Questions tagged [quoting]

{quoting} is about environments like quote and quotation which set text blocks off by indenting them. Popular packages are {quoting} and {csquotes}. For questions about quotation marks, choose {punctuation} instead.

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“Inspirational” quote at start of chapter

I recall seeing a package to make quotes like that of the following image at the start of a chapter, but I can't seem to find it again. (This image is from the book Combinatorics and Graph Theory by ...
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What's the difference between the environments quote and quotation?

On meta, I've found the disscussion {quotation} and {quote}, but it doesn't answer my question. When should I use the environment quote? When quotation?
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“direct” quotations and “entire paragraph” quotations

I need two types of citations which I have not figured out how to define: (see highlighted in grey) 1) As Owens stated (2008, p.97), ‘the value of...’ 2) Simone de Beauvoir (1972, p.365) ...
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Block quote with big quotation marks

How can I create a block quote enviroment with big quotation marks similar to the Cquote Template of Wikipedia? Additionally it would be nice to place both quotation marks and quote in a colored box ...
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How do you create pull quotes?

Does anyone know a package for pull quotes? Failing that, is anyone interested in writing a command to create one? I'm thinking of something that would have optional and configurable separators above ...
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What's the advantage of using csquotes over using an editor's auto-replacement for "?

Many editors (TeXnicCenter, Texmaker, TeXworks, ...) offer auto-replacement of " by the desired form of quotation marks, be it `` and '' for English, "` and "' for German, or whatnot. Usually, I know ...
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How can I change the indentation in quote and quotation environments and commands?

I need to change the indentation that the quote and quotation environments and commands employ. I assume that there is some length I need to set, but I've googled around, and cannot find what I am ...
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How can I indent a block of text for a specified amount? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indenting a whole paragraph Write text with some fixed amount of space from the margin I would like to indent a paragraph or two for a specific amount. The quote ...
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How to modify spacing around quotation environment?

I am almost there in my quest to reproduce the rather compact layout of the book I'm translating... one thing to go, though: I successfully used the enumitem package to modify the vertical and ...
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How to style blockquote?

I use this code: \begin{quote} my quote \end{quote} I want to set it to singlespacing although the rest of the text ist formated with oneandahalfspacing. i also want to set the font size. How can I ...
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Quote environment with reference at the end right

I want to define a quote environment such that after the quote on the right occurs the author with page number. My solution is yet the redefinition of the quote environment \usepackage{amsthm} % ...
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How to indicate elision in a quotation?

How should one typeset an elided passage in a quote? An example: \begin{quotation} some text [...] then some more \end{quotation} Elision in a quote is usually indicated by an ellipsis (three dots) ...
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«» resemble too much \ll \gg

I am typesetting a translation of some ancient poetry book from another language (namely Finnish). In the text there are several quotes which uses the Guillemets (« and »). Since I am using a UTF-8 ...
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protrusion issue - pdftex bug, microtype bug or LaTeX bug?

While finishing an article for TUGboat I came across a strange behavior of the protrusion mechanism of pdfTeX (as implemented by the microtype package). The character \ in typewriter has a negative ...
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Three quotation levels for csquotes

The recommended way of solving nested quotations in Norwegian is to use «» for the outer level and then alternating between ‘’ and “”. (Source) Is it a large undertaking to do this with csquotes?
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Hanging punctuation with quotation marks in left margin?

Plain TeX has a method of creating hanging punctuation, where a punctuation mark/character immediately to the left of some text sits effectively in the margin. I want to do this with quotes, so that ...
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Automatic noindent after quote environment

I need to include block quotes in my thesis, and the line following should not be indented. I am using the memoir class with XeLaTeX. For example the following code: \begin{quote} Lorem Ipsum Dolor \...
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Microtype and quote environment leads to different indent of first line

When the microtype package is loaded a quote environment which starts with punctuation marks is inconsistent "indented". The first line in the following minimal example is unaffected, i.e. at the same ...
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How to quote correctly with csquotes?

I am unsure how to quote correctly using csquotes and \textquote and \blockquote. In the documentation I found this general advise: \blockquote[cite][punct]{text}tpunct but am unsure how to really use ...
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How to display the same text in various parts of the document?

In a long, long, long writing. I have a piece of text that repeats in several places/sections/chapters. When I'm editing, I change 2 or 3 words in that piece of text. The changes have to be applied to ...
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Indentation for quotes in LaTeX

Sometimes when we use a long quote, we want the paragraph for the quote to indent from both the left side and the right side. What is the "correct" way to do this?
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Beautiful quotes in documentclass article [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Inspirational” quote at start of chapter I'm using \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}. How to do this beautiful quote by using \renewenvironment{quote} or ...
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Is it possible to make automatic multiple citations with csquotes and biblatex?

I'm using csquotes package with biblatex. There is a number of citations that require multiple references, which can be introduced with the \autocites command --- e.g. second hand citations (“cited in“...
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Why is the quote environment defined as a list?

In the standard LaTeX classes the quote and quotation environments are defined as lists. Is there a particular reason for this? After all they do not look like lists!
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How do I indent ALL lines of a paragraph so that it looks like a blockquote?

I understand that there is a \quote (correct me if I'm wrong) macro to do this; but I'm using this for something else (not prose). I also want it to obey the right margin. My minimal working example ...
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Dedicated symbol for […] in quotations?

I would like to use [...] in quotations to indicate a part which was not included. Just entering [...] does not render it perfectly in my opinion. Is there a special way of inputing said symbol? ...
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Line spacing inside quote environment

I use the setspace package to set double spacing throughout the document. It also sets double spacing inside the quote environment. But, I want one half space inside the quote environment. How can ...
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Adding an open-quote mark to the start of each line in a multiline quotation?

I'm going to be re-typesetting some old books (from the late 18th Century) in the coming weeks, and a few of them are old enough that they use an archaic typographic convention for quotation: every ...
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Handling quotes inside quotes in a bibliographic field

I have an entry in my bib file of the form @conference{abc, author = "Some name", title = ""This is inside quote" and outside quote content", . . . } when I check this entry through jabref, I get an ...
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Automating quoting across LaTeX documents

I occasionally face the following situation when writing LaTeX documents. (This question is probably not LaTeX specific, though). Suppose I have a document, say orig.tex. Then I quote from that ...
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How to create “local” footnotes in block quotes?

I have a block quote, which contains a footnote - but I don't want to put that at the end of the page, but rather at the end of the quote. Like so: Does footnote command allow this kind of ...
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Custom quotation style which depends on length of quotation

I am writing my PhD-thesis and I need to meet certain formatting requirements in regard to quotations. I know there is the quote environment. But in this conditions it doesn't match my universities ...
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\quote{} in IEEETrans misaligns following text

I'm writing my LaTeX document using the IEEE LaTeX template. I sometimes use the \quote{some text here} command to block quote a single paragraph. It tabs the text one to the right. Unfortunately ...
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Language sensitive italicized quotation with csquotes

In what follows: \documentclass[fontsize=11pt]{book} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \frenchbsetup{IndentFirst=false} \begin{document} text ...
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Change the font of the block quote?

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but I can't find the right way of doing this. I want to redefine my quote and quotation commands to use a different font. My main font is Linux Libertine O (I am using ...
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Quotes with speech balloons

I looking for a way to do that with TikZ : But I have no idea how to do this quote style. \begin{sballoonquote}{\linewidth}{r}{color}{Donald Knuth} An algorithm must be seen to be believed. \end{...
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Automatically add quotes

I would like to create a new environment which will behave similar to quote, but with quotes added. I tried something like this: \newenvironment{newquote}{\itshape\color{blue!20!black!30!green}\begin{...
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Highlight passages from the body as quotes between the paragraphs

In newspaper and magazine articles, striking messages from the main text are often highlighted in form of quotes in larger font size, sometimes also set apart by a bold rule or so. For an article I am ...
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End quotes and punctuation when using biblatex

This seems like a rudimentary question but I haven't been able to find a clear answer. The cultural context in question is American English. When putting citations in footnotes in biblatex (I'm using ...
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Block quote with big quotation marks and opening quote on bottom

I wanted to adapt Block quote with big quotation marks to languages like my natural language German, but also some other mainly Germanic and Slavic languages (c.f. Wikipedia: Non-English usage of ...
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How to change paragraph separation to indent within blockquote (csquotes)

I am using the package csquotes to generate a blockquote. csquotes inserts what looks like half a blank line between the paragraphs within the quote. I would prefer to have no vertical space but an ...
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How can I make LaTeX number my quotes

I would like to number the quotations that appear in my document. I like what LaTeX does with the equation environment, and would like something similar, so that if I had typed \begin{quote} Quote ...
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Avoiding orphans at the start of quote/quotation environments

To me, orphans -- page breaks after the first line of a paragraph -- are tolerable in the normal text body, and so I leave TeX's default settings (\clubpenalty=150) alone. On the other hand, I want to ...
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Quotations spanning multiple paragraphs in csquotes

I have a quotation which extends for multiple paragraphs. The literary convention is that there is no end-quote at the end of each paragraph, except for the last one. However, this seems to be ...
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Smaller font size in quote environment relative to context

I want to have all quotes in the quote-environment in a smaller font. This is possible with the etoolbox-package and the command: \AtBeginEnvironment{quote}{\small} But if I use a quote-environment ...
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Insert quotations

I would like to insert some literature quotations in my thesis. My first thought was to modify the verse environment as demonstrated in another question, though the result is not so pleasing. I would ...
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Quotation with double quote and O results in Ö

I have an issue with the double quote in my quotation. Using "OpenGL....." results in ÖpenGL... even with \"OpenGL... the result is the same. Using \verb results in double quotes in a wrong font ...
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csquotes: always enclose blockquote in “ ”

I'm trying to force csquotes to always set a \blockquote in display mode but still enclose the quote in quotation marks, German ones in particular. How can I achieve that? \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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How to create a 'fact box' or pull quote that is tied to the margins of your page?

I'd like to accomplish the following: Ut convallis libero in ------------------- urna ultrices accumsan. | | Donec sed odio eros. | "an important | Donec viverra mi quis |...
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How to reference a quote like an equation?

For my project, I've interviewed some people and used parts of those interviews as quotes in my project. Some quotes I would like to reference later on, just like how equations are referenced, with a ...

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