{automation} is about automating certain tasks when creating a (La)TeX document, e.g., with the help of {packages}, custom {macros} or {tools} for {compiling}.

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How to make work macros work as values in parameters of psbarcode?

TL;DR- Works \psbarcode{NODATA}{height=0.33 width=1.6 includecheck includetext}{code128} But "parametrized", does not work as expected (produces big transparent output) \def\h{0.33} \def\w{1.6} ...
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Enumerate starting at equation number

The following MWE contains proofs of equations numbered (2) through (4). I structure the proofs using an enumerate environment, so that the proof of equation (2) is labeled with 2., the proof of (3) ...
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Draw star polymer in tikz

I want to draw a structure similar to the below picture in tikz. The draw have to be in 2 dimensions and have 4 arms with each 6 monomers in each arm. Preferable each arm twist, like in the below ...
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Sorting table entries automatically

As one part of my thesis, I have more than 20 tables. I need to sort their entries alphabetically. The tables are in following format: \begin{table} \label{tab:first} \begin{tabular}{lllllll} ...
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Backward difference in LaTeX?

How can I write backward difference in LaTeX?
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In search of automatic drawing finite state machine graphs

I am looking for some layouts or methods with which I could draw Finite State Machine graph. I have tried a lot of Tikz library layouts like: spring, necklace, electrical and so on. Main thing what I ...
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Set paperheight to (overall) textlength

The page should when the text ends. So, that there is only one "page". Don't worry. It's not for being printed. \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Packages \usepackage{lipsum,anyfontsize} ...
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Tags, like on TeX.SE, but with the ability to show or hide both the tag--document structure and associated text, as in the multiaudience package

The term "tags" can be understood to mean that which is used to organize and make text more understandable (as in TeX.SE). The term "tags" can also be understood as something used to manipulate the ...
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How do I automatically generate BibTeX citation template in Kile?

When I want to cite something in BibTeX, I Google (for example) bibtex article and scour for pages with example templates filled out: @article{article, author = {Peter Adams}, title = {The ...
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Importing Parameters From a Separate File

Looked a long time for a solution to my problem, but said problem did not seem to lend itself well to "google-eez"! Here's my problem: I have a Beamer presentation that I give to many different ...
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import entry in jabref from command line

~>java -jar /Applications/JabRef.app/Contents/java/app/JabRef-3.2.jar -n --fetch=inspire:1602.00684 ~/Dropbox/JabCache.bib to get JabRef to add a new entry to my database file. The output ...
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Auto images height to get specified number of pages. Is it possible with LaTeX?

I am a very beginner in LaTeX, and need to know if it is possible to do next. There is a book, consisting of text and photos, going one by one. Questions: Is it possible in LaTeX to make images ...
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What packages provide text/command substitution for LaTeX, XeTeX and LuaLaTeX?

I am aware of the following: xesearch - Allows both text and command substitution. Only for XeLaTeX Simple example: \usepackage{xesearch} \SearchList{list1}{Hello}}{hlw} Any time "hlw" is ...
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search for and highlight words/numbers in pdfpages while only printing highlighted pages

I have a project where it would be very helpful to be able to include pdf pages with certain text and or number highlighted, and in addition limit the pages output to those which have the highlighted ...
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for shell script containing the whole latex document, adding a file name choosing capability [closed]

I ran across this post Possible to have a shell script containing the whole LaTeX document? The solution in that post works perfectly as written. However I wanted to be able to choose the name ...
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Command sequence to reliably terminate LaTeX in batchmode

I'm looking for a command sequence that will terminate a running instance of pdflatex --interaction batchmode regardless of its state and prior input. I don't care about the output or error ...
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Automatically adding spaces (tracking) between letters in math mode?

A tool that I have no control over produces the following output: \[\mForall{v1 v2 v3 : \mNat{} \mPlus{} \mQuot{}}{a \mLt{} b \mAnd{} b \mLt{} c \mImpl{} a \mLt{} c}\] All that I can do is redefine ...
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Auto-generating labels for theorems

I'm using package amsthm to define a "Definition" environment as follows: \theoremstyle{definition} \newtheorem{definition}{Definition} In brackets, a name for the definition is supplied: ...
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Where do I find a LaTeX template with maximal number of math-related shortcut commands?

During my mathematical typing, I find it a lot of hassle having to type in and then proofread. Visually impaired, I'm really slow with my mathematical typesetting using LaTeX. So can anybody ...
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How to create an own sorted label List from special \refs

I the following code which lets me define labels for source code and later make a table out of them \documentclass[12pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Producing LaTex tables from OpenOffice Calc

Calc2latex is a great add-on for OpenOffice Calc, but no longer works since about version 4.? of Calc. I am now working with Calc 5.0.3 Is anyone aware of a way to automate production of latex ...
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LaTeX for automatic report generation

I accept that this question might be a bit outside the scope of this page, but please bear with me! At work I'm going to set up a framework for generating some pretty basic reports, which could be on ...
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version of multiple files: all document in one .tex file

I am using latexpand to Replace \input{fileX} by the content of fileX automatically using the following command in ubuntu: perl latexpand mainfile.tex > newfile.tex But I am obtaining a warning ...
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Latex Command to Compile another Latex File

I am making a cover letter, where I add a CV to that letter. I currently use the command \includepdf[pages={-}]{CV.pdf} Using the package pdfpages to include another pdf file. This imply that ...
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Automatic \fullcite for entries whose keywords field includes a certain keyword

For a thesis, I would like to switch the behaviour of the citation commands \cite and \footcite based on the cited entry's keywords, so that Biblatex automatically outputs the citations of source ...
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Is there any macro to generate latex pdf without a chapter?

I have the main tex which include tex files. \begin{document} \include{chap1} \include{chap2} \include{chap3} \include{chap4} \include{chap5} \end{document} How can I make a one pdf without for ...
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Automatic List of Corrections

I have an edition of a document and I'd like to create a new edition with corrections on several places. What's the best way to create a list of corrections? I would imagine encapsulating the ...
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how can make an automation script for pdf?

I have article from 10chapters. How I can make automation for pdf compiling? I need to make several different pdfs without one or two chapters. I can everytime just create another maintex and add ...
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Automatic Population of table

I'm a Newbie to LaTeX. I'm looking for a way to make a Bill of Materials list (automatically) from the contents available in the document. In the below example, I've shown what the document will ...
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Automatically add \noindent for short paragraphs

Is there a way to activate \noindent to each line which is so small that there is no line break in the paragraph? An example: The code This is a long paragraph: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Automated document generation with texts and images

I would like to generate a document including several images. Under each image should be a different caption, taken from an text file, separated by line or semicolon. For example: imagename: 1.jpg ...
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Automatically calculate width

This is a question to Werner's answer to the question "How to draw arrows between parts of an equation to show the Math Distributive Property (Multiplication)?". Consider the following code: ...
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Automatically validate and format ISBNs

Is there any way to get Biblatex to automatically validate and format ISBNs? That is, I would like to be able to enter a field such as isbn = {9789549090666}, in my .bib file—not worrying about ...
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Problem with tikz externalize and automatic solutions

I am using a solution environment for exercise sheets as proposed by @egreg some years ago: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/39566/4011. However if I combine it with the tikz externalize library, it ...
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One source, multiple outputs

I built a CV using the kjh-vita LaTeX template (based on memoir and the template's custom stylings). I use(d) extensively end-notes via the enotez package. Then, I derive(d) a short version without ...
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Can glossaries provide warnings when a glossary entry is used but not included in the glossary?

glossaries supports cross-referenced entries. In particular, if I use one glossary entry in another and only include the second explicitly in my document, glossaries can still figure out that it ...
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Automatic document generation based on a database

I want to automatically create business card based on a database containing my employees' data. (i.e. to generate one .pdf file per person, filling in a pre-filled document with the information of the ...
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Automatically reset the counter of a custom-defined sectioning block with titlesec

I added a custom sectioning block to my document following the instructions I found on this question: Defining custom sectioning commands. Below is a mvce: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Replace figures by Figure placeholder and move all of them to bottom in LaTeX

I was asked by the journal to do not embed figures and tables in the manuscript file Google says me only about this solution. However solution requires manual amendment of LaTeX file which I ...
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How to make these boxes?

I don't know how exactly to call what I want to implement. It's like a box surrounded with a line and, depending on the context, I want to place a graphic on the right corner e.g. a light bulb or a ...
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Adjust axes to plotted surface in Asymptote

I am plotting several parametric surfaces with Asymptote. When I change the parameters (tyMax in the MWE below), the value of the function can change significantly so I have to adjust the axes ...
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Are context-sensitive species or abbreviation macros possible?

Thanks to this, automated abbreviation of species and some technical terms became understandable for me as a LaTeX beginner :-) My PhD supervisors (not LaTeX users) however, criticised that I used the ...
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Recommended database to handle large amounts of text for LaTeX automation [closed]

I am automating the production of LaTeX files but am noticing that depending on the selected database and scripting language there can be length limitations on the character strings being retrieved. ...
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Auto-insert “Ref.” or “Refs.” before citation

In the answers to this question, it is explained how "Ref." can automatically be added before any citation. However, I would like to have an automatic "Ref." or "Refs." depending on whether I \cite ...
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Axis of symmetry of a parabolic function

I want to draw the axis of symmetry of a quadratic function, using the top. The problem is that positioning the axe is not so good. Changing the xmin=-6 into xmin=-2 makes the red line on the wrong ...
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How to import key words are areas latex reports from a list of values

I write long test reports. And generally i have a spreadsheet (xls) with all the relevant data regarding the tests. I would like to automatically include that data from excel throughout the report. ...
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Autofill letter template

I'm an MD and I have to write a lot of letters to collegues and I want to try to do this in LaTex to increase productivity. I wonder if it's possible to make a basic letter template without any names, ...
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How to automate adding spaces around an ampersand in math mode

Suppose, we are writing a logical expression in math mode: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} $a\&b$ ...
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Format words starting with specific letter sequence

Is it possible to automatically format words starting from specific letter sequence? For instance, in the text "HalloWorld, HalloPeople, there is a nice day!" I want the whole words starting from ...
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How to make the enumeration of theorem-like environments indipendent from cross-referencing in a particular way

I'm writing a mathematical paper, and right now I'm using \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] to enumerate theorems, propositions, etc. In this way, every statement shows the number of the ...