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Questions tagged [text-manipulation]

about using TeX's programming capabilities to modify input text.

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I want Texts on this Colour-Filled Tikz

I want to be able to write simple text, maths and reach text in this colour-filled tikz image. I want to be able to choose text colours, align the text and be able to shadow the text within the ...
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How to center imagine but not caption and cite?

For my paper I need to add the source for the images I use. to achive that I have my formating like this \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.4]{Images/ci-cd-flow-desktop_edited_0.png} \end{...
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How to format the text line?

I am using the listings package. In the output line I have a long line with quotes (') and space (_). One can see the two problem: The line is out the margin. The line does not include the quites and ...
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How to Proportionately Adjust Vertical Spacing Between the Lines in a Scaled Minipage Environment

Consider the code \documentclass[openany]{book} \usepackage{scalefnt} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{color} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \LARGE \lipsum[19] \vspace*{20pt} \begin{center} ...
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How to replace cell entries in a table and keep the changed entries till all the rows in the table have appeared

I want to animate a table as shown in the attached image. First I want the entries of first row to be in normal (without bold). Then at the next click, I want the selected entries to get bold. Then ...
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Embed a SVG file in a tex source file

I would like to generate latex documents containing SVG pictures with a specific document generator. For specific reasons, I would like to embed these pictures directly inside the latex source file to ...
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Latex .tex file input highlighted, listed, code

I have the latex document: \begin{document} Document introduction. \onecolumn \section*{That's how the code looks like} \begin{algorithm} \input{z.tex} \begin{algorithm} \end{document} And I ...
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Transform \textquotedbl quotes to curly quotes

Background I use pdfLaTeX and I have applied \textquotedbl throughout a long text and I am wondering if there is an efficient way to transform all straight quotes to curly ones by modifying \...
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Text before in a page, after in a new page

I noticed that, without changing nothing, the same text migrated from a page to a new page. How come and how can I fix this problem? I didn't provide an example because I'm not able to reproduce the ...
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Add hyphens to mobile number

I want to add my mobile number in a pdf line being generated using LaTeX how I want it to render: (+91) 7887-61x-xxx usage: \mobile{91}{788761xxxx} % Usage: \mobile{<countrycode><mobile ...
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Define command to comment text

I would like to create a command \comment{} which would not compile anything inside of { }. Why would I not use % or \begin{comment} bla bla \end{comment} from the \usepackage{comment}? Because I want ...
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Ordering vertically aligned words into a paragraph

I am compiling a text in Latin and need to have the pronunciation guide beneath each word. The actual word will be in a larger font size than the guide beneath it, so that the guide never is longer ...
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Automatically register arguments a command is used with

I am wondering whether it is possible to create some sort of set to keep track of elements in latex. One intended usage would be to automatically generate a list of arguments that have been passed to ...
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Base64 encoding in LaTeX?

How can we encode some text/string using Base64 encoding in LaTeX? or any alternative solution? For example, the Base64 encoding of string Latex is bGF0ZXg=. Here's a representation of what I want to ...
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Enumerate environment inside scalebox

I want to reduce the text below to a scale 0.5: \lipsum[1-1] \begin{enumerate} \item \lipsum[1-2] \item \lipsum[2] \end{enumerate} However, When I use \scalebox{0.5}{ \lipsum[1-1] \begin{...
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Equation with cases and numbering and including text

I am trying to create cases in the equation with numbering to individual cases and trying to push the text which is in \mbox{...} to the right. But I wasn't able to succeed. I request your kind help ...
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How to apply a linebreak inside a sentence

I want to write down a claim (i.e. a sentence), which consists of three important elements. The first part (the left hand side of the claim) is supposed to be a very short statement, which I would ...
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How do I create a text box that will have a fixed size and could be filled with text after the pdf is compiled?

I'm sure this has been answered already but I couldn't find it. Because I have no idea how it's called I don't know what tag to use, this may have nothing to do with text manipulation. I want to make ...
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Adding text under words (to count words) and automatically

In order to count easily words in a text, i'd like to display for each word its "number", Context : I'm teaching my students to copy a text and to evaluate them I count how many words they ...
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Adding text moves part of the previous page text to new one

I have an itemize which perfectly fits to the end of the page. However when I add more text after it, last bullet of itemize is moved to the next page with the new text. Is there a way how to prevent ...
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Normal Text font under math mode

I want to write symbols in the math mode in the normal font as the text. A picture for the same is attached. The code for the math mode is as follows. '''$14,\mu m {\times} 95 , {\mu} m$''' I want the ...
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How to create a fake ToC on a title page?

I wrote a large book of 2000 pages, so I have to split it into 4 or 5 volumes of about 500 pages (250 paper sheets), for printing and paper binding issues. Each volume would have its own front title ...
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alternating text position in latex

I am writing my PhD thesis and I want to give the following format to my document (see image). I appreciate any guidance provided. I have not found any help in the standard "text positioning ...
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Float text around a figure

I need some help from anyone of you who knows how to code in LaTex. I want to include an image in the left side of the paper and in the right remaining part I want to write some text. I actually ...
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How to use displaystyle for all maths expressions in text? [duplicate]

I would like to display all inline maths expressions in displaystyle, but without typing \displaystyle{...} everytime I insert a math expression into a block of text. How can we do that at the ...
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Blotting Out the Curve Used to Bend Text in a Tikzpicture

This is a follow-up to a question I posted yesterday: How to Bend Words to Conform to the Arching Pages of an Open Book Image After receiving no answer to the above question, I have since been able to ...
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Simple implementation of the abs function by getting rid of or by consuming the "-"?

I wish to build a (simple) implementation of abs. I tried \FPabs but I get a lot of zeros after the decimal point. I could get rid of them with the FP round function, but I don't know the number of ...
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Outline text in plain XeTeX?

I use plain XeTeX. I've been asked to include a shamrock character in a typeset document (which I've found at Unicode 2618), but only in outline. The examples in the excellent PST-Text package (page ...
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text not fitting to column width

I have used a template for a 4 page double column format. It works for all the other pages up to the point shown on the screenshot (end of page 3 to page 4) , and I have no idea what has triggered ...
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How to get a shorter hyphen in text mode?

I'm creating a title page with large fonts, in French, and I really hate the usual hyphen for such a big title. So I'm looking for a shorter hyphen, something elegant and simple. Here's a MWE ...
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How to hide the labels of the formulas in the final output pdf?

I want to hide the labels of the math formulas and equations in the output pdf, what is related command to do that? (see the picture) The followings are the packages I use in my \documentclass[12pt]{...
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Why does \ifx consider \MakeUppercase{1} and \MakeLowercase{1} different?

In this minimal example, an uppercase number is different of the same lowercase number. Why? \documentclass{memoir} \begin{document} \def\testone{\MakeUppercase{1}} \def\testtwo{\MakeLowercase{1}} \...
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If I am only printing text (characters, bullets, indentation), is there an advantage to using LaTeX?

I need to create a PDF with entries from a database (using C# .NET if it matters, but C# is not required). The final document does have to be physically printed, but the printer does not get LaTeX, ...
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Custom text alignment

Is there an option to define custom alignment for text? For example, to make your own \begin{flushright}...\end{flushright}? In particular, I want to have an alignment (for text) that it is centred ...
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text mining and cross referencing

I want to make an adjacency matrix with citations. I want to conduct make an index of 130 words and search 130 papers against the 130 words. Manually this is a long process. But I want to automate ...
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Character replacement does not work correctly

I am replacing a character. It works fine if I give that character as input directly. But when that character is extracted from a string, and then fed in to command for the reassignment it does not ...
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Writing text side-by-side [closed]

Can someone please help me figure out how to write two columns of text side by side for just a short region of a page in LaTeX? As a MWE please see the attached pic. Edit : I just want to write two ...
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separating characters in a string

I want to write a macro that will separate the characters in a given string with some condition. If I have a string abcdef<ghi>jkl<mn>opqrs I want to access each character as a string for ...
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how to shift text right in a tabular data

This is code in a simple document I am writing abbreviations. \begin{tabular}{l l} \textbf{VM} & Virtual Machine\\ \textbf{AWS} & Amazon Web Services\\ \textbf{GCP} &...
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How to change the size of all types of text?

I am fairly new to latex, but when I started writing my document, I noticed that the text was very small (from the normal text I used in paragraphs to the text I used to name different sections). My ...
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How to write this kind of colour text in LaTeX?

I need to add following text to my latex document. currently I created some image and add it to document. I need to know some simple way to adding it as text , to my latest project. An additional ...
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Text running through the line

I am quite not sure how to create something like this: text across a line border on latex. Edit1: \begin{tcolorbox}[enhanced,title=My title, attach boxed title to top center={yshift*=-3mm}, boxed ...
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Text manipulation with xstring failing: \@xs@StrRemoveBraces@@

Consider the following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xstring} \makeatletter \newcommand{\mycommand@firstchar}[1]{% \StrRemoveBraces{#1}[\FirstChar]% \StrChar{\FirstChar}{1}[\...
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\reflectbox in \newenvironment

I have the following problem with the \reflectbox{} command used in a \newenvironment{}: It doesn't do anything. Here's my code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Wrap text in table

I'm trying to convert my CV (originally assembled in word) into a Latex file, largely as a learning exercise. I just wondered if someone could help me wrap text as in my current version certain pieces ...
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Help drawing as text a number from a formula (For instance [ 1-\thepage)*70+\i ] )

Googling I found that it is common that \lineno does not work properly around displaymath with the ifacconf.cls template. I am trying to improve a workaround I found for peer review reference. ...
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Two Flowing Frames per Page [closed]

I want to write a document where the history, geography, culture of a certain place is the main text. Together with that, I want to present a timeline of events but, rather than a separated topic or ...
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Alignment inside in-line $$ math environment [duplicate]

I would like to be able to use (equation) alignment inside a simple in-line $...$ environment. Of course, normally nobody does this, when this is properly done with the standalone equation ...
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How can i have text between brackets in equation with respect to some criterion?

I try to have something close to that Here is my try, \begin{equation} \begin{array}{cccc} \partial_t C & + \partial_x u C + \partial_x v C = & D_x \partial_{xx} C + D_y \partial_{yy} C + &...
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How can I put text in the left margin using enumerate

I'd like to use\begin{enumerate} to create a list of numbered problems, but I want to place text to left of the numeral, in the margin, like this: Any suggestions?
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