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Top new questions this week:

What is "%&-line parsing enabled"?

My latex logs begin with %&-line parsing enabled What does it mean?

{pdftex} {texlive}  
asked by Bach 19 votes
answered by Heiko Oberdiek 18 votes

I want to start learning how to use \newcommand \newenvironment and \def any suggestions where to start?

I have been using LaTeX for a long time now, and I find myself often going to this website to solve my problems. This often includes copy pasting codes which include \newcommand, \newenvironment and …

{macros} {environments}  
asked by Pure 18 votes
answered by cfr 20 votes

Is there an "Appending \let"?

After \def\MyText{\textbf{My Text}} \let\MySaved\MyText \MySaved and \MyText have the same \meaning. What I would like to have further down in the document is % \MyText = \textbf{My Text} …

{plain-tex}  
asked by arney 14 votes
answered by Heiko Oberdiek 22 votes

How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?

I have the points A(0,0) and B(3, 4), I want a point that is 4/6 of the length of AB and lies on the the same line. How to do this?

{tkz-euclide}  
asked by skyw00lker 14 votes
answered by Gonzalo Medina 17 votes

Dash in Environment Name

I'm trying to make a verbatim environment called "my-environ" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{myenviron}{Verbatim}{numbers=left,frame=lines,label=My …

{environments} {fancyvrb}  
asked by Bart Snapp 14 votes
answered by egreg 15 votes

Change the color of capital letters

Is there a way to define a command that changes the colour of any capital letter in an input string? Most of the results I find when I type "LaTeX string capital" are results about capitalizing the …

{color} {capitalization} {strings}  
asked by Sh3ljohn 13 votes
answered by egreg 9 votes

Force latex to show a square matrix as square

How can i force latex to print out square matrix as a square matrix with equal width and height in math-mode? I also read amsmath documentation, but don't found any useful help on it. For example …

{math-mode} {amsmath} {matrices}  
asked by meysam 13 votes
answered by Steven B. Segletes 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to …

{graphics} {pdftex} {eps}  
asked by Julian Lamas-Rodriguez 52 votes
answered by Joseph Wright 47 votes

What is the LaTeX command for "em dash" (—)?

I am trying to insert the symbol in the title of the question, which I copied from a PDF article, but it appears as space in the output file. What is the corresponding LaTeX command?

{symbols} {punctuation}  
asked by Tarek 45 votes
answered by Keks Dose 51 votes

Can you answer these?

Verbments file *.pyg.vrb not found

I am using Verbments package in texworks from MiKeTeX and I have added -shell-escape to the argument list but I keep getting this error ! LaTeX Error: File `untitled-2.pyg.vrb' not found. here is …

{miktex} {verbments}  
asked by Wissam Khalil 3 votes

xindy: merge-rule to ignore leading numbers

I use texindy to generate an index. There are several indexed terms with a leading number. I want these terms to be sorted as if the leading numbers weren't there. This I attempted to achieve with …

{xindy}  
asked by Jakub Pavlík 3 votes

Alternate lefthand/righthand width and check odd page in tcolorbox

I am creating a new environment using the tcolorbox package in the define options pos=t,b,r,l and lwidth and rwidth for margins, using the scheme key=value of pgfkeys. My idea is to create two new …

{pgfkeys} {xparse} {tcolorbox}  
asked by Pablo González L 4 votes
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