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Can TeX generate “heap dumps” to analyze+optimize out-of-memory situations?

As package author of the memory-extensive package pgfplots, I have been asked to analyze some out-of-memory situation. I could identify the "culprit"; it was some call to \pdfmdfivesum in which it ...
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Speeding up compilation using precompiled preamble with LuaTeX

Compiling my documents with lualatex takes quite long. I have a complex preamble, and I noticed that it takes long to process this part of the file. Today, I came across this website, which proposes ...
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How can I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to write LaTeX math formulas by voice efficiently?

I write LaTeX documents by voice using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for speech recognition. It allows me to write much faster than if I had to type on a keyboard (~ 100 WPM vs. 50), I find that voice ...
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How to embed Javascript in LaTeX Beamer?

I'm wondering if it is possible to add javascript animations in LaTeX Beamer, e.g. figures created with C3 or D3? As far as I remember the animate packages uses javascript in order to display (and ...
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A script language for beamer animations?

This is a follow-up question to Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer? as suggested there, I will put a bounty on this one. What I seek is a set of macros, ...
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wxLua in LuaLaTeX

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if i try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} ...
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Using XMLTeX to typeset OpenDocument Text

I know that XMLTeX has already been used to typeset TEI documents, but has anyone publicly worked on a set of environment files and stylesheets to typeset OpenDocument Text? I have been looking for ...
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Customizing the height of the pages

The question I would like to control the height of the pages of the PDF documents I produce with LaTeX. Starting with a LaTeX document and two parameters: a given page size (heightPage and ...
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siunitx disturbs spacing of \, in math with xelatex

In the following example - compiled with XeLaTeX - the spacing of \thinspacing/the value of mu (used by \,) is disturbed if \SI is used in the math before: \documentclass{article} ...
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Bibliography style per language with biblatex/polyglossia?

This is a followup to Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my. I've got a lot further now, using the polyglossia-enabled bib latex and writing my own Japanese csquotes and lbx files, but now I'm ...
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Test if paragraph has an overfull line

I'd like to test if the last paragraph has any overfull line. The naive approach of looking at the \badness once the paragraph is finished does not work, as it will only give the badness of the last ...
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What is “the” LUA root for context packages?

As package author, I want to write a LUA module which can be found by both lualatex and context. The lualatex prototype works reasonably and I am convinced that this will also be true if I release ...
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How does one retrieve \rpcode values in LuaTeX?

The \rpcode values from pdfTeX are properties of font characters, e.g., \rpcode\font 50 = 200 sets the right protrusion value for character 50 in the current font to 200. Reading chapter 7 of the ...
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How to use luatex's node.hpack so that marks, inserts and vadjusts migrate out?

TeX's hpack routine packages an hlist into a box. While doing that it looks at a global pointer adjust_tail and if that is not "null" it migrates some nodes to a separate list starting at ...
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High-profile cases of non-compliance with the LaTeX Project Public License?

As I'm getting more and more interested in releasing packages of my own in the future, I just read the LaTeX Project Public License (or LPPL). This document defines, among other things, the rules for ...
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eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I was trying to include a figure in LuaLatex, but got an error message of !Package pdftex.def Error: File 'test-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. The same code run in pdfLaTex+MakeIndex+bibTex. ...
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How to colour the pgfgantt canvas based on calendar dates

I am working on a pgfgantt document where all timelines are governed by real dates and where the titlelist shows week days based on the TikZ calendar library. I have used and modified the code from ...
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hyperref fillable forms - breaking the rules

The hyperref manual states clearly: You must put your fields inside a Form environment (only one per file). However, I can put form fields outside of a Form and I can put more than one Form ...
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Setting different recto/verso margins size (geometry) on this example

CONTEXT. Because of specific University requirements (1), I had to use this nice code found on tex.stackexchange http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/96366/50507 written by David Carlisle, that was ...
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ConTeXt for non-technical person

A dear person to me has started her own small publishing company (psychology related books -- completely non-technical) and she uses Microsoft Word. It's a one woman operation and she often asks me ...
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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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How to write an arara rule for knitr

I've been trying to write a rule for invoking knitr via arara, but I don't seem to know what I'm doing, apparently. The arara manual explains how to define custom rules. To do so, it is necessary to ...
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Can't generate ligatures with LuaLaTeX under TeXLive 2014 when using certain fonts

Consider the following MWE: % !TEX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass{article} \listfiles \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,Rare}]{Hoefler Text} \begin{document} ff fi fl ffi ffl ...
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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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Did one manage to get the new dvisvgm driver from PGF 3.0 to work?

Background: PGF 3.0 added a new, direct way to create SVG. It now has a dvisvgm driver (pgfsys-dvisvgm.def) which has fewer (claimed) limitations than the pgfsys-tex4ht.def driver. Except it doesn't ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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How to pass a LaTeX argument verbatim to lua?

I would like to pass an argument verbatim from LaTeX to lua including LaTeX commands and end of line characters. The example below takes care of the former issue, but not of the latter. Is there a ...
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LaTeX Visual Novel Engine: Does it exist?

Did anyone in the past use LaTeX to create a "visual novel" engine? I've been using http://www.renpy.org/ for rare presentations when I need functionality the beamer class in LaTeX doesn't easily ...
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Russian and Japanese and biblatex oh my

I'm trying to typeset a book with bibliography entries in English, Russian and Japanese. Getting the bibliography to work right is driving me mad. I have got pretty close (I think) by cobbling ...
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Indent text without using trivlist

Quite a lot environments which change margins (e.g. center, quote, addmargin from KOMA) use internally trivlist. This has some drawbacks, e.g. when the list is directly between two sectioning ...
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Which packages should I recommend to postgraduates in different academic disciplines?

I'm preparing a list of package recommendations for an intermediate workshop on LaTeX. I avoided providing such a list at the introductory workshop as the tendency is to then add packages without ...
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Determine File Name and Line Number Where a Macro is Invoked From

Wondering if there is any way to print out (for debugging purposes) the file name and the line number from where a macro is invoked (not where it is defined). My attempt to use the currfile package ...
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How to draw revolved disk shape using TikZ?

Is there an elegant way to rotate this shape about the axis and draw in 3D? Ideally I would like to be able to draw a revolved view of this as 180 deg, 270 deg and the full revolution at 360 deg. ...
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Why isn't the arc drawn on the good plane using tikz-3dplot in Tait-Bryan convention

As some people on tex.sx, I used the tikz-3dplot and changed some commands to use Tait-Bryan convention instead of the default Euler convention. As you can see on the following picture, the rotation ...
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Markerless footnote which is page-wide in twocolumn document

I'm using this code to create markerless footnotes in LaTeX (source): \makeatletter \def\blfootnote{\gdef\@thefnmark{}\@footnotetext} \makeatother Furthermore I'm using the footmisc package for ...
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Fall back to all-caps if small-caps shapes are missing

If I use \textsc{xyz} with a font that has no small caps (e.g. Latin Modern Sans), the result is typeset in lower case. Is it possible to fallback to all-caps instead?
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Any progress on Knuth-Plass algorithm?

The pagination problem as posed by Donald Knuth and Michael Plasss is an NP-complete problem. At an intuitive level, this problem is related to the packing problem, so quite difficult to solve. ...
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PDF/A with CMYK, how?

Using http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/99666 and http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/136653 I think I have been able to generate (using TeX Live 2014, pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15) a PDF/A-1b compliant pdf ...
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how do I compile different chapters with only a subset of the bibliography?

I am using \input{chapterXX} to include different chapters in the main tex file, and use \includeonly{chapterXX} with several tex files, each time compiling only a single chapter, so I have multiple ...
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xdvipdfmx parse error when using particular font with fontspec

I am using the font IM FELL English PRO (open-source otf here) via the fontspec package, and when I tried typesetting the characters \"{a}, \'{n} or \"{o}, I got this error: xdvipdfmx:fatal: Type2 ...
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How can I make a custom environment that wraps listings?

Thanks to this answer, I know it is possible to float and wrap text around a listing. I would like to setup an environment for mini-code snippets that always floats and wraps the same way. I can ...
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What kind of data can be gleaned from a PDF created in LaTeX?

As I use LaTeX for the creation of many of my business instruments, and since I send these all over the world to different clients I just wanted to know if there are any data embedded in a PDF that ...
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Doing things to every page of a multi-page table

So, the designers did their job and specified coloured backgrounds and rounded corners for all tables. Like so: As described here, this requires doing nasty things like putting the whole table ...
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Document Blending: An Analysis of the Sex Appeal of Business Instruments

Here is what I'm working with so far: \documentclass{letter} \usepackage{background} \usepackage{lipsum} \backgroundsetup{% scale=4, %% change accordingly angle=0, %% change ...
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Variable page break penalty for odd/even pages?

I am working on a document that has a large number of external Lilypond files included. These render quite well and (while a bit of a pain to use) lilypond-book is smart enough to render the music ...
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Alternative text for Javascript (form) boxes for viewers that don't support Javascript?

I am using the tdclock package to display the current date and time. In looks pretty good in Acrobat, but in other viewers (like Evince) it looks terrible because they don't support Javascripts and ...
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Can LuaTeX create HTML?

I hear that LuaTeX provides access to internals of TeX. Is it possible to modify the output routine with LuaTeX so that HTML is produced instead of DVI or PDF? If possible, are there any projects ...
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curved bar in mindmap

Does anyone know how to draw a curved bar in mindmap? Here is my graph and code. I want the straight bars from the blue and red circles to the orange one be replaced by two curved ones like the black ...
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Closed interval looks like citation in IEEE format

The IEEE citation format uses inline numbering like [1] or [1,13] to refer to cited works. This coincidentally can look a lot like mathematical closed intervals when there are two numbers. While the ...

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