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What are the finishing touches you put to a document?

I'm curious about the finishing touches that people put to LaTeX documents. Are there any canonical or special things that people do in finalizing a document? What I do: Careful proofreading of the ...
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How to force LaTeX not to break the line after a hyphen “-”?

With ~ we can enforce that no line break occures between two words. But this does not seem to work with special characters. I want LaTeX to enforce not to break the line after the - in (re-)creation. ...
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Avoid hyphenation in “2-D”

How can I avoid hyphenation in words such as "2-D"? \hyphenation{} is not working since the dash is not a letter.
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What's the benefit of loading babel when writing in English?

When writing in English what is the benefit of loading babel, by \usepackage[english]{babel}, except for the possibility of setting it to use specific English dialects as described in babel: english, ...
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Can one (more or less) automatically suppress ligatures for certain words?

This question led to a new package: selnolig One of the major attractions -- for me at least -- of typesetting my papers in (La)TeX is its automated and fully transparent use of typographic ...
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Hyphenation problem with — versus \textemdash

While investigating problems with hyphenation and em-dashes, I came across this: a piece---perhaps an installation---, involving structural feedback The document class is article. The problem was ...
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babel's hyphenation-friendly hyphen "= in multiple languages

Why doesn't the hyphenation work with multiple languages? See code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[english,...
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how to enforce correct hyphenation of “(near-)uniform” as “(near-)” + “uniform” instead of “(near-” + “)uniform”?

how to enforce correct hyphenation of (near-)uniform as (near-) uniform instead of (near- )uniform?
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Justified text extending beyond margin

I'm having an issue with a document I've created. The text should be fully left and right justified, and for the most part it is. However, a couple times in the document, the text extends beyond the ...
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Automatic hyphenation of compound words

When I was learning to drive a typewriter (shortly after the death of my pet sabre-tooth), I picked up the habit of using a double hyphen when splitting compound words, thus: The system has a high- ...
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Incompatibility between tikz-cd and language

Sorry for the bad English. I'm trying to use the tikz-cd package to make commutative diagrams. My code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Hyphenate long acronyms

I'm using the package acronym but I have a problem. I have a very long acronym "ADD1/SREBP1". I defined it like this: \acro{srebp}[ADD1/\-SREBP1]{adipocyte determination-and differentiation-dependent ...
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Babel: Add german language shorthands

I want to use the German language shorthands provided by babel with other languages; the main language of the document is German. In following MWE the shorthands "= and /"" don't work when the ...
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babel: adding language shorthands to work inside glossaries

I added ngerman shorthands to my english babel as described here. But they do not work for glossaries, and probably in other macors as discussed here. I load all the acronyms as a separate file in the ...
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using csquotes' shorthands in English

Is there a special reason why csquotes' shorthands cannot be used in English text or am I overlooking something? The \enquote command works fine. It's true that English style quotes are amongst the ...

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