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Location inside a LaTeX source code

When viewing a pdf of a long LaTeX document, it can sometimes be difficult to find where a certain equation or a line in the pdf is located in the source code, as there are no page numbers in the ...
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Colored background in inline listings

I would like to make inline code more distinguishable from the text surrounding it, and I thought that using a background might work (like it is done on the stackexchange pages.) Since I use the ...
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How to create beamer slides with source code that can be copied?

We are converting our course slides from Powerpoint to LaTeX, to be able to offer all code in a more open format and to let students easily copy code from the slides. However, the latter does not seem ...
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Lyx edit source code otherwise, How to insert diagrams

Is it possible to edit source code in Lyx? Otherwise, how might I draw diagrams like venn diagrams or graphs
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What are the standard styles to format LaTeX source code?

In any other programming languages, we have several ways to format our source code. For example, some of the standard styles are: Allman(ANSI) K&R GNU .... Within LaTeX, I couldn't find a neat ...
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How can I see the “implementation” of the \LaTeX command?

After reading another question relating to how to see definitions of commands, I tried: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \show\LaTeX \end{document} But this shows me in my logfile: ...
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How do you get TeXShop to automatically insert line breaks?

As I am using version control (hg) it is convenient to have hard line breaks in my tex files. Is there a way to set up TeXShop so that it automatically inserts line breaks? (For instance, as I ...
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Where I can find the source code of pdflatex.exe?

Where I can find the source code of pdflatex.exe? Edit 1 This is quoted from the link given by @TH. pdfTeX is built on top of TeX, written by Donald Knuth cum suis (Liang and so), and eTeX, ...
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Styleguide for LaTeX similar to the Google styleguides?

Even though I don't work at Google, the Google Styleguides have been very helpful for me in adopting consistent, readable style conventions for my code. Unfortunately, there is no Google Styleguide ...
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When can I safely add an empty line?

I really like spacing my LaTeX to stay organized, but I'm always scared that adding a space will affect the output when all I really wanted to do was separate the "code" a bit. So most of the time I ...
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What is the use of percent signs (%) at the end of lines?

I see that the code in many packages and examples contains percent signs % at the end of (many) lines. What are they used for? Do they affect the parsing of those lines?
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How display LaTeX code in LaTeX document?

I'm making Beamer presentation. How I can display LaTeX code inside presentation?
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Are there guidelines on how to read commented sources of LaTeX packages?

I'm trying to read source2e.pdf (texdoc source2e on the command line), but I'm stumped. It seems a rather mysterious tome to me. As I understand from this answer about what arguments a command ...
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Tool for cleaning LaTeX code

Is there something like indent for LaTeX? I have a collaborator that is using Scientific Workplace and the code it produces is totally messed up; I know I shouldn't expect miracles, but any machine ...