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Cute (child-friendly) document in LaTeX

My girlfriend is teacher at primary school, she's new using LaTeX and she needs to make a "cute document" for kids, but I don't know how change the following items to make them look nice for the kids: ...
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Writing and Managing Thesis in LaTeX

I'm in the process of thesis writing. I'm LaTeX newbie and have its limited knowledge and experience. I'm thinking to use LaTeX or LyX for my thesis. Which one is better for thesis write up? If I go ...
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What's the best way to arrange LaTeX documents?

I am very new to LaTeX. First question I have is can latex do this? I have ~1000 verses Each verse has its meaning in English and Sanskrit. three authors commentaries on each verse. When I ...
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what TeX package(s) should I use for a Church Bulletin

I create Sunday Bulletins (aka service leaflets) for an Episcopal Church each week. Currently, I use the MS Publisher (PITA) I also do some web design using Ruby. While a physics undergrad, I ...
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How to best use and compile multiple .tex files as part of same final document?

I have a large document which currently is comprised of a variety of .tex files. The mainfile.tex looks something like: %lots of total formatting stuff \include{Body/chapter1} ...
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Document configuration via tags or labels?

This question led to a new package: tagging I'm trying to work out options for configuring a large memoir to multiple audiences via multiple editions. Obviously one method of doing this is by ...
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Version Control with GIT for Tex / Latex Files in One repository or split to sep. repos

I am looking up at setting up version control for my latex documents. I was wondering people's typical setup for this. Do they set it up in there top folder or individual projects. I will be using ...
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How can you maintain a documents master mode in Texmaker?

I am writing a project with texmaker, and i've separated it into several files, to keep it organized. But I run into the following problem - I have to define every startup that the main document is ...
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Options for building multiple documents from the same content with different layouts

I need to produce two document layouts using the same content. I'm going to be making heavy use of the input{} command to do this, but it is more complex than just this. I'm looking for suggestions ...
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Do something on every second page

Does there exist a way to only print the main text in the document on every second page while running some other code on the other pages? What I want is something that runs like in the below example: ...
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Selecting A8 Paper

As I frequently use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} I though a simple change could select the A8 paper: \documentclass[a8paper,12pt]{article} But I get a warning saying the a8paper option ...
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Is it possible to place standalone graphics in subdirectories

When using standalone sub-directories do not seem to work properly. While \documentclass{article} \usepackage[subpreambles,mode=buildnew]{standalone} %standalone tikz \begin{document} ...
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Merging many tex-documents together?

I have a serie of publication papers that I would like to gather into one group of papers (or a collection). Is there some easy way for that without removing all headers such as ...
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Is it possible to make \usepackage depend on paper size? [duplicate]

I currently have a document (.tex source files), where I define the paper size and one sided design as class options. I use the KOMA-Script class scrbook. in A4 format for printing on usual printers ...
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how to deal with multiple titles and multiple documents?

I am compiling my dissertation which is composed with several separate papers (with independent LaTeX code). I have a title for my dissertation and want to insert my individual papers with their own ...
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Setup for producing multiple documents based on the same source file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Guide to managing multiple resume with one LaTeX? I would like to make a combined résumé & CV document class that can be used to generate two documents with some ...
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Placing temporary files outside of dropbox for compilation: issues with openout_any and nomenclature

So I store my TeX source files in dropbox for backup and synchronization. Of course, it's annoying when you compile to have dropbox upload and download the changes to the temporary files, so you want ...
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Is there a good way to subdivide your tex document into subdocuments?

Like classes in java (if that means anything to anyone)? Can you have a document which handles all the graphing, another which handles the figures where you can call parts when you need them in your ...
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How to merge several tex files so that they have one table of contents/List of tables & figures

I have three chapters which I combine into a thesis using pdfpages: as shown in this link Merging several papers This gets me 95% of what I need the only thing I still need is a table of contents ...
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Inserting a document with its own internal section numbering in another document

I have a fairly large LaTeX document, with several chapters. In one chapter, I intend to insert another LaTeX document. "In the following pages, we include (DOCUMENT) ..." I could use \includepdf, ...
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Setting up a counter in Tex4HT Configuration to use in html

I want to add a collapsible panel header to some text, to do this I need to define some IDs, I can't use \thesubsubsection because it comes with dots (2.0.1 for example). So I want to use a simple ...
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Changing a tex4ht span class using Confiig file

I have my Table of contents as follows: <div class="col-sm-2" id="leftCol"> <div class="nav nav-stacked" id="sidebar"> <h3 class="likesectionHead">Contents</h3> ...
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endfloat shifts chunks of text to the end

I am trying to use \endfloat to shift all of the figures to the end of the document. However, some text, several paragraphs typically immediately after some figures also get shifted to the end of the ...
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A5-paper document with 55 letter on one line

Is it possible to write a document for A5-paper such that I can configure its margin widths and letter spacing such that a line contains at most roughly 55 letters?
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Follow up to “Whats the best way to arrange latex documents” [closed]

A follow up question Whats the best way to arrange latex documents There are couples of characteristics to my data described in original question – Verse numbers are unique Authors name is unique ...
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How do I load a custom class in LyX?

I'm interested in making some modifications to a standard class to use as the class for many documents I'm creating, and see that one way to do this is to simply create a "wrapper class". This ...
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ConTeXt: Change the default text colour for entire document

Background I am looking to change the text colour for a document from black to a different dark colour. Problem The documentation shows how to change individual colours for a text document, but ...
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How to use the volumes package?

I need to split a book in two volumes, the problem is that I need the table of contents and the index of the whole book in each volume. I already tried to use the package volumes but I can't make it ...
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Embedded PDF viewer in Texmaker not working correctly

I am new to LaTeX world. I have set Texmaker (installed on windows 8.1) to show source editor and embedded pdf viewer on same window. Now whenever I Press "Run", the embedded PDF viewer window do ...
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Creating one .tex file form a structured large document [duplicate]

I just finished my Ph.D thesis using LaTeX and I create it in a structured way with several folders and .tex documents inside. I have a master main.tex file and add the different chapters, sections ...
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Creating a modular document [closed]

I have already created 25 different files that I whish to include in a long document. My first attempt is as shown below: \documentclass[10pt, twoside,letterpaper]{report} ...
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\ref to \label in other document?

I have a repository with one document, but I think of splitting it into two documents, whereas I want to cross-reference from one to eachother. Is there a way, to "rewrite" \ref to automatically ...
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What is the right way to use hyperref options with Tufte handout class?

EDIT: I must clarify that the example below works with tufte-latex-3.5.0, but doesn't work in older versions. The accepted solution is a good workaround for older versions (<3.0.0) were nohyper ...
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How to insert one latex document into another.

This is probably online but I am not sure how to word the search. I have a long latex document, and it is getting messy editing it, is there a way to split the chapters into separate latex documents ...
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Lyx error: Could not find bind file: ertWarning

I use Lyx 2.0.2 under Linux and I've never hat problems. Since yesterday Lyx does not recognize short cuts. Every time when I try to configure Lyx using the Lyx gui (tools - new configuration) I get ...
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Avoid short sections at the end of page

I am using LyX and try to avoid the occurence of short text sections at the end of a page which start with a chapter/section etc. Is it possible to add a preamble line which can tell LyX that if a ...
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Merging several papers

This link seems to have the answer: Merging many tex-documents together? But what does he mean by "Create a new document as a frame"? Also whatever it is how do you create it in TexnNicCenter? Baz ...
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Add NON-English spell-checker and/or dictionary to Kile?

I'm running Kile 2.1.0 on Debian 7.3 Wheezy, KDE desktop, 32-bit processor. I'm trying to add Italian dictionary and spell-checker to Kile's configuration. I've followed the instructions of user np8 ...
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Configure CV in LyX [closed]

I would like to ask help in configuring my CV in LyX. I am using moderncv style with LyX in Ubuntu 12.04. I shall say that I have found a close solution to my problem in this post on blank spaces, ...
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How to make a LaTex Library

Its posible to make a library to Latex? I got the principal idea of the library, but really dont know where to start, is there any tutorial (for dummies maybe, im kinda newbie in this) that explain ...
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Compiling Master and Individual Child documents with correct pagination

I'm using a master document by including the child documents with \include{} command. I can compile the master document to get the big document with all child documents included. I wonder how to get ...
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arara - How to see errors and pdf with in Texmaker Windows

How could we check the errors in texmaker and also generate the pdf automatically. I am unable to do it for the moment. Using the following as comments i followed the installation process correctly ...
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Creating API document

Is there a Latex reference on how one should go about creating an API document? I've done some searching and mostly what I've found is using an existing API document (like a Java doc) and creating a ...