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A (La)TeX with only one special control character in the source file

One thing I find annoying about (La)TeX is that there are too many special characters. To have any of \ $ % & # _ ~ ^ { } in a text in the document we have to escape it using \. Personally I ...
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Converting LyX to LaTeX

I'm working with a colleague who uses LyX (I use LaTeX), and we have a hard time exchanging documents because of conversion issues. Is there any easy way to convert LyX to LaTeX and vice versa?
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Creating Table: On Mastering LaTeX

Guys, I am one the process of mastering LaTeX, so that later when times come I shall be fully prepared to typeset almost anything without thinking twice. So during this awesome process, I am now ...
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What is a good Manual/Guide class in LaTeX?

I am writing a manual/guide for our intranet using LaTeX. I am wondering if there are classes developed for this purpose? A search returns results that are manuals about using LaTeX. Spefically I ...
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Resources For Calculating Average Sentence Length

I'm writing my masters thesis and my supervisor has picked up my sentence structure, in that they are too long. She commented that Microsoft Word has a feature to investigate 'large' sentences. How ...
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Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?

When I dived into Python, I went through the beginner's tutorials. Of course, these tutorials cover only the basics and present only a shallow exhibition of what I can do with Python. Right now I'm ...
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LaTeX-related events

Someone mentioned a TUG meeting in UK, so I though we can try to keep something of a calendar/dashboard for new and upcoming events. Probably no better way of promoting these to new members. I ...
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Most significant reasons that led us to (La)TeX

Looking back, what really convinced you to begin writing with TeX or LaTeX? This question is "community wiki", so there's no reputation to lose or to gain. Please don't write advantages of TeX and ...
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What typesetting system should I use?

I have no experience with TeX or any other typesetting system. I am going to university soon and have been told that I should learn LaTeX as it will help with bibliographies and essay writing. I am ...
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Why should I use LaTeX?

I have heard a lot about LaTeX, but never used it myself. It is mainly used for typesetting professional research papers. But I am not writing research papers. Is LaTeX for me? If yes, why should I ...
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What's a good multiplatform text editor/system? [closed]

In the past, I've given up learning LaTeX because: General Installing and using fonts is a pain. Simple things like custom page headers are insufferably hard to implement. Documentation for the ...
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What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?

TeX and LaTeX are widely used in Computer Science. What other academic disciplines or professionals use it?
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How can I recognize documents prepared in (La)TeX?

Inspired by a part of this question, this seemed like an interesting question to ask. Advocates of LaTeX often say that you can see the difference in typesetting quality when you look at a document ...
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What is the difference between TeX and LaTeX?

I know LaTeX and I've heard that LaTeX is a set of macros in TeX. But what does it exactly mean?
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When does it make sense to use TeX only and skip LaTeX?

In what applications doesn't LaTeX give you much?