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How to change a thickness of a hrule?

The latex syntax is \rule not \hrule but if you want to use \hrule then \hrule height 2cm should work. The latex syntax would be \begin{center} \rule{\textwidth}{2cm} \end{center}
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Adding supervisor to report

If all you want is to add the advisor, just add it to the author, like \author{It's me\\[1cm]{\small Advisor: A.D.Visor}} \documentclass[10pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Multiple footnotes using symbols produces error: "counter too large"

The problem is that LaTeX provides 9 symbols when using symbol option, therefore it produces an error if you count higher. The simplest solution would be to reset the counter when you reach 9: \...
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Set page number in all Chapter start pages with KOMA-Script

In report the page style for \chapter is plain by default. To change this you either need to change the plain page style, which may well have undesired side effects for other formatting in your ...
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Font size of Chapter number and Chapter Title

report.cls class use \huge for chapter 1 and \Huge for introduction. The problem is that with \documentclass{report} normal fontsize is 10pt and \Huge=\huge if you set \documentclass[11pt]{report} you'...
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How to add some negative vertical space before a chapter title?

If you want to re-define the whole layout of chapter headings, you can use titlesec and its \titlespacing command. If you just want to change the vertical spacing, it's easy with xpatch: \...
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Abstract not showing up, even when using \maketitle

You need to define the components associated with a title in order to properly use \maketitle. Once that's done, the abstract will set with the rest of the title components: \documentclass{amsart} \...
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how add bibliography to a LYX report

Basic bibliography: At the end of your text, select Bibliography in the left drop down menu. Optional: Click the key-1[] gray box to add a label if you want a author-year citation style, as it should ...
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What standard of typography and document structure LaTeX report class is based on?

None of what you described is specific to LaTeX. In particular your third and fourth items (roman page numbering of the front material (then arabic for the main work) and index at the end) are the ...
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Chapter Style- Report Class

Here's one possibility using the titlesec package and the settings used by memoir for the style: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{lipsum} %just to ...
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How to create a double-side printable report?

\documentclass[12pt,openright, twoside]{report}
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Adding disclaimer page to document

Since you probably need this just once why not simply \documentclass[ngerman,12pt,a4paper]{report} \begin{document} \begin{titlepage} \end{titlepage} \textbf{Disclaimer} \vspace{0.2in} % if you ...
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Set color to hyperlink except in the Table of Contents

There are many ways to achieve this, one way which preserves the capability to click the links allows coloured links before the table of contents is to use { \hypersetup{hidelinks} \...
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Suppress "Part" in report

Just redefining \partname to do nothing is not sufficient, because of the space inserted between the part name and the number, which is not suppressed. A kludge is to redefine \partname to gobble the ...
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problem with placing a figure on the bottom of the chapter page

While TeX does some funny business in placing floats, it's mostly sequential in its transition from input to output. If the placement of \begin{figure}[!b] % Your figure here \end{figure} is too ...
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How to add some negative vertical space before a chapter title?

\chapter issues a \clearpage to start on a new page, and the insertion of a \vspace*, while necessary, inserts content that is sufficient for the \clearpage to be realised. We can avoid this by ...
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Using conditionals to ignore command does not work

Usual problem with skipping over conditionals. If the outer condition is false then Tex will be skipping over this \patchcmd{\slideentry}{\ifnum#2>0}{\ifnum2>0}{ so it will not expand \...
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Automatically control spacing between paragraphs in a report class

space between paragraphs is determined by \parskip. in preamble change its default value with: \setlength\parskip{2.5em}% it would be better define distance in ex (5ex) % ...
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Writing report in Winedt: Forced to use "Erase Output Files" after each mistake

This will happen if you kill the compilation by clicking on some x icon, e.g. the red one here or the one in the top right: Instead of doing this type x on your keyboard and hit enter. This ...
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Report custom format

Summarizing and combining the comments that have been posted so far, the following setup may work for you. It assumes that you're using pdfLaTeX and that you have a reasonably current TeX distribution....
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How to test whether report has been called with "draft" option

Perhaps you can use the "ifdraft" package and use one of these: \ifdraft{draftcase}{finalcase} \ifoptiondraft{option draft is given}{option draft is not given} \ifoptionfinal{option final is ...
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How to test whether report has been called with "draft" option

the draft option just does \setlength\overfullrule{5pt}} so you can use the test \ifdim\overfullrule>0pt draft \else not draft \fi
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Need urgently assistance in LaTeX - unable to change the document class without totally blowing my thesis

You need some additional memoir options: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,leqno,openbib,oneside,openany]{memoir} The oneside option will keep the layout of each page the same. The openany option will let ...
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Using conditionals to ignore command does not work

When skipping tokens in an unused branch of a conditional, TeX still keeps track of conditionals, so when \iftargetBeamer is false, the two \ifnum are paired with the only two \fi tokens you provide. ...
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Dynamically count words in chapter and insert word count at start of chapter

Assuming the file count.tex is not created, it may be that the command in \write18 is not run, so you might want to ensure that you are actually running TeXcount. First, for \write18 to execute, ...
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