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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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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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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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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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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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Online LaTeX editor or local LaTeX editor?

Now there are a couple of online LaTeX editors that seems fancy and handy to use, such as ShareLaTeX and writeLaTeX. On the other hand, there are classic local Latex installation packages that are ...
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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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Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?

There seem to be quite a few fabulous web-sites now that compile LaTeX online. I was wondering what techniques these sites used to speed up compilation of documents. It would seem they would be ...
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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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On-line LaTeX editor with Git or CVS support

Before I sign up to one of on-line LaTeX editors (writeLaTeX, ShareLaTeX, LaTeXLab) I was wondering if any of those support a real version control (CVS, SVN, Git, Mercurial etc). I saw that ShareLaTeX ...
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Comparing MathJax and MathML

My organisation needs to update its website, which, in particular, will host a number of blogs and wikis on mathematics-related themes. We need to use some way of rendering of LaTeX on our web pages. ...
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How can I use LaTeX to build my website?

Can I use LaTeX to specify cascading style sheet? Can someone enlighten me something about using LaTeX with my website? Basically to setup layout like how I do for documents, setting up fonts, ...
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How to send an email with LaTeX

Risking of this question being closed, I'm just wondering if any of your use ---or know--- of any email platform that supports writing in LaTeX. I made a quick search around the site and found this ...
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WriteLaTeX limited to 30 pages?

I've been experimenting with WriteLaTex and, while it seems to do a very nice job overall and has the best user experience of the alternatives I have tried, my experimental document stopped after 30 ...
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Is there any mathematical blog support latex?

As the topics, is there any mathematical blog support latex? I think people commonly use wordpress but i am not sure whether it supports latex as it doesn't show the latex format. Is there any ...
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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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Google searching LaTeX commands?

Q: How can I best search the web for exact LaTeX commands (e.g., \show as opposed to show)? It appears that Google will not allow us to escape the \ character. So, searches for \show are interpreted ...
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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Embeddable in browser LaTeX editor/compiler plugin?

I am currently in the writing of an online LaTeX tutorial and I was wondering if it was possible to have something similar to learnpython.org but for compiling and editing on the fly simple LaTeX ...
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Online LaTeX diagram graphical editor

Is there an online tool that generates the corresponding LaTeX code of a diagram which can be drawn using a graphical interface? A tool such as latexdraw but only using a web browser (like Detexify)?
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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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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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How to detect whether “I'm on arXiv.org”?

I write a class. I'm interested in having a different page headers (and eventually make some other small differences) based on whether the class is used on the site arXiv.org or not. Minimal example ...
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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 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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Convert LaTeX to SVG online

What websites allow users to quickly and simply convert mathematical equations into SVG without having to install or run any software?
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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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Latex live preview plugin for Tiddlywiki ?

I did a search and looked through the "related questions" section before asking this question. One of the wonderful things about StackExchange is its "typewriter" like live-preview below the ...
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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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website for easy creating biblatex code?

Is there any website like http://www.citethisforme.com that easily creates citation file? This website has a search engine, that the user can add his keywords like the name of author or book and when ...
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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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Coordinate system along line

I would like to draw a coordinate system along some lines in a framework for a structural course. This little coordinate system is called local coordinate system. At the moment the framework looks ...
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Best solutions for (La)TeX on Kindle

I have read Compiling documents online, LaTeX options for kindle?, and some similar Q&A's, but I have more specific question. What are possible, good solutions for compiling TeX/LaTeX documents ...
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Create a web site with Tex/Latex Support + Preview feature

(This is a question that is more or less not a Tex/Latex question, I guess. But it still relates to Tex/Latex.) I want to create a new web site. Here is the goals for that site: It will be used to ...
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Direct connection from the CTAN package name to the files of the package

Is there a way to download the package files only be knowing the CTAN package name (which can be a (La)TeX package, class, bundle, font, etc.)? I'm aware that http://www.ctan.org/pkg/<NAME> ...
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Import source code from URL

I have code snippets on my github account and I'd like to import the code from them directly into my LaTeX document via something like: \importtext{https://gist.github.com/xxxx} Is this possible? ...
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TeX commands and LaTeX commands- what's the difference? Good Introductory manual/guide to using MathJax, LaTeX or TeX on forums?

Update 1: I have just learnt from the answers below that it is more correct to say that MathJax is the format for writing maths on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, that it is essentially made from the ...
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Commutative diagram generating app

There are various types of commutative diagrams in mathematics, but several of them are the most common place. For example, a square (with 4 objects), a right triangle (with 3 objects), two adjacent ...
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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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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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How to setup a (La)TeX-enabled server to allow visitors to submit input file and download the rendered output?

I am very interested to setup my own server like dev.baywifi.com or live.contextgarden.net. I am using IIS web server under Windows Server 2008 R2. Could you give me a rough idea how to setup the ...
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Using simple, MathJax-compatible TeX to put enclose a matrix in braces

I was trying to explain the identity matrix over at Math StackExchange and I wound up using the following. $${\bf I_n} = \underbrace{ \left.\left( ...
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Text Mode Macros with MathJax

I find here that MathJax supports only math-mode macros (such as \sqrt{}) and not text-mode macros (such as \begin{align}). I am currently building a small wiki that will host mathematics articles, ...
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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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Can I use PDFLaTeX to produce PDF from user input on a website?

What I want to do is take textbox input on a website, use java or javascript to convert it to LaTeX code then output a formatted PDF document to the user. I am wondering if this is possible and where ...
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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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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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LyX / LyZ / Zotero Refer to remote BibTex file located on dropbox folder

Does anyone know if there is any way of using \addbibresource pointing to remote files located on a Dropbox server and refered to by the unique Dropbox location link like: ...