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Modifying CV template to include picture

I would like to modify this CV template in order to make room for a photo in the top left or top right of the document (probably top left would look best). I would be very grateful for any pointers. ...
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Typeset good-looking -> arrow

I have a piece of software that includes the string "Data -> Memory" in a toolbar; that is, an arrow comprised of a dash and a greater than. I want to write about it in LaTeX. The dash is ...
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Correct notation for index of subgroup [G:H]

What is more "correct" from a typographical standpoint: $[G:H]$ or $[G \mathbin{:} H]? This notation appears in the index of subgroups/of submodules or in the degree of field extensions.
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Cleveref names in small caps

I want to have every name cleveref prints to be a link writing in small caps. Currently I do this manually for every name I can think of using \crefname and \Crefname, but this is not an elegant ...
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Old style numbers on cross-references and links

I am writing a document and want to have old style numbers whenever hyperref creates a links to something inside my document that is numbered. This includes references to numbered sections, pages (...
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\sqrt breaks \diagmat? [closed]

When using the diagmat module of the physics2 package, a \sqrt{} as any of the entries gives me the error: Incomplete \iffalse; all text was ignored after line x. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Automatic space when typesetting block matrix

Is there an easy way to create block matrices which automatically adjust size based on their content? MWE using the nicematrix package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nicematrix} \begin{document}...
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What are the LaTeX typefacing standards for subscripts in physics regarding coordinate axes? [closed]

Say we have the following kinematic equation: yf = yi + viyt + ½ayt2 Where yi and yf represent initial and final displacements, viy represents an initial velocity along the y-axis, and ay ...
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Stylizing software names in LaTeX? [closed]

In scientific text (papers; proposals) what is the convention for formatting the following? operating systems: Android; Linux; Microsoft Windows software (suite), e.g.: LibreOffice; Microsoft Office ...
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How to put frame around each page with white space buffer so that text are do not touch the frame?

I like to put frame around each page. Only around the text area of the page. Not including the header and footer. I am also using fancyhdr. After some struggle, I got the following. But the frame ...
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LaTeX v.s. Typst: What is TeX Community's Future Plan? [closed]

Recently I have become increasingly anxious about LaTeX being (possibly) surpassed by Typst due to its simplicity. This answer shows several edges of Typst over LaTeX. I have been arguing with one of ...
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What is the best paper size for thesis, which should be printed out as a book?

recently I have been preparing to write my thesis in latex. Which is the best paper size according to your point of view for a thesis, that should be later printed as a book? If possible please ...
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Revisited: minimal length of last line in paragraph

This question "has been asked before" and answered: Minimum length of last line of a paragraph Ensure minimal length of last line But I do not want lualatex (or any tex) to automatically ...
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How do you use Chinese in LuaLaTeX

This is driving me nuts. I need to find a way to have use Chinese characters in LuaLaTeX with the KOMA-script document format, however all the options for typesetting Chinese either force me to use a ...
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Properly scaling marginal drop caps

Can anyone suggest a reasonably generalisable way to generate these marginal drop caps? The key features are that the drop cap may be more than one glyph long its width is scaled to fill the margin (...
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Replicating the elongated drop cap from The Doves Press Bible

The Doves Press was one of the major players in the early British private press movement, hand-printing books in Hammersmith that were known for the absence of any illustrations and a focus on the ...
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how to improve titlepage. Lines too close to each others

I find the lines are too close to each others in the titlepage I am making. I am not sure the correct way to fix this. Here is MWE \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{book} \begin{document} \begin{...
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Font too thin and lines disappearing

I am having issues getting a nice font for my paper as whatever I try, the serif font just looks way too thin in places and parts of characters are disappearing. You can see it in the "A", &...
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Implementing this kind of typography in LaTeX

How can I get the following typography in LaTeX? I tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \begin{document} $\mathscr{Typography}$ \end{document} But it doesn't ...
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Consistent way to typeset modality symbols

In logic, modalities are often represented by a geometric symbol before a proposition, where the choice of the shape is strongly determined by tradition. amsfonts and amssymb provides various symbols ...
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Would it make sense to use the "plus" and "minus" components of \baselineskip?

According to latexref.xyz: The \baselineskip is a rubber length but also The \baselineskip’s value is reset every time a font change happens and so any direct change to \baselineskip would vanish ...
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Large cursive letters

I want to write a large cursive a as in the following picture: Is this possible? And if so how it is done?
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How do you learn to read package documentation and LaTeX typesetting concepts like glue and boxes (primitives)?

I'm having trouble reading documentation from packages. It seems like there's something wrong with the way I'm reading them. How should I read them, in order to learn how to use the packages correctly ...
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What is the "Butterick's Practical typography" equivalent for LaTeX?

As in, is there a manual for how to get good typography using the LaTeX typesetting system that is similar to Matthew Butterick's web-based book? MB's Practical Typography only shows examples for web, ...
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Symbol for car brakes

Symbols that have to do with the brakes of a car, from dashboard indicators to the sticker on the braking fluid reservoir, all have a common theme of a circle surrounded by two curved lines. From this ...
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Descenders in floats

In a two-sided document it is important to vertically align the left and right pages. When I use a bottom-aligned float, it does not align perfectly (there is a mismatch between how descenders are ...
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Systematic solution to a repeating underfull \hbox problem

I have a repeating problem with the underfull \hbox that occurs at least a few dozen times in the document. The reason is that in the itemize environment I provide the data that contains the thermal ...
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Proper way to include text in formulas

According to ISO 80000, physical symbols should be written in italics and everything else in normal type. So I use for example $q_{m,\text{ve}}$ to describe the mass flow due to ventilation. The m ...
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How to change the default strut parameters? [closed]

By default, TeX inserts a strut in lines with a height and depth of 0.7\baselineskip and 0.3\baselineskip respectively. These are the minimum height and depth of the lines. My question: Is there any ...
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Invocation of Polski Package Sometimes Produces Strange Hyphenation

Consider the code: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{enumitem,xcolor} \usepackage[T1]{polski} \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype} %This line must be commented out when using Xelatex to ...
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How do I make the the page numbers appear on the right using \pagestyle{fancy} and section headings of the left?

Cosndier the MWE: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{book} \usepackage[a4paper,width=150mm,top=30mm,bottom=30mm,bindingoffset=6mm]{geometry} \usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}...
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Typing a Phonetic Long i without a Dot

I would like to type the long i as illustrated in the name "Heli": However, the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \textbf{\={i}} \end{document} does ...
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Extremely slow typesetting on TexShop and TexMaker even after reinstalling MacTex

I am using the most updated versions of TexShop (5.12) and TexMaker (5.1.4) on a MacBook Air 13.6" running Mac OS Ventura 13.0. Even the simplest files (like this basic Overleaf beamer example ...
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regular typeface for numbers inside example env

Consider the following code and output \documentclass{amsbook} \usepackage{amsmath} \newtheorem{example}{Example}[chapter] \begin{document} \begin{example} 1,2,3 \end{example} \begin{example} $1$,$2$...
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Pairing two fonts for antique looking math

How do I pair Old Standard (for alphabets and digits) and Asana-Math (for the rest of the math) in order to write antique looking math?
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How to correct spacing between `=` under the SUM sign when using breqn package?

In this MWE \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{breqn} \newcommand{\myEquation}{\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} x^{n +5} a_{n} = \sum_{n=5}^{\infty}a_{n -5} x^{n} } \begin{document} \...
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Trying to Reproduce This Phonetically Spelled Accented Word

I am trying to replicate: But I am unable to do it. MWE (two different attempts)--- \documentclass[12pt]{book} \begin{document} \noindent\textbf{Mount Ar\'-a-rat}\\[10pt] \textbf{Mount Ar\' -a-rat} \...
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Binomial nomenclature: italic or slanted?

I have read about the difference between italic and slanted fonts in TeX: how do the commands differ, as well as the effect when applied on the fonts; but it seems that there has not been much ...
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Typeface with curved vertical strokes?

Does anyone know of a typeface where the Capital B has a concave curve to the stem? (The vertical line curves in to the right.)
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Does any of the TeX engines support proper cursive typesetting?

Many writing systems / scripts, including Latin and Cyrillic, have one or more cursive forms, where letters are connected, with forms depend on the letters before and after them. While one can create ...
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Formatting Help Needed for Math Problem Set in LaTeX

I am seeking some help with formatting a math problem set in LaTeX. The document contains eight problems with sub-problems for each problem, including detailed instructions for solving each problem. ...
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Is there a parameter like "vertical" \tolerance?

I have been trying to use \flushbottom in my documents instead of the lazy \raggedbottom to produce documents with higher typographic quality (hopefully). I am wondering if there is a parameter ...
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Acro Package Bug with Kerning

I've observed that the acro package bugs out the kerning. It makes the kerning pair apply incorrectly after the acronym. In my MWE, the second word in each pair has incorrect kerning. I've added an ...
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Should one put nested exponents in-line, or displayed as an equation?

(I didn't immediately see this question already asked, but perhaps it has, since it seems an obvious question to me!) This is more of a typographical/style/best-practices question, but I am wondering ...
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Too much white space with \insertbox [closed]

I am using \insbox instead of wrapfig in order to have text and a picture side by side in a list environment. The problem is that by using a command like \InsertBoxL{3}{example-image} The picture ...
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How can I stack these items on top of each others at the bottom of a vertical bar?

All my attempts have failed so far. I have the following: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} y &= y_0 + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{ x^n}{n!} \, f_n(...
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Capital Letters and the Space Factor

I've noticed that a capital letter followed by punctuation makes the following glue behave like the usual interword glue and does not change the space factor. This is mostly OK when a capital letter ...
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ConTeXt: Having problems between a heading and the following text

The text in the screenshot describes my problem on page 1, and there is a different problem on page 2. Page 3 shows the 'right' way to insert a page reference. But I don't want to do it like this - I ...
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Why adding geometry package with specific values affects how breqn package typesets math?

Should using geometry package with some specific values affect how breqn math is typeset? In the following I see two major differences in math when add geometry. Comparing the following two examples, ...
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Discrepancy between typearea defaults for different paper sizes

Looking at the log outputs of \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \begin{document} ~ \end{document} and \documentclass[letterpaper]{scrartcl} \begin{document} ~ \end{document} (note: results are the ...
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