{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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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 ...
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Utility to Strip Comments from LaTeX Source

I've a LaTeX source. I'm ready %for submission %But first I would like to strip its comments. So I hope there are 100\% auto ways to get this done. \begin{comment} Because there are subtle ways ...
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Documentation of “%! TeX” codes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and why should I use %!TEX TS-program and %!TEX encoding? I want to create a list of "%! TeX" codes to a documentation file for my template and want it to be as ...
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Command line tool to extract .bib entry by key?

I'd like a tool that, when given a .bib file and a key from that file as inputs, outputs a plain text rendition of the full entry. For example: bib.bib @Article{tversky83, author = {Amos Tversky ...
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How to get showkeys bugfix into tools package distribution

Almost a year ago, the showkeys package was updated to v3.16 in response to a bug report: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=tools/4173 Showkeys is supposed to be part of the tools ...
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Good tools for LaTeX maintenance tasks?

I have a big bunch of old to new LaTeX documents written by several independent people. I have to bring them up to date, modern and consistent, standardized LaTeX code. In these documents there are a ...
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Best Windows tool for managing .bib files to be later processed by biblatex?

I think this topic is not specifically covered by none of the existing questions about biblatex. Sorry if I am wrong. I am planning to use biblatex to include and manage references in my LaTeX ...
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When and why should I use % !TEX TS-program and % !TEX encoding?

Occasionally, I see other people's documents starting with two lines like that: % !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode It's clear to me that the first line declares the engine ...
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Portable LaTeX?

This isn't explicitly a question on TeX syntax, but is there a program available (or a flag for latex itself) that will create a complete standalone LaTeX file from one that has multiple dependencies?
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tool for checking my scientific writing for common style errors [closed]

I write frequently scientific reports such as technical reports, research papers, book chapters etc. I use LaTeX for writing these reports. My question is "Is there any tool with latex support, which ...
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Help me to debug long LaTex equations with errors

I want to learn debugging of long LaTeX equations like below: $\tau=\int\frac{dt}{\gamma} = \int\sqrt{1-\frac{v(t)^2}{c^2}}dt = \int\sqrt{1-\frac{1}{c^2}\left(\left(\frac{dx}{dt}\right)^2+\left(\frac{...
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CSVTools and Lines Every Fifth line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Checking if a number is a multiple of 4 First, let me apologize for probably a dumb question. I'm trying to make a table, but I want to use CSVTools because, well mostly ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Is there a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex styles?

Does anyone know if a WYSIWYG editor for biblatex exists, where I simply can enter some kind of template (e.g. regular expression or whatever) and the needed commands to produce this style would be ...
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Tools for exploring and analysing document structure?

I'm currently writing a thesis. Just the introduction is 25 pages/8000 words. The whole document will probably be 70 pages or so. With a document this large, and on such a complex topic, it can be ...
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makebbx - program similar to makebst? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a style definition helper for creating biblatex citation styles, like makebst for biblatex? There is a "program" called makebst that allows creating of fine-tuned ....
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What package \isp macro from? [closed]

What package macro \isp comes from? As I understood, there is not way not get such infomation quick, reliable way. I hope I am wrong. EDIT: My problem is that I have legacy code, that used a very ...
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Macro find tool

Does there exist a tool to find in what package a given macro is defined? I have to work with LaTeX (not XeLaTeX, for legacy reasons). I'm dealing with very old code, which I have to get compiled. So,...
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I want to write Maths on my computer just as I write maths on my copy or register. What should I do? [closed]

I want to write Maths on my computer just as I write maths on my copy or register. What should I do? I want to write Maths, should I buy a Graphic tablet (digitizer) Or something else?
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Tex2Word plugin for Microsoft Word

Is there any TeX to Word plugin to be added for free in Microsoft Word? The main reason behind this is that I want to use the easy to use grammar checker of Microsoft Word after writing my article in ...
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In xcolor, what is an easy way to experiment with color choices?

I want to check color choices in xcolor, for example for row coloring of a table. Is there a site for code ⇒ color; as in you play with the code and see what color you get color ⇒ code; you choose a ...
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Is there a software in Ubuntu that can analyse the cross references (theorems, lemmas, equations, etc.) in a tex project?

There are some software to analyse the cross references among codes (Java or C++). I used to use a software for code analysis under Windows many years before. But I can't remember the name. On linux, ...
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Migrating from MiKTeX on Windows to OS X. Toolchain options?

I've got a 'living' document that I re-visit every couple of months which I originally developed using MiKTeX and WinEdt on Windows. I'm quite comfortable with this, and quite like the functionality ...
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Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables

Manually hacking tables in LaTeX is one of the less funny things when preparing a document. Naturally, there are quite a few tools that promise to simplify this. In fact, I have somewhat lost track of ...
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What encoding and line-feeds should I use in my TeX files to ensure portability?

In many of the editors and tools I use, I'm given the option to choose an "encoding" as well as a choice among "new lines". For example, in BBEdit, I am given the following for encoding and this ...
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Is there a beamer auto-indent program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for cleaning LaTeX code Beamer presentation files are very structures, they have sections, in which you find subsections, which include frames that have titles and ...
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Are there tools for importing from CSV to BibTeX?

I'm seeking a way to get my books database, stored on Goodreads, into BibTeX form. As near as I can tell, Goodreads provides no support for this directly, but does provide for CSV export (on the right)...
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Dynamically use RTF-Code in latex-document

I'm looking for a way to dynamically use Rich-Text-Format code in a latex document. The background is this: I want to paste formatted programming-source from visual studio into my latex code because ...
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Remove beamer markup

I have a main.book.tex and a main.beamer.tex which then \input the same source files. In those source files, I have a lot of \mode<> designations and generally, a lot of beamer markup -\...
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How can texdef be made to return indented definitions?

With texdef it is easy to find definitions for (La)TeX commands. It can show what a definition for a given command is. For instance if I issue texdef -t latex \LaTeX I get the following definitions: \...
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Can texdef be forced to show the full definition for environments?

When using texdef to learn the definitions of environments sometimes not all the relevant lines are shown. I guess this has do with how the definitions are written. It seems that when environments are ...
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Can I get the line number for a definition from texdef?

With texdef it is easy to find definitions for (La)TeX commands. It can show what a definition for a given command is and also in what file it is to be found. Sometimes it would be convenient to also ...
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TeX family tree with timeline?

When I first started using TeX, I felt overwhelmed by the myriad of names — BibTeX, XeTeX, LaTeX, XeLaTeX, ConTeXt, LuaTeX, MacTeX, TeXLive — and more. I didn't know the packages from the programs ...
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How to use qpdf via latexmk?

In the manual of latexmk I read that [latexmk] can also, if needed, call an external program to do other postprocessing on the generated files. How can I call qpdf with latexmk? I want to ...
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Automatic source document formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for cleaning LaTeX code This might not be a TeX question, strictly speaking but I'm sure this is the right forum to ask this: Is there a tool that can format the (La)...
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Embeddable in browser LaTeX editor/compiler plugin?

I am currently in the writing of an online LaTeX tutorial and I was wondering if it was possible to have something similar to learnpython.org but for compiling and editing on the fly simple LaTeX ...
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Visualize bibliography entry process of biblatex

I'm currently working on modifying the verbose biblatex style to my needs. In order to find out what's going on and to find the definitions I need to modify, I've been digging through a number of ...
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awk script for coverting BibTeX to XHTML

I found several nawk and gawk scripts scattered all over the Internet for converting BibTeX files to HTML mostly written in 90s. A quick look into source code indicates, not surprisingly, that some of ...
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Finding a Ubuntu package for a sty file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I've had this problem for a while now on Ubuntu. Whenever I have a missing .sty file (right now, it's outlines.sty)...