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### BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file

Titles of articles I'm about to cite contain uppercase letters and when using BibTeX it converts them in lowercase ones. This happens only in title and only first letter conserves it's case. For ...
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### Writing a table with equally spaced columns, based on the widest column

Friends, I'm trying to generate a table in which I have all columns equally spaced (same width). In my case, the width for all columns would be the width of the widest column of the table: ...
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### How to include SVG diagrams in LaTeX?

I'm making all my diagrams in SVG format using Inkscape and then I export them to some other format (e.g. PDF, EPS or PNG). I wrote a short script that does this for me automatically, but I'd like to ...
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### Where do I start LaTeX programming?

I'm interested in writing packages for TeX/LaTeX/XeLaTeX. I googled around, but all I found was guides or tutorials about how to prepare documents using LaTeX. I want to know how LaTeX works and how ...
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### How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?

When a minipage is used to box a text paragraph, the first line of the minipaged text and the last line of the previous text paragraph are closer than two consecutive lines in a standard text ...
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### Two figures side by side [duplicate]

How can I put two figures side-by-side? Not two sub-figures, but two actual figures with separate "Fig.: bla bla" captions. A figure is supposed to spread over the entire text width, but I have two ...
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### Defining commands/abbreviations that contain numbers

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### How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)?

When writing a long book (from 300 to over a 1000 pages), there is often need to include large pictures and one wishes to have them displayed over two pages, left half on the left page, right half on ...
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### Style/class tutorials

What are some good tutorials on writing custom styles (classes) that clearly explain commands used and some of the features that TeX has to offer in the way of styles?
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### What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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I have an non-root account on a shared server which has an old version of a package available to all users, and I want to use a newer one on my account. I cannot just use $TEXINPUTS, because latex ... 3answers 5k views ### Citing a range of papers (using numeric keys)? Is there a way so that, when I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, ... 2answers 4k views ### Left/Right across multiline equation I have a multiline equation that I want to have matching sized parentheses. The advice I read online was to use \left( equation \right. \\ left. rest-of-equation \right) . However, this syntax leaves ... 8answers 12k views ### Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible I need to convert my LaTeX documents into PNG. The problem is, I also need the resulting image to be as short as possible (height-wise). I've tried latex followed by dvipng, but the result is always ... 3answers 20k views ### Space after LaTeX commands I have a definition \newcommand{\arnold}{Arnold Schwarzenegger} when I refer to it by \arnold is a it is rendered as Arnold Schwarzeneggeris a In order to have a space in front of "is" I ... 3answers 6k views ### How to write (La)TeX (with parentheses) [or any other TeX-related logo] I'm looking after a macro to write the (La)TeX logo (with parentheses), i.e. something similar to \TeX, \LaTeX, but where the output includes ()'s. 4answers 34k views ### utf8x vs. utf8 (inputenc) I normally use \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} for my latex document but on this site i saw a lot of code with \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}. What are the differences between the 2 options ? Is there one ... 18answers 7k views ### Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? I would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when ... 6answers 11k views ### Cyrillic in (La)TeX What are different ways to use Cyrillic in (La)TeX? What are their pros and cons? 2answers 15k views ### Why is the ifthen package obsolete? In the LaTeX companion, the authors recommend to use the package ifthen for complex conditional. But in his answer to LaTeX conditional expression Will Robertson doesn't mention it, and in the ... 6answers 12k views ### TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line? Like this: .------<------. | | v ^ | | '------>------' I am currently using \begin{scope}[very thick,->] \draw (-4,1)--(-4,0)--(0.1,0); \draw ... 3answers 9k views ### Diagonal lines in table cell I need this table: (each row and column should have the same height and length, last cell should be divided by diagonal line). I tried the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ... 2answers 11k views ### How to include graphics with spaces in their path? I want to import graphics into my main input file using the macro \includegraphics. It does not work if the filename contains spaces. Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with ... 4answers 4k views ### How to avoid splitting tables between sections I have 5 tables and a section after them. After creation of an output file I have two tables on one page, then a section and last 3 tables on next page. What I want to achieve is to put tables and ... 4answers 8k views ### 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 ... 3answers 5k views ### \includegraphics PDF, color problem I'm using pdflatex, and use \includegraphics to include content of figures from PDF. PDF are exported from InkScape. \begin{figure} [!h] \centering \includegraphics[height=3cm]{fig/SUSAN.pdf} ... 6answers 89k views ### How can I get bold math symbols? To make Latin-letter variables bold I can use e.g. \mathbf{a}, but while putting Greek letters or symbols such as \nabla inside \mathbf doesn't cause any errors or warnings, it also doesn't do ... 3answers 4k views ### Extract x, y coordinate of an arbitrary point in TikZ I need a macro to extract the x and y coordinates from an arbitrary point, like (3,4), or like (A), or like ([xshift=-2pt] A.north west), where A is the name of a node. I've seen the solution ... 1answer 11k views ### Using BibTeX to make a list of references without having citations in the body of the document? Is there any way to have BibTeX insert a bibliography without having citations in the body of the document itself? Maybe a way to hide the in-text citations, so that BibTeX still sees them and ... 3answers 13k views ### What can I use to typeset MATLAB code in my document? Does anybody have a quick and easy way to typeset some relatively long MATLAB code in the appendix? I looked up a few methods, and the mcode package emerged as a possibility, but it seems to be ... 2answers 12k views ### No room for a new \dimen I have this error message: ! No room for a new \dimen . \ch@ck ...\else \errmessage {No room for a new #3} \fi which I can not find a cure for. 2answers 1k views ### Print programs with its proper syntax I have defined my own language whose syntax is very close to the one of Pascal. I would like to type the following program for instance. Many people use the packages algorithmicx or algorithm2e to ... 6answers 3k views ### 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} ... 2answers 4k views ### Purpose of local texmf trees In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ... 12answers 11k views ### Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday] Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – ... 5answers 5k views ### Different command definitions with and without optional argument I want to define a command that expands to two completely different things depending on whether I supply, or not, an optional argument. For example, \mycmd{normal} -> something(normal) ... 9answers 50k views ### Commenting out large sections So to "comment out" a line, I need to insert a % at the beginning of the line (so that line will not be compiled). Is there way to comment out a large section without having to manually putting a % ... 2answers 7k views ### Separate long math text under sum symbol into different lines? I have the following equation, where there is a lot of stuff under the sum symbol: d(\vec{x},\vec{y})= \sum_{Z_{xy}\in\vec{Z}_{xy},\forall x\in\vec{x},\forall y\in\vec{y}} ... 4answers 3k views ### How to iterate through the name of files in a folder Assume I have many TeX files. For the sake of simplicity, also asssume they are in a single folder or directory. I want to input all files from within my main LaTeX document. Actually I can create a ... 9answers 1k views ### Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I ... 1answer 1k views ### What is the meaning of double pound symbol (##1) in an argument? I've seen sometimes that people use a double pound sign (##) when defining/using arguments. What is the difference between the normal argument, #1, and the double sign one, ##1? Are there any ... 2answers 1k views ### Incompatibilities between KOMA-Script and titlesec This is a complementary question to About memoir and titlesec incompatibility. The titlesec manual states (p. 2) that the package [...] works with the standard classes and with many others, ... 6answers 9k views ### How to create small PDF files for the Internet I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded to the Internet should be of a minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create a small document: Pay attention to the size of the ... 11answers 5k views ### What GUI applications are there to assist in generating graphics for TeX? I found GeoGebra to be a useful tool to help generate code for graphs. I suppose there must be other tools to help draw diagrams such as Sets/Venn Diagrams or Electrical Circuits (Logic Gates). Which ... 8answers 6k views ### What are the various units (ex, em, in, pt, bp, dd, pc) expressed in mm? How can one determine the length of the different units (measured 1ex, 1em, 1in, 1pt, 1bp, 1dd, 1pc) in mm? 4answers 4k views ### Vertical and horizontal lines in pgf-tikz It is easy to produce a path between two nodes consisting of a single horizontal and a single vertical line (from the manual): \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) node(a) [draw] {A} (1,1) node(b) ... 5answers 13k views ### What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX? I know LaTeX and I've heard that LaTeX is a set of macros in TeX. But what does it exactly mean? 4answers 79k views ### How can I split an equation over two lines I am having the following equation: Q(\lambda,\hat{\lambda}) = -\frac{1}{2} P(O \mid \lambda ) \sum_s \sum_m \sum_t \gamma_m^{(s)} (t) \left( n \log(2 \pi ) + \log \left| C_m^{(s)} ... 2answers 21k views ### How to use biber Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ... 3answers 8k views ### Where is the \matrix command? From what I can see, \matrix was a TeX command, but I cannot seem to find documentation on it. It works in MathJax, so I wonder if it can be used in LaTeX. ie this is valid MathJax:$\$ \left[ ...

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