{collaboration} is about collaborative authoring techniques and solutions. A popular package is {todonotes}.

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Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file

Are there any tools for simultaneous collaborative editing of a .tex file? The practices I know (and practice) in writing scientific papers are: e-mailing each new version to the collaborators, ...
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How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?

I imagine that many users are or were [PhD] students, so I would like to know: how do you use LaTeX to write a document (like the final dissertation) that requires many revisions from other people. ...
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My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?

How do I make it possible for my supervisor to edit my thesis while using LaTeX? I submit a pdf document but they want to edit it.... how do I do this without switching to MS Word?
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What is a good strategy for obtaining comments on a LaTeX document from non-LaTeX using collaborators?

Context: I prepare my scientific documents using LaTeX and compile to a PDF. I often need to seek comments on drafts from collaborators who do not use LaTeX. Most of these collaborators use Windows OS....
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Extracting only the BibTex records relevant to the paper [duplicate]

My colleague asked me to write a page for a paper he writes. I wrote the page in LyX, compiled it to LaTeX, and sent him the TeX files. Then he reminded me that I forgot to send the .bib file with all ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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Handling bibliographies with many coauthors

Last year I was involved in writing a large group proposal with LaTeX. This involved various sections written and rewritten by disparate subgroups, with all the merging and editing headaches you'd ...
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Paths and Linux/Windows slash conventions

I'm working on a collaborative project and I like to organize all the supporting files for my tex documents (rather than just having everything in one flat folder). This involves referencing figures/...
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How to run LaTeX from Word?

I am writing a journal article using LaTeX. Currently, the review process is very difficult as my professor has to comment on the pdf. Previously, I have written a journal paper using Word. Though ...
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Seeking review on a document with people unfamiliar with TeX

I am a great fan of TeX, LaTeX and LyX, but recently I wrote some minutes and then tried to send them off for other people to review. There was no way I could send a TeX file; no-one would know what ...
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How to detect and condition based on hostname

How do I construct a conditional statement based on the hostname of the compiling computer in LaTeX? For example: \ifhostname{mymachine} \dostuff \else \dootherstuff \fi Why: I am working with ...
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Google docs to TeX and pdf shell script produces a blank first page, and gives me a “! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.” error

I made a shell script, Ubuntu 14.04 (taking ideas from google docs as team editor) to grab a google docs file and convert it to LaTeX, compile with LaTeXmk to PDF and then open the pdF with evince as ...
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

I'm searching for a LaTeX editor that I can run on my GNU/Linux server and allows realtime collaboration as well as online compiling and previewing. What I've tried so far: FlyLaTeX: Editing works ...
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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Are there any tools for collaborative bib files?

It would be very useful to have a shared bib file across my research group which can be kept up-to-date by any member of the group. Are there any tools for this sort of thing? I know about Mendeley ...
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Large document edited by a dozen people

We, a team of 12 people, plan to write a 50 pages paper. The paper will be divided into chapters. Usually, no more than 2 or 3 people will work on a given chapter. Having one large file will create ...
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Is there a collaboration system on the web that I can use to write book together with others?

If this question is out of topic, I will remove as soon as possible. I have used neither Subversion nor GIT nor any collaboration system to write any document together with others. I am looking for ...
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Collaborating with the non-TeX-savvy

What tips do you have for collaborating on a LaTeX document with people who may not be as TeX savvy as you? For one example and potential problem case: Consider you have a set of new commands and ...
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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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.tex Notes for Overview with Inline Comments for Non-LaTeX Users?

Problem: WYSIWYG documents used by majority of my colleagues; I know I have better content in my notes but I cannot share/present it time-efficiently for them, without confusing them with excessive ...
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Writing up past maths exam papers for collaboration

I am working through the past exam papers available for my course. I am then making them available for collaboration using Google Docs. However, for maths heavy material, the Google Docs equation ...
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Source code line numbers in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation I am writing a document in LaTeX which I compile to PDF, which I often ...