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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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Simulating hand-drawn lines

I am working on a project that will have some vector graphics, perhaps using TikZ (or a similar package). All of the graphics consists of lines, in shades of gray. However, the lines from TikZ appear ...
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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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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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Torn paper: matching up the torn edges

I recently asked a question on creating a torn paper effect. JLdiaz provided an absolutely beautiful answer, which I have used (with a very minor modification) to indicate the way in which a document ...
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Alternatives to the horizontal line in fancyhdr

I'm looking for a more fancy alternative to the default (read boring) horizontal line produced under the fancyhdr package. How creative can we get?
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Pirate Treasure Map

This one is mostly for fun, although seeing the TikZ tricks people come up with is often instructive. While I was looking for examples with torn pages, I ran across a few of these: Can one draw ...
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Cut bottom of tabular by Zig-Zag pattern (in latex beamer)

I try to present a part of a huge table inside the latex beamer environment. A small part of this table is sufficient to understand what is inside so i decided to indicate the cut-out be a bottom zig-...
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Background image for pgfplots chart

Following up on the answer to proper tool for charts in tex I've built this picture to simulate/replace a scanned image from a newspaper: I've tried several ways to put the background newsprint image ...
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TikZ table with floating labels + time discontinuity

I'm trying to create a TikZ version of this table, made in LibreOffice Draw. I'm quite new to TikZ, and don't really know what I'm doing, but have followed an example here and have built this table: ...
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Torn paper effect on a Tcolorbox

I tried to set-up a tcolorbox with a teared paper effect on the bottom side. I looked at these questions and answers: Torn page effect Torn paper: matching up the torn edges And, I finally ended ...
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Border with tikz

How can i have the same border with tikz
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Beamer's (implicit) options regarding tikzpictures and shadows

While trying to use the torn page effect in a beamer document, I was confronted to an unexpected problem. If you just take the the code of this answer and compile it, you get: If you just change the ...
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Different styles for horizontal intermediate lines in mdframed while paginating

I have a multipage frame built with mdframed with method tikz. I need to frame with lines all its parts on every page. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed} \...
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Teared or jagged paper trim/crop using Adjustbox

Just for the looks of it I would like to have jagged or teared edges on my clipped examples seen in the picture below. Is this possible without major hacking? MWE: % \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{...

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