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XeTeX: Vollkorn typeface causes overfull hboxes

XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99996 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) I'm using fontspec to set the main-font to Vollkorn. The typeface is rather big, so I presumed it might be normal that latex can not ...
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How to tell if a document is written in Word or LaTeX? [duplicate]

[Readers] can tell at a glance whether the paper was written using Word or LaTeX. -- Graham Cormode. 2009. How NOT to review a paper: the tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer. Page 2 ...
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Enable hyphenation like in Word/OpenOffice/Libre Office [duplicate]

At first, I thought that hyphenation does not work properly. But then, I fould out that it is normal for (La)TeX and Babel to hyphenate (microtype) text in a different way than software like Word, ...
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Latex and non-scientific publications [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a few years now and I feel more or less comfortable with typing up my mathematical documents with it. However, I still wonder if LaTeX is also used for non-scientific ...
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Webpages that show off beauty of LaTeX output relative to `competitors?'

There is a question (Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends) with many great answers showing off the great things one can accomplish with LaTeX. There are books (like Tufte's) ...
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Can I locally switch to a 'greedy' justification algorithm?

I'm not optimistic about this since this is a core part of TeX's algorithm, but is there any way to switch to a 'greedy' justification algorithm? That is, instead of working on the paragraph as a ...
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Alternatives to LaTeX

Are there any professional alternatives to TeX/LaTeX which produce equal or even better typesetting? Maybe expensive commercial ones. The software counts if it is comparable or superior to LaTeX (...
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UTF8 for listings

With German umlauts I have to define these characters (Typesetting UTF8 listings with German Umlaute) and the following MWE is working: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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How can I convert my TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?

I've been using LaTeX consistently for about two years now and I haven't looked back to my MS Word/PowerPoint/Publisher days since. I'm working at a research institute / university spin-off where the ...
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How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?

I wrote a book about LaTeX, and my proud grandma wanted to have a copy. So she got it, said "What a beautiful picture on the cover!" and - "What is this, LaTeX?". She doesn't know Word, never used a ...
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Why should I use LaTeX?

I have heard a lot about LaTeX, but never used it myself. It is mainly used for typesetting professional research papers. But I am not writing research papers. Is LaTeX for me? If yes, why should I ...