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{documentation} is about the writing of *TeX package documentation and packages designed for documenting *TeX code, e.g. ltxdoc.

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No linebreak with \refKey (tcolorbox documentation library)

I currently try to document a LaTeX-package with several keys. When I use the internal tools of the tcolorbox documentation library, I get some ugly results. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{...
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tcolorbox documentation: documenting dynamic keypaths

I'm documenting a package that has certain key paths which are created dynamically (either by some command or on the fly via the pgfkeys .unknown handler). I want to document these keys with the ...
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Documentation for options to lucidabr package

In postings related to the lucidabr package (like here) one sometimes sees options like expert, nofontinfo, lucidascale, and so on. I tried to find documentation for them, but didn't succeed so far. ...
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How to write using TeX

I've downloaded MiKTeX as I'd like to write a Mathematical document using it (I've had some basic experience using LaTeX on the Maths Stack Exchange page as it requires everything like equations to be ...
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How is LaTeX's online documentation produced?

I like the style of the LaTeX html online documentation on latex-project.org. I assume it is written in LaTeX and then somehow transformed into HTML. I would like to produce a documentation in a ...
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Help! ! Emergency stop. (job aborted, no legal \end found)

I have suddenly received the emergency stop error for my thesis and I really don't know what the problem is. I have excluded the chapter I was last working on and the error still persists I get this ...
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Macro manual for WinEdt 10.3 in pdf - where do I find it?

I need the Macro manual for WinEdt 10.3 in pdf - where do I find it ?
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WinEdt 10.3 - a manual request

Where can I find the WinEdt 10.3 newest manual (from year 2020), any links/references ? Does this manual also come as a book on Amazon.co.uk ?
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How to understand the “v-type” argument error described in xparse package documentation?

I'm getting myself familiar with the LaTeX3 new way of composing a customized command using the xparse package. However, I don't quite understand what does this line means from the documentation: v ...
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How to make add a square box inside another?

Is it possible to create the picture shown below in LaTex? I am fairly new to this software and any help would be greatly appreciated. I know how the code to start off the square but I'm not sure how ...
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Package to obtain the style of the TikZ/PGF-Documentation

The gold standard of LaTeX-documentation is - at least for me - the TikZ/PGF-documentation. It is formatted consistently, has great code highlighting and (one of the best features in my opinion) you ...
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Glossary-esque list of macros in package documentation

I've been on an hours-long journey looking for what should be common TeX knowledge, but without avail. I might just not know the correct search terms to do an efficient search, so I think it's worth ...
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How to compile pgfmanual

I'am trying to compile pgfmanual with texlive 2020. Codes are cloned from pgf-tikz/pgf. I simply run make under path pgf/doc/generic/pgf/version-for-pgftex/en, but got an error pgfmanual-en-macros.tex ...
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titlesec VS amsart

I am just wondering why the titlesec package doesn't work well with the amsart document class. For example, in the code below the first \section seems to work fine whereas the second doesn't even ...
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Chemfig example from documentation doesn't compile

I'm taking a chemfig example about the \charge macro and trying to copy, paste, and compile to get some practice with it. I get a Undefined control sequence error with a recently updated full TeX Live ...
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Can I safely move the LaTeX doc folder in Linux from the distribution folder to the local texmf/ folder?

Latex's documentation is quite big and I am now running out of space on / . I have the main Latex installation under / , where I have a folder ../texmf-dist/doc/ which is quite big. I have space ...
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How to reproduce tkz-euclide documentation

I'm trying to reproduce the tkz-euclide documentation with the files available in CTAN (and TeXLive), but I haven't succeeded, it's missing couverture.tex , zorna.sty and I get the error: ! Package ...
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`LaTeX` documentation and reference guide [duplicate]

Is there anything such as LaTeX documentation? When I am looking for some syntax on google, I only get to forums, but never a site with actual documentation, such as when looking for the meaning of \...
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Divide document into two sides

I like to make a document like the environ documentation: Does sb know, how that works?
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Documentation of simplewick.sty: clarifications

Sometimes some users use simplewick package to draw contractions above and below expressions. For my humble opinion it is a old package (into the guide there are double dollars ($$...$$) that I still ...
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MikTex proxy authentication method

I'm trying to configure MikTeX package manager to load packages from the internet. It used to work, but we changed proxy servers and our IT security requests official documentation about the proxy ...
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manual - How to understand ConTeXt commands?

The reference manual ConTeXt commands gives all supported options by command. Unfortunately, there is no description about the conventions used. ¹ ² \setuphead [...,...] [..,....
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How to make a captivating executive summary with LaTeX?

Here's an excerpt clipped from a nice, colourful executive summary. This is the kind of thing that word processors seem to be really good at. There's often a bunch of presets that you can just ...
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Help with makedtx — DocInput undefined

I am trying to generate a CTAN .dtx/.ins files for a package I have and I stumbled upon a problem that I can't solve nor find a way around. I am on a Ubuntu 18.04, with a LaTeX Live 2017. Consider ...
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Where can I find a description of the tldrm format?

I have not found anything but some old references from texlive mailing lists. Just want to figure out the format, especially functions like RELOC.
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Big list of beautifully typeset package documentations

Being just a LaTeX user, I have to look up documentation very often. What could be easier than texdoc packagename and here it is. The other day I opened for curiosity the scontents package and was ...
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What is the default 3D viewing angle in pgfplots?

I am trying to create a sphere in pgfplots 3D but creating a smooth sphere is computationally expensive and Overleaf does not have sufficient rendering time in order for such a large sampling ...
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Where to find an interactive PDF or HTML version of the tex.web documentation?

I have problems with the memory management of an eTeX created with Jim Fowler's TeX's pascal to javascript compiler web2js as soon as I want to dump the eTeX format etex.src with more than only "...
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Resources for learning Lua programming

I saw power of LuaLaTeX through several examples on the TeX Stack Exchange site. Could you suggest some books or other resources to learn Lua programming? I want to learn about variables, loops, ...
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Question on Reference Style with apacite (APA style) for User's Guide

I am trying to make reference using APA style (apacite) with bibtex. The User guide that I want to add on is not computational software manual. It is manual for flow sensor. So I wanna take out [...
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Best tutorial learn bottom-up how to format biblatex-citations [duplicate]

After years with LaTeX, I need to take control over the output formatting of my citations in various projects. I've referred to the manual as well as the otherwise excellent tame the BeaST but I'm ...
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How to write the documentation for my own class [closed]

Some time ago I started to create my own class and these moments my purpose is to create the documentation. I would like to know if to create the documentation of my class I should be guided by this ...
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Package for creating installation manual?

I want to create a installation manual for users. My general structure is, that i want separated steps and at each step I want on the left an image/screenshot and and on the right column a description....
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Template for Technical Manual / User's Guide using Memoir

I am making a Technical Manual using the memoir Class, since I heard it is very customizable. Far now I've got this: \documentclass[8pt,a5paper]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Word wrap 64 character hexadecimal strings in verbatim JSON

I'd like to document example requests/replies in our protocol per How to write narrative documentation. We're using the texlive-latex-base on Ubuntu for our documentation, and I'm linting with lacheck ...
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TikZ : “what to draw” vs “how to draw”

I have been using TikZ in drawing scientific figures for almost 2 years, and like it very much. I can say several good things about TikZ: simple and natural syntax, good documentation, drawing in ...
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Typesetting matrix multiplication

Here's a very general question: how would you guys write out a tutorial on matrix multiplication? Maybe with indicative arrows in order to show which line associates with its correspondent column, I ...
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Document Class (or Alternative Solution) for Documenting Programming Code

Different from writing a report or thesis involving code, I have the goal of producing a transcription of a C++ solution involving many projects with many .h and .cpp files. Furthermore, this document ...
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Garbled index with ltxdoc document class

When using the ltxdoc document class, index entries are misformatted, looking like this: foomacro= \subitem *+\foomacro+, \usage{1} rather than… however they’re supposed to look. This sounds like a ...
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Where can I find the list of the example images of graphicx?

The graphicx package has many example images, but where are they listed? I can't find this feature in the package documentation. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \...
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If one has package-related documentation notes, where are those posted?

Since they'd be something other than just MWE code examples, are those posted here or, say, on CTAN?
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How to create two box side by side in latex without using tikzlibrary

I want to write down this code in latex. I write down a code for this but it not properly displayed as per the picture. My code \indent\fbox{$\Sigma=\Omega^{-1}$ \\ $\mu=\Omega^{-1}\xi$} What ...
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The definitive guide to ConTeXt MkIV documentation

On the mailing list (sign up, do it!) and on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange (abbr.: TeX.SX) I often read the complaint that the ConTeXt documentation is bad/old/incomplete. I wholeheartedly disagree. ...
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If TeX / LaTeX modifies the spacing between individual letters

Wondering if there is any compression / expansion of the between-letter spacing done in TeX / LaTeX. In looking at the font specs, I noticed they only have 2 horizontal properties: advance width and ...
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Dictionary of Hyphenated Words in English

In reading about TeX's hyphenation algorithm, I found the tex-hyphen repo with a bunch of patterns listed (over 4,000 in that file). The answer on the hyphenation algorithm suggested that they compile ...
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If LaTeX tools implement the TeX features from scratch [duplicate]

I just asked about Documentation on the Algorithms or Techniques LaTeX uses for Text Layout, which lead to Alternatives to LaTeX which pointed out some tools such as ConTeXt. I also have heard of ...
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Documentation on the Algorithms or Techniques LaTeX uses for Text Layout

I am wondering how LaTeX implements its algorithms for laying out the text. How it figures out how to break a word in the mid-dle to better fit on the page, or how it slightly compresses the words to ...
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\string-primitive works in unexpected ways in LuaTeX — Where can I find exact documentation of the \string-primitive in LuaTeX?

Where can I find exact documentation of the \string-primitive in LuaTeX? I ask this question because I encounter some unexpected (at least by me) behavior when compiling the example below with LuaTeX....
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Standard pre-defined macros in LaTeX: where to find them all

I hope this question is not a duplicate, but I couldn't find anything here on tex.stackexchange. What I want is the place where all the macros already defined in LaTeX are. For example I know that ...
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Too much information scattered widely

Many questions on texSE have previously documented answers (for instance). The answers may be in published books (e.g The LaTeX Companion), the many user manuals, TUGboat, The PracTeX Journal, ...

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