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I don't think there really is a single answer to this question, but rather than have multiple answers that just say "I do this", I'll try to lay out some of the criteria that you might use to decide. Furthermore, there is an important distinction between updating the binaries of the distribution vs. updating the packages within it. For TeX Live especially, ...

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I have resorting to the following solution: a mapping to add the hanging indent, then the usual gqq, or whatever your preference is, to handle the word wrap. This should perpetuate the hanging indent. Mapping in .vimrc or somewhere else if you want it to be (La)TeX specific: nnoremap <c-i> JgqqI<space><space><Esc> The visual style ...

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standalone can be set up to recompile included pictures only if required. Otherwise, it will include the previously compiled PDF. So it is not necessary to switch to \includegraphics to benefit from pre-compilation. Here's a basic example. The figure: % mytikz.tex \documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{cathod} \begin{document} ...

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It seems to me that publications will mostly want pre-compiled graphics. You can ease your quandary relatively painlessly by moving your preamble and Tikz/PGF graphics to separate .tex files and use \input to give yourself a choice at compile time. For instance, your main document might look like: \documentclass{report} \input{preamble} \begin{document} ...

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In this specific example, one can avoid using \left( and right), and that fixes the spacing issue, as the other answers suggest. However, there are cases where one must use \left( and right), for instance when the inner expression is significantly taller than the function name. In these cases, one can enclose the function arguments in curly braces, and then ...

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Here are three possibilities, with enumitems tools: \documentclass{report}%{memoir} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} The way to propose a solution that \begin{enumerate}[nosep, wide] \item is able to clearly show my items, \item can be read as if it were only one sentence, and \item is well formatted \end{enumerate} is ...

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