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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 ...
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Plain TeX online documentation/references?

I am a non-beginner plain TeX user, mostly typesetting cheat sheets for computer science. I own The TeXbook and have seen some TeX manuals for the compilers, such as pdfTeX manuals and so forth. My ...
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Classes for LaTeX documentation

I wonder which classes are available to typeset LaTeX manuals. Until now I have used ltxdoc. I’m satisfied with its functions but not with its layout/design and it’s not really flexible when writing ...
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Use texdoc within a shell script (in Alfred.app) doesn’t work

I’m trying to call textoc from OS X Application Alfred as a shell script. And with Alfred everything seems fine—I already asked the developers but they say that the script should work. When ...
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How to build two different .tex files from same .tex file

When I prepare an exercise list for my students I use to also include there my own solutions. I prepare these documents with some macros based on mdframed and with comment help I easily obtain two ...
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Dummies Guide to TeX as a programming language

There are a lot of answers that are using a somehow cryptic syntax that I am not familiar with. Is there any Not So Short Introduction to TeX (like Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX) ?!
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Where to find LaTeX commands source code?

I would like to know where can I find the definition of an original command. That is, let's say I want to redefine the command \ref so when I type it, instead of showing just the number of the label ...
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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 ...
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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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Different approach to literate programming for LaTeX

I have spent a couple of hours rethinking the literate style tools we have for LaTeX, which are essentially doc, docstrip and ltxdoc. Although the traditional workflow with a good editor can be less ...
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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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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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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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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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Which manuals are on your “TeX Reference” shelf?

This is a community wiki since there is no "one true answer"- if you find an answer that contains a lot of your choices, but is missing something you feel is incredibly useful. Feel free to add it. ...
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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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Where are the sources for LaTeX3 development in TeX Live?

I'd like to take a look at the sources for some of the LaTeX3 development to model after, but I'm having trouble finding them. Where might I find the sources for texdoc interface3, texdoc xparse, and ...
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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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Is there a printable version of a reference manual for all TeX primitives?

Everywhere in the TeX community, I see suggestions like \parskip, \obeylines, \parindent, etc. I'd be surprised not to find them even in the most basic LaTeX packages. So I figured they must be deeper ...
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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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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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Where can I find a manual for learning the fundamental background of LaTeX source?

I would like to know if there is some manual from which I can learn the bases of LaTeX programming language. I need something universal, not related to some specific package or class, that at the end ...
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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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What is the ^^A in DTX sources?

After fleshing out (with my own project) Joseph Wright's lovely model, I've noticed that the explicit control character ^^A is used at the end of some lines. Its use appears similar to that of % to ...
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How do you use texdoc to search for example pdfs?

I usually use texdoc <package> to quickly access doc files. However, sometimes the doc file is not useful and you want to look to example pdf files. As an example, try texdoc moderncv. Is there ...