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What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?

I'm getting the impression from reading the answers written by some of the real experts here that there are quite a few little packages that just tweak LaTeX2e's default behaviour a little to make it ...
326 votes
4 answers
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Why do the less than symbol (<) and the greater than symbol (>) appear wrong as upside down exclamation (¡) or question mark (¿)?

When typing < or > in LaTeX and compiling with pdflatex, the less than and greater than symbols appear at upside down exclamation points. I'm not in math mode.
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How to adjust the line breaking in the bibliography?

This question continues my earlier posting. I have to use slightly unusual margins and line spacing for my academic wirting. MWE: \documentclass[ pagesize, usegeometry = ...
24 votes
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Use case for Latin Modern Math (LM Math)

Since July 2011, there has been a beta release of LM Math. Some people seem to be quite excited about this. The release announcement states that this release ...completes the modernization of the ...
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1 answer
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Comparison of vector fonts of "Computer Modern" variants

I'm looking for a detailed comparison of the various alternatives of "Computer Modern"-like vector fonts. I'm currently using Latin Modern with pdftex, but am weighing whether it's worth ...
77 votes
5 answers
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Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically?

I have the following LaTeX-document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \title{Sample} \author{Litb} \begin{...
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Why do some fonts used by siunitx and textcomp look rasterized?

For example, the mu in \SI{1.55}{\micro\metre} looks really bad for some reason. For textcomp, \textmu looks the same.
106 votes
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Is it still useful to load the lmodern package?

A few years ago, the lmodern package was a good way to have high quality fonts by simply adding : \usepackage{lmodern} Nowadays, lmodern seems less popular. I'm wondering if it is because LaTeX ...
102 votes
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How to create small PDF files for the Internet

I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded on the Internet should be of minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create such small documents: Pay attention to the size of the ...
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3 answers
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How to type French character in LaTeX

I would like to insert "ç". Tried including \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, and type \c {c} , but doesn't work.
15 votes
2 answers
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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk a ...
10 votes
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Anti aliasing from latex to pdf

When rendered the text in my pdf is not anti alised. Anyone knows how to do this? The following example shows my text output compared with output from google docs pdf Is it even possible with ...
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4 answers
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Ugly alignment (size of square root symbol) with Latin Modern at 12pt

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{lmodern} \begin{document} \[ \sqrt{\frac{m}{n}} \] \end{document} The output is a ...
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Bold Version of CMU Serif Roman / Latin Modern Roman Regular

My current LaTeX document uses the following font for headings, which is either "CMU Serif Bold" by default or "Latin Modern Roman Bold" (the updated version of the CMU font) if you use \usepackage{...
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Problem with siunitx and T1 fontenc

I'm having a slight problem with siunitx and fontencwith T1 encoding (I write a lot in Swedish and most people suggest that I should use T1). When I compile to PDF with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} the ...

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