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LaTeX3: Defining key to set boolean variable

I want to define a key, which, if set, sets a boolean variable to false. The documentation is not clear on that point. It states (source3.pdf, sect. 87, p. 134): Defines <key> to set ...
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portable packages

and sorry again for my bad grammar, English is not my native idiom. I start explaining about what I have and then what I want: I built a format for my school so students can build up their thesis ...
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What is with the unsightly overlap at the top of the index pages in source2e.pdf?

I notice that in source2e.pdf, the Index section has a running header that intersects with the top of the main text on each page, like so: (Actually, this seems to happen with some other sections, ...
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Tabular in dtx documentation

How to make table in .dtx documentation with vertical bars? % \begin{tabular}{c|c} % |sf| & \emph{mathsf}\\ % \end{tabular} fails, because |foo| is magic for verbatim.
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Documentation for the animate package with TikZ

I'm trying to locate some detailed documentation on the animate package. When I look at examples here and in other places, there is really way too much unknown syntax to figure out. I was hoping ...
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How can I have doc/docstrip output more than one file?

I am trying to use doc\docstrip to write a small package. I have one main class .dtx, which is processed via an .ins file. Is it possible to include two small test files in the .dtx file and generate ...
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LaTeX resources for non-technical writing

I have read dozens of tutorials on creating LaTeX documents. All of them have one thing in common: they all focus on writing a technical thesis or a math paper of some sort. I'm a programmer and I ...
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What is `/utils/exec` and where do I find it's documentation

In response to this question on using a conditional to define a TikZ style it was suggested to use /utils/exec. It is easy to find uses of this, but I have not been able to locate documentation on ...
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How can I create active hyperlinks for cross references in Texinfo DVI/PDF?

The Texinfo PDF manual has cross references as hyperlinks through the document. The cross references are presented in an attractive dark red colour. When I create a PDF from my own Texinfo source ...
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Origami package

Does exist a specific package to draw origami? Some example: http://goclom.net/origami-papier/origami-grue.aspx
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How to write content next to tikz figures?

This is my code : \begin{document} Formally, a streaming string transducer is a 8-tuple $(Q,\Sigma_1,\Sigma_2,X,F,\delta,\gamma,q_0)$ machine, where $Q$ is a finite set of states, $\Sigma_1$ is ...
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Why do some TeX documents not use links in TOC?

I really love LaTeX (or TeX - I don't really know the difference. I only know that LaTeX is a superset of TeX). One reason why I like it is the automatic creation of links within a PDF document. I ...
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Errata in the Manuals

After discovering quite a few errata in a to-be-anonymous manual, I really want to be helpful and point them out... Is it appropriate to email the maintainer with a list of errata and inherently ...
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Template for cheat sheet

I have been working with LaTeX for a couple of years but I don't know anything about pure TeX. I find this LaTeX cheat sheet useful to remember some commands. So I'd like to have a LaTeX template for ...
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Documentation for pgfplots expressions?

Is there documentation for which functions work as pgfplots expressions (like sin, cos, exp, etc.) The pgfplots documentation doesn't seem to say anything on what you can/can't use.
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Brown paper strip on page 125 of The METAFONTbook

I've borrowed a copy of The METAFONTbook from my school's library, and I'm wondering why there is a brown paper strip glued to page 125 between the text and the rings. I couldn't help but wonder if ...
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How do I read the texdoc for the letter document class?

I am reading the texdoc for the letter document class. But it doesn't say anything about getting started. I think this is a commented source code document. Yes, it lists all the features of the letter ...
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LaTeX Documentation containing the classes and functions and definition for each

Is there a LaTeX Documentation similar to Java Documentation, showing the packages, the classes to use and a sample example?
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Latex info help on Ubuntu?

If this is better as an Ubuntu question, I'll direct it there. Anyway, as a diehard emacs/AucTeX user I'm used to opening up latex-info (which uses GNU texinfo) for quick confirmation or reminder on ...
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Having docstrip place files in different folders

I've written my own biblatex citation style and decided to put both the bbx and the cbx file in a dtx file to process that with docstrip. Now I would like to have docstrip place the files in my local ...
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Packages for documenting self written packages (sty-files)

I am looking for packages useful for creating a documentation for a self written package. I have found doc, but the documentation ltxdoc.pdf did not give me any useful example. Also I know of ...
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Where do I find the pgf manual v2.00?

This might be a very stupid question, but I don't manage to find the pgf manual v2.00. On CTAN I only found v2.10. (I'd like to find it because I want to follow Andrew's comment to this great answer.) ...
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l3doc in combination with minted

The following question is related: How to add listings environment to DTX files I want to use the document class l3doc in combination with minted. However I am not able to get a nice result. If I ...
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doc.sty: Print codelinenumbers in index in tt font?

Is it possible to print the index numbers which are referring to a code line number instead of a page in typewirter font. I know that I can change \main, but on this way I can’t change the format of ...
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Is there an implementation of WEB/NOWEB for LaTeX?

The WEB system is great, but it's a little cumbersome sometimes and very much rigid in its design. Is there a LaTeX document class for WEB-style documents? I'd like to program in other languages than ...
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Highlight LaTeX code and presenting results as in a manual [duplicate]

I would like to write a short guidelines of LaTeX for my students. In the spirit of some LaTeX manuals, I'd like to present the code and the result as follows, This example illustrate more or less ...
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dtx: add code to sty file without printing it to pdf

I want to add comments to the sty file that should not be printed to the pdf, because the description is almost identical. Is it possible to configure the dtx file, such that not every code added to ...
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What documentation on octavo is available?

Compared with other document classes, the documentation supplied with octavo on CTAN is very short. Does this documentation really provide the list of custom options and special commands used with ...
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The cross-reference boxes in TeX: the program

You know those boxes at the bottom of the right-hand pages in Volume B? Well, I managed to weave mf.web by stealing the weave binary from a distribution where it actually works (it doesn't in ...
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Documentation of LaTeX2e source

Where are the best places to look if one would like to understand the LaTeX2e source code? Related: Comprehensive online manual for LaTeX2e user macros and environments Are there guidelines on how ...
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Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX?

I usually use PdfTeX. Currently I have to learn XeLaTeX which I am not familiar with. So Is there any textbook for XeLaTeX? How to use numerous math fonts in one article? E.g. use mathrsfs, ...
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linewidth and middlelinewidth options in mdframed: wrong information in the documentation?

In the documentation of the package mdframed 1.9b, the author says (p. 7) If you are working width framemethod=tikz or framemethod=pstricks the option linewidth is an alias for the option ...
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Technical documentation class

I just made a component that is going to be added to our platform in the next month. As such I need tu draw out some documentation for the guys that will do the integration. Is there any class that ...
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Running the animate package documentation

I downloaded the tex file for the documentation of animate package by Alexander Grahn and tried to run it on MikTeX instead of giving me the PDF output it generate the following error: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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TikZ option for command or environment

I am learning TikZ. I am wondering where I can find information about options of command or environment. For example, for \draw, you can use \draw[step=0.5], but it also has ...
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Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
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Is there a `sty2dtx` for LaTeX3 syntax?

sty2dtx is a CLI tool to convert a commented style file into a Documented TeX file (dtx). It was written and works wonderfully for LaTeX2e packages, but expl3 offers a lot of happy times for package ...
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english documentation of tkz-euclid [closed]

I just can't find the english documentation of tkz-euclid. ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/tex/CTAN/macros/latex/contrib/tkz/tkz-euclide/README says http://altermundus.fr (en français) or ...
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Where can I find documentation on the tikzlibrary calc?

Where can I find documentation on the tikzlibrary calc?
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Sphinx error in converting latex to pdf

I'm trying to convert latex to pdf of CherryPy docs for offline usage. After I generated the latex I changed into build/latex directory and run "make all-pdf" and error happened. Sorry I don't know to ...
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Is Tex/LaTex appropriate for my situation

Is TeX a good idea for my current situation? I'm currently maintaining documentation for a piece of software, so I came up with my own .doc template with the official company header/footer. Since ...
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Keyword-Based Documentation Help

When refering to shell commands and system calls, man provides a consistent, systematic, offline reference. The python interpreter's help command does the same for python. Does *tex have an ...
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Where do i get good quality (possibly free) templates in TEX for software development.

My documents include: Functionality Specification Software Requirement Specification Software manual High Level Design Document Configuration Management.... and so on Any TEX template for the ...
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Defining a listings style and available options

When defining a style for a listings environment, I can set the background color by doing: \lstdefinestyle{highlight}{ backgroundcolor=\color{orange} } Apart from backgroundcolor, which other ...
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Bibtex Internals

I would like to make modifications to my bibtex title, and this can be done by modifying \bibname. But when it comes to reducing the amount of space between the title "Bibliography" and the entries ...
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Change header to a single column style with the grid, gridleno package

I found this wonderful little package for double column LaTeX documents. I want to write a documentation for a database, which I've built up. The document will contain source code as well. My ...
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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 ...