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Cunning (La)TeX tricks

Writing (La)TeX code sometimes requires a degree of guile. Here (in no particular order) are two of my favourite examples. Macros ending with spaces Pete asked how to see the implementation of \...
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How do I display pi in LaTeX like Don?

Way back in 1979, Donald Knuth, tried to give the feeling that π is irrational using the idea of infinite sequence of smaller and smaller font sizes like what I have tried to do here using HTML and ...
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Upright Greek font fitting to Computer Modern

I'm looking for an upright Greek font for single Greek characters (like "β-decay" or "µ-metal") which fits to the default CM/latin style, i.e. the upright version of the default italic math mode Greek ...
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Victory symbol in Salamanca

In Salamanca, Spain, it was customary when you finished your PhD degree in the city's University ---which is one of the oldest in Europe--- to write in the wall a kind of graffiti, as shown here: ...
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“Star wars” text effect

I would like to apply a transformation to some text so that it is slanted following a trapezoidal shape, such as the famous opening text of the Star Wars franchise: This seems tricky to do since it ...
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reflectbox in emphasis environment

I try to get irony punctuation mark in LaTeX with CMU font. This symbol is in Unicode: ⸮ (U+U+2E2E) So I search a way to get a correct rendering with CMU of this symbol. But the problem is the ...
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Plot 3D stacked squares with shadow

This is an image I draw with tools. But I need to draw it with Tikz. And The 3 squares in the middle, I need to make them looks like 3D stacked with shadow. And the fonts on it, like 'a1', 'a2', ... ...
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Is This Laplace Transform Symbol Available in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I would like to use the Laplace transform symbol that appears in unicode (SCRIPT CAPITAL L U+2112) However, I could only find the following two symbols can be used for Laplace transforms: There are ...
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A particular big Delta

I would like to insert the below mathematical symbol, it looks like a big Delta but different. Is there command to obtain a similar shape?
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Slant character manually in TeX coding

How to slant some character in the text of roman font (I don't want to use italics coding)?
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Have LaTeX document slowly transform/fade from one font into another

A couple months back, I recall reading an article where LaTeX's metatype system is used to have a document fade from one font into another. The example had several pages of serif text that slowly ...
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Tikz - Perspective Letter, rotated writing

I'm just working on a tikzpicture which represents a letter on which you look in a perspective. I just managed to realize this with the shadow and the perspective under Usage of xslant and rotation ...
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Placing text on face of 3d cube

How simple/hard would it be to add text to the front face (the red colored face in this example) of the cubes found at http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/plane-partition/? I have seen examples like ...
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Draw italic box as a placeholder (around a single letter) in a word

I am comparing a lot of different cases that are all following a predefined naming scheme. I would now like to replace one of the character in the name with a box to indicate that this parameter is ...
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How do I get a slanted \sum symbol?

I want to use a slanted \sum symbol denoting a different meaning from summation. How do I get a slanted \sum symbol?

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