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Use part of text stored in a variable

Is there a way to take only part of the text from a variable? My specific use case is with the envlab package: I want the \returnaddress command to omit the last two lines of the \fromaddress ...
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Extracting Text Only from a Thesis [duplicate]

The question Extracting the contents of text in a specified environment into a new file (and answers therein) involve using the extract package to produce a LaTeX file that contains all the text ...
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Shifting text section to the right

I have a large picture on the left side of the page and text referring to the picture on the right side. My problem is that the code as it is atm makes the text overlap the figure. It looks like this: ...
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How to write ':' and '_' in equation? [closed]

\begin{equation} \label{eq:policy} \(\text{[DIP:10.1.0.17] $\rightarrow$ F $\rightarrow$ L}\) \end{equation} Gives me many errors like ! Missing $ inserted and Bad math environment delimiter. How do ...
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Prevent overlapping of elements on page

Is there a command one can use in XeLaTeX and the rest of the TeX family to completely prevent any overlapping from occurring? Perhaps it could break the compilation with an error to alert you? I have ...
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How to put some comment-like text in a formula?

I have the following formula: $$\bot \dashv\vdash \bot \land A /* not derivable */$$ But the phrase /* not derivable */ doesn't show correctly. For example there is space between / and *, but no ...
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Formula with text, good design?

I have the following text in my align environment, but it does not look good. So what should I change in order to get a better design/output? \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, ...
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Text Alignment in paragraph box

I'm writing graphic application to generate latex tex. I'm making to generate text box with all it's features. Rotation alignment so on. I generated following cording but It was not Right aligned ...
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How to autowrap text in latex?

i m writing one paragraph in which i need to wrap text in a paragraph. How can i wrap text "hemorrahagic" to next line or use hyphen two split it into multiline.
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Force paragraph to stay with previous

I am using knitr to create inline sparkline-esque graphics. However, when knitr inserts images that it generates with R, it add a blank line, which forces LaTeX to make a new paragraph. That is, if I ...
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how to manipulate font properties of text above overbracket

How can I change the font properties (e.g. size, style, spacing etc) of text above a overbracket in an equation? For example: \overbrace{10000r^{n}-750\left(\frac{1-r^{n}}{1-r}\right)}^\text{...
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\expandafter usage and plain TeX programming

Hello everybody out there using TeX, Actually, I wanted to write a LaTeX macro in plain TeX in order to include source code examples with individual modifications like stripping off comments and the ...
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How do I write ^ as text in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? How to typset the symbol “^” (caret/circumflex) I would like to produce ^^ as text in my document. The symbol is refered to as 94 (0x5E) = ^ in ...
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Is there is a package so you can add text with visual effects like “WordArt” from “Word”

I am elaborating a business card style for LaTeX but I found out that even if I have the style and margin for the cards I can not make it look "pretty" like other text editors without overusing text-...
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Drawing a venn diagram with two nodes using Tikz?

How do I create a Venn Diagram with entities no larger than below, but with text scaled to fit; and circles in alignment horizontally? \documentclass[a4paper, 14pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Move TikZ cloud in a better position using beamer

I am trying to manipulate the exact position of a TikZ cloud but I am not sure if I'm doing any effort at all. As you see in the aforementioned picture the space between items is not beautiful. So I ...
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Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?

Sorry to come back again with a similar post title (I had a post with this same title, then renamed it to PDF Metadata - Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?) - but I hope now the ...
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How can I add a subtitle to a section title?

I'd like to do this for some of my sections but not all. I'd also like to maintain the current spacing; for example, if the vspacing is 1cm from section title to body text (at 100% zoom), then I'd ...
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How to illustrate a drawing with text and two decorations

How can I create a drawing like this: The stuff in red are only explications (with "middle" I meant middle of the drawing representing the spiral) and should not be drawn. Tikz would be best, since I ...
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Text not covering full linewidth

I am making a project report for college. In the instructions regarding report,it is written that "The matter contained in the report should be typed in MS word (1.5 spacing) Times New Roman,12 pt ...
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formatting and display of complex text that is not supposed to be mathematical

I have been messing around with these two sections for awhile now and I cannot seem to get them to compile correctly. Both are complex in terms of the symbols used and the fact that I believe Latex ...
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Create sort of custom trapezoid text box

I want to create a sort of text box, path you maybe want to call it, using TikZ, which has the shape of a triangle. I then want the text follows the hypotenuse of the triangle. / / The text ...
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fully stretch text horizontally on page

Is there a way to fully stretch one line of text on the full width of the page, without manually setting the letter spacing, no matter how many characters on the line?
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How do I get transparent text?

I am trying to make a picture for the cover of my thesis using LaTeX. I have a background picture and I would like to have transparent (math) text on top of it, how do I achieve this? I have tried to ...
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'Wordart' in (La)TeX

Would it be feasible to try to reproduce something like the image below in TeX? I just wanted to ask the advice of some experts before I invested too much time trying. I've already messed around with ...
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How to obtain a text surrounded with begin and end commands

I want to obtain a text surrounded with begin and end commands, as the following. \begincommand Here any text is written. \endcommand \surroundedtext % this command is replaced with "Here any text ...
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macro for custom indexing with conditionals and text recognition

I was unable to solve this by myself and by searching this wonderful site. The problem is with indexing. I still consider myself as a LaTeX newbie :) The situation: - I'm working on an english book ...
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Mirror effect in documents

The following example (links to pdf) in the TeX Showcase has no provided source. The book Fearless Symmetry by Ash and Gross seems to use a similar style. Where can I find hints for typesetting ...
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Feeding arguments to xstring macros

In Footnotes with automatic final period, the comment was made to provide the possibility to add a period . to a footnote conditionally, based on whether the footnote already has a period or not. I ...
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How to effectively compare latex files

I have two latex source files, one created by me and the other modified by a colleague. Introduced modifications, unfortunately, also regard line breaks and spacing (source text line breaks, not ...
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Letting strings start with a capital letter

I am writing a small book and try to build up an index reference. To make it a little easier I wrote a small script that enables my to type a word and also add it to the index: \newcommand{\toindex}[...
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How to make overlaid text?

Is there a nice way to overlay text in the space of one character? So if text is overlaid as I described it would almost result in a black square.
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Include LaTeX file named with substring of current filename

I'm frequently creating presentations with beamer and need both the handout and the presentation itself. To avoid editing the file when I need to compile the other, I use \ifdefined\ishandout ... at ...
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Tikz rectangle hiding text!

Using this code to achieve an effect as in the question Page border coloured. \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \newcommand{\pageframe}{% \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \fill[...
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How can I replace parts of an included PDF file?

I'm using pdflatex and \epsfig{file=img.pdf}. I'd like to replace some text in img.pdf. It seems that psfrag can do this with latex, and there is mention of pstools doing this with pdflatex, but it ...
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Representing linguistic text annotations in LaTeX

I'm writing a document describing the semantics of opinion phrases in English, and in order to do so, I'm annotating particular spans of text as having particular semantic functions within the opinion....
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Changing catcode for commercial at (@) inside a macro to get it matched in pattern.

This question is related to TikZ: pgfutil-common: pgfutil@in@ - how does it work? and is a result of coping with that problem. I've already read How to change the catcode in a macro, but it didn't ...
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TikZ: pgfutil-common: pgfutil@in@ - how does it work?

Having been writing small lib for TikZ, I tried to use this macro in order to search for @. Code compiled, but the result was false, despite that I was sure it was in tested string. So, I decided to ...
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applying math formatting to a non-math font

This post summarizes a digression that began in comments to a different post with User JFBU. The basic question here is what commands are needed to get the full character-set of a non-math font (in ...
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“Pretty-printing” numbers with significant figures

I like to use LaTeX to display data in figures and tables. I've used arrayjobx.sty and fp.sty to extremely good effect to handle data that comes out of, e.g., Excel or other Windoze-world data ...