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What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do?

Many LaTeX “hacks” begin with \makeatletter and end with \makeatother. What do these commands do?
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?

What is the default font size of a LaTeX document?
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My table doesn't fit; what are my options?

I have a table that I want to insert on a page, but at least one (perhaps both) of the following conditions are met: The table is too wide to fit within the text block or page. That is, I'm exceeding ...
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Do fontsize environments exist?

Without any doubt there are fontsize switches in the form of control sequences (described here for instance.) But, from time to time I ran into code examples where environment versions of those were ...
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How to set document font to times new roman by command

I wanted to know how to set font of a document to Times New Roman and size to 12 for text and for Chapter Heading 14 only, for the whole document. I don't want to use the fontspec package for this. ...
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How could I check what font size is in pt for \section, \subsection, and \subsubsection?

There are a lot of results for "setting" the font size, but I can't find one how to "get" them. Here's some code from What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.? I can use to check what font size for \...
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Get current font size as length

I understand from THIS question that the current font size can be determined. But how can I convert this to a length value? \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \newlength{\mytextsize} %This ...
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How to change the font size during the new defined environment?

I want to change the font size of the new environment defined as below: \newsavebox{\ieeealgbox} \newenvironment{boxedalgorithmic} {\begin{lrbox}{\ieeealgbox} \begin{minipage}{\dimexpr\columnwidth-2\...
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Custom Date on Latex

I have the following code: \shortdayofweekname{<day>}{<month>}{<year>}. Packages: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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How much space is a line, vertically?

How much space is a line, vertically ? E.g. something like "1.5em" ?
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Latex commands for a specific page format [closed]

I am writing a report for which my University has given the following guidelines (Clearly, it was intended for use with Microsoft Windows). Project reports should be typed only on one side of the ...
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Change font size of \Large etc.

After gaining some insight from What point (pt) font size are \Large etc.?, now I want to change my font size values according to my preference. As a follow up from the linked question, how can I ...
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references in a smaller font

How can I tell LyX to display the bibliographic references in a smaller font? I use the standard "article" document class. When I open the "Settings" of the bibliography, I get a dialog box where I ...

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