{scripts} is for questions involving external scripts (small programs in source code form) related to (La)TeX.

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Passing details (commands) between two

I'm working on my CV and the covering letter and I would like to compile both documents (two different document classes) in one run (more or less). Either way, I followed the example as shown in this ...
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Weird behaviour runing pdflatex on terminal

I'll try to summarize the problem. Consider the MWE below at /home/user/main.tex and also a pdf file at /home/user/new.pdf. MWE \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Automatic generation of custom coordinate system in tikz (syntax problem?)

I am writing a Python script to draw large diagrams with TikZ. These diagrams require a (d+1)-dimensional coordinate system with coordinates say a0,a1,...,ad. How can I define a coordinate system in ...
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Collecting Beamer frames from multiple tex files

I now have several dozens of beamer TeX files with hundreds of slides. I am wondering is there an easy way of collecting all frames into one document? I think it can be done with any of the scripting ...
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How to insert a # via \immediate\write18 within a macro

It seems that using \immediate\write18{echo "\string#!/bin/bash (version 1)" > \jobname.command}% outside of a \newcommand works great. However, I want to invoke within a \newcommand: ...
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scripts.ini no such file or directory

I have a problem with usage of tex4th package. I installed it, however when I want to check if it works I receive the following error: ht: No such file or directory: C:\Program Files ...
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Run a shell script (with parameters) from a PDF generated by LaTeX

I want to have a link in my PDF generated by pdflatex which executes a shell script, and this part works great. The problem I am running into is that I need the link in the PDF to be able to pass ...
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How to restrict TexStudio macro script to work only in text/normal mode?

I understand that you can write (?highlighted-as:numbers,math-delimiter,math-keyword) before your trigger and TexStudio will execute the macro only in Math mode. I already tested that in "scripts ...
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Good looking LaTeX code [duplicate]

I'm looking for some script (program) which would help in editing LaTeX code. Usually I have a mess in my .tex code, so it would be good if the script could align tabulars and so on. It would also be ...
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Make TeX output look as input wrt script/language?

I have several languages/keyboard layouts on my Mac-pro (Yosemite). I want to write in Armenian/Bengali/Hebrew and so on. These keyboards/languages are formally part of Mac's Yosemite so I have no ...
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Something like \tikzexternalize[prefix=tikztmp/] for LuaLaTeX

My aim is to compile a *.tex file that contains quite a number of tikz-environments and to create for every tikz-environment one pdf-file. Under LaTeX I would use something like ...
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N ary switchs (selectors / conditionnals / toggles) to handle mailling list

Suppose I want to address the same letter to 10 persons. The letters should be the same, except of course for the recipient's name and address. Moreover, I want to enclose the name of all the other ...
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How to install a script in TeXShop

Here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3825336/TeX/index.html you can see the software created by Michael Sharpe for TeXShop. I'm interested in some of his script to facilitate some operations ...
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Create a script with multiple commands to compile a file in OS X

Suppose I want to compile a file with some Feynman diagrams, using feynmf package. To do this, I need to run the following commands: latex file_name.tex mpost diagram_1.mp mpost diagram_2.mp ... ...
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Organiser Refills/Inlays using LaTeX

Every year I need to refill my beloved organiser. But the refills on simple A5 paper are sold for incredible prices around $20. Is there a way to create organiser inlays using LaTeX (e.g. one week ...
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Showcase of “programming your document” paradigm

A feature of latex is that you can "program your document". You can do this by using TeX/LaTeX directly (remember that it is Turing complete) or by other languages like lua or python (especially sage) ...
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Call “cmd” from within latex

As I asked here, I'm trying to add a link to an image, which already works this way: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{hyperref} \let\oldincludegraphics=\includegraphics ...
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How can I make a TeX file executable?

Under UNIX, to my knowledge, any regular file can be made executable with the addition of a shebang: #! /path/to/executing-program --with --options How can I apply the same principle to a TeX file ...
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Run an external script from within lyx

Is it possible to run external scripts from within lyx, passing information about the current file as arguments? I am thinking of usecases like Interacting with file versioning software not ...
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How can I make a beautiful form to input in latex?

I want to make a form, with multiple choice, or buttons or whatever... And I want that this form will give me an output that I can use in LaTex, but I don't know how make this. an output like: ...
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How to clean unused files?

I recently edited an existing document to create a new one from it (that is: I copied the whole folder to a new location and started from there). The early document had a lot of figures, but not all ...
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Script to extract and copy from LaTeX files

I have a large LaTeX document, one main and a lot of \input{file} for each chapter. For each of these files I would like to copy them and only keep the Theorems, in other words I'd like to extract and ...
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Is there any way to know what equation number will be?

Suppose I am writing a LaTeX document describing some code and in the code I would like to refer to specific equation numbers in the document. Is there an automatic way to determine what equation ...
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Nicely recover embedded images

I have the latex source code and final generated PDF, but not the image files. I'd like to modify the document, so I'd like to recover the image file so that I can recompile. I can (very slowly) ...
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How to batch generate badges with a list of names?

I want to make a number of badges using LaTeX for the participants of a summer school. There are 40 or so people, so I don't want to manually change the name and compile and then print. I could think ...
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It is possible to generate more than one pdf from one source? [duplicate]

I would like to generate some pdf files with a 'for' cycle. The documents have to be very similar, but some variables are different. It is possible to do it with only LaTeX language without external ...
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TeXstudio: Can a script read its trigger?

I would like to write a macro with a trigger #[a-z] that, dependent on the character in the trigger, writes the corresponding Greek letter. That is, the trigger #a should produce \alpha, the trigger ...
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Make a “standalone” version of multiple files: all document in one .tex file

Disclaimer: this question is not related to the standalone package. When writing an article, I split the content between several files, to ease the versionning notably. At the time of writing, most ...
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How to pass argument to an external script?

I want to pass some argument to an external script. I try : \immediate\write18{./script \a\ \b\ \c > output.tex} It works, but \a \b and \c are not given as three different arguments, but as ...
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Splitting a huge `.tex` file to chapter files on TeX/LaTeX level [closed]

Inspired by (although a possible duplicate) Outputting each chapter of a LaTeX document to a separate PDF, I wonder whether there is a possibility to extract the chapter (or whatever sectioning level) ...
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Hyphen (-) , prime symbol ( ′ ), double prime symbol ( ″ ) are missing

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \hyphenation{op-tical net-works semi-conduc-tor} \begin{document} \title{Paper Title (use style: paper title)} \author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Authors Name/s per 1st ...
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TeXstudio readAllStandardOutputStr seems not to work

I try to insert automatic timestamps into a LaTeX file, to get id's for some items On a windows machine I have got the following macro (JavaScript): %SCRIPT var ...
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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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Sublime Text Snippets just for LaTeX

If I want to write a few new Key Bindings for Sublime Text which should only work in LaTeX files (like typing _ or ^ after another character adds the surrounding curly brackets automatically) what do ...
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Small script letter in text or math mode?

I know that \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{extarrows} \begin{document} $\mathscr{ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ}$ \end{document} produce : but I want to know what is ...
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How to send a package to CTAN with ctanupload? (I get an error)

Im trying to send a new package to CTAN and I wanted to use the makefile given in the manual of ctanupload. This is how my file looks CONTRIBUTION = metrix NAME = Tobias Weh EMAIL = mail@tweh.de ...
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How to replace all $ $ by \( \)?

I want to replace all TeXish math $ $ in a tex file by LaTeXish \( \) and also $$ $$ by \[ \]. How can I do this cleverly? Please beware that in TikZ environment, one can not replace $ $ by \( \).
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Triple scripts for analysis

I am doing the music harmonic analysis. There are plenty of symbols that must be added and there are need for: underscript triple sub/super scripts:
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Automatically replace all |foo| with \abs{foo}

Technically speaking, this isn't a LaTeX specific question, but there are so many useful tools in LaTeX, and I'm using it to solve a LaTeX problem, so I thought here would be a good place to ask. I ...
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TextMate 2 and lost paths

This is a recent development, and I'm not sure what I've changed to make this happen… other than setting TM_SUPPORT_PATH to ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Bundle ...
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Problem executing script for latexdiff

I am a LaTeX beginner and new to Scripting. I try to implement this interesting solution for latexdiff and multiple files found in this question-answer before I begin writing my phd thesis. However ...
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Most efficient method to strip all of the LaTeX code from a document?

Can some people please give me some suggestions for the most efficient method to strip all of the LaTeX code from a document? The best method that comes to my mind, which I have no clue about how to ...
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Possible to have a shell script containing the whole LaTeX document?

I've seen some examples where shell scripts are incorporated into LaTeX documents. However, I haven't seen any example of an entire LaTeX document being incorporated into a shell script. Does anyone ...
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Problems With Text Encoding While Cutting [duplicate]

Introduction I'm learning how to type with LaTeX and I've found that the character encoding is very important to get good results. I find myself copying parts from pdf documents such as problem ...
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Autocompile LaTeX doc when updated in Windows (via dropbox, in this case)

Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated. Use case is I am editing the .tex file ...
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Sublime Text 2 Snippet escaping backslash

I'm trying to set up a snippet for building a set with appropriate spacing. I want the snippet to generate the following markup when I type "set" + TAB: \{ \, content here \, \} I have the ...
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OS X command-script to compile LaTeX

I'm trying to create a script that compiles LaTeX on OS X. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the language and even though the code works, it has several flaws. Is it possible to close the terminal ...
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error “latexdiff: The Perl Script could not be found.” [duplicate]

I have MikTeX 2.9 installation and Strawberry Perl 5.10.1.5. All the latexdiff, latexdiff-fast, latexidff-so paths seem to be present in the scripts.ini file and their .exe files in the ...
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Configure TeXShop to run a script on the document before typesetting

Is it possible to configure TeXshop to automatically run a script on a document at the beginning of the typesetting process? I am interested in having the application run a python script on the ...
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What is the state of support for (Unicode) Indic scripts in Context?

I have used XeTeX for typesetting a book using Unicode Malayalam. It is working perfectly and the production is fine. Reading about ConteXt, I learn it is more suitable and flexible for book ...