{tools} is about the complementary tools needed to produce particular jobs. Note that it may not refer to any particular tool in a standard TeX bundle.

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Is there an equivalent of jsfiddle for LaTeX? [duplicate]

Given that it's very useful to generate minimal reproducible examples when asking for help, it seems like a online LaTeX sandbox would be beneficial. For those unaware, jsfiddle and similar sites ...
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Natbib errors: find which entry is causing them

When one is pestered with the all too familiar error message ! Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations, how does one find which entry is causing the problem? ...
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Function to autoformat string of text

I am writing a thesis that will require the reporting of the results of multiple ANOVAs. Reporting these follows the format F1,16=5.06, P=.009. I would like a tool that does this formatting for me, ...
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Text tool to expand TeX macros [duplicate]

a few months ago I heard of a tool für TeX but I can't find it, so I want to ask you whether you know what tool am I talking about. The function is: Say you have some own macros like ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

I am working on some document in Latex in Linux and then I will outsource the proofreading of it to some company. The problem is, the company uses MS Windows machines and it has so far only worked ...
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View specific pdf version from git repository with linux application

Are there any Linux programs that can open specific versions of a pdf file under revision control with git. I have been using subversion for version control with my latex documents, but I am giving ...
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Is there such a thing as a font viewer [duplicate]

How do you know what glyphs are in a font? Is there a tool that shows them?
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How can I tell chktex that I have checked the next line?

I use chktex to check my bachelor's thesis for mistakes. I get a lot of warnings and I would like to get rid of them. For example, I have a line ...
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Edit hyperref PDF metadata and options in external software [closed]

I am looking to figure out whether there is a way to edit options that the hyperref package offers in other software. To be more precise, what I am particularly after are the following ones: ...
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Pretty printing LaTeX source

I am looking for a tool that reformats my LaTeX source code so that it becomes nice and readable. For programming languages like C, C++, etc. such pretty printers exist. Are there any pretty printers ...
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Combining multiple latex document on source level

Suppose I have two tex files with the structures: cat file1.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{package1} \usepackage{package2} \newcommand{\mymacro1}{mymacro1} \newcommand{\mymacro2}{mymacro2} ...
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Combining strengths of Beamer and WYSIWYG drawing tools [closed]

I used to use Beamer, and I loved it. However, compared to a WYSIWYG software like Powerpoint, creating slides with Beamer is so time-consuming, especially for graphics and animations (I don't overuse ...
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website for easy creating biblatex code?

Is there any website like http://www.citethisforme.com that easily creates citation file? This website has a search engine, that the user can add his keywords like the name of author or book and when ...
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Format the LaTeX code of an array

Is there any editor that can nicely format the LaTeX code for an array? By nicely format I mostly have in mind aligning the &, as in the examples below: Example 1: \begin{array}{lcl} z & = ...
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A command line Latex calculator?

I often need to check what a length expression like "20pt + 2 cm" would resolve to -- and of course, I'd rather do something quick on the command line / shell / terminal, than typing ...
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Latex “command examples” lookup / reference - from the command line?

I am already very fond of the texdef tool, which is used on the command line, something like this: $ texdef -t latex \newcounter \newcounter: macro:#1->\expandafter \@ifdefinable \csname ...
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Latexdiff “fixes” and config files

Latexdiff, while overall very useful, sometimes requires manual fixes to its configuration variables and default options; for instance, excluding the tikzpicture environment from the diff algorithm ...
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Why doesn't Pandoc convert citations correctly from Markdown to LaTeX?

Consider the following markdown fragment: Connecting these native implementations to the Python world is enabled by the [Cython](http://cython.org/) toolchain  [@behnel2011cython]. I use pandoc to ...
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replacing macros parameters by its definition [duplicate]

Usually, I use many macros in my documents to save time. I am searching for clever "ideas, methods, tools" which can replace macros by its definition. For example, if we have a the following document ...
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No Text selection tool in Kile with Okular as reader

I'm using Kile as my LaTeX IDE with Okular as pdf viewer. Everything works fine except the fact that I cannot find the text selection tool to copy text from the previewed pdf. I know that this tool ...
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Making charts using alternative tools?

I would like to create some charts including bar and pie in my LaTex file, so far I found some useful packages in order to make them such as pgfplots. I have also looked into some science papers and ...
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Electronic mail-merge

This is not strictly a TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt question, nevertheless this is probably the best place to ask. For the people who don't know: mail merge is a standard functionality in a word processor that ...
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Does something like a fast LaTeX syntax checker for checking errors / warnings exist? [duplicate]

When I currently compile my LaTeX document, I do it like this: sketch figures/torus.sketch > figures/torus.tex pdflatex $(DOKUMENT).tex -output-format=pdf # aux-files for makeindex / ...
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Updating Bibtex fields through DOI

I have a big Bibtex, which has been created by Mendely. However, Mendeley has a habit to strangely format the journal name. As soon as I have updated one references by DOI lookup in Mendely, just the ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content? [closed]

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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“Flatten” macros prior to sharing LaTeX file

Is there a way/an existing tool to process a LaTeX source document such that for a given list of macro definitions (using \newcommand), calls to those macros are replaced by their expanded version? ...
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Is there a tool that converts “normally written” TeX source to one with a newline at the end of every sentence? [duplicate]

In many of the questions asked here, people recommend the use of control versioning for the write-up LaTeX documents, especially for documents that are large, such as theses. The issue with doing ...
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How to insert LaTeX formulas in LibreOffice?

I am using Libreoffice normally, but I need have Gauss Matrix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaussian_elimination) in Libreoffice . I found that Latex can do that. I installed Lyx on Ubuntu. How can I ...
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How do I use QTikZ on a standalone file

My file is quite simple, e.g., \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); \draw (0,-1.5) -- ...
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WYSIWYG LaTeX table editor [duplicate]

Are there any WYSIWYG LaTeX table editors that you recommend for creating LaTeX tables?
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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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Is there an OCR that can convert an image of a formula into a TeX markup?

Is there an OCR software that can convert a graphical image (in PNG, GIF, TIFF, PDF... format) of a mathematical formula into the corresponding TeX markup?
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LaTeX on the go [duplicate]

I resently started to like Google docs. The ability to write every I am, anytime I want. Especially mobile, with a tablet. Because the best Ideas don't care what you are doing, they just pop in your ...
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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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What tools are there to make LaTeX more viable at work

I do data mining in R, Python and various object oriented languages. I like using LaTeX to present my results; either to myself (i.e. use them for result interpretation/analysis) or to send to ...
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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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Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?

Adobe Acrobat has the feature that enables the user to markup words or lines and to add an annotation to these markups. These features do not only exits in Acrobat. The markup looks like this: Is ...
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FOSS for real-time PGFPlots

Any FOSS for real-time PGFPlots? Is it worth opening a feature request for KtikZ (QtikZ)?
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Searching for a LaTeX Processor

I would like to know if there exists a LaTeX processor that works similar to SAXON for XML and XSLT documents. I would need it to extract some information from source code, and define its semantics.
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Long LaTeX files in Sublime Text 2

I use Sublime Text 2 for my LaTeX documents, but I tend to write very long documents. What kind of tricks or add-ons would be helpful when working with super long files? For example, since I have ...
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TikZ editor for Mac OS

I'm looking for an editor like tikzedt for Mac OS X. Or something similar in order to write and see quickly the result. Any suggestion ?
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2013 [closed]

I'm using Excel 2013 and having no luck getting the Excel2LaTeX add-in to do my bidding. When I view my add-ins from the options menu, all seems well--Excel2LaTeX shows up, and its checkbox is marked ...
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Vim-Latex spell checking : ignore comment regions

I'm using the Vim-Latex environment for writing french documents. The problem is that when I comment a line containing a command, the spell checking tool highlights the command as a spelling mistake. ...
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Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?

There seem to be quite a few fabulous web-sites now that compile LaTeX online. I was wondering what techniques these sites used to speed up compilation of documents. It would seem they would be ...
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Run Latexian output with latexcalc

I'm using Latexian to typeset my documents, and also another tool called latexcalc(check it out, its really useful!) , which automatically evaluates the result of typeset calculations. Is there some ...
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A resource for converting LaTeX within the browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online Does anyone know of a resource that converts LaTeX within the browser? Not using something I have to install like mathjax but something ...
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Spell checking in Shell

I know I can use TeXShop or any other word processing program to spell check my document, but I was wondering, if there are any spell checking scripts, which run in a shell/Terminal. I saw that there ...
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Turning parts of text on and off

Is there a way to turn certain parts of the text on and off in LyX/Latex ? I'm thinking of having something like an environment (lets call it "TL" for "traffic light") and a parameter t such that if ...
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Results that need LaTex [closed]

What are the concrete effects that can only be reached with LaTex systems? I am not asking if some LaTex systems are more userfriendly, or if you can work faster with wysiwy*m* systems, once you ...