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Thomas Thurnherr
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Dear Reader, Unfortunately, I have had very little time to write articles during the past few months. Therefore, I am looking for somebody interested in writing articles for texblog. I am not looking for an expert LaTeX user, but someone with a genuine…
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I was asked more than once how to produce words instead of numbers in the chapter heading. This is fairly straight forward, but requires patching the chapter macro. I will show how to do this for chapter. However, this works similarly for part, section,…
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Tables are great to visualize data in a structured way. Unfortunately, too often I see tables which are cluttered and difficult to read and interpret. It takes little to make them more presentable and easier to read. This post advocates tidy and lean…
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When writing a scientific paper, one often provides supplementary materials together with the main manuscript. Supplementary materials can be additional figures, tables, or other materials not included in the main manuscript. However, since these…
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  Whether you are working on a book, a doctoral thesis, or an extensive report, large documents can be difficult. The source code becomes confusing; you scroll back and forth to find what you are looking for; and processing the document can take minutes…
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I was working on a presentation and had to place several logos at the end of a slide. Initially, I just added them using includegraphics. However, it looked terrible because each logo was of a different size. Obviously, I wanted to arrange them at least…
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Documents with two columns are very popular, especially in academic publishing. In other scenarios, it may be desirable to have three or even more columns. In this brief post, I show how to add a separator line between columns as well as how to adapt the…
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There are different ways to define a specific color in LaTeX. Often, I just choose a predefined color from the xcolor package or define a color using the RGB color model. However, I personally like the red!40!blue notation best. This creates purple with…
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In a recent comment, I was asked if there is a way to carry over the table of contents heading in the report document class. In other words, reproduce the heading on every page of the table of contents.   The atbegshi package offers a solution. The…
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Consider the following scenario: By changing one or more parameters in an experimental method, we produce a series of figures. We then want to include these figures in a research report, manuscript, or thesis. It is often possible to reduce the amount of…
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