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{collaboration} is about collaborative authoring techniques and solutions. A popular package is {todonotes}.

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Collaborating via Zoom meetings using Latex

I need to find a way to collaborate with a math coach via Zoom where we could use Latex typsetting to pass mathematical text to each other in real time. Any suggestions?
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Alternative to Overleaf (realtime LaTeX collaboration) With the Ability to have Multiple Collaborators but with no Charge

I teach a class in which students write several lab reports in LaTeX, and up until very recently I required students to use Overleaf. This allowed groups of 3-4 to write lab reports in LaTeX with real-...
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How to deal with the situation where coauthors use different bibitem names in their .bib files

My coauthor and I have very large .bib file which we using since several years. To be precise, each of us, uses a global .bib file for all of our manuscripts. Unfortunately, the names of some ...
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Collaborating with biblatex

This answer says that my TeX editor (TeXstudio) is choosing a bibliography tool for me. But it seems that I have to make the biblatex backend match this bibliography tool in source code for my ...
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Merging lyx files involving different (perhaps intersecting) macros

I want to merge two files written in LyX by my colleague and me. The problem is both of us use self-written macros for writing things shortly. We want to merge our files, and use a chapter my ...
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Adding timestamps in latex documents to mark when document was written, not compiled?

I expect it cannot be done since there's no way for LaTeX to know when the source was changed, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Is it possible to automate the addition of timestamps to LaTeX documents ...
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Is there a way to generate a .bib file from LyX?

I have a "master" .bib file which I used for adding all my references to papers in the .lyx file. I want my collaborator to now make some edits and add some references, but I don't want to give him ...
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Collaboration with only one collaborator using LyX

I would like to collaborate on a paper with someone who's experienced with LaTeX and it would be improper for me to ask them to use LyX, but I really don't like digging into raw LaTeX code. Is there a ...
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How should I collaboratively edit a document on ShareLaTeX?

I've just been invited to collaboratively author a document on ShareLaTeX, for the first time. Now, in word processors or online collaborative web document editors, there's specific interface for ...
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team work in latex

I'm in a team with 5 other people and we are all kind of novice in latex.We want to write a book using latex and I would like to ask whether there exist a way to divide the work by working in the ...
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I want to write in LaTeX, but my co-authors do not [closed]

I prefer to write my academic papers in LaTeX whenever I am the main author. But my next upcoming paper requires more intricate back-and-forth collaboration with my co-authors. They do not like that I ...
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Compile when images are missing completely BUT turn on certain images?

I am trying to compile a large collaborative document which includes the output of modelling in images which are updated very often but by other collaborators. I do not get these images. I still want ...
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Line length in latex collaboration [duplicate]

When working in tex files, I follow the rule One sentence per line because I think this gives the best diff sets using version control systems (usually mercurial or git) so that one can best see ...
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.tex Notes for Overview with Inline Comments for Non-LaTeX Users?

Problem: WYSIWYG documents used by majority of my colleagues; I know I have better content in my notes but I cannot share/present it time-efficiently for them, without confusing them with excessive ...
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Adding KOMAscript to LaTeXML [closed]

Like many people, I prefer KOMA Script classes scrbook, scrreprt and scrartcl over the original book, report and article. Lately I’ve been trying out a web service for collaborative writing, Authorea, ...
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Automatic style guide for LaTeX?

Is there some kind of automatic test to check for best practice according to some sort of style guide in LaTeX, or will there be any in near future? For python we have pep8, pyflakes, pyflint, and ...
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Google docs to TeX and pdf shell script produces a blank first page, and gives me a "! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}." error

I made a shell script, Ubuntu 14.04 (taking ideas from google docs as team editor) to grab a google docs file and convert it to LaTeX, compile with LaTeXmk to PDF and then open the pdF with evince as ...
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Reference manager and version control

Let us assume you are working on a document with a small group. Each member uses his/her favorite reference manager. You share the document and the bibtex file with a version control system (say git). ...
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How to share a tex file for review with someone that does not know latex? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there are practical ways of sharing latex texts for review with people that are not familiar with latex. Currently I use pygmentise: pygmentize -f html -O full -o ./header-...
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Subfiles in subdirectory, file not found

I am writing a long document with two other people using Dropbox as the file storage mechanism. I want to have each person be able to work on their piece individually. Therefore I want to be able to ...
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Is there an in-line comment system, convention or program?

When writing papers such as this one https://github.com/geneura-papers/2015-Evostar/blob/b9474f66cd45aee316136831c4a9b4acaef4e89f/GPbot/GPbot-evostar2015.tex, we use LaTeX comments for, well, ...
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Collaborative authoring of LaTeX document [duplicate]

I am authoring a LaTeX document with a co-author. The document is a single, monolithic one. We are working on two separate copies of the same document. Once one of us is done with his section, we are ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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Managing collections of shortcut-macros in collaboration projects [closed]

I write a lot of very similar documents, and thus make heavy use of shorthands such as % Partial derivative \newcommand{\pder}[2]{ \frac{\partial #1}{\partial #2} } As of now, I have a single file ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Extracting only the BibTex records relevant to the paper [duplicate]

My colleague asked me to write a page for a paper he writes. I wrote the page in LyX, compiled it to LaTeX, and sent him the TeX files. Then he reminded me that I forgot to send the .bib file with all ...
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Finding a more efficient editor for collaboration of LaTeX people and Word people

Background My supervisor often wants to edit my papers, so he frequently asks for word version of the paper. I tried latex2rtf, but it is very limited in terms of packages and customized commands. ...
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Selfhosted collaborative webbased LaTeX editor

I'm searching for a LaTeX editor that I can run on my GNU/Linux server and allows realtime collaboration as well as online compiling and previewing. What I've tried so far: FlyLaTeX: Editing works ...
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Tools for editing? Redlining? (TeXShop) [duplicate]

As an editor, instructor, and collaborator, I would like to be able to make changes in TeX documents that are tracked so that the other person sees what changes were made. Word has the capacity to ...
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Editable document in LaTeX [duplicate]

I'm writing Engineer Thesis in LaTeX and my leading professor asked me to give him editable document with my thesis. Can I create editable document from .tex file? Or maybe there is a simple way to ...
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Is Dropbox an effective tool for version control of latex documents?

Sorry this question might seem a bit premature but I'm in a hurry... I was trying to do Version control of a latex project with dropbox. In my imagination Dropbox provides functions like showing which ...
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how to post TeX to Blackboard course? [closed]

Has anyone figured out how to post TeX code to blackboard? My browser can't run the Java applet (I am running IE7 under administrative lockdown), so I don't know of a way to get blackboard to ...
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WriteLaTeX limited to 30 pages?

I've been experimenting with WriteLaTex and, while it seems to do a very nice job overall and has the best user experience of the alternatives I have tried, my experimental document stopped after 30 ...
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Including external notes to a latex document

I'm often writing scientific papers in collaboration with other authors, using a versioning system (mercurial) to manage the writing. When one of the authors wants to add a remark, we use a slightly ...
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big document -- collaboration

We want to write a bigger document in collaboration. Therefore I've got some questions how to organize this best. so we would have one master document including (or inputting) all the parts of the "...
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Ensuring correct LaTeX compilation on different systems

I'm currently writing a document collaboratively and I need to make sure that the compilation is executed correctly on every possible system (e.g., that the document encoding - UTF-8 - is detected by ...
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My phd supervisor wants me to use Word because they can't edit LaTeX. What to do?

How do I make it possible for my supervisor to edit my thesis while using LaTeX? I submit a pdf document but they want to edit it.... how do I do this without switching to MS Word?
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Making corrections during review of other people latex article [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Track changes” in LaTeX There is the corrections mode in Word package. All your changes will be marked. In this way one can show proposed changes in other people ...
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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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How to run LaTeX from Word?

I am writing a journal article using LaTeX. Currently, the review process is very difficult as my professor has to comment on the pdf. Previously, I have written a journal paper using Word. Though ...
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Elsarticle double-blind mode? [closed]

Is there a double-blind review mode for elsarticle.cls? The last journal I submitted to included a review mode for double-blind reviews that automatically removed most identifying info, e.g. authour ...
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Large document edited by a dozen people

We, a team of 12 people, plan to write a 50 pages paper. The paper will be divided into chapters. Usually, no more than 2 or 3 people will work on a given chapter. Having one large file will create ...
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How to collaborate on a TeX project using VCS with a collaborator who is not using VCS?

Pretty self-explanatory; I'm thinking of @AndrewStacey's answer, in particular the part about working with collaborators who do not use VCS. I'm hoping for a more detailed explanation / step-by-step ...
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Collaborating with the non-TeX-savvy

What tips do you have for collaborating on a LaTeX document with people who may not be as TeX savvy as you? For one example and potential problem case: Consider you have a set of new commands and ...
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Having Access To Constantly Updated TeX Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file I was wondering what is the best way to share TeX files amongst a group of people per say. For example, you have a group of ...
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LaTeX related jobs [closed]

Well for the things in life, I've learned LaTeX. I'm not a guru, but I think that I can perform some good quality documents. I want to know if is possible to get a part-time job in an editorial, ...
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How to detect and condition based on hostname

How do I construct a conditional statement based on the hostname of the compiling computer in LaTeX? For example: \ifhostname{mymachine} \dostuff \else \dootherstuff \fi Why: I am working with a ...
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Writing up past maths exam papers for collaboration

I am working through the past exam papers available for my course. I am then making them available for collaboration using Google Docs. However, for maths heavy material, the Google Docs equation ...
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Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file

Are there any tools for simultaneous collaborative editing of a .tex file? The practices I know (and practice) in writing scientific papers are: e-mailing each new version to the collaborators, ...
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Source code line numbers in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extended draft mode which includes source information for manual print-out to source synchronisation I am writing a document in LaTeX which I compile to PDF, which I often ...
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