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### Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2012) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. I need to do this so that LaTeX will be accepted as a way of ...
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LaTeX package conflicts are a common source of frustration: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6). To quote Freek Dijkstra: Package conflicts in LaTeX are a hell. I've been looking around, but I don't think ...
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### Given a PS interpreter, can pstricks be converted to pgf?

When producing pdf directly, PostScript code cannot be used, which means that pstricks macros do not work. Now, it is still possible to include pstricks code using external tools (running LaTeX on ...
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### TikZ: drawing 3 intersecting circles and shading

How can I draw the three intersection circles/ellipse with that shading paradigm (not necessarily the same colors) effectively? It appears that the original image doesn't have overlapping colors ...
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I've got a standalone document that uses siunitx: % subdocument.tex \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \SI{10}{\kilo\newton} \end{document} I'd like to include this ...
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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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### Showing pi bonding through chemfig

I've tried to make a diagram which shows pi bonding through chemfig, but I was not successful. Here is what I want. or Since I was unable to do it with chemfig I decided to do it with tikz. This ...
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### Equation connected by lines

I have written a code that defines a new environment in which aligned equation are connected by lines as in the image: I think it is useful when, inside the align environment, there is the need of ...
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### MultiMarkDown and biblatex citations

I'm using Scrivener to produce LaTeX output with MultiMarkDown. MultiMarkDown uses natbib by default, so footnotes look like this code snips: \footnote{~\citep[<prenote>]{<key>}} The ...
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### How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when --shell-escape is enabled?

I am using \write18 enabled (or --shell-escape) with externalization to compile a bunch of PGFplots. The first run takes much time, and I noticed that pdflatex only runs on one CPU core. Is there any ...
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### Drawbacks of redefining math accents with extra leading {}?

As I discovered through the non-bug latex/4253, TeX has a (mis)feature whereby it ignores braces around a \mathaccent construction: ${a_b}_c$ works, but ${\tilde a_b}_c$ fails with a "Double ...
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### Package for game/playing cards (not only poker)

Is there a package to design playing cards (NOT ONLY POKER and similar card games, but board games like this and that) in TeX (and friends)? I'm well aware of this one and a half years old topic ...
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### Drawbacks of using fragile frames in beamer

This is a follow up on beamer's fragile frame as default. What are the drawbacks of setting the default frame to be fragile (or passing the optional fragile argument to all frames). The beamer ...