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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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A guide on how to produce accessible PDF files?

First: I know that this has been asked before: How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing? (06/2010) LaTeX accessibility (05/2011) Accessibility issues ...
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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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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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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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How to best make the transition from LaTeX2e to expl3 syntax

I was peeking at the LaTeX3 github repository and specifically l3auxdata.dtx. There was a surprise for me, as I have been practicing and studying the expl3 syntax and modules for the last couple of ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a reason for \usepackage with options in a separate line?

I understand that these two commands do the same thing: \usepackage[letterpaper, landscape, margin=2in]{geometry} and \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{legalpaper, landscape, margin=2in} Is there ...
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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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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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Unconventional bibliography style with BibLaTeX

Introduction I am required to use bibliography style, that is so far from anything made with BibLaTeX I have been able to find, that I do not have an idea how to achieve it. I am pretty confident ...
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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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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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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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Put Gnuplot mutiple surfaces plot in PGFplots axis environment to overcome z-buffer problem

Although PGFplots is the perfect tool for many depictions, it unfortunately does not have a properly working z buffer for intersecting surfaces (at this time, 10-09-2015). I'm trying to overcome this ...
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Current state of LaTeX on iPad?

I most recently got an iPad and since I have a oldish, heavy laptop, I'd much rather only carry around my iPad instead of my laptop (I'm a student). I do need to create and compile TeX files though ...
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Microtype configuration for kpfonts

The microtype documentation suggests to use settings matching one's font choice. I am currently using the kpfonts package but have not succeeded to find some matching settings online. As there seem ...
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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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Copy to clipboard feature in PDF output

I want a clickable copy to clipboard feature in my PDF document. Ideally the macro also allows for graphical elements to be embedded inside them (say, a button that will automatically copy paste ...
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Guidelines for creating an index

This is not necessarily a LaTeX-only question, and it is a bit open-ended, but given that this community is clearly very detail-oriented, and it is a general-interest question, I think that this is a ...
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Is it possible to produce a context free grammar for Tikz path? node?

Even further, I would be happy to see a definition of the tikz language in the usual manner programming languages such as Java and Pascal are defined. The reason I ask is that I keep getting ...
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How to get a list of valid commands?

I want to dynamically create a list of LaTeX commands that are valid in a particular file based on the packages used so that I can use them for code completion. Does LaTeX provide a method for ...
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Problem using calligra font with lettrine

I'd like to use the calligra font with lettrine, but lettrine seems to cut off a part of the letter W. \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lettrine} ...
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Wrong marginnote positions inside a tikzpicture with XeLaTeX

The marginnote package offers the \marginnote macro. I use this inside a tikzpicture environment to place notes into the margin. While this works without problems when compiling with pdfLaTeX, this ...
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How to exclude or remove weekends from ganttchart

Hi there and sorry for the incomplete question which only a psychic could answer :-) My problem is that I want to have my nice ganttchart or time schedule, but without including weekends. As my ...
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Complex ligatures in Devanāgarī

Ligatures are known to the Western European languages, however it isn't that common to spot vertical or complex form of them. As an exercise in typography I tried to get some complex ligatures in ...
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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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Asymptote generates different output whether running in interactive mode or from pdflatex

I would like to make 3d pictures and put them side-by-side. I can do that nicely creating a file example.asy: settings.render=1; import graph; import graph3; import contour3; material reds = ...
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Is there a package manager that works directly with CTAN (or local TDS structures)?

Almost out of sheer frustration, I'm on the verge of writing a Python script that will automate the install of both local TDS packages and those retrieved automatically from CTAN, without regard to ...
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How to draw topological surfaces?

I am making some notes on differential geometry and topology lecture. As I know in LaTeX we can draw some very nice images. But I was not able to find any examples on surfaces, which I could use. Is ...
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Drawing lines along text baselines

I'm not very familiar with the world of TeX and its flavors, and I'm having trouble evaluating whether it fits my needs before I dive into it. TeX and its ilk can draw horizontal line strokes, but can ...
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XeLaTeX, hyperref and PDF/A

I am finishing my doctoral dissertation using XeLaTeX and facing the requirement to submit a PDF/A compliant document. First, I want to emphasize that I have found and read several related posts ...
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TeX to ScientificWorkplace and back

I use TeXWorks while coauthors are stuck with ScientificWorkplace. They are not (even) able to save the document as Portable LaTeX. Is there a "standard" preamble I could add to the .tex document to ...
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How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec?

How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec? In this answer I provide a tentative patch which allows character protrusion to work normally in ...
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Feed fontdimen parameters to TeX

I have decided to use \fontdimen parameters as an array of numbers (to store data about Unicode Character Properties). The question now is to fill in those \fontdimen parameters in the most efficient ...
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Table of contents with xtemplate (expl3)

Every time I typeset some book or articles, I start to renew sectioning commands (\part, \section, some \@-commands and so on), \maketitle, \tableofcontents commands by copy-pasting it to my class and ...
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Unexpected behaviour with sorting option, multiple ref context and biblist (biblatex 3.0)

I have a large bibliography file where the vast majority of entries are annotated (and annotations can (and do) contain \cite commands). I have to produce a list of the annotated entries displaying ...
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Correcting wrong choice of character variant from a stylistic set

I'm typesetting a document in German blackletter with XeLaTeX and ran across a peculiar — for want of a better word — error: The hyphenation in itself is okay at that position. However, German ...
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Cannot use pgf-blur twice with XeLaTex

The following code \documentclass{article} %\def\pgfsysdriver{pgfsys-dvipdfmx.def} %this line does not matter \usepackage{tikz}\usetikzlibrary{shadows.blur} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How can I create a show/hide button?

I would like to create a show/hide button that appears on a typeset PDF so that when it is clicked, the content appears. This is similar to the ideas here: Hide all but one instances of a custom ...
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How to keep ggplot font size constant when varying figure width

I have different figures across my document with different width. I set the the font size for all ggplots globally with theme_set(theme_bw() + theme(text=element_text(family="Palatino", size=20))) but ...
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Why php exec() fails .tex→xelatex→.pdf, but succeed .tex→xelatex→.xdv→xdvipdfmx→.pdf?

The call of command: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;xelatex filesource.tex", $output_array[0]); always fails, but: $dir = "/path/to/source/file"; exec("cd $dir;/usr/texbin/xelatex ...
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How to incorporate and scale matplotlib plots in latex using the PGF backend?

I am using the pgf backend of matplotlib to generate pgf files which I want to put into my latex document using tikzscale to be able to resize them easily. Example python code: #!/usr/bin/env python ...
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proper alignment of pdfpages import in memoir typeblock

Finding the solution to Setting up pdfpages with memoir? turned out not to be as simple as adding the right layout parameter as an offset. The first finding was that if a twoside documentclass is ...

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