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How to force pdfminorversion globally?

I have a problem with opening PDF files in Acrobat Reader. It comes up with error 131. I have solved this issue thanks to How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc? The solution to ...
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German APA reference: origyear field is incomplete (needs reprinttitle)

I use LuaTeX, BibLaTeX and biber with APA bibliography style. The German version has the origyear field wrong. The original english APA version wants it like this: Author (Year). Title. Location: ...
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How to display an underscore literal in math mode? [closed]

I want to display the literal underscore character _ in math mode because it is used in defining a variable name. I'm using the LaTeX parser that the Python Sphinx documentation generator uses, and in ...
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longtable width expands at random

I am using the longtable package to generate tables that may extend past a single page, and I am coming up with a strange format on particular tables. The table itself looks like this: And here is ...
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Memoir Class, \sidebar formatting

In the memoir class, is there a way to get the \sidebar notes to be in paragraph style? I am looking for a similar effect that fnpara provides to footnotes. I have included an image of what I would ...
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What to mention for editor if one isn't available for a book [closed]

When using Bibtex - InBook option, what do write for the ALTeditor if one isn't available for a book. The relevant fields are stated below. That means, I have to write something for the ALTeditor. I ...
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How can I tie two pieces of text together so LaTeX tries not to break exactly between them?

I'd like to typeset two chunks of text (a problem statement and solution) next to each other, but I don't want the problem to be the last thing on a page and the solution to be the first thing on the ...
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Creating chapters by referencing parts of other chapters

I am trying to create a chapter or a section by referencing some parts of other sections. For example: “He goes to school” Here “school” can be Business school, Law school, etc. “She is ...
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Changing footnote symbols

I was wondering if there is way to change the symbols of footnotes to any symbol I want. I know there are some packages that put away the numbers and use predefined symbols, but I want to use some ...
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How to include both English and Telugu content in Latex where the majority of the content is English?

I am trying to use polyglossia and fontspec. \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Pothana2000} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{telugu} \begin{document} \begin{...
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What is the difference between LaTeX and HTML? [closed]

Every now and then I need to compare LaTeX to HTML to someone, and it can be hard to give a succinct answer that demonstrates the purpose of both, and why one wouldn't want to abuse one for the ...
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Underbrace under table, stretching over multiple columns

I want to notate some information to table column groups, using underbraces. So there should be an \underbrace under the table, that stretches over multiple rows. I tried the following: \begin{...
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Command to uppercase the first letter of a maths command

This question is a bit similar to Command to uppercase the first letter of each word in a sentence. What I want is to build a new command for being used just at math mode, using the \...
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Align Numeric Values from knitr command \Sexpr{} by Decimal in Table

How can I align numeric values brought in from the knitr command \Sexpr{} by decimal in a table?
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CSVTools Perl Script / EOF found whilst scanning for \CSVtolongtable third argument [closed]

Using the CSV Tools perl script (this is to remove the CSVTools commands so that everything is in one file), I'm getting the following error. There is no EOF character in the CSV file (except at the ...
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Variable number of column in multicols, including a single one [closed]

I'd like to call multicols with a parameter being the number of column and allow this parameter to take the value 1, like in this minimal working example : \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{report} \...
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Scaling tikz mindmaps within a beamer frame

I recently discovered tikz and I fell in love with it! However, I am having some annoying issues when I try to include a tikz mindmap in beamer. Problem is that I can't manage to have the mindmap ...
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Unwanted numbers added to a url in a bibitem

I face a weird problem. I use \url{} (URL package) to specify a URL in a bibitem. After compiling my LateX file, the URL is well displayed in my PDF file. But, when I drag the mouse over the URL, the ...
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tcolorbox on a node

I have a tcolorbox with the following settings: \tcbset{ noparskip, colback=yellow!10, colframe=yellow, coltext=black, coltitle=white, boxrule=0.3mm, fonttitle=\bfseries, }...
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Textmate: change makeindex

To get the nomencl package working I need to run a makeindex line like: makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <filename>.nls I'm using Textmate, which has a built-in "Run Makeindex" ...
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Margin notes with a pointing arrow that are automatically vertically adjusted

I am trying to emulate margin notes as they are in my (favourite) macroeconomics textbook. The crucial thing here is that the little arrow points to the line where the margin note is set. I have ...
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URLs and other information

I am having a problem. My bib files contains: @misc{hfs+, Date-Added = {2012-10-18 15:39:01 +0100}, Date-Modified = {2012-10-18 15:44:41 +0100}, Howpublished = {\url{http://developer.apple.com/...
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Program Tikz in Beamer

The attached .Rnw-code produces two similar slides, but with different texts and different arrow positions. I wrote both slides manually, but because I need to produce hundreds of similar slides, I ...
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\lstdefinestyle syntax highlighting

I´m new to latex and got the following problem. I defined a listing style for XML Syntax highlighting like this: How can I get also the equals symbol in the attribute color (orange)? I want to do ...
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Is there another symbol that is slightly different from \forall (likewise for \exists)?

What Is there a symbol that is slightly different from $\forall$ (e.g. having a second line from upper left to lower middle)? It should obviously mean "for all" but be sufficiently different to not ...
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gnuplot calculated curve shifts to the left

The following code samples are borrowed from Test 1 and Test 2. My computer configuration is Windows XP SP.3 Japanese version, MiKTeX 2.9 (already updated), TeXmaker 3.5 or TexStudio 2.4 and ...
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\textsc not working after \renewcommand

I recently fond a nice document template (here) andI would like to use it for my thesis. However, the template uses the following line to change the default font for small capitals text: \...
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MikTeX: How to run pdflatex from cmd prompt on Windows 7 compared to Windows XP?

In Windows XP I create my test.tex in emacs and then run it in the cmd promt as pdflatex test.tex in the corresponding directory, and it works without a problem. However, in Windows 7 doing the same ...
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Silent problems: bugs that do not result in an error or warning

If you do not use the inputenc package and have non-ascii characters in your source, this does not generate a error or warning. It does generate a Missing character: There is no ▒ in font cmr7! ...
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right align in align environment

I use a align* environment and on one line I have a very long equation which does not contain into a line. Thus for this line I would like to have the same behavior as a multline environment, that is ...
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Statecharts using TikZ

I haven't found any example of using TikZ for drawing Harel's statecharts notation. There are numerous examples of finite-state automata, but that cannot be applied for statecharts for two reasons: no ...
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Table rowspan and colspan

I need to create similar table using LaTeX: I have tried to use \tabular and \multicolumn, but every time I get something wrong. I want: Fixed width columns and fixed height rows; Centered cells ...
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Indentation within an Itemized List [duplicate]

I am using res.cls to write my resume. I have changed the indentation of my itemized list using: \setlength{\itemindent}{-.5in} This works great for the first line, but if the item goes onto the ...
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Incorrect page numbers in ToC

I am using tocbibind to get Acknowledgements, Declaration and Intro into ToC. The problem is, page numbers are incorrect. I have also tried adding them by \addcontentsline, it stays the same. ToC ...
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Spacing around \cdot when used as a wildcard

I have to use \cdot as a wildcard indicator in an expression like: K(\cdot,y). My concern is: is the spacing around the \cdot correct? should I force something in either one side or the other of it?
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Can I have bigger margins on pages containing only floats?

Latex sets the margins to give a good reading experience for text. For pages containing only figures this generally does not matter and I would like my figures to fill as much space as possible, in ...
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Draw multiple arrows as a bus

It's my first post, I've been using LaTeX for some time now but frankly I'm still a rookie. But this question is more about TikZ than about LaTeX: I want to draw somehting like this, set of ...
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What should I build my new nomenclature package on top of?

This question led to a new package: concepts This is a major edit. In my previous attempt I overgeneralized, which obfuscated my real question. I'd like to write a new package which I want to ...
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How to draw these (closed contours) diagrams using TikZ or PSTricks?

First, I must say I have no knowledge about PGF/TikZ nor PSTricks, but I would like to draw the following or similar closed contours using one of them or another adequate package. Where can I find the ...
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Text between two lines

i'd like to write words that fit between two lines. i found the following code: \documentclass[parskip,paper=a4]{scrartcl} \usepackage{calc} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \setlength{\fboxsep}{0pt} \...
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How can I draw a transparent cube in 3D perspective?

I would like to draw a transparent, `flattened cube' in perspective with dotted lines from both vanishing points to each of the vertices of the 3D solid. Is there a PSTricks package for this? It is ...
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Numbering of subsections using memoir [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn on subsection numbering in memoir I'm writing a thesis using memoir as my class. I've noticed it only includes numbering on chapters and sections, not subsections. ...
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Centering the frontpage using memoir

I'm using memoir (two-side layout). I have the problem that my front page is centered with respect to the margins, which are not equal in left and right side. \begin{center} will not solve this, since ...
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Including both chapter name and name of section in header using memoir

I'm writing a thesis using memoir as my class. I would like a header similar to fancyhdr, but this is not emulated in memoir. I know how to make my own pagestyle, however when I try to refer to the ...
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Are the datetime package and the memoir class known to conflict?

Using the \formatdate macro from the datetime package within a \date definition seems to break when using the memoir class. Is this just something strange that I'm doing because it seems reasonable. ...
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How to put white space under header in theorem environment

Ok, I am pretty new with latex so maybe this is a basic question. I am writing in theorem environment and I want to produce only white space under my theorem header, with the text continuing right ...
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Fix page numbering format for latex listings package (lstlistoflistings)

I have a problem with the listings of my latex document. I am using the "listing*s*" package (not the "listing" package). Although the pagenumbering is still set to "roman" right after the titlepage, ...
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\placeongrid and \moveongrid not working in ConTeXt

I am trying to use the grid features in ConTeXt, but some of the commands are somehow not recognized by the compiler. Whenever I try to use the commands \placeongrid or \moveongrid, the compiler ...
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mdframed and minipage

I'm trying to find a way to use mdframed to make separation of the frame to the next page but low knowledge does not help me. My effort is try and effect .... no results so far. I know there have ...
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Chemical process flow sheets TikZ/PGF

I'm working with simulation and control of chemical process-systems and I'm trying to get a grip on how to make nice looking process flow sheets. On the web everybody is referring to Microsoft Visio, ...

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