# All Questions

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### How to make longtable respect \nopagebreak in the beginning?

For the book I am typesetting now I need a table environment with the following abilities: Span over multiple pages; Allow \nopagebreak between two lines Do not ignore \nopagebreak before the ...
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### Table cell overflow

Consider this document example: \documentclass[a4paper,draft]{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx,multirow} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{hmargin=0cm} ...
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### Label equation with a symbol

I would like to label an equation with an arbitrary symbol, rather than a number, or letter. Is this possible?
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### Unable to use external PostScript pictures generated by TikZ

I'm using external EPS from TikZ figures following the suggestions found in "Export eps figures from TikZ". Images are correctly created but when I get the PS of the main document with dvips I can't ...
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### What is the easiest way to draw 3D cube with TikZ?

I'm trying to find the easiest way to draw a 3D cube (it's for my UML diagram) with TikZ. Could you please give an example? Like this:
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### What is an \if?

I'm reading TeX by Topic, but in little chunks (rather than from first page to last) and just read the stuff on conditionals. I want to be sure that I understand what's going on when TeX starts ...
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### Texments/minted not working - Undefined control sequence

I'm trying to add some syntax highlighting to my code and found two packages: texments and minted. I tried to use them, but I'm getting errors while trying to build. I used following code to test both ...
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### Automatic newspaper creation in LaTeX

This is a very general question about LaTeX, asked by a 100% newbie! I'm trying to figure out if it's feasible to build an automatic newspaper creation engine, and if LaTeX can help in this field. ...
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### How can I invert a 'clip' selection within TikZ?

I wish to draw an arc for a reflex angle on the outside of a triangle with coordinates (A), (B) and (C). If I wanted to draw the arc inside the triangle I could use something like \begin{scope} ...
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### How to output multi language documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whether it's possible to keep translation together with original text? I'm currently writing my CV using the moderncv package and I'm gonna need English and German ...
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### How to customize .bst files

Hi all as I'm trying to make citations according to norm ISO 690-2 I faced "decapitalisation" of BibTeX entries, see: BibTeX loses capitals when creating bbl file. That was for plain style. Now I ...
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### Is it a bad idea to use \begin{section} … \end{section} in LaTeX?

In several discussions about relatives merits of LaTeX v. xml, a xml supporter complained that in LaTeX sections, subsections etc are not properly closed, so it is hard to tell where a section ends. ...
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I'm attempting to put a frame around my section headings. I am using the package mdframed which adds functionality to the framed package. It basically draws a box around an object, in an ...
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### Position and scaling with graphicx package

In the good ol' days I drew figures with xfig and generated LaTeX source to directly include in my papers. But I now find powerpoint to be a faster drawing tool and sufficient for most of my needs. ...
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### Figure in the table with Tikz

How do I align a figure Tikz item at the top of the table? Its my result. I need the second alignment.
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### memoir class - Mixed portrait and landscape pages

Section 4.2.2. in Notes on book design makes a reference to mixed portrait and landscape pages. I am aware of pdflscape, that allows such a mixing, but as this manual is written by the author of ...
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### Missing } inserted, yet braces are balanced

Regard the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,reqno]{amsart} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,amsthm,fullpage} \begin{document} For each $k$ we denote by $\lambda_k$ the $k$th symmetric ...
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### CV in ConTeXt, correspondence - moderncv

How should a minimal example of a CV look when written using the moderncv interface from the correspondence module? I'm still a bit confused about modules and interfaces so some hints on how to ...
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### Vertically align two boxes based on their top borders, not on baseline

I have two boxes which to shows text to the left and right of a document. \begin{minipage}[t][1in][t]{2in} {\Huge First line box 1}\\ {\footnotesize Second line box 1} \end{minipage} \hfill ...
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### Strange problems in 3D-Plots TikZ: Missing parts and axes

compiling the following example in newest MikTeX or TexLive results in strange problems: Have a look at the plot: There are some missing parts and only the z-axis is drawn. Please try to help. ...
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### Verbatim environment and line-breaking

I've been wondering about how to display simple codes. I used verbatim and then found the fancyvrb package which added a lot of nice little features, but then I inserted some code with a long line and ...
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I am writing my thesis and I am having a few problems with my format. My thesis structure is as follows: I Introduction II Part 1 chapter 1 chapter 2 III Part 2 ...
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### How to determine current page number?

I am adding entries to bookmarks and I want one entry to point to a specific page. However, I don't want to provide it's number, because it may change depending on contents modification before that ...
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### How to register a callback in ConTeXt

In ConTeXt mkiv, how do I register a callback? callback.register() does nothing (and IIRC most callbacks are frozen anyway) and somewhere I found tasks.appendaction, but this gives me an error that ...
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### What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX?

Today, I've written my resume in LaTeX and it looks great and all It took me about 2 hours to get everything right But I've been thinking, what benefits do I get from writing it in LaTeX rather than ...
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### Automatically scale big and small graphics for beamer presentations

For the next few semesters I'll be making a lot of beamer presentations with a lot slides that are just a frame title and a figure. I am trying to make a command to make a lot faster to code and ...
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### percent signs in luacode* environment (LuaLaTeX)

Can someone explain what happens here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luacode} \begin{document} \begin{luacode*} tex.print("xx\%a","yy\\%b","zz\\\%c") \end{luacode*} \end{document} The ...
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### Measuring height of fixed-width text box

Suppose some text is put inside a fixed width box. The text will then continue in vertical direction. How can you measure the total height of that text? Original text: text text text text text ...
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### Why doesn't \settoheight of \parbox work?

Consider the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{letter} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{printlen} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newlength{\fooboxheight} \savebox{\foobox}{ ...
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### commands in interaction mode?

Q: Which commands can I supply back to LaTeX when it pauses on a line of code during compilation and is waiting for me to give it more information before proceeding? E.g., in the post How do I use ...
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### Creating a complex template

I would like to create a complex template for documentation as a document class. I should be able to define my text fields (for instance, \documentNumber, \projectTitle). My class should be flexible ...
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### Creating tables with spanning rows/columns

I'm trying to create a table which looks like but I'm not really sure how to incorporate multiple spanning rows and columns together (to add 'Organism 1' and 'Organism 2'). I've gotten to this ...
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### GUI framework error after Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? Yesterday I updated all packages via the Miktex 2.8 update ...
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### How to type “<<test>>” in ttfamily?

I'm trying to produce <<test>> text in \ttfamily, but it looks like: «test» Which is not what I'm looking for. When I'm trying $<<$test$>>$ the result is not correct as well ...
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I would like to create a new environment which will behave similar to quote, but with quotes added. I tried something like this: ...
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I have asked the following in several boards, but without any success. Please consider biblatex commands to define Categories and assign a Category to a .bib entry: \DeclareBibliographyCategory{AAA} ...
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### \def taking next word as argument?

This question is a variant of my previous question requesting a macro that takes the rest of the line as argument. I would like to write a macro that would take the next word as argument, where word ...
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### How do I remove keywords in package listings?

Sure enough, there is a morekeywords option, but suppose I need to remove some? A case in point is Pascal, in which Writeln is not (strictly speaking) a keyword, but rather a predefined procedure. I ...
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### Baseline shift with fontspec?

Is there a way to manually adjust the vertical position of a font using fontspec (in XeLaTeX)? Such a feature would be quite useful when typesetting Asian text, since different font vendors often ...
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### How do I use \show?

Q: How do I use \show to determine macro definitions?. I've followed advice here: The definitions of LaTeX commands and here: \show with fewer lines? and am still struggling. I've naively tried ...
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Q: How can I best search the web for exact LaTeX commands (e.g., \show as opposed to show)? It appears that Google will not allow us to escape the \ character. So, searches for \show are interpreted ...
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### Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
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### Draw a diagonal arrow across an expression in a formula to show that it vanishes

I would like to find a way to cross out a term in a mathematical expression with a diagonal arrow pointing from lower left to upper right and with a little "zero" next to the pointy end of the arrow.
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### labels for itemize in proposition

I have a Proposition which consists of an itemize with three claims, i.e. \begin{prop} \begin{itemize} \item[(i)] ... \item[(ii)] ... \item[(iii)] ... \end{itemize} \end{prop} I wish to insert ...
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### Writing in the same line as the section title

I needed to add some text after some of my section title and it certainly needs to be in the same line, and not to be in ToC or bookmarks. Therefore i decided to create my own subsection-type-thingy ...
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### Hyperref breaks my all-caps ToC entries

I started out on this earlier question. I now have a simple and elegant etoolbox solution to making all-caps chapter entries, but leaving appendix entries untouched. Simple, elegant, and incompatible ...
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### Where to put a custom macros file?

I have a bunch of common commands I put in document preambles. I don't always use them all, but it makes the preamble too long for my tastes. I want to put them all in an external file (preferably in ...
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### Finding a font for XeTeX

I am trying to customize this document, it's a CV template for XeTeX. What I'd like to be able to do is change the main font. I belive the section of the code I need to change is this: %FONTS ...