{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 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: ...
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Automatically start the necessary pdflatex runs if .tex has changed (MacOS X)?

I read about Latex Daemon, which seems to automatically start a new latex run, when the source document (.tex) has changed. Can somebody recommend me a similar solution for MacOS X (as Latex daemon ...
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How to use MetaPost with TeXlipse?

I would like to to use TeXlipse, MetaPost and MetaUML to generate requirements specifications. The problem I have is that I haven't found an easy way to incorporate MetaPost in TeXlipse build. There ...
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Stable alternative for http://docs.latexlab.org/

I'm looking for an alternative for http://docs.latexlab.org/ which is stable. Is there any?
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Good LaTeX Table Editor? [duplicate]

For LaTeX tables editor, I am using LaTable version 0.7.1 which is good to a large extent. The only problem I have (so far) with this editor is the ability of adding multi-lines in a cell. Can ...
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Can Lyx syntax files override document class defaults?

I'm editing a client's Latex file in Lyx, where the client has used a document class not supported by Lyx. In these cases, I use tex2lyx with either -c article or -c report to ensure Lyx can import ...
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Is there an addon for thunderbird to render LaTeX equations on display?

I mean, if an email contains something like $\mathcal L = -\frac14 F_{\mu\nu}F^{\mu\nu}$, is there an addon to have this rendered into something nicer to read? Or one to have equations rendered to ...
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Which programs can be used to embed LaTeX into a poster?

I'm not totally sure whether this is the right spot to ask this question, but here it comes. When creating scientific posters, you often have to place text, figures, and formulas on a large (A0) ...
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What is the M4-based text format used in the TUG Interviews book?

The files used to prepare the TUG interviews book, Tex People: Interviews from the world of Tex, contains examples such as http://dw2.tug.org/ivbook/trunk/levien.m4, which begins dnl $Id: rahtz.m4 ...
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Commutative diagram generating app

There are various types of commutative diagrams in mathematics, but several of them are the most common place. For example, a square (with 4 objects), a right triangle (with 3 objects), two adjacent ...
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How to track changes between PDFs?

I've got a modestly large document (60 pages or so), of technical documentation, in two versions (one of them improved). Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the source of the older version (but I do ...
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What parsers for (La)TeX mathematics exist outside of the TeX engines?

Inspired by the author's motivation for asking Is there a BNF grammar of tex language. Are there any well done libraries that can parse some subset of TeX mathematics independently of the TeX engine? ...
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Is there a site where I can enter a latex expression, and it shows me an image of the compiled expression? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiling documents online Hi, So I'm preparing a powerpoint slideshow and would like to add in some math expressions without creating a new latex document, copying the ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to develop a new font for LaTeX?

I need to design a couple of fonts to supplement the archaic package. What is the most appropriate current tool to use? Is METAPOST/METAFONT still an option? I am neither a Bezier curve artist not a ...
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XDVI and composition managers

I am trying to use XDVI (as shipped by TeXLive 2010) in a Linux X11 desktop which is using the Compiz compositing manager. Now, when the DVI file being displayed changes, I have to click on the window ...
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Math Input Panel in Windows 7 and LaTeX writing

I just found out about the Math Input Panel in Windows 7,and now there is commercial software using it for LaTex writing. For example Inlage. If you have a look of their first demo video, you know ...
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Tool for writing articles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Latex Editors/IDEs I need a tool to write my thesis. It should work with TeX, support multiple languages (want to publish this work in several languages), bibliographic ...
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What is the best way to track changes with non-computer people?

Can you recommend any tools or processes that are similar to MS Word track changes? I am not looking to use a source control system (no svn or git), this is for working with non-programmers. Do any ...
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What useful web services are out there?

Looking at this question, I wonder what good and useful web services are out there. For example the LaTeX symbol classifier looks interesting. You can draw a symbol with your mouse and get back the ...
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Comparing MathJax and MathML

My organisation needs to update its website, which, in particular, will host a number of blogs and wikis on mathematics-related themes. We need to use some way of rendering of LaTeX on our web pages. ...
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How to compile dvisvgm with texlive 2009?

I am rolling out my own mathview.el (similar to preview.el but aim to be more efficient) package for editing LaTeX in emacs. Currently it uses dvipng but I would like to use dvisvgm as an alternative. ...
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Command-line tools for some bibtex database manipulations

Inspired by an answer to another question, I am reminded of the various reasons why it's difficult to have only one BIB file. I would like to have a set of command line tools that I could script to ...
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How do I draw bar graphs in my LaTeX documents?

I have set up the TexLive distribution on my Ubuntu system. What graphics or graph-drawing package should I use to embed bar graphs in my LaTeX documents?
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How to make Latexmk use makeglossaries?

Is there a way to make Latexmk invoke makeglossaries (part of the glossaries package)? Specifically I want to use latexmk to compile a LaTeX document that uses the glossaries package to produce a ...
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How can I use LaTeX from Python.

I need to generate documents from a web application and would like to do this using the Python language and LaTeX, are there any tools that will help me? Edit This Application will be hosted on ...
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Is there a “ForwardPDF” tool available?

When I am working on a big document, I find the srcltx package to be extremely useful. However, I also really like the hyperref package. Is it possible to use both? In particular, is there a way to ...
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How to best debug LaTeX?

..and I don't mean finding out why it doesn't compile, I mean serious debugging: breakpoints, figuring out value of variables at a given moment during run/compile, stepping, examining a stack (is ...
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How to “stamp” the same text on each page of a document

I want to have drafting information appear on each page of document. I have seen something similar in the Kluwer document class where it defines \@oddfoot and \@evenfoot for a lot of possibilities. ...
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Are there LaTeX performance profiling tools?

The most obvious way to speed up LaTeX processing is to split a large and complex document into smaller pieces. For example, Makefiles, \beginpgfgraphicnamed/\endpgfgraphicnamed when using TiKZ, and ...
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Is there a program equivalent to lint for LaTeX?

Is there a program equivalent to lint for LaTeX? (lint checks C code for syntax errors and possible mistakes.)
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LaTeX packages for use with revision control

I use revision control (Subversion, to be exact) to keep track of the edits to my LaTeX documents. Is there a LaTeX package that interfaces with revision control? Specifically, it would be nice to see ...
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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 ...
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Tools for automating document compilation

A lot of people write makefiles that say something like paper.pdf: paper.tex pdflatex paper bibtex paper pdflatex paper pdflatex paper To handle re-running TeX to ...
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Spell checking LaTeX documents

What's the best strategy for spell checking LaTeX documents?
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Compiling documents online

I have heard rumors that you can compile documents online, and more specifically that Google has a free online compiler, but I have never been able to find any. Is there a way to compile documents ...