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Are LaTeX et al. languages or packages?

Are LaTeX and friends considered programming languages or packages? I'm applying to a job and would like my employer to know of my LaTeX proficiency. There's already a list of programming languages ...
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Why do some people still use TeX instead of LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reasons to use plain TeX Is it still worth it to learn TeX? I'm utterly curious to know why some people still use TeX instead of full featured LaTeX?
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How is the LaTeX 2e made?

I wanted to know how is the \LaTeXe symbol () made, I mean, the command definition of superscripts and subscripts on the "L", "A"... letters.
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Would using LaTex instead of LibreOffice benefit me for writing my dissertation?

I am a complete LaTeX/TeX novice. I know nothing about it and have never used it. I have been reading about it today as it was been recommended to me but I can't work out if it is suitable for my use ...
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How would (La)TeX be different if it had been created recently? [closed]

If Knuth/Lamport/anyone else had created a typesetting system with the flexibility and power of TeX, using everything we have learned about computation and programming languages in the last 35 years, ...
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XeLaTeX logo with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write (La)TeX (with braces) [or any other TeX-related logo] I try to typeset the XeLaTeX logo in a document that has to be run through pdfLaTeX (for a journal). ...
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The GPL and LaTeX packages [closed]

The GPL is viral. How does this apply to the LaTeX eco system if one uses a package licensed under the GPL2++? If I use it in a document, must the document also be licensed under the GPL? If I use ...
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Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?

In HTML, over the last decade or so, there has been a strong push toward complete separation of content structure and style. Most websites are now built using HTML for structural mark-up, and CSS for ...
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Including a PDF for dvi output

I want to include a multipage-pdf in latex and get .dvi output. I know \include{pdfpages} only works with pdfLaTeX. I can't convert PDF to .eps since it is multi-page. I want to have .dvi output with ...
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Just curiosity about the 'LaTeX' name

It's common knowledge that the word 'TeX' was inspired by the Greek word 'τεχ' pronounced "tech". Just for satisfying my curiosity, anyone knows from where comes the letters 'La' in LaTeX?
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What is best way to mention that a document has been typeset with TeX?

Is there any common way to mention that a document has been typeset by TeX? So non-TeXnicians (TeXperts) may become a little familiar with the TeX world. Update: It would be nice if one hero make a ...
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5 year time bomb in LaTeX-Distributions?

There is a very weird thing: Five years after installation or release, TeX in various distributions seems to refuse to compile for no other reason than being old. We've had a question here this ...
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how to separate 3 tree latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two diagrams side by side construction set of tree I have three trees in latex, I want to represent 2 like this and the third before both ? ...
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Using TeX in a report generator - Legal question

I would like to be able to generate a (dynamic) report automatically using TeX. My proposed solution is simple: A user clicks a button and The apropriate TeX code is generated (on runtime) and saved ...
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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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How to print “LaTeX” as shown in many tutorials and books? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write (La)TeX (with braces) [or any other TeX-related logo] I came across the tug tutorial, and writing down the very first basic example of printing simple ...
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Get certified in TeX/LaTeX

I was wondering if there are any ways to get certified in TeX/LaTeX? This would be useful, e.g., for providing a way of quantifying the expertise someone has with TeX, LaTeX or other TeX flavors.
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latex and e-readers

What is a best way of making math pdf files readable using an e-reader? One needs to reduce the number of characters per line, which one can do either by using the A5 paper option or with A4 paper by ...
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Restructure classic thesis project with subfolders using Kile

I would like to change the folder structure of the ClassicThesis project. My current folder setup looks like this. |-- bib // Some *.bib files. |-- bst // Some *.bst files. |-- cfg // Configuration ...
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Are there any projects which try to provide a subset of LaTeX functionality without being LaTeX?

I need some Information for my Bachelor Thesis and I couldn't find something in the web...because I didn't know exactly which term I should google... I'm interested in everything which try to provide ...
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Why is LaTeX used as the defacto standard for math equations?

In almost every application I've ever seen that uses math equations, it always supports LaTeX. If LaTeX does so much more than just math equations, why is it the defacto standard for math equations? ...
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Why are there lowercase letters in TeX and LaTeX?

Notice that the letters here are all uppercase. Is there any reason why we write TeX and LaTeX respectively? Is it for emphasis? Or does it just make it look similar to the staggered lettering of ...
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SLatex and line numbering?

I'm using SLaTeX to typeset some Racket source code. I would like to have line numbers along the left edge, so that I can refer to them in my document. However, I haven't yet discovered the option ...
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Looking for LaTeX consultant [closed]

Is there anybody who would be interested in working with me as a LaTeX / Beamer consultant? I can do my best to post minimum working examples and to incorporate the advice I'm given. I will continue ...
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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LaTeX in Industry

I know LaTeX is used a lot in academia to format papers and dissertations. How is LaTeX used in industry and what are some examples? I am wondering whether knowing LyX will give me a leverage when ...
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How do package authors find the time?

Not sure if this question belongs here, on the main site, or not on TeX.SX at all. Let me know if it belongs somewhere else. I have recently made some leaps in my knowledge of LaTeX, in particular ...
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What is missing in LaTeX?

I have been reading this article and started to think about the position of LaTeX amongst the current competitors. Currently, I am using it (or XeTeX) even for ‘casual writing’ and sometimes I spend ...
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Is it still worth it to learn TeX?

I think I've reached the stage to where I can't get any better at producing documents that look the way I want them to unless I put serious effort into learning how to write the kind of ...
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Write new package with LaTeX2e or LaTeX3

I’m planning to create a package and I wonder if it’s better do do this with LaTeX3 syntax or the „old“ LaTeX2e, which is the one I know. Will LaTeX2e packages be supported by LaTeX3? I can give ...
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What are the differences between TeX counts and LaTeX counters?

The title already states the whole question. It has been answered by Joseph Wright at http://www.texdev.net/2009/11/17/tex-counts-and-latex-counters/, but I have not seen the according answer here at ...
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The most convenient file format to switch between latex and a word processor back and forth

I have to work on a project to create some docs, the problem is that the others have to only consider the content of docs while I care about the font, the margin, and all the others stuff with latex. ...
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Is TeX as word and logo a trade mark?

A few days ago I talked with someone about writing a book about TeX and we came to the question if TeX as a word and its Logo (and the related things like LaTeX, XeTeX, …, package names etc.) are ...
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Writing a software book with LaTex - General Advise

I am a so new to Tex and I am trying to learn now. I decided to write a so simple software (ASP.NET 4.0) book for myself to learn it with a real example. So, I have the following structure for now : ...
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Statistics about LaTeX use in the world

Are there any statistics about the use of LaTeX in the world? In which countries? In which journals/fields of research? Number of articles using LaTeX? etc.?
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Creating a ConTeXt/LaTeX hybrid module

I have a simple titlepage, which I want to make available for ConTeXt- as well as LaTeX users. Each should just type \usemodule[myTitlepage], or \usepackage{myTitlepage}, respectively. I want to do ...
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How LaTeX compiler is written

Looking for some introductory materials on LaTeX compiler. I would like to know more about how a LaTeX compiler is built
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List of higher-level LaTeX commands corresponding to TeX commands

Since LaTeX is a format built on top of TeX, it surely has several high level abstractions that perform similarly to TeX commands, with some added error-handling functionality, for example. I always ...
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Is it feasible to using data binding within Latex?

A year ago, I worked for a company doing .NET to create a customer report. They use DevExpress to generate a report based on customers' requirements. However, I realized the way it works is just ...
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Where can I find a list of the LaTeX command line options?

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows, and am working with TeXnicCenter. I can see in the build profiles that LaTeX can take command-line options, for instance: --src -interaction=nonstopmode Try as I ...
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LaTeX structure

I have question about LaTeX structure and how LaTeX works? Is it just a set of macros for TeX? What happens, when I call latex somefile.tex? Does latex just includes somefile into a file, which ...
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latex default settings paper, font, size, page numbering

I'm having a hard time grasping the structure of my "TeX" installation ... it is Tex Live 2010. I'm a european user - so some default settings are included ... but I need the most general, most ...
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Cunning (La)TeX tricks

Writing (La)TeX code sometimes requires a degree of guile. Here (in no particular order) are two of my favourite examples. Macros ending with spaces Pete asked how to see the implementation of ...
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What are the different applications of LaTeX?

I am in the research field and am new to the world of Tex and find it really fascinating. I never knew about this, until I was asked to write my research results as tex files, that is in the LaTeX ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of TeX and LaTeX?

Is it tex(tech)? Or Is it tex(like touch)? Lay-TeX? or La-TeX? Should I use TeX pronunciation in LaTeX?
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Customizing layout and typesetting with Latex, what I need to know?

I've been using LaTeX sparingly in the last years to write lab reports, my thesis etc. I've always had a problem with layout customization and typesetting in general. I would like to fine tune each ...
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Convert TeX -> C++/Java -> PDF

Recently I've seen LaTeX sources and convinced those are very complicated and difficult for understanding. So my question is: Is that possible to convert LaTeX kernel sources to some widely used ...
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Why is LaTeX separated into many thousands of packages?

This question might belong elsewhere but I figured if I posted it here I might come across someone that deals behind the scenes of LaTeX. I'm an assistant Linux Admin at my school and we install LaTeX ...
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Where can I find file latex.‎tex?

Where can I find file latex.‎tex?‎ I don't have it in my tex ‎distribution‎. I‎ ‎have ‎only ‎file ‎latex.ltx ‎on ‎my ‎system. By the way, I'm using Texlive 2010.
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ConTeXt using LaTeX style files

I've just discovered ConTeXt for the first time, and it looks pretty sweet. However, it is near-useless to me if I cannot use LaTeX style files for formatting (i.e. for journal/conference papers). ...