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### Alternatives or Successor for TeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are there no alternatives to TeX, or, why is TeX still used? My problem with the current version of (La-)TeX is that it's pretty brittle. Some documents run well on ...
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### What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?

TeX and LaTeX are widely used in Computer Science. What other academic disciplines or professionals use it?
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### What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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### Why should I use LaTeX?

I have heard a lot about LaTeX, but never used it myself. It is mainly used for typesetting professional research papers. But I am not writing research papers. Is LaTeX for me? If yes, why should I ...
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### Best Way to Start Using LaTeX/TeX?

I'm not really a programmer but am quite interested in learning how to use LaTeX/TeX. I've looked it up on Wikipedia and scanned through it and the documents created through this way of editing is ...
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### Why is LaTeX used as the defacto standard for math equations?

In almost every application I've ever seen that uses math equations, it always supports LaTeX. If LaTeX does so much more than just math equations, why is it the defacto standard for math equations? ...
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### Is LaTeX outdated?

Word processors are getting better these days, and I'm wondering if LaTeX was a solution in the past for a buggy Microsoft Word, and it programmatically gave you the options to do formatting. I'm ...
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### Function like macro?

If you have programmed in a high level programming language, you must be familiar with the concept of functions, subroutines which return a value. For example, if you write in C, you can write a ...
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### Stringified commands to macros sequence [closed]

First, what is the proper terminology for a "string" in TeX/LaTeX that is an argument for a macro? e.g., \macro{somestring} Obviously somestring is a token, set of tokens, string, argument, etc. I ...
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### Conditionally including a TikZ figure

I have the following construction for a figure. The background is, when \submit is defined, only the caption is included, but no figure. Otherwise the figure is included. The problem is that I have ...
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### How do I change a font document wide?

How do I change a font for a latex document? I am using the \documentclass{article}, which sets the document in a serif font. I also declared \usepacke{helvet}, since thats the font I would like to ...