When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use pdflatex instead of plain vanilla latex. (That is, I need to use pdflatex all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
The \show command is extremely useful for figuring out what's going on with a particular macro. Similarly, using \the can tell me the value of a counter. I'd like to know if there's something ...
..and I don't mean finding out why it doesn't compile, I mean serious debugging: breakpoints, figuring out value of variables at a given moment during run/compile, stepping, examining a stack (is ...