{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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Appending an empty row after every 5 or 10 rows in LaTeX table

I wonder how to append an empty row after every 5 or 10 rows in LaTeX table. Here is my MWE in .Rnw format. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks! \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Fit text into given box by adjusting the fontsize

I would like to fit text (potentially several paragraphs) into a box of given size. This should be done by adjusting the fontsize of the contained text. Clarification edit: The given dimensions are ...
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How to set up automatic build in Emacs

I've done this with Texclipse in Eclipse using a script that is called after every edit or refresh. I wonder if this is possible in Emacs? For Emacs, I manually compile by calling M-x tex-compile ...
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Adding text to a different part of the document

I'm writing a LaTeX document at the moment which has problems (which are created in a {theorem} environment) for the reader in it. I'd like to put solutions to those problems in the end of the ...
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Automating Error Detection of pdflatex

Background: I have numerous individual files that need to be compiled, so am using a script to do that with the following options: set PDFLATEX_OPTIONS = "\ --file-line-error \ ...
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Generate Table of Contents pages without a full recompile

I have a document that I need to recompile often. Currently I am doing the standard two pass compile where the first pass generates the .toc file and the second pass then inserts it. However, as my ...
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different text alignment on even/odd pages (like raggedouter but for text)

For a poetry book I would like to typeset all text on even pages \raggedleft and all text on odd pages \raggedright, including headings. Poems can span across multiple pages, so the change of text ...
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Create all queries in separate file like \listoffigure

I would like to print all the queries collect from the article and need to print in article opener page. How do achieve this? My MWE: \documentclass{threecolumn} \begin{document} \jnltype{37} ...
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Database style reports in LaTeX

I see plenty of questions around that demonstrate that csv files or database tables can be imported and formatted (based on templates and existing knowledge of the data structure) using LaTeX. My ...
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Macro for creating a table

I want to have a macro that creates tables of a specific type which specialize in multiple choices questions. The required command \createtable{#1}{#2}{#3} has three arguments: The total number of ...
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Script to automate externalizing TikZ graphics

Is there a script to automate externalizing TikZ graphics? (As suggested by Scott here)
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AND-OR Graph from Horn clauses

Does anyone know if there is a way to generate a nice graph from Horn clauses? for example: Ideally, I would like to generate AND-OR graphs like this directly from Horn clauses written in Latex; ...
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MathML and LaTeX conversion required in htlatex

I have required all the display equations should be convert to MathML options and some inline-equations need to convert in text mode format. This two types of conversion is possible in htlatex?. For ...
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How to sequentially “feed” a LaTeX document from external data source?

I have a quite complex C program that has the ability to generat raw text output to text files that are then printed on a matrix printer. These lists are now meant to receive a typographical update to ...
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How to merge data and create multiple documents?, similar to personalized mailings

I would like to use LATEX combined with EXCEL data files (or CSV if it were neccessary) to create "proof of payment". Supose a list of people John McEnroe, NYC (USA), 110.23$, 10$,May...... Mary ...
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etoolbox: problem with the last row in an table automated

I want to automate a long table as follows \documentclass{article} \usepackage{etoolbox} \newcounter{test} \newcounter{count} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|}\hline \whileboolexpr{test ...
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Texstudio quick start wizard options managing

My aim was to add some language packages to the quick start wizard. Thus I cliqued the plus symbol of the 'other options' option. Then I was asked to type in this new option: Thinking that it was ...
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Home-made format and Flashmode

I work with TeXShop 3.51 and OS X 10.9.5 on a MacMini 2012 + SSD. I successfully compiled a XeLaTeX format, say uo, and I can use it : %&uo % !TEX TS-program = uo \input uo-fonts.tex ...
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Replace \input{fileX} by the content of fileX automatically

Suppose I have a document with multiple include or input statements \input{fileA} \input{fileB} etc. Is there an easy way to generate a single .tex file where \input{fileA} is replaced by the ...
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How do I combine several tex files into one?

In my paper I have several tex files, mainly produced by some other tools (.bbl by bibtex, .eps_tex by inkscape etc.). I would like to combine them into a single tex file as required by my publisher. ...
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Connectivity Maps: A way to implement this efficiently with LaTeX?

I am interested in creating connectivity maps. While there are a wide variety of ways to handle this, I am particularly interested in a LaTeX-based method for handling this. Below is an example of a ...
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Automating extraction of Markdown-formatted tables from an (incomplete) LaTeX document

I am trying to automate the presentation of my note taking. I would like to be able to regex all Pandoc tables in my document, add LaTeX around them, compile them and show the result in a PDF. ...
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LaTeX: precompile document to reuse inside a C++ program [duplicate]

I've made a C++ program with uses a LaTeX template for creating PDF documents. I open the file, replace some placeholders written inside the .tex document with values of a DB, and then, I compile the ...
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Automatic creations of labels

I have a bad habit of not labeling my headlines and I find creating them afterwards rather cumbersome. Is there any script/program that can create a label automatically from the headline, so that ...
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How to make Latexmk use makeglossaries?

Is there a way to make Latexmk invoke makeglossaries (part of the glossaries package)? Specifically I want to use latexmk to compile a LaTeX document that uses the glossaries package to produce a ...
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Error in class lettre with datatool package

I would like automaticaly write 5 letter with \documentclass[10pt]{lettre}. I 've a CSV file with all my recipient information in mail_bd2.csv like : Titre,Apostrophe,Prenom,Nom,Organisme,Rue,Ville ...
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Automatic row (not line) breaking in tabular (or analogues) with a variable number of columns

I have some values which I need to put in a row-major form, i.e. fill the column of a tabular on the basis of its width, as described in the MWE. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Automatically highlight words from a predefined list

I am not a native English speaker and there are some grammar mistakes I do a lot, especially have/has in conjunction with each/every, and so on. Q: Is there some way to highlight all occurrences of ...
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Xkeyval link option

I am using xkeyval and authblk package. I am creating the author link using the tag like "link={link text here}". I have mentioned four authors in my MWE. The first two authors have a link and last ...
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VIM Latex Suite. Convert u1x1 to u_1(x_1)

In this question: VIM Latex Suite repeating symbols with subscripts and superscripts Anthony created this magnificent vimscript code: function! <SID>SubSuperscripts(keyOne, keyTwo) let l = ...
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Tools for automating document compilation

A lot of people write makefiles that say something like paper.pdf: paper.tex pdflatex paper bibtex paper pdflatex paper pdflatex paper To handle re-running TeX to ...
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How to automate typeset proceess? [duplicate]

I am currently using Texworks + Linux. To compile the PDF I hit pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. Is there a way so that I create a new typeset that does that in one click? Found the easy ...
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Compiling current text block in WinEdt

In WinEdt there is a toolbar button for compiling current selection of the document. But is it possible to compile current text block without manual selection? By text blocks I means parts of text ...
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Automatically generating table using \multido

First: This question is similar to Generate rows in table using \multido (or something similar). Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{multido} ...
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Generating a table of glyphs with XeTeX

I am trying to get XeTeX to generate a table of all the possible glyphs of a given font, but can not figure out how to make XeTeX know how many glyphs the font has, so I have to specify an exact ...
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Including many figures from a directory

I have a large number of figures (~300) in a folder called 'allimages'. The figures are numbered fig1.eps, fig2.eps,.....fig300.eps. I want to put all of them in latex such that 6 ...
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How to add a version counter to a document in LaTeX?

Well this can be a silly question, but now I begin to give copies of my thesis for review, I would like to add a counter versions of the document. Then I have curious if there are any package or some ...
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Automatically generate graphics which shows light diffusion on a rough surface

I just want to make an image like this (using tikz or pstricks) of light reflexion and diffusion: What I am interested in is, how this can be done (semi)-automatically via tikz or pstricks: ...
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Obtain location of typeset expressions

I'm researching for a project I have in mind, that will typeset expressions and then allow some degree of navigating the expression e.g. selecting subexpressions. I'd like to be able to not reinvent ...
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How to automatically arrange an unknown number of images?

I have several compilable LaTeX input files and their corresponding PDF files. Each PDF file contains any number of pages. I want to import each LaTeX input file with \lstinputlisting followed by its ...
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Detecting all pages which contain color

In an larger LaTeX document there are often only some pages with color content (mainly figures) and the remaining ones are only black and white. Because printing costs for color pages are much higher ...
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Automating a graph drawing procedure

Here it is: I want to draw a big graph, say 50 vertices and ~200 edges. I'm getting the edges from the output of GAP, a programme for computational algebra. As it is, I have no idea what the graph ...
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Can Texmaker, as I'm typing, automatically create a preview of the document's PDF output?

Currently, I have to use the F1 key to get PDF output. I want to set up Texmaker so that it automatically shows me an in-IDE preview of the PDF file that my .tex file compiles to...as I type. How ...
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How do I Auto-Label Hyperref Fillable Forms \TextField?

Is there any way to put an automatic label into the hyperref package's \TextField parameters field like this: \newcounter{lexemeCounter} ...
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Incompatibilities with and alternatives to nath

I just discovered the existence of nath to auto-size mathematical expressions. But I also read that it has many incompatibilities and it also doesn't seem to be maintained anymore (last update was ...
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Include chapters using foreach

I have seperate .tex files in a directory named chapters in the main directory. I would like to include/input those. After some research a solution like the one below could be possible. Unfortunately ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?