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Comprehensive List of LaTeX Packages

I am fairly new to LaTeX and am really struggling with finding the right packages for my document. Is there a resource for 1) looking up the package (e.g. \graphicx) and finding out what it does and ...
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\@ifnextchar and friends documentation

While reading this question and its answers I tried to find where, for instance, \@ifnextchar is documented. I'm afraid I couldn't... I looked in TeX: The Program and TeX for the Impatient which can ...
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Where can I find an online manual for low-level LaTeX commands?

Is there an online manual for low-level LaTeX commands I can download? I am looking for something which would have, for example: \newif\ifportrait \newif\ifcustomsize \newif\ifdebug \makeatletter \...
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How to force MikTeX' texdoc to open package manuals with a PDF reader rather than the DVI viewer?

I am working on a machine with MikTeX installed. When I want to open a certain package manual, I type texdoc packagename. However, I don't want to open it with Yap (the DVI viewer in MiKTeX). Acrobat ...
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What is the command prompt ? How can I use it in Texmaker for package installation using “kpsewhich” tool

Someone is answering me to use a command (kpsewhich --help) in the command prompt. I have a stupid question: what is the "command prompt" and how can I use it in Texmaker?
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How to open installed docs

I have downloaded texlive-docs using ubuntu repository. How can I view/use them?
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1answer
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Are my programming skills transferable to LaTeX and TikZ?

I just want to ask what is LaTeX and TiKZ programming language like? Basically, I am looking at projects available in my final year. The project I looked at is a graphical interface to draw graphs in ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the most ...
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How to search for the commands in TeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I find out how a command/environment is defined? Macro find tool When I am reading the other's LaTeX codes, I always find new commands I have never read before of. ...
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More generic tool than TeXdoc?

I'm wondering if there is a more generic tool than TeXdoc to browse (and generate) documentation. With TeXdoc, one retrieves (as far as I know) the documentation .pdf of the package. This requires ...
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Books for Library [duplicate]

Suggestion Required: I want to purchase a set of Latex books (Regarding Typesetting, Beamer, Tables, Graphics) for my library. your expert opinion regarding this matter is required. Note: I already ...
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Keyword-Based Documentation Help

When refering to shell commands and system calls, man provides a consistent, systematic, offline reference. The python interpreter's help command does the same for python. Does *tex have an equivalent?...