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How to make the switch from LaTeX to ConTeXt [duplicate]

I've heard and read much about ConTeXt and Metafun and there are tempting arguments to switch. But i still feel intimidated thinking about switching from my current LaTeX-environment, which includes ...
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I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …?

I am starting to learn LaTeX and I really like what I am seeing. However, I get the feeling I should actually start with another 'TeX' version. I've been reading about different options. Some ...
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Persuade me to write my thesis in ConTeXt, or not

I'm going to write my master thesis in Computer Science, regarding Operation Research, (in Italian). I have about a month and a half to collect the results and write everything down. I have had a ...
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Is there a way to find out how long it took for my document to compile?

I was thinking it'd be nice to know how much time each package I load adds on to the total time between clicking "compile" and seeing the PDF come up on my screen, so that I can figure out which ones ...
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special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?
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How to build my LaTeX automatically using Travis CI?

How to do I build my LaTeX files with TeX Live using the continuous integration server Travis CI to which I push with git, especially considered that I do not want to download everything of TeX Live ...
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Is it possible to call external programs from LaTeX?

I'm trying to write very specific LaTeX package that does a lot of complex computation. It encloses some parts of text (or whatever else user wants to print) into boxes and then runs quite complex ...
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Compiling (La)TeX files automatically with GitLab CI

Inspired by this question about compiling LaTeX files with Travis CI: How can GitLab's integrated CI feature be used to build (La)TeX documents?
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Minimal TeXLive installation

I'm building a script for a CI to get a docker image with minimal distribution of Texlive possible, I specifically want to avoid pulling 5 Gb of texlive-full everytime I need this docker image. Right ...
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Looking for ConTeXt examples

On the internet you find a lot of ready-to-typeset LaTeX examples (often called templates) on websites such as LaTeX Templates or Overleaf. These allow novices to produce documents really quickly and ...
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Health of ConTeXt community

I have been assessing ConTeXt as a platform for technical documentation production. It seems to have some compelling capabilities that are hard to match with LaTeX, such as in-built XML and HTML ...
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Producing “glossy” documents

Without going into too much extraneous detail, currently our product manual is produced using some proprietary WYSIWYG editor, which has a bunch of limitations. I'm considering producing the manual ...
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Turn website into novel

I would like to use TeX to typeset Søren Kierkegaard's complete works, which are available online here. It includes a collection of notes in a separate XML file which I would like to add to the ...
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Should I switch to ConTeXt? [closed]

I'm a LaTeX user (I've been using it since 2001), and I proficiently printed a book (for private use only) using LaTeX + Memoir. Seeing my work, a friend of mine wants me to supervise (and do) the ...
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LaTex or ConTeXt for a new user? [duplicate]

I'm just starting out with LaTeX. Would I be better off learning ConTeXt instead? Which of the two is better for a beginner - assuming I do want to tweak the formatting occasionally?