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What needs to be introduced in a short introduction to LaTeX?

One of the things listed at the How you can help in the TeX community page of the TUG website is: We'd like to have an ‘introduction to LaTeX’ document that falls somewhere between the brevity of ...
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What are the relative strengths of TikZ and Asymptote?

I want to compare TikZ and Asymptote for their abilities in 2D & 3D functional plot and other general purpose, simple drawings. What are the strong aspects of TikZ over Asymptote?
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Why should I *not* use the KOMA-Script classes?

I've heard a lot of recommendations to use the KOMA-Script document classes in place of the base document classes. I appreciate that there is a lot of added functionality, and customisation is easier. ...
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Barebones or Packages

As a relatively novice LaTeX user, is it OK to plunge right into using the helpful packages out there, or is it better to stick to core LaTeX primitives and packages so as learn the mechanics of LaTeX?...
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Class for my thesis (amsbook currently)… should I use memoir or KOMA-Script?

I am in the process of writing up a PhD thesis (on an Engineering topic) in the LyX environment, and I'm trying to decide what class/layout to use. I'm new to LyX & LaTeX. My supervisor seems to ...
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Beautiful Ph.D thesis themes

Do you know beautiful customizable Ph.D class files or "themes"? I am really eager to find a nice "base" eye-candy Ph.D class that I could customize myself. I began my Ph.D BUT I don't want to ...
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Do people use LaTeX or InDesign (or something else) for a technical report / book?

I was wondering how people write / layout a technical report / book. I have the following requirements: main text is two columns each chapter contains many graphs / figures / tables that span both ...
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PHD/Master/Bachelor Thesis: Which Document Class to Choose [closed]

As I already mentioned in my previous question, I intend to give a LaTeX introduction to phd students. Most of them will already be using LaTeX somehow but their knowledge will be random. I want to ...
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Is there a good tutorial / getting-started-guide focused on the KOMA-Script way?

So, I'm pretty new to LaTeX. I've been told in many places to use KOMA-Script document-classes instead of the standard ones; but it's also been mentioned that after doing so, you can't use a plethora ...
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Templates for Books on Grammar, Phonetics for Language Learning

I want to make a book about the grammar of a indigenous language and use it for language learning, so far I got some templates but it seems they are for plays and math. I would appreciate information ...
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pagenote: Adding a cross-referencing mechanism

This question originates from a bug report at SourceForge.net: biblatex from April 2010. A user pointed out that a certain biblatex style (verbose-inote) produced wrong references when used together ...
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Best documentclass to use for a dissertation/thesis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX templates for writing a thesis Is there a canonical documentclass for theses? I can see some Unis offer their own templates but they also include some advanced packages ...
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Custom list throw LaTeX Error: Command \mycustomfiction already defined?

I was looking to create a table of contents for my preliminary thesis topics as Acknowledgments, Abstract, etc. I would put it after the cover so the reader can easy access the actual Table of ...
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What packages do I need to learn as developer to learn LaTeX?

I am a web developer and I often have the need to convert the the webpage to pdf. I have just discovered latex and pretty much liked it. But as there are many packages available , I am not into book ...
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koma script classes versus ordinary classes

Regarding koma script classes, are they preferred over ordinary classes, what are the main differences and when to use each? Also I am making a book, which is prefferred: memoir, scr book or ordinary ...

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