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When is leading/opening whitespace of a line in a tex file important?

According to https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Basics#Spaces ... opening space is generally ignored. First of all, I don't know what generally refers to. I came across this using chktex a ...
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How can I add 1 line of source code (source code snippet) in a LaTeX document?

The easiest way of explaining this is probably to provide an example of what I want to do: Consider the following section of a LaTeX document. Calls to the function // a blank line ...
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JavaScript ES6 Code highlighting

I'm using the latest minted to highlight my sourcecode. I've got a lot of code listings using ES5 and ES6 javascript features but minted is lacking a lot of them still. What can I do to get proper ...
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Including a particular function from a source file

I know I can use the listings package to include specific lines of a source file in my document, but is there any option or package that would allow me to specify a particular function to include ...
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Finding METAFONT sources of a specific character

I'm trying to find out the METAFONT source of percent (%) character, which is created by \% with TeX. I am using the Normal CMR10 font. I am doing this, because I want a slightly modified version of ...
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How to prevent line breaks in code listings?

I am adding a big Linux terminal output as a listing and would like to prevent these line breaks from happening: e.g. user@pc ~ $ top PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM ...
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Using `inputminted` in lyx has no effect on document

I'm trying to import a complete code file into a lyx document using the minted package. But the resulting document has no code at all. Here is a minimal example. And there's nothing in the resulting ...
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Using minted for syntax highlighting with RTL language reverses code

I'm writing a LyX document in Hebrew and I want to inset some inline code snippet but the code is reversed when rendered. The minimal lyx example is here. And it look like this: LyX source: ...
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Python console code with minted

I am using minted to highlight source code in my document. I have defined \definecolor{codeyellow}{RGB}{255,251,204} \newminted{python}{linenos,breaklines,frame=lines,bgcolor=codeyellow} in the ...
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Hanging indentation of source code within sentence a la Vim-LaTeX-Box

I've recently been playing with the LaTex-Box plugin for Vim and noticed the layout of the source code on their Github page: What interests me is the 2-space hanging indent within each sentence. ...
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How to insert sourcecode?

For my internship, I have to print all the source of my iOS application to a LaTeX file. Now I'd like to do this in a structured way by having sections, subsections and subsubsections for each nested ...
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Automatic reformatting / style checking of input files? [duplicate]

Coming from Python land, one of the best tools is autopep8 and alike which automatically tweak the layout and spacing of your programs to fit the PEP8 code style guide. My basic question is: are ...
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Indentation marker for listings

I'm currently writing a document that contains several code samples. I included them as lstlistings and played around with the colors and everything, so they loot quite nice now. My only problem is ...
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Python code block outside of margin

I want to include some Python code to my Latex document. I have read this Tex Stackexchange question and added the following code to get syntax highlights: \usepackage{color} ...
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Best practice for writing. Oneliner? Enter key? \\? \newline? [duplicate]

I just started using LaTeX to write my bachelor thesis and everything is already set up and working (took 2 weeks but it is finally done). I was just starting to write a chapter and am wondering what ...
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Is there an accepted best practice when it comes out to laying out code? [duplicate]

Many languages, such as python, have strict rules as to how best to lay out the code. I have looked around but I can't find anything that details this for Latex. For example when looking at creating ...
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How does the stripcommand in the pgfmanual file work?

I am trying to understand how commands are typeset for use in LaTeX documentation. To clarify, not using LaTeX to create documentation, rather to write documentation in LaTeX about using LaTeX (like ...
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Box and title of the box containing code [duplicate]

As the attached picture describe, this is what I am trying to replicate. Now the text does not need to be the same, since I am going to write different content inside but I really like the way this ...
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How to stop verbatim from converting tabs to spaces?

I am using verbatim to put some sample code in my document: \begin{verbatim} [start] printf{"Start command received"}; [stop] printf{"Stop command received"}; \end{verbatim} I ...
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List of books written in LaTeX with the source available

Is there a list of open source LaTeX books? I've only found these books but I want to know if there is a list with more diversity as this has only mathematical books. I want to find open source books ...
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question regarding tex design previously done by Yannis

i obtained a repository dump from github phd-master ( impressive work Yiannis has done i must acknowledge) i am in the process or rereading my draft of work for self publishing- and i have looked ...
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What is the best way to include R code in the Latex paragraph

I am a newbie in Latex. I have two simple questions regarding including R code in Latex. Q1: For a block of R code, I use 'listings' package, as follows. \documentclass[12pt]{report} ...
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Bold code in listings environment

I want to do a box like this but the bold text doesn't appear. Edited: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings,xcolor,etoolbox,lmodern} \definecolor{verbgray}{gray}{0.9} ...
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Put default text in listings environment

I want to make a gray box with some code inside but it should already appear a centered tilde followed by a dollar sign. Or how can I use a command inside the environment to obtain certain text like ...
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How can I add source code like the following image in the beamer frame?

I have tried the listings package, but the question is that I can not type math equation in it. (The line number on the left start from the first line, i.e. type val is also OK for me.)
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Listing sourcecode - two columns, associations with colored background

I stumbeled over a way of formatting sourcecode in a book I am currently reading. It looks like this: So basically we have a following structure: There are two columns. Left column contains the ...
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LESS and SASS source code formatting

I need to add piece of source code in LESS and SASS. Piece of code is divided into two columns. First column is source code in Less and second column in Sass, something like on this page, but without ...
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How do I highlight a block of source code in LaTeX?

I have many blocks of source code in my document (each of them is at least 40 lines). I would like to format parts of these code blocks, preferably with some annotations on the right. I was thinking ...
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How to insert the inbuilt keywords in latex

I am creating a simple tutorial file to take a seminar. My problem is: I want to get the output as "\textbf is used for making the font bold". How can I get that? Likewise, i want to make this for ...
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LaTeX query about using LaTeX

Is it posible to "nest" the LaTeX source code to a text edit program, so it would be easier for users to use it. I would like to ask you how could I get the LaTeX source code?
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Adding a Caption to \lstnewenvironment using \mdframed

I found on the Internet the piece of LaTeX code I really liked : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings,mdframed,xcolor} \definecolor{codeBackground}{rgb}{0.9, 0.9, 0.8} ...
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Embedding images in tex file as base64 strings?

A commonly asked question on this site is how to embed images directly in a .tex source file, without the need for the image to exist in a separate file. Examples of such questions (often marked as ...
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Where do I find the source code of beamer in a MiKTeX installation?

I'm looking for the source code of default beamer themes (*.sty) for studying purpose. A file content search for keywords like \setbeamertemplate only returns texworks.exe. If these definitions are ...
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Cyrillic in minted label

Is it posible to use the Cyrillic text for the label option in minted source code listing? I try to compile this piece of latex code with xelatex: ...
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What font do you use for writing latex code? [closed]

While mono-spaced fonts are generally accepted as the best option for programming and coding, I feel they make it to hard to read longer texts and thus are not my preferred font for writing latex. ...
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Possible to have # start a comment that ends at EOL or at next #, whichever comes first?

I'm trying to create a listings language in which the # symbol starts a comment that ends at the end of the line or at the next # symbol encountered, whichever comes first. Of course, I'd like to ...
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Getting the line number in the source code for an equation?

I have a long file (about 5000 lines, the pdf is about 100 pages) and I want to find an equation with a specific number (for example: 11.5) in the source code. Of course, I have access to all the ...
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How does minted work from a point of LaTeX-User?

The package minted is one of the most famous package for highlighting source code. But how does it work?
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Code in listing not formatted correctly [duplicate]

My preamble is as follows: \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{harvard} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{chngcntr} \makeatletter \lst@InstallKeywords ...
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safe places to skip lines in the source

Ideally, I would like to be able to skip lines before and after \section, before and after many environments (theorem, itemize, enumerate, etc.), between \items in a list, before and after ...
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How to include a programming language source code file in a plain TeX document?

I have some Java and C source codes and I want to include them in my .tex document. I can't simply copy and paste them into my document: In fact, doing this way, the code won't appear with the right ...
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Typeset source code with tcolorbox

I want to typeset source code with tcolorbox package. How is possible in this package not to create static boxes but rather boxes that adjust according to the width of the code I write both vertically ...
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Including sample output as whole pages

What would be the best way to include sample LaTeX output, in the form of (reduced) whole pages, into another document that discusses its typesetting? I am thinking of creating one ("example") ...
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Writing source code in LaTeX as text

Is there a package that allows source code in LaTeX as text? I rather not use listings package because the code takes too much space. Copy/paste is tedious because the spaces are not preserved.
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lstlistings works strangely

I have some Java source code and want to display it in LaTex: \lstset{language=Java} \begin{lstlisting} IntentFileter intentfilter = new IntentFilter(); ...
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Redirecting *.aux, *.log files, with a command in the tex file [duplicate]

Is there a latex command that can be included in a file compiled with pdflatex that can direct the *.aux, *.log files resulting from the compilation process, to a specific folder ? I have seen ...
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How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Initial position I recently bought a new computer, and I thought I have backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. Upon searching for old LaTeX ...
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When to break lines? [duplicate]

I am very new to LaTeX. A newline in the input file does not mean anything to LaTeX. An empty line in the input file means a new paragraph. Trouble is, when I view my sources with different text ...
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Defining custom commands is bad style?

I recently received this in a e-mail from my professor Good LaTeX style would preclude creating any of your own commands, counters, etc. (Most journals would reject submissions with user-defined ...
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Display of source code in customised (IDE-like) format in PDFLaTeX

I want to put some “C” source code snippets in latex (I am using PDFLaTeX), but I don’t get the result that I want using the “listings” package. What ideally would like to get is the same result as ...