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Where can I find good ConTeXt documentation

Where would be a good place to start learning ConTeXt if you haven't got a lot of experience under your belt yet? Any place online or in a bookstore is welcome, provided that the reading is well-...
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Style/class tutorials

What are some good tutorials on writing custom styles (classes) that clearly explain commands used and some of the features that TeX has to offer in the way of styles?
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Are there good comprehensive lists of LaTeX commands online?

I'm relatively new to actual LaTeX scripting, much of my experience comes from using MathJax over at math.stackexchange.com and I'm kinda self-taught, just picking things up as I need them. However, I'...
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ConTeXt for the LaTeX user [duplicate]

I am willing to try out ConTeXt after reading about its typographical capabilities and differences from more classical engines. I was wondering if there was good and recent resources to learn the ...
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What are good resources for a beginner, non-computer genius type of person, to learn Plain TeX?

I noticed that there are a lot of "beginner" resources for LaTeX, lots of novice friendly tutorials etc. Are there similar resources available for Plain TeX that are geared towards beginners? ...
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LaTeX introduction books 2: “modern” documentation [closed]

Trying to help a couple of completely lost querents here, I looked around and find a couple of nice posts pointing to "introductory" documentation, like for example What are good learning resources ...
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how can I learn LaTeX? [duplicate]

I want to write my lab report in LaTeX, but I could not deal with my compilation errors. I came across an online LaTeX called Overleaf. Is this a good choice for a beginner? What do you suggest for a ...
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Where is a good place to start? [duplicate]

I'm completely newb in TeX world, I'd love you point the right direction, any good tutorials, documentation. And I'd love to know good options in: No-need-to-install ways to learn. If you think ...
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Best Way to Start Using LaTeX/TeX?

I'm not really a programmer but I'm quite interested in learning how to use LaTeX/TeX. I've looked it up on Wikipedia and scanned through it and the documents created through this way of editing is ...
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Documents with typical LaTeX errors

I am giving a LaTeX course and have the idea to let the students find and solve problems within a few documents. Basically they shall learn how to create minimal examples and read error messages. ...
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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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Which interesting and helpful YouTube channels do you recommend?

For starting I liked https://www.youtube.com/user/14mech14/videos. Which channels do you recommend?
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Is there a good tutorial / getting-started-guide focused on the KOMA-Script way?

So, I'm pretty new to LaTeX. I've been told in many places to use KOMA-Script document-classes instead of the standard ones; but it's also been mentioned that after doing so, you can't use a plethora ...
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Is it ok to learn latex from a 4-years old book?

I began reading LaTeX Beginner's Guide 2011. It instructed me to type \usepackage[noligatures]{microtype}, but the option to disable ligatures became a declaration, \DisableLigatures. It seems LaTeX ...
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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What is the best book to start learning LaTeX?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in languages other ...
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What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?

Which book (free or otherwise) was the most useful to you when you started learning LaTeX? I am frequently asked this question by friends who want to learn LaTeX, and I recommend the book which got ...
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Where do I start LaTeX programming?

I'm interested in writing packages for TeX/LaTeX/XeLaTeX. I googled around, but all I found was guides or tutorials about how to prepare documents using LaTeX. I want to know how LaTeX works and how ...
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Examples with the purpose of learning LaTeX?

I have a basic understanding of LaTeX. But I would like to learn more through LaTeX examples or real world usage (probably commented). Where can such be found?
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Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?

When I dived into Python, I went through the beginner's tutorials. Of course, these tutorials cover only the basics and present only a shallow exhibition of what I can do with Python. Right now I'm ...
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How do I install, learn and benefit maximally by using LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new to LaTeX, but learnt that it's the best document preparation as researchers. I have downloaded ProTeX, but I do not know anything about coding and programming, how do I ( I am a PhD ...
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Good resources to understand how LaTeX is constructed layer after layer? [duplicate]

I have been a user of LaTeX for a couple of years now, and I would like to start to be involved in the writing packages. The problem is that currently, a lot of things appear to me as "black magic". ...
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Beginning Thesis [closed]

I am a graduate student in statistics and am about to begin writing my thesis, having finished my analyses and theoretical work. I have used LyX in the past and am well versed in knitr and have some ...
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Is there a useful latex manual which explains not only markup but relation of it

After searching for useful latex guides, manuals, tutorial, etc. for months now I've noticed a general lack of description of the relations between different types of markup. I estimate (from my long ...
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Is there any tutorial on writing custom tikz decorations?

I'd like to code a new decoration for TikZ. Is there any tutorial, howto, manual or anything on the web, or should I just study the source?
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How can I learn LaTeX enough to write a paper? [duplicate]

Recently one of my college teachers had given a problem for which I had developed a solution. He told me to write it down in a technical paper in a website called overleaf.com. However, I am ...
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Where can I find a `datasheet' document class or a tutorial on how to create one?

I'd like to be able to make a datasheet for a module that I'm building. By datasheet, I mean a document containing: A title page, with the primary features, applications, and an application block ...
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How to learn the very basics of latex for physics and maths? [duplicate]

I need to learn the basics in order to write formulas did you know a very basical but usefull guide ?
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advanced LaTeX course [duplicate]

I am looking for some tutorial or video-class or something like that about LaTeX advanced course. I want to know more about macros and the creation of packages. Thanks for the attention!
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Materials for learning TikZ

I feel intimidated in learning TikZ. I was wondering if there are some nice materials (or just your replies) at different level: for providing big picture, which is important to beginners to not ...
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Where can I find documentaion for tkz-graph in english

The tkz-graph / tkz-berge packages are really useful for making graphs. The official documentation available on CTAN, is however not much help. The documentation for tkz-berge only document the high-...
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I am very interested in writing my M.Sc. thesis with Latex, and have question: [duplicate]

I am writing my M.Sc. thesis in biochemistry, which has mathematics. I am new to latex, but I am greatly interested in it. I am watching/reading tutorials but was wondering if the community could ...
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Introduction to LaTeX and Markup

I've got interest from someone in LaTeX, but she's not a computer person. She is smart, very smart, but not a computer person. i.e. She didn't know that typing something on the command line ran a ...
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I want to write a paper in latex but I don't know how to write in latex [closed]

I am a new user of latex tool. Up till now I have installed WinEdt for that. I want to write my own paper in Latex. Please Give me some suggestions where to start.
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Please tutor the usage of patchcmd and xpatch

I understand that the patchcmd package provides a command \patchcommand that can be used to add material at the beginning and/or end of the replacement text of an existing macro. It works for macros ...
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memoir tutorials or introductions

I'm looking for memoir tutorials or introductions. The main manual is a wonderful piece of documentation, but at nearly 600 pages it is a bit overwhelming as a starting place. Likewise the more ...
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Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex

Today I switched to biblatex and found it amazing. I've already skimmed the manual of biblatex. I wonder if any Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex is available. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Any LaTeX video tutorial recommendations for Mac users?

I dive into LaTex world for a time, although I try my best to read More Math Into LaTeX come along with TeXShop, there are still lots of gaps uncovered. I did search them on Lynda.com and I find ...
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Is there a good plain TeX tutorial that explains about doing automation and making layout?

I am interested in learning plain TeX especially in automation: looping, conditional branching, jumping, iterating, etc. layout: creating custom smart tables and boxes that can span cross pages. ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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What is the basic mechanism for writing something to an aux file?

I am interested in the basic mechanism behind writing stuff to the .aux file. (Or some other auxiliary file). Let's say I want to write myself a basic package for making notes on my files. (I know ...
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Good Reference Book

I am having a problem getting two sets of data plotted on the same graph and have trawled the www for info on how to solve it. The closest I have found is this TeX.SX post. However, that is a ...
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LaTeX beginner's tutorial [duplicate]

I was recently introduced to LaTeX but I cannot find any resources online for beginners like me. I need a how-to kind of a resource for basic functionality. Pardon my vagueness. I currently have no ...
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...
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PSTricks: What are the Learning Tutorials/Guides available for new users with hierarchical steps?

I am looking for materials for PSTricks learning in similar vein to Materials for learning TikZ I am always interested to learn PSTricks through our famous Just for fun PSTricks User animated ...
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Difficulty reproducing LaTeX codes from the TUG India website

I am new to LaTeX. I downloaded all files listed in the TUG India website. I tried to pdflatex their code with no success. I wrote to them twice and received no response. Could someone help me ...
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How to work the BibTeX?

I have searched the tutorials but have not been successful in understand them. The tutorials always mensionam concepts that I do not know. I would like to understand the basics of BibTeX. By basics I ...
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Now that I can run TeX on my iPad, what shall I TeX?

I have just learnt that there is a TeX implementation now on the iPad (original source this answer to Is there a (La)TeX distribution running on iPad?). As the author of the blog post I TeX therefore ...
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Is there any good and complete tutorial for pgfplots

I'm working on converting matlab files to TiKz, and I wanted to do it as cute as possible... Can anybody help me to find a good and complete tutorial for "pgfplots" ?
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I am looking for that one specific tutorial on beautiful TikZ histograms [closed]

this is a rather loosely related question, but would anyone happen to have the link to that one tutorial for "beautiful" histograms with TikZ? IIRC it was about how to draw a good-looking histogram ...
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How do you really start? [duplicate]

I was asked to use LaTeX (on math stack exchange), and I downloaded a large number of files (called Miktex). However all the tutorials seem to assume that you have already started a a document of ...