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Best practice for designing technical forms and reports

I am trying to figure out the best practices for designing forms, especially the engineering and technical forms. I have a lot of inspection reports and engineering forms such as the provided example ...
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Position equation number always on the edge side of the page

Is it possible to switch equation numbers from leqno/reqno depending on whether the page is even or odd? I'd like equation numbers to never appear on the spine side of my twoside memoir document, and ...
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Defining a macro yielding acceptable output to \setlength command

My problem arose in the process of trying to solve a shapepar question/challenge (similar to this ---not fully solved--- one) in the following scenario: Mimic rather simple page layout of children ...
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Copying a CV template from word [closed]

I’m trying to port this template into word but can’t even get my MWE to compile. I’m a complete newbie to LaTeX so sorry.
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Placing images and environment side by side

I am working on a document using ConTeXt that need to have page layout similar to the picture The pictures illustrate steps that are provided in the itemized environment. How could be approach it? I ...
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Is there a way for me to scale a custom environment I made in LaTeX?

I've created the following new environments and I want to be able to scale the output of the big algorithm environment and control the width of the mini algorithm environment (or having two mini ...
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How to correctly calculate document's type area?

Let's assume I want to construct my document according to Van de Graaf's page construction (Wikipedia; aka. Villard's canon of division). The following conditions apply accordingly: Paper: A4 Font ...
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I want this type of layout design for my document

Can someone help me latex code for this type of layout for A4 Paper? I want to get black margin left on odd page and right on even page. Longing for expert's help. Thanks.
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Automating drawing horizontal lines until the end of the page

I have a page filled with text (arbitrary vertical height) and would like to fill the rest of the page with horizontal lines. So far my solution is to manually adjust how many lines are drawn: \...
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LaTeX - Complex running header/footer and margins with Tables

This is a duplicated question for the https://stackoverflow.com/q/78571873/6217684, as therein no replies are being received (I realize I posted it in not the right community). I need to reproduce a ...
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Fill multicol columns with two different texts one in each column [duplicate]

I'm writing down my physics class notes from my notebook to Latex. In the notebook I've used two column format where left there are exercises and solutions and on the right there are notes, facts, ...
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Layouting with tested tikz graphs

I'm using the tree layout with tikz, which generally works very well, but sometimes, when using subgraphs, I end up with edges that are perfectly aligned on top of each other like this: In my code ...
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Layout and fonts of Berger and Gostiaux book in contemporary (La)TeX

I would like to reproduce the old-style TeX layout of some Springer books from the 80s and 90s, like this one: As far as I understand, TeX fonts have been replaced in later years (see for instance $\...
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Paragraph numbering in the margin + line numbering (using reledmac)

I would like to have the paragraph number in the right margin (preferably without a full stop after it; and without indentation of the text) At the same time, I would like to have line numbering that ...
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What's the simplest way to auto-layout \node so they do not overlap? [duplicate]

I'm using the latest mactex on macOS, the xelatex part. I'm rendering this tree structure of nodes: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Make a list separated by commas into multiple columns / readable form

I've got a list of numbers I generated using an algorithm and saved in comma-separated format. For example, 1,2,3,4,5,6,...,100. The list is quite long and simply pasting it into my document is not ...
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Put many images into multiple pages programmatically

I have many images, for example image01.jpg image02.jpg ... image80.jpg I want to put those images into a document, 8 images per page, 4 rows and 2 columns (assume they will fit into one page that ...
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Help with simple book layout

I'm new to latex and I just need a bit of help with my book layout, should probably be an easy question to solve. I need to fix three things: Chapter format When I do \chapter{name}, the chapter ...
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layout issue with tabularx

This is my fsmpic.cls: \NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e} \LoadClass[version=last]{scrlttr2} \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} \RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc} \RequirePackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[scaled]{...
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Positioning TikZ picture and table side-by-side

I am placing a tabular environment table side-by-side with a TikZ diagram. However, this is causing some strange layout issues and creating extra space. Here is the code I am using: \documentclass[...
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To-do on Latex document

I am planning on keeping everything i do this year organized in a single latex project and want to have a little to-do list, ideally it would be in the top right corner of the first page and have a ...
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Bourbaki style book layout

I am trying to hone my layout skills, and what's better than trying to start by copying the Bourbaki style and then going up from there? Thus, I want to achieve the following chaptering and sectioning ...
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Paper size of 8.25in wide by 11in high in Memoir class [duplicate]

Question: How do set the paper/trim size to 8.25in wide by 11in high when using the Memoir class? Problem: I'm publishing a book through Amazon and this is the trim size needed for it. I have already ...
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Moving the bottom margin to make space for footnotes

I saw a lot of similar questions, but didn’t see any response. I’m want the footnotes to appear below the main body of text, without changing the size of the main body. Only in case of a footnote that ...
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How to remove spaces between multiple tables, and still let it spill into multiple pages?

I've seen many questions regarding 2 tables, but for some reason none of the solutions worked for me when I have multiple tables, which may extend to a new page. The example below is for 2 tables, but ...
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Change margin of every quote block

I am with a question, I am trying to set the margin for every \begin{quote} block. I am already changing the text size by: \usepackage{etoolbox} \AtBeginEnvironment{quote}{\par\scriptsize} %or maybe \...
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How to obtain these visual effects for headers without using Tikz?

I recently saw a document, which was created by Adobe Photoshop PDF. I mimicked its basic visual structure here with LaTeX: My question is about the colored underlying parts: I used (non-tweaked, ...
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manuel paper format setting

I use this MWE and it works just fine. The paper is orientated as I wish \documentclass[11pt,paper=180mm:320mm, xcolor=dvipsnames]{scrartcl} \geometry{left=25mm,right=25mm, top=25mm, bottom=20mm} \...
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including files into book cover

I'm hoping this reaches someone who has used the bookcover package before. I am writing a book as both a physical copy and a pdf. For the pdf, I created a tex file for the front cover which contains ...
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Exact positioning and how easy would it be to recreate this in LaTeX?

I use LaTeX for a lot of my classwork (worksheets, graphics, etc). One thing I have not transitioned is my exam writing. An example page of an exam might look like this. This is just a portion, doesn'...
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Square table on the right column

I have a latex code here : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{enumitem,amssymb} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[thinlines]{easytable} \newlist{todolist}{itemize}{2} \setlist[...
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How can I use LaTeX to set text in a format like this?

I'm working on a Latin commentary, and I'm currently just using footnotes for both vocabulary and commentary. I'd love to divide the page as in the below image—in three sections, text on top, ...
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Save current position without modifying the document layout

Description I would like to add code to the preamble of a document such that I am able to identify and store the vertical position of an environment without modifying the layout. That is to say I ...
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Wrong padding on alternating pages

In the header of my LaTeX thesis I used the following command: \usepackage[left=3cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} But it seems to me that LaTeX is completely ignoring it. Why doesn'...
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Vertically arrange three areas of equal height and show sentences in the center of those areas

The context I want to computationally generate 1920x1080 PNG images containing text with different styles. Because LaTeX has rich features for styling text and documents can be compiled using the ...
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Is it bad typesetting practice to split boxes over two pages?

I can't decide what I prefer - having empty space at the end of a page or a split box. For example: Should I be aiming to make sure the page is full with no need to break boxes? Like, I can add more ...
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Despite layout change (without geometry package) `multicols` still use former textwidth

For testing purposes, I'm trying to reproduce my geometry/layout without using geometry package (It is only loaded to use the showframe option). So far, it works fine. But in my main document I use a ...
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How to get the pdf output vertically below the latex editor in Texstudio?

I am running two instances of Texstudio on my Windows 10. The problem is that the four columns compromise visibility (two for the editor and two for the output). Is there any way to get the outcome(...
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How good is a default LaTeX page layout? [closed]

When I started using LaTeX a few decades ago, one of the main arguments for using it was the separation of content and editing. The idea was that the author would concentrate on the content and LaTeX ...
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How to properly layout a table, and solve words overlapping

as I guess you can see from the code I'm pretty new to latex tables. I want the table to look somehow like this, but I have issues with words overlapping. Do you have som tips to solve the issues, and ...
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Latex \layout dotted lines meaning

I'm using the geometry and layout packages to set and preview my final layout in my latex document. What are the dotted lines (1 and 2) representing and how do you move them? If I set the hmargin and ...
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Page of arbitrary height

Is there a way to have pages of fixed width (e.g. width of A4 or letter format) and arbitrary height? What I mean by that is that you write the content normally and at some point you insert something ...
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Move page number position for a specific page [closed]

I am using overleaf and the official Elsevier template to write a paper (for the first time in latex). In my document there is one large figure with long caption, I have to put them in a new page with ...
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Change geometry of last page

I am using KOMA Script class and need to change the layout of the last page. Let's say. the last page should have an increased top section. I've tried different ways, but none was successful. \...
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Flushedleft title with maketitle aligned at right margin of marginparwidth

after fixing my footnote-problem I work on the title layout. The journal needs an title with flushed-left content, but the "titlebox" itself should align at the right margin of the ...
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How to apply hrule at bottom of each page's text body

I am working on a twosided article layout where the footnotes are enclosed by two \textwidth lines above and below and on pages without a footnote a single h-line is spanning across \textwidth at the ...
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How do I make an image span across the page?

I'm working on a cover page in latex. My current layout and latex code for the image can be seen below. My idea is to make the image span across the entire width of the page. How can I do this? Thanks ...
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Layouts that give more horizontal space for equations

This is a typography question as well as a LaTeX question. I'm writing a document where some of the equations are very wide, and I'm looking for ways to lay out the document that will help me fit as ...
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Table too wide in iopart class

I'm preparing my first manuscript for journal submission with the iopart document class. Since it's for a publication, there are typesetting constraints imposed on me (that I'm not always aware of). I'...
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Add semitransparent box around the Chapter title wich is in front of a picture

Seeing as I’m only started using LaTeX five days ago, there is a problem I would like to request the community's help as I can't figure out a way to get the layout I'm looking for. I managed to add a ...
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