{proofreading} concerns tools and methods for locating and correcting (La)TeX documents

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Is there a way to produce \cite{xx} as it is in the generated PDF file?

My thesis is written in many tex files and I would like to have it proofread. However, the proof reader is requesting the thesis in MS Word format. Although the generated PDF can easily be converted ...
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Is there a way to print the page/line numbers for each erratum using the `errata` LaTeX package?

I'd like to be able to track errata in a thesis consisting of multiple LaTeX files, then display them in a separate document. Using the errata package I am able to do something like this: ...
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What checks do you make to ensure correctness/consistency of a LaTeX generated research article?

Of course, proofreading the entire article is the best way to catch errors in consistency, but often we submit articles very close to the deadline. Therefore, a list of standard quick checks would be ...
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How to make a press proof with crop marks and color bars?

A standard proof for press needs crop marks and color bars as below With the package crop, the crop marks can be easily added. But how about the color bar ? Is there a way or a package to make it ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

I am working on some document in Latex in Linux and then I will outsource the proofreading of it to some company. The problem is, the company uses MS Windows machines and it has so far only worked ...
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How can I remove the qed symbols from all lemma proofs?

the following code will only make the qed not appear in the second proof. However, it it possible to make the qed symbol never appear at the end of the proofs without having to specify it locally ...
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How can I avoid the changing of v to υ when writing lemmas?

I'm using variables u, v, w in a lemma. However my latex compiler changes v to υ which then makes it difficult to distinguish between u and υ. Why does it do this and how can I avoid it from ...
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\includesvg produces “No room for a new \read”

I've already searched a lot about it and I'm aware of both questions "No room for a new \read" with writing a journal and No room for a new \read/\write. Still, I couldn't find a solution to ...
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Proofreading methods for LaTeX [duplicate]

I am looking for good proofreading methods for latex. I am just writing a thesis and my supervisor is not familiar with latex. So at the moment I am giving her either a PDF or printed document to use ...
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MathJax and Latex Syntax Checker - Copy and Paste Code

Please pardon me if this is be a duplicate which I would be fain to delete. Please feel free to edit this post and tags. I'm seeking a syntax checker (preferably free) for Latex and MathJax and etc, ...
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Detect space before a footnote

I'm in the middle of proofreading TeX source for a book, and have found a couple of places where a stray space has slipped through before a footnote mark. Is there any automated way of scanning TeX ...
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Will cruft from a previous compile ever change the final look of my document

Ok, this has been bugging me for a while; Will cruft left over from a previous run of LaTeX ever change how my document looks? Would the following procedures ever give me different results: I ...
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tool for checking my scientific writing for common style errors [closed]

I write frequently scientific reports such as technical reports, research papers, book chapters etc. I use LaTeX for writing these reports. My question is "Is there any tool with latex support, which ...
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Is there a program similar to detex for windows

Detex strips a TeX file from its TeX commands to turn it into a plain *.txt file. Is there a detex program for Windows. I am looking for ways to use spell/grammar editing tools in Word or other ...
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Is there a spell check package for LaTeX?

I normally use my gedit spell check extension for the task, but wouldn't it be much better if you could fix any typos or otherwise during compilation time, in a sort of interactive mode?
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Spelling mistake detector for LaTeX/PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spell checking LaTeX documents I have a LaTeX file which I use to generate a PDF. Is there any tool which I can use to detect spelling mistakes, either directly in the ...
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Kile: How to spell check all files in a project? (recursive spell-checker?)

When I write a paper using Kile, I typically create a project for the paper, have each section of the paper in a separate file in the project, and use the \include command to order them in the ...
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Check all hyphenations within a document

I have a book project written in LaTeX, and I have found that quite a number of the hyphenations that TeX produced are wrong. It would be quite painful to scan the document for all hyphenation points, ...
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Is there a package for warning about unbalanced delimiters?

I'm copy-editing a rather lengthy set theory book. One thing I'd like to check systematically is whether all left-right unambiguous delimiters (parentheses brackets curly, square and angle) are ...
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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since I use macros to generate some of the ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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How to perform advanced spell checking of latex documents?

I'm looking for a way to integrate something like After the Deadline or a similarly sophisticated spell checking tool into writing LaTeX documents. I don't mind it hitting the network each time. I ...
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Spell checking LaTeX documents

What's the best strategy for spell checking LaTeX documents?