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Compiling documents online

I have heard rumors that you can compile documents online, and more specifically that Google has a free online compiler, but I have never been able to find any. Is there a way to compile documents ...
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How to create small PDF files for the Internet

I feel that PDF documents when intended to be uploaded to the Internet should be of a minimal final size in bytes. Many strategies exist to create a small document: Pay attention to the size of the ...
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Can I use an image located on the web in a LaTeX document?

I have tried \includegraphics{http://www.site.com/path/to/figure.png} But this returns the error ERROR: Package pdftex.def Error: File `http://www.website.com/path/to/figure.png' not found. ...
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What are other good resources on-line for information about TeX, LaTeX and friends?

Are there newsgroups, forums, FAQs, and other sites that provide quality information on TeX, LaTeX and friends? Are all of these in English, or is there one in "my language of choice"?
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Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file

Are there any tools for simultaneous collaborative editing of a .tex file? The practices I know (and practice) in writing scientific papers are: e-mailing each new version to the collaborators, ...
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How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents?

I am a programmer and as part of a website I need to be able to take LaTeX source files and compile them, then return the pdf to the user. This seems dangerous since a malicious user could e.g. read ...
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LaTeX in Blogger [closed]

I have looked on the web and found some unsatisfactory solutions to getting LaTeX working on Blogger. Ideally I wouldn't have to switch to Wordpress, however, if the time comes, I can migrate. I ...
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How to use LaTeX on blogspot?

I'm trying to use LaTeX on my blog, but I could not figure out how. Has anyone done it before? Any feedback or related information would be greatly appreciated.
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Embedding LaTeX equations into a webpage

I'd like to include some basic math equations into a webpage. Is there an easy way of either compiling the LaTeX into an image which I can upload, or else of having the browser parse the code?
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Where can I find an online manual for low-level LaTeX commands?

Is there an online manual for low-level LaTeX commands I can download? I am looking for something which would have, for example: \newif\ifportrait \newif\ifcustomsize \newif\ifdebug \makeatletter ...
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How to include interactive java-based web pages inside LaTeX generated PDF documents

Is it possible to open an interactive web page, such as this, inside a latex generated pdf page?
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Tex like formatting on blog posts

When I write reports for school I usually use an IEEE formatted LaTex document these days because I feel like it just looks so much better then anything I can seem to do in Word. I have a blog and ...
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Online LaTeX syntax highlighter

I am looking for a online LaTeX editor with syntax highlighting that i can plug into my webpage (Something like the CKEditor for html) but i have not been able to find one. Does anyone know about such ...
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LaTeX generated website with TikZ diagrams

I am trying to generate my static website with LaTeX to avoid tedious/verbose HTML and underpowered markdown languages. I know of latex2html and htlatex/TeX4ht for generating documents in the HTML ...
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External (HTML) link to a specific page of a pdf file

I want to hyperlink to a certain page of a pdf file created with LaTeX from an HTML context or just as a plain-text link outside the file, e.g. using <a href="...">...</a>. Is it possible ...
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Are there TeX-based course management systems?

I am looking for something similar to WebWork, WebAssign, MyMathLab, but geared to more advanced courses with specialized features. What I want is something that will work for say a numerical ...
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Dropbox & LaTeX compiling automation

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using LaTeX" project. I have a Dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles it for me. I'm ...
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(Customizable) LaTeX equation editors for students

I am looking for homework communities, online places where small groups of students of a certain category can exchange ideas about math homework. This is aimed at introductory freshman courses. One ...
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Online discussion about general questions for scientific writing?

I'm searching a discussion group for asking questions about how layout, typography and etc. for scientific writing Especially concerning: Ph.D. thesis in engineering / materials science ...
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How to search for information about ConTeXt in search engines?

I have a kind of strange question but I think it is a real problem: How do I find information about context in search engines? You can find some, but I think it is by far not all the information you ...
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Comparison: Sharelatex vs Writelatex

So far I didn't have the chance to use neither of these services. Before starting, I would like to hear your opinions. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Why should I choose one and not the ...
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How to create linearized PDF using TeX?

Is it possible to create linearized PDFs (optimized for "fast web view") using TeX with free software? (I don't have Acrobat available.)
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How to incorporate TeX into a website?

How should I incorporate TeX in a website to render mathematical formulas? If there are multiple ways, what is the easiest way?
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Can biblatex-mla support @online entries?

So I have a paper that I'm writing. I want MLA citations, footnoted. So I use biblatex-mla, and do the \DeclareAutoCiteCommand{footnote}[f]{\footcite}{\footcites} hack so that I can use the ...
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Writing up past maths exam papers for collaboration

I am working through the past exam papers available for my course. I am then making them available for collaboration using Google Docs. However, for maths heavy material, the Google Docs equation ...
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Online references for creating advanced macros?

I am looking for online references for creating advanced macros for LaTeX.
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Biblatex: Adding time information to “online” field and a label in front of url

I am trying to add some "time" information to my online-fields in biblatex. I tried to use the note entry, but that won't work as intended. Right now I got the following: \documentclass[a4paper, ...