doing these (similar) things does work ...
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1answer
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Shrinking large matrices by preventing column alignment

I have a relatively large but sparse matrix (say 20x20). Maple has no problem displaying it on a screen because maple does not force the columns to be aligned when the matrix is large enough : element ...
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2answers
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Wordle-like word clouds

Wordle creates word clouds based on the frequency on words in a text, similar to tag clouds. What makes it unique is that it can lay out words in arbitrary directions without too much white space. See ...
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3answers
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Class for Curriculum Vitae [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae Which class do you recommend to write a CV? The answer will probably be different depending on the CV being used in the ...
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12answers
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How can I use LaTeX from Python.

I need to generate documents from a web application and would like to do this using the Python language and LaTeX, are there any tools that will help me? Edit This Application will be hosted on ...
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2answers
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Why do floats change the \mark?

The presence of floats appears to disrupt the setting of \marks, so that \topmark ends up with the wrong value. For example, consider this: \documentclass{article} \textheight 50mm \textwidth 50mm ...
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2answers
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How do I create parallel text aligned by paragraph?

I would like to create parallel text in multiple languages. With some success, I have tried some existing packages to do that. However, one thing I found very difficult is to align each paragraph but ...
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votes
7answers
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Typsetting UML class diagrams

What's the best way to draw UML class diagrams in LaTeX?
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3answers
3k views

Indian rupee symbol

India has recently introduced a new symbol for its currency, the Indian rupee -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign. How can I typeset this in TeX / LaTeX?
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4answers
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Pop-up references in PDF output

I once saw a maths journal which offered PDFs of published papers, where the bibliographic references were formatted as PDF annotations: if you moused over a reference in the text, the bibliography ...
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1answer
185 views

How do I avoid clashes with macro names in packages?

This is a follow-up to this question on contributing to CTAN, but it applies to the situation when writing ones own package for private use. In brief, the question is: Is there a way to avoid ...
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6answers
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Syntax Coloring in LaTeX

Is there any way to include Python code in a LaTeX file and automatically color its syntax? Is it possible to do syntax coloring with any other language? If yes what packages can I use to do that?
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votes
2answers
793 views

Is it possible to use sql database for BibTeX?

I have and extensive database with references in form of an SQL database. How can I use this information in BibTeX?
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7answers
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Is there an automatic process to create index creation?

Certainly, there must be some way to somewhat create a list of words suggested to be included in an index.
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5answers
5k views

Can I create music sheets with LaTeX?

If so, how? Do I need any additional software?
42
votes
2answers
800 views

How can I contribute to CTAN?

I have create a template and some macros I would like to share. How can I contribute them to CTAN?
18
votes
4answers
11k views

Removing spaces between “words” in math mode

I'd like to set $1024 \times 768$ without any space between the three items. Is this possible? If so, how? E.g., what I get is: 1024 x 768 and what I want is: 1024x768
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votes
2answers
336 views

How can I test if a command is followed by an argument?

Imagine I have two commands defined as \def\witharg#1{something with #1} \def\without{something without arg} and I want to define a new command \mycmd that behaves as \witharg if it's followed by ...
12
votes
1answer
990 views

Infinite-depth list

I want to create a command set that allows me to do something like \nestedlist{ \listitem An item \sublist{ \listitem A sub item \listitem Another sub item } } and get An item 1.1 A ...
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votes
5answers
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LaTeX Classes or Styles for Schedules and/or Calendars?

Maybe TeX isn't the best for this particular problem, but any teachers out there use a particular class or package to plan lessons? Right now I'm just using a spreadsheet, but I always find myself ...
32
votes
3answers
11k views

PDF letterhead as document background

My institution's letterhead is available as a PDF file. The PDF is not just of the logo (to be placed in a corner), but of the entire page. Is it possible to make this PDF the background of the ...
4
votes
2answers
239 views

Determining the height of the current line, especially in displayed math

Is there a way to determine the height of the current line? More specifically, after the hbox comprising the current line is finalized, I'd like to determine it's height (and perhaps also depth) and ...
65
votes
5answers
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Symbols instead of numbers as footnote markers

How can I make LaTeX use symbols (*, †, ‡, and so on) instead of numbers to mark footnotes? (The numbers are confusing because I use superscripted numbers for citations.)
29
votes
1answer
9k views

Remove space around bullet points in itemized or enumerated list

How can I reduce the amount of space around items in an itemized or enumerated list? I would like to reduce the vertical space between items, the space to the left of the bullet, and the space ...
311
votes
7answers
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Remove ugly borders around clickable cross-references and hyperlinks

I know that I can use hyperref to make cross-references and hyperlinks clickable. That makes the clickable areas outlined in fluorescent green, however. How can I make the green boxes go away?
60
votes
3answers
55k views

Change the font of figure captions

I would like to italicize my figure captions and make them smaller. How can I do that?
13
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2answers
2k views

Mark changes since last edition with bars in the margin

I would like to mark the parts of my document that have changed since the last revision with vertical bars in the margin. Is there a package to help with this? Is there a tool that can compare two ...
64
votes
3answers
116k views

Double line spacing

I would like to typeset a draft of my document with double linespacing so that my collaborators have space to write in their edits (with a pen). How do I do it?
46
votes
6answers
21k views

Cyrillic in (La)TeX

What are different ways to use Cyrillic in (La)TeX? What are their pros and cons?
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4answers
1k views

How to instert full citation, instead of citation key? List of Author's publication?

I'm using multibib to typeset two "bibliographies": references and bibliographies. My supervisors don't want any keys/number in the text nor in the bibliographies section. I'm using \nocite{key} to ...
16
votes
1answer
8k views

Adding line numbers to latex and respecting equations

It's often convenient to add line numbers to a page automatically and the lineno package generally does the trick. But I've had two problems with it It doesn't seem to align the line numbers with ...
17
votes
3answers
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What is the easiest way to get borders around a page in LaTeX?

I want my document to have borders in all pages. I imagine I can do that using TikZ, but is there an easier way to do it? I also asked this question here, but as the main question was something ...
16
votes
3answers
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How to change the line spacing in my list of figures?

I am using the book documentclass and have a list of figures. After much trouble I noticed that there is a blank line to separate figures that are in different chapters, but not if they are within the ...
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votes
9answers
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Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?

I would like to have my document compiled with two pages in one using LaTeX, like what you see when you choose to print two pages in one. As my pages are "portrait", I need the page to be shown in ...
182
votes
27answers
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What are the available “documentclass” types and their uses?

Some of the available classes of documents in LaTeX are well known and widely used, such as the article and beamer classes, while others are not so well known, such as the standalone class. I found ...
8
votes
2answers
689 views

How can I efficiently convert TEI documents into LaTeX?

TEI documents have a lot of information that can be used for representation and style. Are there any tools to convert such documents into LaTeX in order to create good pdf/html etc. versions?
7
votes
5answers
538 views

Are there any free fraktura fonts available for LaTeX?

Where can I find them?
43
votes
4answers
12k views

How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters?

Books often have a special letter (often spanning two lines) at the beginning of chapters. How can I create this in LaTeX?
16
votes
3answers
12k views

How do I convert Open Office documents into LaTeX?

Is there a good utility for this? Does it more than the standard stuff, or does it also do formulas and poems etc. in a good way?
17
votes
2answers
831 views

Usage of table/figures shown in caption

Is there a way to add the usage of a table/reference in the caption of the reference/table in LaTeX? For example: \begin{table} \begin{tabular}{ll} \textbf{Name} & \textbf{Description} ...
11
votes
1answer
357 views

Is it OK to use \tt etc. in latex2e if you don't want the text to inherit the font of the containing text?

I want some words to always be in upright teletype (they are defined to be something specific). If the sentence is emphasised and this word appears I do not want the text to be italic teletype, but ...
2
votes
2answers
358 views

Meaningful error messages when using LaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX

When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use PDFLaTeX instead of plain vanilla LaTeX. (That is, I need to use PDFLaTeX all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
17
votes
7answers
10k views

Average integral symbol

Is there in LaTeX a symbol or a macro for the average integral with a horizontal slash? I know about \strokedint, but I'd prefer the dash to be horizontal.

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