# All Questions

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### When I use \animate in beamer, how do I move back in my presentation?

Matthew Leingang just provided a nice example of beamer's \animate method. If in this example (don't want to repeat it here) I replace \animate<2-10> with \animate<3-10>, how will I then ...
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### Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since that I use macros to generate some of ...
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### How can I layout images side by side to allow comparison?

I am very very new to TeX/LaTeX, I am writing my first document. So far, I love the way it shows everything. The learning curve is steep though. I have images that needs to be compared, so they must ...
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### Animating Protocols

I'm creating a beamer presentation on network protocols. I like to put very simple animations in the slides, like an arrow extending from sender to receiver, showing the flow of network messages. I ...
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### Replacing calligra Font with Vector Ones

The question is similar to Lowercase \mathcal, but I'm not after calligraphic math fonts. I'm in need of some calligraphic font in text mode (which, of course, supports lowercase). Basically, I used ...
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### Proper way to do a “page break”

Lets assume that in my latex code I have the following paragraph as an example. The leaked cabled from the US embassy to Washington indicate that in the run up to the May General Election Mr King ...
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### Should the appendix be before the bibliography or after?

My thesis latex format does not include an appendix, but I need one. Should I put it after the bibliography or before?
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How could I add a note ... or a footnote at the beginning of the Table of Contents, something like 'Chapters with * can be skipped on a first reading'...?
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### How, in ConTeXt, can I get body text to align flush to the outside?

I'm using ConTeXt Mk IV, and I'd like the text in a two-page document to line up like so: +--------+--------+ + + + + xxx + xx + + xxxx + xxx + + xx + + + ...
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### Change ordering of initials in biblatex style

I'm not very experienced with biblatex, but I hope that the answer to this question will be relatively simple. I'm using the authoryear style, and my references in the reference list appear like the ...
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### Biblatex / Biber.exe not displaying unicode characters in reference

I'm using Xelatex with biblatex and the biber.exe backend: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} ...
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### How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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### Using \multicolumn with beamer inside an overlay command

I'd like to have a conditional \multicolumn command depending on the slide, so I put it inside an alt or an only command, as follows: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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### Start pdf viewer in presentation mode

Is there a way to let pdf viewers automatically start in presentation mode?
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### How to insert “footline”-style page number into “headline”

When inserting page numbers into beamer slides, I usually use: \setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number] Is it possible to do this for headline, something like: \setbeamertemplate{headline}[page ...
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### Rename “Algorithm” to “Listing”

Background Syntax-highlighted source code image listings are being used as Algorithm floats with the lst: prefix for captions. Problem The following LaTeX code in the preamble renames the caption ...
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### “Bleed” text into the page margins?

Is it possible to have lines (as an exception) that continue into the right margin ? Here's why I hope it's possible: I have a document and one of the headings is the formal name of a particular ...
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### How do I make the 'such that' symbol from Set Theory?

I am looking for the 'such that' symbol in set theory. I don't know what it's called so I'm not sure how to look for it. For the moment, I am just using this '|'. What is the appropriate symbol?
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### Ligatures in Hoefler with XeTeX?

Using XeLaTeX on OS X 10.6 (texlive installed with MacPorts) I'm not getting any ligatures with Hoefler. Example code: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,xltxtra} ...
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### How can I center horizontally but not vertically?

This centers both horizontally and vertically, but I do not want vertical centering. I want the grid to be at the top of the page. (The geometry package works well at defining margins though). ...
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### How can I create a Chicago Manual of Style formatted document in LaTeX?

I have an assignment which requires me to use CMS formatting, double spaced, in 12pt font. I'd rather avoid using the much inferior "Word" or "Writer" programs -- in particular I like how LaTeX ...
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### Passing options to a macro

Background We're developing an automated graph drawing framework for TikZ with LuaTeX. The TeX interface on the pgf layer is nearly done, the next step will be the TikZ Layer. The maker of TikZ, Till ...
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### Label an angle in xypic

I am frequently (i.e. about once per quarter, right before the end) set upon by the need to draw a diagram in which various lines are drawn and the angles between them labeled. I've been using xy-pic ...
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### Center figure which spans over whole page

I would like to get this to center with 5pt margins on left, right, and top. So the picture will cover nearly the whole page with room at the bottom for captions. \documentclass{article} ...
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### Behaviour of frametitle with raisebox

See update below. The following problem occurred while I was trying to alter the frametitle in beamer. (Actually I want a picture in the Titlebar. I used a rule instead.) \documentclass{beamer} ...
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### LaTeX: UTF8 and algorithm2e clash

I have this input file in utf8 encoding: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{algorithm2e} \begin{document} \begin{procedure} foo \caption{ö()} \end{procedure} ...
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### Stripping the pt from a dimension

LaTeX defines in ltfssbas.dtx a macro called \strip@pt (at line [246]) which strips the pt part from a dimension returned by \the\dimension. The definition is shown as a minimal working example below: ...
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### How to draw box around text that contains a verbatim block?

Typically, to box in some text, I use the following: \fbox { \parbox{\linewidth}{ This is some text! Blah blah blah... } } However, say I have a verbatim block within that. It will ...
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### How to automatically draw a graph in LaTeX

clarification: when I say "graph", I mean the computer science term. I want to draw a full binary tree of h height. It means that there's one root with two sons, each son has two sons and so forth. ...
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### Can I compile .tex to .html from within AUCTeX?

Can I compile .tex to .html from within AUCTeX? What are the keybindings? Thanks!
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### How can I get the chapter number like a prefix of all references

This was the problem I posted: "I need to output "see section 2.3" where the referenced section is the third on the second chapter." You all are right. I've to redefine the problem. Sections are ...
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### Why does bibtex not compile?

I have added the bib file refs.bib to the directory but I get errors indicating that the references are undefined. foo.tex: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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### Adding color to a table column as a beamer overlay

I'm trying to have an overlay that adds a background color to a column of a table in beamer. I can create a table with a colored second column using the colortbl package. \begin{tabular}[]{r ...
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### Why do LaTeX internal commands have an @ in them?

Does the @ mean anything specific? For example, is it substituted? Does it split the command into parts, like \s@foo could internally mean "foo of type s"? Is the purpose of the @ only to make ...
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### Get the title instead of the number of a referenced chapter/section?

In my document I am referencing a section, e.g. \section{My Section}\label{test} Also see section\ref{test} This gives me, e.g. Also see section 1 but what I want is: Also see section My ...
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### Overfull \hbox warning when using tabular

I keep getting this warning Overfull \hbox (0.63303pt too wide) in paragraph at lines xxx--xxx wherever I have this line in the code \begin{tabular}{p{2cm}|p{4cm}|p{3cm}|p{3cm}} It does ...
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### How to use the quote environment inside a \framebox?

Now I run into a problem with frameboxes. Why is the following not valid LaTeX code? \framebox{ The following text was taken from: \begin{quote} Erik Pickles: How it will end \end{quote} } I get ...
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### How to start new chapters on the right hand side

I use the report document class, and I would like that chapters always start on the right hand side, anyone an idea how this could be easily done?
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### Conditional pagebreak?

Is there a way I can have LaTeX insert a pagebreak, if the last line of the page is a certain string? e.g. \noindent \textsl{Solution}: thanks very much!
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### How does this answer work?

Harald Hanche-Olsen posted some interesting code in answer to this question. Could someone explain how it works? I understand (I think) the futurelet and the expansions. I don't understand: Where ...
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### which eclipse core installation should I download to use install the plug-in TeXlipse?

I want to taste TeXlipse. First of all, I must install the eclipse core downloaded from the official site. I am confused with which one I should install. :D Could you let me know the correct ...
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### External scripts when using TeXShop

As I wrote in this answer to my question, I decided to use a shell script in order to concatenate the bunch of .tex files and compile them. However, this way, when ever I want to compile the whole ...
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### Can you have hyperlinks to locations in different PDFs?

It's possible to hyperlink to another PDF file using Adobe Acrobat using the following LaTeX code: \href{run:target.pdf}{Click me!} If this is placed in source.pdf, then you can click on the ...
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### How do I omit a column separator in a tabular environment?

I'd like to create a layout like this (it's for a resume): some text here a little more big chunk of text blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah | ...blah ...
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### Is it actually illegal to TeX texbook.tex`? [closed]

At the top of texbook.tex, it is written: % This manual is copyright (C) 1984 by the American Mathematical Society. % All rights are reserved! % The file is distributed only for people to see its ...
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### Can I set the format of an entire column except for the header?

I would like to italicize all of the names in the second column of a table, but presently the only way I have found to do this is to use \textit{} in each cell, i.e.: \begin{table} ...
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### Remove strange line from KDE beamer template.

I'm doing a presentation using the kde beamer template, it's a really cool template. However there is a bug (?) that is killing me. There is two strange lines that is between the logo. Does any one ...
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### Typeset an = with an ! above

I've seen an equals sign with a small exclamation mark on top being used to say "equals because of data that was given in the problem", for example for a boundary condition or initial value in a ...