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I love LaTeX, and I especially enjoy drawing diagrams in tikz.

Here is a stripped down version of my preamble with some of my most used packages:

\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsthm,amsfonts,bm}
\usepackage{array} % for better arrays (eg matrices) in maths
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{float} % To get the placement H for figures
\usepackage{tikz,pgfplots}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning,shapes,shadows,arrows,fit, decorations}
\usepackage[a4paper,top=1.75truecm,bottom=1.75truecm,left=1.75truecm,right=1.75truecm]{geometry}
\usepackage[parfill]{parskip}
\usepackage[bookmarks]{hyperref}
\hypersetup{colorlinks=true, pagebackref=page, citecolor=blue, menucolor=red}
\usepackage{natbib} 
\usepackage{hypernat} 

Another package I find really useful but that is not there is standalone.


Jul
30
asked Is there a way to add a timer to a Beamer presentation?
Jul
30
asked How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
30
comment Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
@Charles: this information is potentially life-changing for me! I spent hours, days, looking for anything like that, but couldn't find. I got a friend to try and compile it in Fedora but he couldn't make it work even there!! The problem is, I have never compiled anything, and I don't even know where to start. Those instructions (if they apply to OSX as you say, because that isn't clear to me) are too advanced for me. I don't know what dependencies are either. But again, I thank you for the tip. I will hassle someone to help me try the process :)
Jul
30
revised What do I need in order to use TeX on Windows as an eventual replacement for Word?
edited tags
Jul
30
asked Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?
Jul
30
comment LaTeX Editors/IDEs
I really don't like LyX, but I don't think that this is grounds to downvote you :)
Jul
29
awarded  Organizer
Jul
29
revised Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc
edited tags
Jul
29
accepted How can I change the colour of my document's section numbering?
Jul
29
revised How can I change the margins for only part of the text?
added 288 characters in body; added 102 characters in body
Jul
29
answered How can I change the margins for only part of the text?
Jul
29
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Jul
29
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Jul
29
answered What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
Jul
29
comment Fonts larger than \Huge?
The answer was great, and the xkcd made it even better!
Jul
29
comment Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?
@Andrew: In Brazil I am Vivi, but here I am Viv, so you didn't spell it wrong after all! Thanks for your answer. I understand some things are too complicated to explain here, and it is not really the place. This thing (scripts, and pearl) keeps coming up so often that I decided it is time to understand it! I will ask this to someone that lives here and can explain to me in person (about using scripts in general, but I will probably leave yours for later, given what you said). Thanks again for taking the time to explain, and thanks for sharing the code :)
Jul
29
comment How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?
@Andrew: thanks for that :)
Jul
29
comment Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?
I am glad you were born knowing how to do it, otherwise you wouldn't be using it now, right? Because if you don't know it, you are not supposed to learn it, isn't that right?
Jul
29
comment Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?
@Andrew: again the issue: what do you do with it? how I am supposed to use it? Can you add that to your answer?