Questions tagged [ampersand]

{ampersand} is specifically about the usage of the ampersand character (&).

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amsmath alignment referring to equal sign or ampersand?

I am wondering why the aligned environment aligns the equations on the right to the equal sign, and not to the ampersand given in the code before Nu and Sh. This code actually produces the output I ...
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change ampersand character used by \url

For normal text, I replaced the ampersand symbol with some thing different, specifically a scaled ampersand taken from a different font (because reasons). Perhaps the less lazy method would have been ...
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Using & in Command with align

I have written a small command: \newcommand{\LH}[1]{ \underset{\text{\enquote{$#1$}}}{\overset{\text{L' H}} {=\joinrel=\joinrel=}} } For using L' Hospitals Rule. The whole text needs three === and I ...
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Ampersand, bibtex

I used to use {\rm \&} for ampersands in the bibliography, but it is deprecated, and leads to an error with scrbook document class. If I remove the "\rm" it looks like this: But what I ...
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Fix a problem with surrounding braces in the splitting of an over-long set definition

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb, mathtools, thmtools, unicode-math} \begin{document} \begin{equation*} ...
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Tikzcd with Beamer: extremely simple code results in & ampersand catcode error

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile, t]{My slides} \only<1>{ \begin{equation*} \begin{tikzcd} a \end{tikzcd} \end{equation*}...
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Using the author names and ampersand symbol (&) instead of the words “et al.” in the text for style apa

I want to use the author names and ampersand symbols (&) instead of the word "and" in text for style apa, so e.g. Maji, Biswas & Roy (2001) instead of Maji et al. (2001) and (Maji, Biswas &...
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Using the `stackrel` package with `&` within the `align` environment

It appears that the stackrel package and the align environment are incompatible. The following example illustrates: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{scalerel} \begin{document} \...
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Ampersand in Sourcemap for BibTex

I use Mendeley to create my bib-files and then \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex} to create my citations. As I have some URLs, I also use DeclareSourcemap (as suggested in this ...
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Use array-meaningful ampersand to change column in foreach loop

I wish to loop over this code: \begin{tabular}{l*{8}c} first column & column a & column b & column c & column d & column e & column f & ...
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Ampersand symbol in \textit

I need this exact symbol of & but when I try to put it into \textit{}, it outputs a very different version of this symbol. How do I achieve this symbol & in \textit{}?
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Include & in label

Here is a MWE to illustrate a problem I encounter when I try to include an & in a label. Any ideas how to fix this? \documentclass[14pt,a4paper]{extreport} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \...
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(AUTHOR1 & AUTHOR2, YEAR)

I'm using abntex2cite and when I write \cite{...} with a reference that has two authors, the result is (AUTHOR1; AUTHOR2, YEAR). What can I do to appear (AUTHOR1 & AUTHOR2, YEAR)? I've already ...
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Usage of ampersand

I am trying to convert a linear program into standard form, but I can't use & to make the equality sign and inequality sign in the same column. The following gives some error if I try to add more ...
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Box around tikz-cd diagram, without ampersand replacement

Problem statement: I'd like to put a box around a tikz-cd diagram, without needing to use ampersand replacement. Using \fbox seems to require ampersand replacement. Demonstration: The following ...
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Ampersand conflict when using align inside table

I am trying to use an align environment inside a tabular environment. Whenever I use an & character inside the align environment, there seems to be a conflict, i.e., the following works \...
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How to use “&” in a “spanish-english” document

I am writing my thesis in Spanish, but i have 2 chapters in English. What I need is: Use "&" in all references in both languages. My problem is that all my chapters (English and Spanish) are ...
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Doubt indentation in align environment

Is there a way to do the following? \begin{align*} a&=b +c +d\\ &=c \end{align*} The problem is b+c+d is an extremely long equation so I want to linebreak after d and I want to put on the ...
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Alignment Marker (&) Inside \boxed

I have noticed that I get errors when trying to box an entire equation in the align environment. I get similar errors if I try to put the entire equation inside big parenthesis using \left( and \right)...
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Using the “indevr” font with XeLaTeX

I plan to use the Indevr font (for typing Samskrit) which can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.pratyatosa.com/?P=41 For some reason "&" and "_" symbols are not being rendered by ...
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tikzcd arrow with array in label

\documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{cd} \begin{document} \[ \begin{tikzcd} \left< x, y \right> \ar[r, "{{\left( \begin{array}{cc} a & b \\ c & d \end{array} \...
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Natbib agsm - comma and ampersand

I am writing my dissertation and I must use a Harvard style bibliography. I am using natbib and agsm. The problem I have is the following: if I want to cite a book that has only 2 authors either I do ...
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Ampersand, &, inside a theorem?

When I try to write the symbol "&" inside a theorem it looks different than I want it to. Is there a way to get the symbol inside the theorem? Here is what I get: Here is the code: \...
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Stylized epsilon ampersand

I know in the written form, ampersands have a fair amount of variation beyond the standard &. One I have seen and used frequently is what we will call the epsilon ampersand. I was curious if ...
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Make a \code{…} macro that nerfs as many special chars as possible

This is related to Simplify the use of ampersand & in glossaries description, but having read those answers and tried something based on them, I'm finding it still doesn't work for my case. ...
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Ampersand inside new command, tabular environment

I'm trying to define a macro for table headers but unfortunately I'm far from a TeX expert. I should split a list that is delimited with ampersands, format the entries and concatenate it again with ...
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Says misaligned &. Not sure why

\[ P\{\text{ever enter}\ j\rvert \text{start in}\ i\} = P\bigg\{\bigcup_{n=0}^{\infty} \{X_n = j \bigg\rvert X_0 = i \bigg\} & \leq \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} P\{X_n = j \rvert X_0 = i\} & = \sum_{n=...
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Simplify the use of ampersand & in glossaries description

I use the ampersand in the body of my these when I need to say "and"… often, you can imagine! After open my document, I use: makeampletter \def\makeampletter{\catcode`\&11\relax} If I need to ...
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Suppress ampersand in external text

I am going to create a number of letters by using the datatool package to import data from external files. Everything works smoothly except getting the company names correct as these may contain ...
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How to change ampersand's font in formula?

I have the formula, which contains ampersand symbol: $x_1\&x_2$ But ampersand symbol is too bold. How to fix it? \usepackage[main=russian,english]{babel} % Загружает пакет ...
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How to keep ampersand in a different font?

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[math]{iwona} %nice font \renewcommand{\mathsterling}{\textrm{\textsterling}} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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How to change “and” to ampersand, & in citations using BibDesk? [duplicate]

So I have TeXShop for mac, and this comes with BibDesk. Have used BibDesk to create a database with all my references in, and am using this with TeXShop in my LaTeX document. My advisor wants me to ...
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Ampersand symbol algorithm environment

How to make a "normal" looking ampersand symbol within the algorithm environment? I'm using \& but this results in a strange looking character as shown below: Here is a minimal example how I use ...
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Changing the alignment character (default: &) in tabular-like environments

I want to define a simple tabular environment that treats spaces as the column separators. So something like a b c d should be treated as a & b & c & d. I've tried using \StrSubstitute but ...
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Escaping ampersand inside of a variable within \multicolumn text

I am using PHP to generate a Tex file, and am passing several variables into a template file to be rendered. I want to create a table with several columns, but with a header that spans those columns. ...
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Beamer and ampersands (XeLaTeX)

There are some known problems with ampersands and beamer (as discussed here, for instance), but I haven't been able to find a good reference... Anyway, the concrete problem I have is with tables (...
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How to underline in math mode with ampersand anchor?

When I use the ampersand & in align for positioning I loose the underline function. Is there a (simple) way of underlining the last math line completely? \documentclass[14pt,a4paper,headlines=6,...
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Adding the character & in LaTeX table [duplicate]

My question is easy but I currently haven't the response. How can I add the "&" as a normal char inside a table row? If I try to use $&$, I have an error.
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Optional arguments and &

I defined a simple diagram environment with \usepackage{tikz-cd} \newenvironment{diagram} { \begin{equation}\begin{tikzcd} } { \end{tikzcd}\end{equation} } and it worked fine. In particular ...
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Using & in macro abstracting a tabular's row

I am attempting to create a macro for table rows. This will allow me to change the order of the columns in the future, without having to change the order of the columns in every single row. I have ...
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Using “and” instead of ampersand in natbib in-text citations (“\citet”)

My bibliography compiles well, excerpt that for multiple authors with in text citations, an '&' is displayed, instead of a required 'and'. All solutions on this site I've found so far have failed. ...
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Redefine @ for tabular inter-column specification within \makeatletter \makeatother

I need to use a tabular with a @ inter-column specification within a \makeatletter and \makeatother environment. I. e. I something like \makeatletter %code that uses @ as letter \begin{tabular}{c@{}c}...
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Why does horizontal space after ampersand becomes less?

Why does the space after the equals sign becomes less if I use the lower code, i.e., if I put ampersand after equals sign? \begin{align*} A&=B \end{align*} \begin{align*} A=&B \end{align*}
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ConTeXt: Substitute em-dash for double-hyphens

Background I am trying to substitute an em-dash for double-hyphens (--) whenever they occur in user-generated text. The fonts that I am using (Chivo and Gentium Basic) result in double-hyphens added ...
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What does a double ampersand (&&) mean in LaTeX?

I've seen several answers that use the double ampersand, but I can't figure out exactly what it does. I tried this out: \begin{align*} \frac{3x + y}{7} &= 9 & \text{given} \\ 3x + y &...
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Cannot use ampersand as argument in user defined command with optional arguments

I'm trying to produce a command for an equation that may or may not be used inside an align element, and therefore sometimes needs a & next to the = to align the equation. I therefore defined the ...
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Using a bib key containing an ampersand (e.g 2000A&AS..143..391S) in table?

I am currently stuck with this issue. The following is a typical .bibtex entry of a paper that I need to reference: @ARTICLE{1996A&A...307L..41V, author = {{Vink}, J. and {Kaastra}, J.~S. and ...
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Change how to enter a matrix in Latex

In Matlab I can create a matrix by typing A = [1 2 3; 4 5 6; 7 8 9], for this the space is a delimiter between the entries of the matrix. I am wondering if there is a package which makes it possible ...
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Transforming string into tabular row

Trying to have a command converting a string into a (tabular) row, where each cell of the row is (a function of) each character of the string. (\tilerow is my attempt, \tiletext is just for debugging)....
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What does ampersand equals mean?

On the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX, the first example is \begin{align} E &= mc^2 \\ m &= \frac{m_0}{\sqrt{1-\frac{v^2}{c^2}}} \end{align} ...