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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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texdoc finds no results for any package

Whatever package name I use when invoking texdoc, I get no results. Which seems to indicate that something is missing from the setup. I made sure that several documentation packages are installed. ...
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Is there a programming language/API like documentation for common LaTeX packages (like amsmath)?

I just tried to figure out limitations (in a very abstract manner of the \sqrt makro in math package of LaTeX. Even after reading ...
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Can \GetFileInfo read \ProvidesLanguage?

I am not sure but it seems to me that \GetFileInfo used for documentation of .dtx files ignores \ProvidesLanguage from the babel system. Why?
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Extracting the structure of a LaTex document, including comments

I like to write a "special" comment with a title at the beginning of each paragraph in my documents, something like this: \section{Introduction} % 1.0 Visually tracking balls is an interesting ...
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Tex Live 2014 full installation does not have documentation files

I installed the Full scheme of Tex Live 2014 with install-tl on RHEL 5. I find that it no longer has the texdoc-accessible PDF documentation. Am I missing something? Or is excluding the ...
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Documentation Generator for LaTeX

Is there Documentation Generator for LaTeX like Javadoc for Java or Doxygen for C++? Especially when defining macros or environments for LaTeX-files throughout a big project it would be useful for ...
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Where can I find the manual for the standard class article of LaTex?

I have been looking for THE manual for using class 'article' in LaTex. The official CTAN package site points to some documentation which actually is 'an introduction to writing classes and packages ...
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Export LaTeX to HTML for simple documentaiton

how is the best option or program to export LaTeX to HTML and upload to the web? I tried LaTeXtoHTML but I am not convinced. Now I am using TeXmaker for my documentation.
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Documenting a latex package from comments

I have just completed writing my very own LaTex package, how can i make the package to be self documented like maybe from comments in the package code?
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Is there a good plain TeX tutorial that explains about doing automation and making layout?

I am interested in learning plain TeX especially in automation: looping, conditional branching, jumping, iterating, etc. layout: creating custom smart tables and boxes that can span cross pages. ...
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More generic tool than TeXdoc?

I'm wondering if there is a more generic tool than TeXdoc to browse (and generate) documentation. With TeXdoc, one retrieves (as far as I know) the documentation .pdf of the package. This requires ...
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Which books can I read via texdoc?

For years, I was faithfully downloading a copy of TeX by Topic whenever I reinstalled my computer. Then I learnt about texdoc texbytopic and my life got just that smidgen easier. I've just returned ...
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Where is the documentation?

Where or how do I find the documentation for a given Latex command? For example, in R I get the documentation for mean() with ?mean or at the manual pages ...
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Who wrote “What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends?”

Who wrote What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends? I want to reference it in my article.
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Index problem when using l3doc for LaTeX document writing

I use l3doc to write document for my package. In the document I need describe macros, environments and options of the package. I started using the environment function only. After the tip came from ...
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Glossary of TeX and LaTeX terms

This is not about glossary package. :-) I was wondering whether there is a list of common terms you come across as a not-so-advanced user, defined already. Currently what we have are many books ...
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How to obtain the source latex code of package documentation?

Is it possible to obtain the source latex code from package documentation? For example, I don't see the documentation latex file among siunitx source files.
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New to ConTeXt, looking for better manual than PRAGMA

I am an experienced user of LaTeX learning ConTeXt. However, I find the manuals on the PRAGMA website to be less than ideal. Does anyone have a suggestion for a manual or text?
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Good resources to understand how LaTeX is constructed layer after layer? [duplicate]

I have been a user of LaTeX for a couple of years now, and I would like to start to be involved in the writing packages. The problem is that currently, a lot of things appear to me as "black magic". ...
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How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
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What is the minimum one needs to know to use TikZ?

I am fed up with the poor quality of the pictures in the papers written by my graduate students and am trying to convince them to use TikZ. I know of three ways to begin learning TikZ: The TikZ ...
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Documentation of lmodern package?

Recently I have faced some problems with lmodern package. I wanted to read the documentation to educate myself of possible parameters that can be specified when using the package, and what I can do ...
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Berry naming scheme list of LaTeX font families

Could you provide me with a list of Berry names for LaTeX font families? I am currently working on a paper comparing various LaTeX fonts, particularly their support of extended Latin and it took some ...
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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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Unable to find the documentation of TikZ/PGF 3.0

After upgrading to the latest version of TikZ/PGF I cannot access, using texdoc, the newer version of the documentation. When I invoke texdoc tikz it tries to open the version that used to reside in: ...
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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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Origami package

Does exist a specific package to draw origami? Some example: http://goclom.net/origami-papier/origami-grue.aspx
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Rebuilding TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf [duplicate]

The following steps to rebuild TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf fail on Windows 7 64 bit using MikTex and bash shell: 1) cp -iar /c/opt/miktex_2.9/doc/generic/pgf . 2) cd pgf/version-for-luatex/en 3) ...
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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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TikZ manual newest version online?

Is there a definite place where TikZ manual can be found online? I am only finding version 2.00, while I keep loosing the link to 2.10. Does the official site host the manual somewhere, or is it ...
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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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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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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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Documenting new commands

Texstudio displays a popup code-completion window for new commands that can give cues about what parameter does what and provides an explanation of the methods: I'd like to do the same with my own ...
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How do I use l3docstrip?

I've got a bundle I'd like to properly document (and begin to release) that uses expl3 intimately, and it should be documented similarly to expl3 itself (as seen in texdoc interface3. I did a little ...
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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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What are good advanced LaTeX books?

I've been using LaTeX for about 3 months, and I'm hooked. My background is programming, so for the basic, google is sufficient. I did some research on amazon.com and found these two books with many ...
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Parsing commands with multiple optional arguments

Some LaTeX commands accept multiple optional arguments. Here are some examples: \makebox[<width>][<pos>]{<text>} \framebox[<width>][<pos>]{<text>} ...
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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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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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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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Best practices references

What resources (online or otherwise) exist that give good advice on best practices for TeX, etc.? I'm looking particularly for things that assume you already know TeX or LaTeX, and aim to help you ...
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Make ltxdoc class use report as underlying class

The ltxdoc class, designed for documenting LaTeX source files, is based on the article class. Beyond a certain threshold, the documentation may need to be divided in chapters and another class, e.g. ...
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LaTeX Referenz in English

Not too long ago, I think it was at the beginning of November, the LaTeX Referenz by Herbert Voß was released for free, but its in German (am not saying its a bad thing). Are there any plans on ...
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PSTricks: What are the Learning Tutorials/Guides available for new users with hierarchical steps?

I am looking for materials for PSTricks learning in similar vein to Materials for learning TikZ I am always interested to learn PSTricks through our famous Just for fun PSTricks User animated ...
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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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Emergency crash course on LaTeX

So, I wrote a document in LaTeX. Someone who doesn't know LaTeX and is a very busy person now has to edit it. Is there a crash course in LaTeX document? Aside from saying 'Ignore everything that ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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Materials for learning TikZ

I feel intimidated in learning TikZ. I was wondering if there are some nice materials (or just your replies) at different level: for providing big picture, which is important to beginners to not ...