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Manage a publishing house with Latex [closed]

I work for a publisher who is primarily specializing in educational publications, offering final exams with sample solutions, exercise books and so on. The company is start-up and we write everything ...
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How to generate a PDF/E with pdflatex?

I'm interested to generate a PDF/E subset file with pdflatex. I know the pdfx package, but it's only works with PDF/A and PDF/X.
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How do you best differentiate listings in different programming languages? [closed]

I am currently producing a new edition of an old book of mine; this new book will incorporate code samples from several different computing environments. I can using the listings package quite ...
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Which typesetting programming language is most used in publishing?

Is TeX really used in publishing industry?If I have to learn a typesetting programming language to find a job in publishing industry is TeX a good choice or I should learn something else? I'm also ...
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Is TeX appropriate for fixed size, periodic publications?

I am trying to determine how appropriate TeX is to use for the purpose of a fixed-size publication that may be published on a periodic basis. For example, a weekly flyer of size 8.5"x11". Each week ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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Concatenating book chapters at the PDF level

There are some LaTeX packages which conflict with each other. When assembling a book from different chapters provided by different contributors, it might be not too easy to resolve these conflicts. In ...
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Publishing Courseware on the Web

I have been teaching online courses for a number of years, using a home-grown system of html slides + narrative that works well for students using desktop workstations. That model is fading rapidly, ...
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How can I publish a document that uses resources I don't personally have access to?

The high-resolution/vector images of many institution logos are held under copyright and strict restrictions. I don't have access to these logos personally, and I've been unsuccessful in asking for ...
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Preprocessing Latex: What is your workflow? Your tools?

I know, for various reason, some users preprocess their latex file using Perl or sed, say. I'm considering doing this to, so I would like to seek your guidance, to smooth my entry in this area. My ...
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Hiring someone to help me with LaTeX for my PhD thesis

I do not know whether this is an appropriate question, but I was carrying it around for quite some weeks and now it just has to come out. I am working on my PhD thesis. My thesis will include a long ...
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permissions and acknowledgments in publish LaTeX-composed material

I've just completed composing a scholarly book using LaTeX and it has been accepted for publication. Are there legal requirements for 1) acknowledgments or 2) permissions connected with the use of ...
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How to access style files in texlive-publishers from Kile

I installed texlive-publishers for Ubuntu 11.10 but I don't know where all the class files got installed. They look to be installed under /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex. So with my rudimentary ...
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Rules of thumb for size of binding correction (BCOR)

I was searching for this for a while now and I keep getting referred to an article about binding correction (probably in german) that seems to be offline. Another tip was to measure the horizontal ...
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Find and match corresponding arXiv preprints and journal articles

Many works are published on a preprint server such as the arXiv before publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Since the arXiv can be updated during the peer-review process, it is common to find ...
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Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?

I am intending on authoring a role playing game (RPG) and was wondering which LaTeX packages I should use. I have most of the useful PDF packages installed: bookmarks, graphicx, etc.. Pen and paper ...
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Online manual in “Book” format, like DocBook, but providing collarborative editing like mediawiki?

I have a reference document for some software that I would like to publish online, and to provide a pdf and multi-page html version. DocBook looks idea for this, similar to how subversion publish ...
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How do you setup a TeX document to self publish a book online?

I am a casual TeX user. Mostly I have used it to type up some reports/homeworks for class in my graduate engineering work. In the past I have used document type "article". And then kept all the ...
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How to generate pdf without any Type3 fonts?

For a publisher I have to generate a pdf file which does not contain any Type3 fonts. Until now I thought that using pdflatex on current LaTeX distributions should be enough to get a pdf file without ...
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pdfx , trim size and margins

I'm using scrbook with forced margins and pdfx to produce PDF/X-1a compliant documents for the publisher. pdfx resizes the document and puts the trimed document in the bottom left corner. I'm not ...
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Submitting a journal article as a single tex file

Although many academic journals readily accept submissions in some format of TeX, indeed some enlightened ones insist on it, it is rare that one can simply send exactly the same document that one has ...
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Using TikZ in journal articles

I had not been aware of Tikz before joining this site, but am impressed with what it appears to be able to accomplish. Before I jump in and start learning all about it though, I wanted to see if ...
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include pdf pages in a latex document as appendix

I am writing a report and would like to include as appendix another document which is in pdf format.
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Is there anywhere a tutorial of how to publish a book with LaTeX?

I am looking for all the tips and what should be considered specifically for the layout of professionally looking books.
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How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?

I have heard about PDF subsets PDF/A (for archival) and PDF/X (for printing). How to generate LaTeX documents like that? I'm also interested in answers with plain TeX and ConTeXt, and hopefully with ...
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Is there a template available that allows easy publishing of poem book?

I would like to layout a professionally designed book containing poems. What template should I use?