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Simulate a scanned paper

I'm try to move my current paperwork routine towards a paperless workflow (for the “administrative” type of papers, of course… not for serious reading tasks). There is one major annoyance thwarting me:...
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4answers
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Create xkcd style diagram in TeX

The unique style of the diagrams at xkcd has an informative but nice hand-drawn touch. I guess they are actually drawn by hand but just recently on our partner site for Mathematica someone asked how ...
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What is the most bizarre thing you have seen done with TeX

I think the questions says it all! :) By TeX, I mean any derivative of TeX as long as the code is clearly a derivative of TeX, i.e. that it could belong on TeX.SX (and not pure Lua for example). I'...
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Randomized drawing of individual glyphs

I was reading Knuth's "Mathematical Typography" (Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 1(2):337-372) and the section "Randomization" called my attention. I quote most of it here. I'd like ...
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Tikz in xetex - Recreate two ways of presenting/displaying old sources

I would like to present old digitalised sources with tikz picture in LaTeX for private purposes similar to the presentation of Luther's sources by Google, which you can see here: https://...
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Make portions of document images so that text within is not-searchable

I would like to create a macro that converts its paramater into an image with the goal that the text within this macro is not found using the search feature built into standard PDF viewers. Thus, ...
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15answers
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Are there other “fun” packages like the “coffee stains” package?

I'm trying to convert some friends to LaTeX and have come up against a (to me) unexpected objection: there are too few packages that support "fun" (really), to which I responded: I know there are ...
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Typeset dedication page of thesis as if scribed on a Thaliyola by a Narayam [closed]

I would like to dedicate my PhD thesis for the dear ones who unconditionally supported to see me through to the other side. I intend to do the honours through the ancient keralite tradition of ...
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All uses of LaTeX (I never use LaTeX except for …)

I am designing a comical T-shirt about LaTeX and I would like it to boast about all the purposes that one can use LaTeX for. I started with I never use LaTEX except for typesetting documents. and ...
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1answer
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Use LaTeX to simulate old typewriter written texts

This question led to a new package: typewriter I'm giving my students an old exam and barely remembered to change the date at the top. A colleague and I joked about how long we could reuse the same ...
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How to simulate old typewriter?

I need to typeset a report such that it looks like it was written by an old, unreliable typewriter. I have looked into the memoir class, however it has chapter numbering which I don't want. It also ...
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2answers
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Can TeX do ugly typesetting (with poor kerning)?

This is from my series of questions "Can TeX do weird stuff?" Today I want to know if TeX can simulate bad typography. I'm not talking about ugly templates, like wordlike or (god forgive me for this) ...
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How do I make a fake typewritten page and a fake medieval manuscript page? [duplicate]

Okay, I am typesetting something where there is snippets from something that is typewritten and something that is a medieval manuscript. Naturally, I think it would be funny to mimic those looks. Here'...
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Elder Sign Symbol in Latex

Does there exist a package that has Cthulhu Mythos's Elder Sign image, or a reasonable facsimile thereof? I've been using the stave package, but its just not the same
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If you were to write beautiful letters, which typesettings would you recommend?

The context is to have a letter to be sent to people you love, if it looks like manuscript, it would be perfect. Also if they are already packaged for Linux distributions, it would hold be even ...

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