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Top new questions this week:

How to automatically create a book of abstracts of a scientific conference?

I'd like to prepare a book of abstracts of a scientific conference. I expect to receive about 650 articles. Suppose the articles are all the same document class and all have the following structure ...

{abstract}  
asked by Sisabe 20 votes
answered by SLx64 11 votes

Folium of Descartes

How to fill region on Folium of Descartes like this: Here is my codes: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{pst-func} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...

{pstricks} {pstricks-add}  
asked by kalakay 16 votes
answered by Bernard 14 votes

Getting ligatures of Qv with Linux Libertine

In old texts in Danish, the letter combination Qv was common and more or less worked like Qu in English. Now the code \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} ...

{fonts} {fontspec} {ligatures}  
asked by Gaussler 15 votes
answered by Ludenticus 19 votes

Bigfoot changes hyphenchar for compound words

Bigfoot changes the “hyphen” char for compound words: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bigfoot} \listfiles \DeclareNewFootnote[para]{foo} \begin{document} \footnotefoo{\rule{9.4cm}{1mm} xx ...

{hyphenation} {bigfoot}  
asked by topskip 12 votes
answered by David Carlisle 11 votes

TIKZ mathematical diagram: arrows should have a common source

The following code \documentclass[10pt]{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shadows,matrix,arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}\small\begin{scope}[->,shorten >=3pt,shorten ...

{tikz-pgf} {diagrams}  
asked by Leon 10 votes
answered by Sigur 10 votes

How to compare the output of \ref to a number?

I want to compare the output of \ref to a number in LaTeX. I thought it would be easy but after spending lots of hours surfing the net I still don't know the answer. I found similar questions on this ...

{cross-referencing} {comparison}  
asked by Gabor 10 votes
answered by Werner 8 votes

Area between two curves which are functions of y, not x

I would like to shade the region between x=y^2 -1 and x=1-y^2. I would like to be able to write something like, \documentclass[border=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{every ...

{pgfplots}  
asked by A.Ellett 9 votes
answered by esdd 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What are all the font styles I can use in math mode?

As can be seen in above picture, there are lots of fonts or font styles that can be used in math mode. What are all the fonts or font styles I can use in math mode, and which packages are required ...

{fonts} {math-mode} {big-list} {latin-modern} {computer-modern}  
asked by doncherry 87 votes
answered by Christian 115 votes

How to change certain pages into landscape/portrait mode

How can I change some pages into document into landscape mode, while leaving the others in portrait mode (or vice versa)?

{landscape}  
asked by hayalci 94 votes
answered by rcs 96 votes

Can you answer these?

Dates for unpublished papers in amsrefs

I've recently started using amsrefs to do my bibliographies, which I like to do in alphabetic style (e.g., [Abc12]). Now amsrefs seems to require a numeric date field for each entry, but the issue is ...

{bibliographies} {amsrefs}  
asked by Kimball 2 votes

How to change the color of bibitems?

I'm showing my references at the end of my beamer presentation. \documentclass[compress]{beamer} \begin{document} \frame{ \begin{thebibliography}{1}\scriptsize \bibitem{Test} Test, Me, ...

{beamer} {bibliographies}  
asked by Jeroen 2 votes

Interaction with green chapter titles -- right paren shows up black

I use \setupinteraction[state=start] and \setupcolors[state=start] for making the entries of the table of contents interactive, and all entries show up green. But in the backmatter a chapter title ...

{chapters} {context} {interaction}  
asked by Rob Heusdens 2 votes

New blog post:

TeXtalk: an interview with Paulo Cereda

by Paulo Cereda on Jan 25

Image courtesy of David Carlisle (MS Paint skillz FTW) Welcome to TeXtalk! Our interviewee is Paulo Cereda. Paulo has collected 24k+ rep, 160+ answers, and 240+ badges on TeX.sx. He is an avid ...

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