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How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?

I imagine that many users are or were [PhD] students, so I would like to know: how do you use LaTeX to write a document (like the final dissertation) that requires many revisions from other people. ...
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What is a good package for taking note of draft ideas? [duplicate]

What is a good package for taking note of draft ideas, and have them emphasized in the output document? For example: This is a very brilliant idea for a research topic ...
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Add notes under the table

I'm using the latex package apa6e because the apa package isn't using APA style version 6 yet. Now I'm trying to add a table with notes right underneath it, like in this table for instance: Since ...
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Sticky notes image

I've tried looking in the site for this but I couldn't find anything (rather surprising). I want a package (or even a TikZ drawing) to accomplish a note on a sticky note. I just need one note, so I ...
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Could TeX typeset note text between two lines of the body?

How to typsetting the note text like There is body blahblah blahblah I need a note here and then blah blah The note about word blahblah blahblah ...
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Easy chemical reactions

I'm trying to convert some of my lecture slides to LaTeX. What's the best way to convert a number of slides (similar to the one below) into nice notes? I am aware of mhchem and chemstyle, but I don't ...
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Cornell Notes - A lyx or latex solution needed

I teach academic writing to computing students and one of the tasks they have to carry out is to compile a set of research notes which can then be developed into an essay. I find that the Cornell ...
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Best documentclass for class notes

Is there a documentclass specificaly for taking notes in a class? If not, what does the community see as things which should be included in such a class (which I'd be happy to write)? Edit: This was ...
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Split beamer notes across multiple notes pages

I've only recently discovered the notes mode for beamer, and I'm trying to build a presentation with notes containing my speech. However, my speech is quite large, and is causing note page overflows. ...
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Note below figure

I have a figure and include it in LaTeX using \includegraphics in a \figure floating environment. The caption is at the top. Basically I would like to have a note below the figure too. I see some ...
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Beamer - compile only notes?

Is it possible to compile only beamer notes without slides? For practice I only wanted print the notes but I could not find any way to do so.
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Beamer notes on secondary screen doesn't work [on hold]

I am writing a presentation for at introduction to latex and think it would be nice to show how I have my presentation-notes on my laptop screen (Macbook Air) using Beamer. But it just won't work. ...
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Side notes marking multiple lines of text

I am looking for a method to put small side notes next to the text, by simultanously marking the amount of lines to which the note refers. So, something like this: I was trying many methods like ...
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Add space for handwritten notes at the end of each chapter

Is it possible to have LaTeX insert some lines for handwritten notes at the end of each chapter? As a new chapter will always start on a odd page, they should appear on the last even page of the ...
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Output Beamer notes to a separate PDF file?

Is there a simple way to have Beamer output the presentation notes to a separate PDF file whenever compiling the presentation? I know one way is to create two master files, one for the presentation ...
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Can my LaTeX (maths) code be improved?

I feel that my code isn't written very efficiently. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{wasysym} ...
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Package for taking notes

After reading a book, I often take notes on that book. It usually has my thoughts about what I have just read and many cites (often long, more that 2 or 3 paragraphs, sometimes even more than one ...
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Single-spaced multi-line marginalia

When writing papers, I like to keep track of notes, thoughts and to do's inside the documents. I'd love to have tiny coloured multi-line marginalia. So far I used sth like ...
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How to show a hint when lstlisting is breaking page?

I use inline lstlisting-blocks with caption. I have several listings that are running over more than one page or starting at the end of a page. Now I want to place a hint for the readers, that the ...
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Creating a handout with the notes of a second screen

How can I print slides and their accompanying note pages from a second screen as a handout? I try to accomplish this look: (preferably 3 slides and their 3 note pages per page, the spaces between ...
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Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex

I'm using biblatex with Biber as a backend. I need to add a one-sentence note, in bold, after a few of my references in the bibliography. These notes are not contained in my .bib file; they are ...
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Adding a note in tables

How do you put the "Note: preferred model for each metric bold."? This is my work: \begin{table} \caption{Model selection metrics} \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{l c c c c c} \hline {} & ...
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How to write “note:” in front of an indented paragraph

I have a question similar to this one: How to mark book paragraphs as note, warning, tip etc.? I'd like to have my paragraph indented and the text "note:" appear just before it. Ideally this would ...
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Including external notes to a latex document

I'm often writing scientific papers in collaboration with other authors, using a versioning system (mercurial) to manage the writing. When one of the authors wants to add a remark, we use a slightly ...
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Change beamer notes list type for in-frame notes

When you use the \note{} command within a frame, the notes are appended to a notes frame after the current frame. If you use \note[item]{}, each note is an item in an enumerated list. Can this be ...
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How can I create a notes column in a document?

I need a document that has a notes column on the right hand side of each page starting after the contents page. This notes column should have the heading "Notes" , should be 50% of the size of the ...
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Template for a talk with a column to hold abridged content

I'm looking for either a template (or some pointers to generate one) for using to give talks. What I'm looking for is something that will allow a column for the 'full' talk, and then a second for ...
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biblatex + \mcite; add arbitrary text in references with subentries

In chemistry it's quite common to add prefixes to bibitems or even add notes to the references. See some example in literature to give you a hint what I mean. It is not created with LaTeX! I've ...
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Small note (i.e. footnotesize) below figure

I want to include a small note (i.e. footnotesize) below a figure. How do I do that? If I use caption, the note has a caption size and interferes with my caption.
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Table notes next to a table

Does anyone have a simple solution for using tables with notes (as in threeparttable's \tnote) in a way that lists the table notes on the right of the table, instead of underneath it? I have a table ...
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threeparttablex table notes for tabu tabulars with less than \textwidth

threeparttablex can be used to add table notes to tabu tabulars*. If the tabular spans \textwidth, the output is as expected. It seems however that the tablenotes environment does not adjust its width ...
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Changing the textwidth of the notes in Beamer (repost from SO)

I've asked this on SO and didn't get a good answer, so I'm reposting it here. I've been using the beamer class to create presentations in LaTeX and I love it. Recently I started using the \note ...
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Beamer, notes, and bibliography

I would like to create notes for a set of slides, but I have problem with my long bibliography. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeameroption{show only notes} ...
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Hyperref problems in Beamer when using notes

Update and MWE added I'm working with Beamer for the first time, and I want to use notes pages to prompt myself. However, when I turn them on, either by using either \documentclass[notes]{beamer} or ...
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Notes and page bibliography on verso pages

I thought this would sound crazy, but there have been similar questions already: Placing text and footnotes on separate pages A pagestyle with note taking area on the verso page Figures on left ...
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Taking notes while reading a journal paper

I'm reading journal papers in physics/electrical engineering. What is a suitable document class or package to help with taking notes? My idea would be having direct quotes on one side and my ...
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Let LaTeX sort notes of a book

I want to to create a LaTeX document for taking notes of a book I'm reading. I want the final document to look like this: ============ Page xy Here shall be the note xy.. Page ab Here shall be ...
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Swallowed space after \tnote

I'm using threeparttable to add table notes to a tabu tabular*. A common use case is to have a note at the end of a cell. If the note is however not added to a cell's last word, the following space is ...
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margin notes on both sides of a single-column document

I have to write a paper for a course work. We are supposed to use a given layout with a single column text and margin notes on both sides - references on one side and section notes on the other. I ...
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Colourful notes - todo list annotations in tables

I've decided that I'm going to make LaTeX notes for all of my lectures next year (I'm doing computer science at university). I want a way to brighten my notes up - make them more exiting to read when ...
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Extract all \note tags from beamer as a simple text file

There is a nice presenter tool I am using called pdfpc. Sadly it does not show notes I put in my latex presentation with \note{}. Is there a way to extract the content of all my \note{} tags to a ...
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Note below figure as long as the figure - all centered but note left-aligned

I have a similar problem with my figure that is scaled, so the footnote/text underneath will be as long as the linewidth not as long as the figure. the figure is in the center and I want a caption ...
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Beamer : Changing font size in notes when using \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}

I'm using Beamer with \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen} to add notes for each slide. I'd like to change the font size of the text in the notes so I can fit more text on the page. Clues?
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How to sync Beamer notes and pause commands?

I want to use \pause in my lecture notes, and I want a notes-only version that uncovers different notes before each pause. I thought of using the \note<.>{"my note"} syntax, because my ...
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Beamer: make slide transitions dependant only on slide content when notes hidden

I have developed a presentation in which I used notes a lot, and often have delays between points on the slides because a single point may have multiple notes associated with it, so it takes multiple ...
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How to intelligently handle notes to self?

I'm new to LaTeX, and I thought it would be a good idea to keep my notebook of experiments in it. It is often my habit, when writing about the experiments I have conducted, to write "notes to self". ...
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Using TikZ with DokuWiki

I am using DokuWiki to write my notes. The one thing that I am missing is the ability to plot. I would like to use TikZ to fill this need, but I have been unable to get exactly what I want. I am using ...
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Beamer - Textblock and Show notes on second screen

my question might seem to have been already asked in Absolute positioning in beamer when using `show notes on second screen`: text on wrong page or in Title picture misplaced in Beamer when using ...
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\underbrace and notes in the center enviroment

Here is a little snippet of my code: \begin{center} $\small \displaystyle \underbrace{(- \frac{1}{2})^0}_{\text{1st term, j = 0}} + \underbrace{(- \frac{1}{2})^1}_{\text{2nd term, j = 1}} + ...
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How to implement book style notes/usage fields?

I would like to implement Note style fields like in here (excerpt from https://developer.android.com/training/graphics/opengl/environment.html#manifest for demonstration) How can I do this in LaTeX ...