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Tips and tricks to prepare a LaTeX project for archival and retrieval purposes.

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TexWorks saving Method

I am VERY new to Latex and coding and coding has never been something I am good at. When I compile, TexWorks automatically creates a zip file for syntex file and saves aux, log, tex and pdf files ...
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Tips for selling in LaTeX as storage format in the Archive Business

I recently got a new job in the national archive business here in Norway, because of this I've been given a unique opportunity to present LaTeX as a viable storage format for future documents in ...
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biblatex-dm.cfg not found by bundledoc

Considering this MWE \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{filecontents,biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @misc{anything, author={A. Anyone}} \end{filecontents} ...
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bundledoc does not collect *.bib-files when option keepdirs is used

Consider this MWE: \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{filecontents,biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @misc{anything, author={A. Anyone}} \end{filecontents} \...
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TeX format for archiving purposes [duplicate]

I wonder if any users have thoughts about using TeX for documents that need to be editable in the future. I doubt, for instance, that I could build documents even from a few years ago: Packages ...
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flattening docmute projects with flatex

I wanted to archive a finished project which I managed with docmute, but wanted to pack it up with flatex; the result was a flat file with a lot of \begin{document} and \end{document}s. How to remove ...
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Which natbib file should I save in an archive [duplicate]

I work with a very large bibtex file when I write articles. The bib file is in version control and is collaboratively edited by a large group of scholars with similar interests. This creates a 'moving ...
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How to group the packages needed to compile a source code

I want to give all the needed packages that don't come with a basic LaTeX installation zipped with the source code of a book. But those packages should be in a subdirectory of the directory where the ...
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Rename associated Figure files

Some journals request that the submitted figure files are named to match the compiled latex pdf (fig1.pdf, fig2.pdf, ...). Now most of my colleagues and I do not name our figures according to the ...
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How to use 'Bundledoc', 'Snapshot' and 'Arlatex'?

I am writing a document and I want to share it with some partners I have been searching around and I found that Bundledoc, Snapshot and arlatex could help me to create my document and share it. The ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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Is there any advantage in keeping track of aux bbl blg files in a git repository

As question says, I am just interested to know the pros and cons of keeping track of auxiliary files of a LaTeX project in every commit of git repository.
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PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b in LaTeX documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? It looks like it is not easy to obtain a PDF/A-1a compliant PDF file with LaTeX/PDFLaTeX. One complain could be missing TreeRoot and MarkInfo. ...
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Can PDFLaTeX produce PDF/A? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? I wonder if pdflatex can produce a standard PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 for archival purposes. That would be quite useful. Of course by that I mean ...
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Is there software similar to the AutoTeX?

I was wondering, does software similar to the arXiv AutoTeX exist, or is AutoTeX is available somewhere?
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How can I ensure that old documents will compile in the future?

I was looking through some old files recently, and it occurred to me that they might be obsolete in the future. Are there any steps that I should take for "archiving" my documents so that they will ...
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How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?

I have heard about PDF subsets PDF/A (for archival) and PDF/X (for printing). How to generate LaTeX documents like that? I'm also interested in answers with plain TeX and ConTeXt, and hopefully with ...
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