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taking unncessary space after e.g. or i.e. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a period after an abbreviation the same as an end of sentence period? Hi, I often use the abbreviations e.g. and i.e. when writing. The period after these abbreviations ...
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How do you code Mr./Dr./Mrs. in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Bit of a newbie question. I have read somewhere (can't seem to find it now) that if you wish to write Mr. John Doe or Dr. Jane Doe that LaTeX with treat the . as a full stop and add an extra space. ...
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LaTeX: The Space Between Words [duplicate]

I read the book The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX, and found this line: LaTeX: Tilde '~' generates a space that cannot be enlarged and... It seems that the tilde make the space smaller when I ...
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Variation of spacing in between words [duplicate]

I'd like to ask if some variation of spacing in between words is normal? In some cases it seems to me that after a full stop and the next words there is a larger space than usual. The pictures ...
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Good practice on spacing

In various places, in passing, I've seen mention of various good practices regarding well-behaved spacing in LaTeX. For example, Dr. Who should really be written Dr.\ Who or Dr.~Who to get the right ...
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What is the proper use of \@ (i.e., backslash-at)?

In this answer, \@ is used after a period and before an \xspace, presumably to indicate that the preceding period (in "etc.") was not sentence-final. In these tips, \@ is used before a period and ...
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How to properly typeset all forms of punctuation used in English-language documents?

English documents tend to use these types of punctuation: periods apostrophes brackets of various kinds colons and semicolons commas dashes and hyphens ellipsis exclamation and question marks ...
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Tilde and slash in LaTeX

I am getting strange errors in LaTeX: perhaps you should insert a `~' before "\ref" missing `\ ' after "i.e." missing `\ ' after "i.e." I understand that the first expects me to put a tilde before ...
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How to get rid of the “Oxford comma” in a listing of three or more authors?

The following bib entry hat three authors but the last one is separated with , and instead of just and. Is it possible to remove that comma? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Abbreviations and spacing

I'm sure this is a pretty standard questions that's been asked (and answered!) a hundered times before, so apologies for boring people. In LaTeX, I'd like to write a macro for abbreviations, such as, ...
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How to prevent a stranded comma on the next line?

In this document, where I am replicating my original document in order to get the issue I am highlighting here, a comma is stranded on the next line: \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{extarticle} \...
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Too much space after an abbreviation period in tt mode

Is there any way to reduce the space between "CTRL." and "OUT", in the following text? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{book} \begin{document} \noindent Press the button \texttt{CTRL. ...
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How to specify a context-sensitive command that decides whether to insert a blank after a '.'?

I like a command that typesets i.e. with a half blank after the i. - i.e. i.\,e. Now the tricky issue is what to include after the e.. The MWE contains a few commands that i would like to see ...
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Capital first letter after a period

I expected latex to automatically display the first letter after a period in uppercase, as I'm used to in MS Word, but turns out it doesn't, and I can't find anyone mentioning this on the internet nor ...
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Suppressing end-of-sentence spacing after period not working in beamer class?

Supposedly, LaTeX puts a double space after a . (end of sentence), which can be suppressed by a following backslash .\. However, this does not seem to work in LaTeX beamer class. See the following MWE:...

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