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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 ...
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How can I reference line numbers in an external source file (e.g. C++) in a maintainable way?

I doubt there's a very efficient way to do this, but LaTeX seems to be capable of just about anything. I'm writing up a document to explain a piece of C++ source code to future users of the package. ...
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Add coloring rules for specified language keywords in lstinputlisting [duplicate]

I would like to add coloring definition for e.g. @Override in java files. How can I do that ? So far I have the following coloring definitions : \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Displaying Examples Side By Side [duplicate]

I am currently learning LaTeX from 'The Not So Short Introduction To LaTeX' and in that book many examples are displayed side by side: $a^2$ 'Left side of page' --------------------------------- ...
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Empty line (in code) before enumerate environment

I like my code to look like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item test text \begin{enumerate} \item 1 \item 2 \item 3 \item 4 \item 5 ...
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Code highlighting for imported source files

I have several source code files that I would like to include in my document. I know that I can use verbatiminput to get the lines from the file, and use lstlisting to highlight the code, but I ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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Formatting the thread call stack

Given a thread call stack as follows: FATAL org.apache.hadoop.mapred.TaskTracker: Error running child : java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space ...
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Formatting the SQL-like script

Suppose we have a script as follows: a = LOAD 'data' USING BinStorage AS (user); b = GROUP a BY user; c = FOREACH b GENERATE COUNT(a) AS cnt; d = ORDER c BY cnt; How to write the latex code to ...
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Format Inline source code like Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Stack Exchange formats code nicely with backticks using Markdown. Example: int foo = bar++ I've seen other posts that recommend using listings, specifically \lstinline to do inline source code. ...
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Make arrows inside lstlisting

Inside my lstlisting environment I want to make the assignment symbol an arrow instead of =. How can I do that? Adding just \leftarrow doesn't work, because then the whole word is displayed.
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Is there a tool for cleaning BibTeX source from LaTeX style escapes?

I have a BibTeX file which uses the old style LaTeX escapes, for example author = {Fjeld, Morten and Sch\"{a}r, Sissel Guttormsen} I want to read the file with a Scala script using jbibtex and ...
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How to understand and write LaTeX code?

LaTeX is like a language. In order to write LaTeX code I have to understand the "word" and the "sentences structure". I have searched on wiki, some LaTeX books, but they just give the LaTeX command, ...
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How to put source code in a LaTeX table?

I am comparing source in a paper and I would like to put them in a table, so the differences are easily spotted. I used the following LaTeX code: \begin{tabular}{ | l | l | l |} Option 1 & ...
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TeX-aware source line wrapping

For various reasons, I prefer to have short physical lines in my latex documents, so that the various editors I switch among don't need to soft-wrap the display. But many GUI editors have terrible ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX interpret `(` as `\left(` and `)` as `\right)`?

First of all I love LaTeX/MathJax; I use it a lot, but there are couple of things I hate about it. Sometimes the code becomes so messy that I almost can't read it without looking at the output, while ...
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TeXstudio not correctly working on Mac OS X

Yesterday I installed TeXstudio on my Ubuntu system. I realized it has nice functions like "jump to PDF" (goes to PDF and highlights the marked text) and "go to source code" (goes to the source code ...
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How can I get proper Matlab syntax when typesetting Matlab source code using the algorithm package?

I'm currently using the algorithm package for typesetting Matlab source code in my document. However, the way keywords are typeset doesn't match the Matlab syntax. For instance, \EndFor is typeset as ...
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Could significant speedups be gained from package code minification?

Wikipedia: Minification is (also minimisation or minimization), in computer programming languages and especially JavaScript, is the process of removing all unnecessary characters from source code ...
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Where to find LaTeX commands source code?

I would like to know where can I find the definition of an original command. That is, let's say I want to redefine the command \ref so when I type it, instead of showing just the number of the label ...
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Where can I share useful but unpolished code / hacks? [closed]

During the course of writing my thesis I've come up with loads of useful macros and hacks and implemented them for my own use. For a few of them I've actually written and published packages. But ...
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Adding caption and counter to source code environment

I have a source code listing with minted environment. How can I make a counter/caption to be shown as follows. I also need to make \tableofsourcecode to enlist all the source code references. The ...
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Handle % character in verbatim inside a grey box

I found this snippet on the internet which is used to produce a text area inside a greybox. \newcommand\greybox[1]{% \vskip\baselineskip% \par\noindent\colorbox{lightgray}{% ...
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Should I use a space or a new line after a period?

After a period in a .tex file, within a paragraph, should I use a space or a new line? I.e. like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec rhoncus vestibulum metus ut ...
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Math-mode aware search/replace utility? [duplicate]

As I gradually update the source code of my LaTeX documents to conform to new conventions, I find myself in need of a search/replace utility that is (or can be made) aware of LaTeX math mode. Often I ...
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Including LaTeX documentation as comments in source code

I am working on a large C# project (hundreds of source files). I am trying to add documentation on various user inputs and options. For maintainability I would ideally like to be able to write the ...
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Where can I find a manual for learning the fundamental background of LaTeX source?

I would like to know if there is some manual from which I can learn the bases of LaTeX programming language. I need something universal, not related to some specific package or class, that at the end ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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lstlisting line wrapping

How is it possible to let lstlisting wrap lines? I've troubles with following block: \begin{lstlisting}[language=java] public class MeasureStationControllerV0Test { MeasureStationControllerV0 ...
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Beautifully format text of an external document

I have some formatted long text files looking like this: f=50 k_max=420 Iteration Func-count min f(x) Procedure 0 1 7.07212e-09 1 2 ...
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Removing keywords and subject descriptors from a ACM template

I'm trying to customize a ACM template, the Large Format Single Column one [1] and really the main thing I want to get rid of is the subject descriptors and keywords part. I realize how important they ...
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Is there an alternative to LaTeX which isn't whitespace sensitive?

I have been using LaTeX for about a year now, and I quite like it. However, I like to space out my source code. In most languages, this doesn't cause an issue, as extra newlines don't affect meaning. ...