{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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to obfuscate my LaTeX document?

My LaTeX document uncovers bugs in some LaTeX tools. Therefore I would like to provide the LaTeX sources to the tool author. My problem is that the document I am writing on has to be kept secret and ...
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Find and match corresponding arXiv preprints and journal articles

Many works are published on a preprint server such as the arXiv before publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Since the arXiv can be updated during the peer-review process, it is common to find ...
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LaTeX and bibliography management tools

For my writing I am using MS Word and Zotero as bibliography manager. But now I think I am going to move to LaTeX on a Linux box. I just toyed with Texmaker to generate my documents and it works fine ...
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PDF conformance tool

Is there a (freely available) tool that will check the conformance of a PDF file to the PDF standard? I've heard this referred to as "pre-flight" or something along those lines.
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Tool for generating a website's BibTex using the URL?

Is there an existing tool for generating BibTeX of a website using its URL? What I'm thinking is something like a web tool or a Python script that does this.
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Autoformat latex source [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for cleaning LaTeX code I got a simple question. I just got hold of a, very "ugly" latex document. By ugly I mean, that the source code is almost unreadable. Is ...
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Is there such a thing as a LaTeX code formatter

I was looking for this a while back for JavaScript, but I was wondering a general purpose one exists for all, or most languages. For example for LaTeX I would put the following in a text box ...
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What's the best Linux tool to do math formulas with LaTeX?

I'm using kile in Linux, but, unfortunately writing math with it is very hard. I'd like a tool to write math formulas in a easy way, like "Basic Math Input" in Mathematica software. Is there a good ...
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How to manage reference efficiently? refworks or jabref or anything else?

When I do research, I often write papers in LaTeX (in most cases) and Microsoft Word. My question is how to manage hundreds or even thousands of papers efficiently and effectively? I know several ...
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The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)

Objective: to A4 paper in four columns on two sides to print text. Requirements: 1) sheet is cut into the column (ie on both sides of the sheet of the border must be the same), and 2) the most ...
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Are there any LaTeX packages to compute and render the diff between two text files?

I look for a TeX package that could do the following, or anything close. I image the simpler use case as giving two text files of any kind as parameters : \diff{file1}{file2} and this command ...
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How to use a command-line tool to extract a bibtex reference that contains a search term?

I'd like to be able to use a tool like grep to extract an entire bibtex reference rather than just the matching line. For example, grep Smith mydatabase.bib would return lines that contain the word ...
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Slow math typing

I have been using LaTeX for quite some time, but I find the math writing to be a bit frustrating. It seems to take me a relatively long time to code-write long math expressions, and sometimes it's ...
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CLI tool to upload to CTAN

This question led to a new package: ctanupload sty2dtx and ctanify are useful tools to prepare clean packages to CTAN. Is there also a tool to upload the package from a terminal?
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What GUI applications are there to assist in generating graphics for TeX?

I found GeoGebra to be a useful tool to help generate code for graphs. I suppose there must be other tools to help draw diagrams such as Sets/Venn Diagrams or Electrical Circuits (Logic Gates). Which ...
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Ditaa diagrams in TeX (LaTeX) document

I would like to make Diagrams in AsciiArt style. I've found Ditaa tool very usefull. I was happy to find, there is Eps output addoon for it. What the easiest, but clear and elegant way (following ...
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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Sphinx in-line math equation alignment

As suggested by the answer to my question here, I am using the Sphinx tool in order to multi-target PDF and HTML output. For HTML, I'm using the pngmath extension. The vertical alignment of inline ...
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Bibliography tools that are compatible with biblatex and biber

I’m currently in the process of reconsidering how I do bibliography management. It seems to be most sensible to use biblatex with biber. I’d like to know what tools are available on which I can build ...
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Best Authoring Environment/Meta-Language for Multi-Targeting Output

Is there a good higher-level language or tex environment that would facilate both HTML and PDF rendering? I would like to be able to write tex document and on the basis of this document create ...
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TeX Live 2010 and Thunderbird add-on LaTeXIt! don't cooperate

I am using the Thunderbird email client on Windows and I have TeX Live 2010. I have tried the Thunderbird add-on LaTeXIt! (to insert equations as images in emails). (This is not the Mac tool LaTeXiT, ...
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Is it possible produce .djvu files from LaTeX directly?

I see some .djvu files with worked links, side bar table of content and I can select/search text inside document (with WinDjvu viewer). How produce .djvu file from LaTeX files? PS. @Paulo Cereda. ...
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Live tex compilation

Tools like firebug allow a developer to immediately view the results of changes they make to the HTML of a webpage. Has anyone taken a similar strategy with LaTeX, so that an entire compile cycle is ...
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Is there a makebst-like style definition helper for creating biblatex styles?

I know that there is documentation on biblatex and I know that there are loads of answers how to customize the respective biblatex configuration files to meet one's needs to achieve a specific layout ...
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qpdf warning: Cross-reference stream data has the wrong size

I compile the following with pdflatex (pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)) \pdfminorversion=5% With these lines... \pdfobjcompresslevel=3% ... commented out... \pdfcompresslevel=9% ...
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Identifying styles in PDF

It happens many times that I take a look at an interestingly typeset document in LaTeX, but to which I don't have the source-code to inspect the style. One such example is this one: ...