# All Questions

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### Is there a program to convert .docx or .odt to .tex

I am trying to find a way for a user to design and modify pages without requiring him to learn LaTeX. The pages have graphical elements in the form of rounded rectangles to denote regions of a page, ...
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### Latex background Image Problem [MAC]

I created a latex document. When I open it on Safari/PDF expert is everything ok with the images. When i try to open on chrome the zones without the background shows it a lines... For example: in ...
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### Can I put a bib file somewhere on the tex tree so its found by biber or bibtex like a package is found by pdflatex? [duplicate]

To elaborate a bit more, let's say I have a tex file like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{references-global.bib} \begin{document} \cite{...
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I am trying to make a table of contents exactly as instructed on the tutorial, but it does not show up, even when I compile 2 times. The tutorial uses this code as an example: \documentclass{article} ...
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### Evaluation problem with the label/reference mechanism

I am defining a computation environment which defines a bunch of equations. Each equation has a number and I want to print that number. To generate automatically the correct number, I use the label/...
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### How to create a very tailored thesis cover

In their infinite wisdom – after amending their biggest mistake of changing the old logo for something we called 'The Urinol', my University opted to make a thesis cover template and refuses to accept ...
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### Functions of diagrams [on hold]

I would like to produce a diagram where I take a graph inside the brackets of a function. I know how to use tikz to produce the diagrams inside the brackets. I have attached a picture of the situation ...
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### Tikzlibrary calligraphy error

The code below uses the TikZ library calligraphy, but throws an error: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgf/decoration/\pgfkeyscurrentname ' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you ...
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### pdflatex in TexLive doesn't work for beamer style

pdflatex -v returns: pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) kpathsea version 6.2.2 Copyright 2016 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al. There is NO warranty. Redistribution of this software ...
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### Custom minipage command for quotes

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ paperwidth=32pc,% paperheight=48pc,% margin=4pc,% ]{geometry} \begin{document} \begin{...
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### Memoir: Switch left-right margins

I have the following MWE: \documentclass[14pt, extrafontsizes]{memoir} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \mainmatter \chapter{One} \blindtext \end{document} This produces the following ...
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### customizing gb4e subexamples (not about cross-reference)

I'm using the gb4e for labeling examples in a semantic paper. The examples come with a specific context, and I want to mention that under this specific context, there are at least 2 felicitous answers....
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### Stars left to theorem (for exercises)

I would like to be able to do something like this \begin{exo}[Name][\Star\Star] Content \end{exo} which would print something like **Exercise 7 (Name). Content I want exo's counter to share the ...
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### No main.gls file is produced

There is something I must be missing here but what? I want to produce a glossary and I'm pretty sure I'm following the instructions but nomain.gls file is produced. MWE: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{...
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For my thesis I wish to alternate the header for even and odd pages like this template. I looked at the code of that template, but it was a bit too complicated for me to apply it to my own file. On ...
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### Why does my Tikz graph appear at the top of the page above the text?

I'm not sure why my figure/graph appears at the top of the page. This did not happen when I had the whole manuscript in one file. Now, that I have created seperate files, the graph/figure is at the ...
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### Latex Table lines do not stretch along all columns

this is my first question with respect to Latex. I provided a code example below. Note that the variable names are not my real variable names and also the correlations table are not real. However, ...
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### Shift points with error bars pstricks

I need to shift the data points in a pstricks plot with error bars slightly to improve readability. The points lay on each other and can not be good differenciated. I tried to modifiy the \deffed ...
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### epstopdf does not produce file

I am new with TEX. Met the following problem: epstopdf run by TexStudio does not produce PDF. I have enabled following options for pdflatex: --enable-write18 --shell-escape Also I have set correct ...
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### Create hexagon style

I want to create a style for a hexagon like this : But, I don't know how to do it. This is my code for now: \begin{tikzpicture}[ ] \newdimen\R \R=2.7cm \draw (0:\R) \foreach \x ...
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### Animating a 3d plane

I'm learning how to produce animations in LaTeX. After some trials with different pictures, I would like to animate the following picture and start from the answer that Marmot provided me in this ...
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### problem in drawing 16 sides shape in TikZ

is there any formula or function to draw 16 sides shape directly? i write a code for 16 sides shape but it doesnt satisfy me. and i want to put page number inside a 16 sides shape. how can i do it? \...
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### Question about exercise 14.23 in TeXbook

In answer to exercise 14.23 it is said: The three paragraphs can be combined into a single paragraph, if you use ‘\hfil\vadjust{\vskip\parskip}\break\indent’ instead of ‘\par’ after the first two....
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### IpadOS with Overleaf or other online editors

I have one of the new iPad pro devices that released last year however I am not currently using the iPadOS beta that is now live. My question relates to Overleaf and other online editors -- ...
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### How to wrap text around figures and stop figures overlapping vertically?

I'm looking for a way to lay out a series of chess problems, each of which has a figure (a chessboard diagram) and some text. Each figure is about 70x70mm. In an effort to avoid too much wasted page ...
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### Problem in displaying correct header notes

I am currently facing in one of the page where the last line ended by only chapter, in that page its unable to show the chapter number in the header, , every chpater number that we see is the verse ...
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### splitting a long table

I have the following long table and I want to split it into two pages. \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{lscape} \usepackage{...
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### How to define a macro inside a macro via \if?

I need to give specific name to a macro based on a condition. The first example works, the second does not. Is using \csname/\endcsname (i.e., example 1) the only right way? Are there any other ways ...
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### Cannot display mathematical symbols equal and \neq in thesis structure

The questions is easy but I have tried to solve it for over a week now and I do not understand what is wrong. Basically I cannot display in mathmode either = nor ≠. I have tried various different ...
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### Accessing the currently defined language within an lst@Key

Currently, I have some existing code which hooks into the keyword detection stage to specially apply a certain style conditionally on whether the first character begins with an at sign. Here's a MWE \...
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### latex command \greekbm

I have a problem when compiling a latex file: undefined control sequence \greekbm in a eqaution $$\greekbm{\tau}= Mgr$$. Does anyone know this command \greekbm and how to solve it? best wishes, ...
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### Changing font in title

I am currently using the following code below. I am curious - how can I change the font in the title under SetPaperName? Currently the S does not appear like an S. Is there a similar font I can use to ...
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### Overleaf push/pull via GitHub not working [on hold]

I am frequently writing multi-author articles using Overleaf. My co-authors and I are using Zotero groups to collect/manage our references. I followed these instructions to link Overleaf to Zotero via ...
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### Xelatex vs Lualatex and font substitution

As is known, in the Turkish language the i exists as distinct letters in two versions, with and without a dot (with very different pronunciations): the dotted couple i / İ and the dotless couple ı / I....
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### Problem with \foreach in Tikz

I'm using \foreach in Tikz to make a line with vertical marks at some real numbers. But I want to put \pi and \e (Euler number) in the code, but it doesnt work. Please, can anyone help me? My Code: ...
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### Add spacing at the end of inline mathmode $…$

A follow-up question of my question regarding $$...$$, how can I add horizontal space (preferably \,) to the end of each inline mathmode triggered by $...$? Since the \$ is used to enter and exit math ...
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### Text boxes are superimposed over each other, and shouldn't be

I'm making a planning book for teachers' lesson plans. So I want a series of two-page spreads. So far I have the following: \documentclass[letter,openleft,twoside]{memoir} \usepackage[left=0pt,right=...
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### Customizing \textcite brackets with authoryear style in biblatex

The citation style in the second line is the default \textcite. It does not even look right to say 'see' and mention the year. Instead, the author year should follow in brackets (or without the ...
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### Cyrillic characters don't appear when enclosed by \ul with soulutf8

MWE: \documentclass[17pt,a4paper]{extarticle} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{soulutf8} \setmainfont{LMR12R-Gregory} \setdefaultlanguage[variant=...
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### Creating a map-like grid using tikz

Problem I am planning a trip for vacation and I decided to customize a map of spots I am going to visit using snapshot from Google map. Specially, I would like to make a grid that looks like the ...
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### How are Dramatists' grouped characters supposed to work?

So I'm confused about the syntax of grouped characters (described in section 2.4.1 of the 2014-12-18 version of the user's guide). The guide says the following: Inside this environment the char- ...
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### Inserting full stops between letters with a macro

I was thinking recently that it would be really useful to have a macro that would fill in full stops between the letters of an acronym, say \acr which would take an input \acr{WHO} and spit out ‘W.H.O....
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### How to insert \pgfplotmark in a sentence?

Using picture in a box displays \pgfuseplotmark at the beginning of the page and above the text, that's not where I want the mark to be displayed. Using picture directly in a sentence doesn't display ...
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### How to justify section headings left in APA6 document class?

I am using the apa6 document class for an article, but need the section headings to be justified left instead of centered. Is there a way to override this formatting so that section titles are left ...
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### venndiagram package error with showframe option

I am trying to build a venn diagram without the outer frame. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{venndiagram} \begin{document} \begin{venndiagram3sets}[showframe = false] \fillANotB \end{...
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### How to remove a misspelled word from TeXShop spellchecker dictionary?

I have accidentally added a misspelled word to my TeXShop (ver. 4.27) spellchecker dictionary. How can I remove it? Surprisingly to me, it does not appear in ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary along ...
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### Cyrillic characters show up as '?' in PDF when using XeTeX

I've looked at many similar questions on TeX overflow to no avail. I've tried using both the polyglossia and the babel packages but neither had any effect. I'm assuming the issue lies a little deeper. ...
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### Xlabel/Ylabel Position for Tikz [on hold]

The Tikz code below generates the following picture: \begin{tikzpicture}[font=\sffamily] \begin{axis}[xmin=0,xmax=100,ybar,bar width=2.8mm,ylabel={\textcolor{forestgreen}{\textbf{Number of Policies}...