LaTeX Tricks (2)


I have been working on my dissertation using LaTeX for one week. Most of the contents came from my proposal. Now the structure has been set up and it is around 40 pages already. The next step is to fill the blanks. During the time period, I solved some problems by some tricks found on the Internet.

1. Upper or Lower case:
It is very easy to write upper or lower case in LaTeX. The cubic meter could be written as m^3 by $m^3$, but the display is mathematical, and the letters shows italics. If add \text in front of the code as \text m^3, the normal font appeared[1].

2. Multi-row Table:
Sometimes we need special tables. Multirow (multicolumn) command provide more choices.
Here is one simple example:
\begin{table}[h]
\centering \caption[Particle Size Distribution of
$\text{LiquiBlock}^{\texttrademark}$ 40K]{Particle Size Distribution
of $\text{LiquiBlock}^{\texttrademark}$ 40K}
\begin{tabular}{|r|r|r|r|}
\hline
\multirow{2}*{Mesh} & Size & Weight& Percentage \\
& (mm) & (g)& (\%) \\
\hline
18 & 1.000 & 9.14 & 2.29 \\
20 & 0.850 & 134.95 & 33.85 \\
30 & 0.600 & 134.21 & 33.66 \\
40 & 0.425 & 63.25 & 15.86 \\
45 & 0.355 & 20.85 & 5.23 \\
50 & 0.300 & 16.91 & 4.24 \\
60 & 0.250 & 14.90 & 3.74 \\
70 & 0.212 & 0.14 & 0.04 \\
$<$70 & $<$0.212 & 4.34 & 1.09 \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
It seems that wordpress does not support Table function of LaTeX. Please see the snapshot of the table below.

3. No Indent
Sometimes the journal requires no indent at the beginning of each paragraph[2].
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}

Reference:

1. How to change the font of upper case into normal font.
2. No Indent.

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