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Questions tagged [latex-misc]

Questions about LaTeX which do not fit any of the more specific tags: strongly prefer a more specific tag.

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ident a paragraph that following a title

I would like achieve what is below : subject : A line that i would like to be ident because it is long and i want the part under (subject) is >>>>>>>ident. The ">>>>>>" is the here for make the ...
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How to get noweb and listings to cooperate?

The introduction of the Linux subsystem for Windows has made it possible again to use noweb under Windows. I'd like to pretty-print the resulting code, for which arguably the listings package is the ...
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How to cite a CAD file?

I want to insert a CAD file as an entry in my .bib file using @misc. But it gives some errors. ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ my entry: @misc{period2, author = {period}, title = {...
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Changing all occurences of $x$ into X

I would like to add a command to my document so that I could write 'X' in a document and it would be interpreted as '$x$' by compiler (because x is a mathematical variable that I use a lot). Can you ...
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Abbreviating commands to make *writing* in (Xe)Latex more painless

TLDR; can I shorten commands like \footnote-->\f etc., to reduce code in text? -- I'm trying to Latex an unobtrusive way to write (academic) Texts in general. (As with many other tools, the problem ...
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Tikz Node Text Formatting Problems

I have encountered a strange problem with text formatting within Nodes in Tikz. I want to use nodes to create information boxes within Tikz diagrams, for example as in the TikZ & PGF Manual v3.0....
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How to tell if a document is written in Word or LaTeX? [duplicate]

[Readers] can tell at a glance whether the paper was written using Word or LaTeX. -- Graham Cormode. 2009. How NOT to review a paper: the tools and techniques of the adversarial reviewer. Page 2 ...
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(parser related) removing \newcommand and \renewcommand without structural and contentual changes

I am trying to remove all \newcommands, \renewcommands, \newenvironments and \newenvironments in Latex files without any structural and contentual changes. As I understood the only purpose of these ...
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Wrapping (Jumping Over) One Text Block With Another Text Block

Background. This is about formatting a recipe page in a cookbook. The elements on the page are: (1) the recipe name/yield, (2) the recipe "story", and (3) a two-column section that includes both ...
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What research papers exist about TeX and friends?

Some time ago there was a question on this site Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX? In a similar spirit, I'd like to ask, whether there are any research articles out there in ...
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How can I suppress a page break in enumeration

I'm writing a document with some lists and I need to suppress a page break between the \item and the following line. Following is a MWE: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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Does there exist any software in (Tex\LaTex\…) family that is not open source? [closed]

Does there exist any software in (Tex\LaTex...) family that is not open source? Do there exists any software in these branches which is not open source?
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Pasting a LaTeX snippet into a Plain TeX document

Suppose person A writes a short bit of TeX code, and sends it to person B for inclusion as part of a larger document. The snippet written by A doesn't use anything fancy: no cross-references, ...
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using @misc to cite a text but get odd output [closed]

I am struggling with the bibtex for a long time, could you help me? I want to cite a text from on a website without author. Therefore, I am using @misc in bibtex to cite it. The code is as follows: @...
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Can a LaTeX formula output its own source code? [duplicate]

There was recently a featured question which about designing a t-shirt using a LaTeX-inspired design. On that question, there was one comment in particular which caught my attention. Perhaps you ...
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All uses of LaTeX (I never use LaTeX except for …)

I am designing a comical T-shirt about LaTeX and I would like it to boast about all the purposes that one can use LaTeX for. I started with I never use LaTEX except for typesetting documents. and ...
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Getting arguments of any LaTeX command

I do not like R and LaTeX. I simply love them. In R, I can get the arguments of any function using args(function_name) on command line. I wonder if we can get the list of all possible arguments of any ...
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Inserting a file directly in a dossier

I am writing a text in LaTeX on my Mac with several chapters and have created a dossier in which I put the files associated with the document (various chapters, ...) However, when I create a new file ...
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Are there any organizations which use LaTeX for preparing their documents, other than universities?

TeX and LaTeX are widely used in academic disciplines. Are there other organizations which use LaTeX for preparing their documents? Since it is easy to create LaTeX files with scripts, it is a good ...
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Stray Number on table

I have a stray "7" on my table, but I can't find any reason why the code would display it. I have tried recompiling but it doesn't go. . Here is the code for that part of the document. \begin{...
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Figure with multiple layers - toggle with text button

I have been searching with google for quite some time, but I did not manage to find a satisfying answer. My problem is fairly simple: In my paper I want to show an image which has some annotations. ...
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How do I make this definition symbol “… =[df] …”?

I'm not sure what LaTeX command to use to generate a definition that looks like this: Triangle = [df] a shape with three sides
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Meaning of {} and [] in LaTeX syntax?

I'm somewhat new to LaTeX, and since I'm used to more traditional OO programming languages like Java, C, or Python this is bugging me as it seems like very basic syntax for LaTeX. I'm wondering if ...
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How to create a exam with the student's name using auto-multiple-choice?

I would like to load the student's list (names and ID's) and generate a exam for each one with the ID number already selected/marked. Could anyone create an minimal example of this? The correction of ...
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What percentage of scientific articles and thesis are made with LaTeX? [closed]

Are there any statistics about what proportion of published articles/papers and thesis are made with LaTeX or any TeX variant? It would specially interesting to see statiscs by subjects (math, ...
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Is there something similar to or compatible with LaTeX that supports more of a concept of external stylesheets? [duplicate]

I'm new to LaTeX and TeX in general. So far I'm really liking the possibilities it offers for making my documents functional, such as being able to use references to show the page number of another ...
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How to generate bold face numbers in LaTeX as they appear in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint?

In MS Word and PowerPoint you have a set of these bold faced numbers written like More specifically Does anyone know if you can generate these using LaTeX? It does not seem to be the output of ...
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Cannot find ifsym10 font

I migrated a working system that I created to a new computer. Formerly, my TexLive package had been downloaded from the TexLive website. Instead of installing the TexLive package from the TexLive ...
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LaTeX help and command glossary

Is there any official site, mobile application or software for looking up latex (and its packages) commands and their syntax in it as Matlab Software done it in it's help. Brief description with some ...
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How does ------------------------— work?

When I type in --------------------------- into LaTeX, it sometimes generates a continuous line like this: However, if I don't have "sufficient" number of -, then sometimes the last - will not form ...
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Modify a PDF created with LaTeX after compilation

In my working group we are currently mainly using Word and PowerPoint. Which is a pity, after we have three different OS's in operation. And every time we send files in between, the layout is shifted, ...
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Is the philosophy of LaTeX actually realized in practice? [closed]

The LaTeX project website explains that authors should concern themselves more with their content and not worry about typesetting design--which is what good designers are meant to do. The same ...
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How can I find every \function or \symbol ever?

I want a list, or a way to create a list that contains every valid \somecommand entry. Ideally I would be able to tell without having to test it, how many parameters it takes. Thus far, the ...
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What is the programming term for the command invoking '\' in latex?

I don't think it would be called a delimiter. Is there a specific term for this character? Just to clarify, I'm talking the slash here: \frac{1}{2}
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General question about LateX and doctoral thesis [duplicate]

Hi guys I am new here. I am PhD student at the pharmacognosy and started learning/writing in LaTeX two months ago, for practice. Even though I do not have many math formula I gave a latex a chance, ...
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Why is the \bye command not used by LaTeX?

Is there a technical reason why the \bye TeX command was replaced in LaTeX by \begin{document} and \end{document}? I suspect there must be a good technical reason behind this, as otherwise it would ...
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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years? (2011–2016)

I spent the last two years out of the loop and came looking for information about the recent advances within the (La)TeX ecosystem, basically to see whether the issues I found frustrating enough to ...
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Mark lines like overfull

I apologize if this has been asked before. I have searched and searched to no avail, it seems questions about getting rid of over/underfull boxes drown out any questions about how to produce the marks....
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Does (La)Tex really look better? [closed]

I'm new to the world of LaTex, reading The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2", and saw something strange at page 18. The second line looks different, darker, than the other lines... Assuming that ...
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Standard Extension for a LaTeX File? (or any other variant for that matter)

I was just wondering what the standard extension is for a LaTeX file. Obviously LaTeX files are just text and therefore the file could be named anything, but I am interested in convention. myfile.tex ...
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What is the largest work that has been published using LaTeX?

We have showcases of beautiful works using LaTeX. We have talked about beautiful tables, beautiful thesis, beautiful page headers, even beautiful labels. I am curious to know, what is the largest ...
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What is a terminal in LaTeX? And why are there so many?

As I am reading through the LaTeX literature available on the net I am comming across all this different terminal names, such as: latex, tikz, eepic, gnuplot, epslatex, cairolatex, emtex, pslatex, ...
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list of all used commands in compiled *.tex-documents

Is it possible to get a list of all the commands used in the compiled documents? I mean, if I use in my various .tex-documents commands such as \emph, \section, \cite, \begin, \documentclass, \...
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Book Layout in Latex

My question relates to writing novels and other text-centric books using LaTex. I have investigated the possibility of using grid layout techniques in LaTex with no luck. In a two-sided book document,...
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MS Word or Latex for Thesis for beginner in LaTex [closed]

I am writing my thesis in MS Word but one of my friend told me about writing thesis in LaTex instead of using MS word. But I have no idea about LaTex. I just want to know is LaTex worth for learning ...
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Is there a language standard (ISO, ANSI, …) for LaTeX?

Coming from the C/C++ world, I am used to a standardized language. There are differenct standards, such as ISO or ANSI C. Is there a language standard for LaTeX? (Syntax, keywords, ...)
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How do maintainers/developers of TeX and LaTeX packages benefit from their volunteer work? [closed]

I am a user of LaTeX for about two years and I can see that almost every package which exists for TeX is free and these packages are maintained perfectly; packages are updated regularly and new ...
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How do LaTeX macros interact with the TeX engine?

From wiki on LaTeX the basic requirement is to have a TeX compiler (which is used to generate output files from source), fonts, and the LaTeX macro set. Assuming I have a TeX engine and I would ...
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Why is there no separate TeX Users Group in Austria?

I recently took a look at the list of the various Local User Groups on the TUG homepage and recognized that there is no separate TeX group in Austria. As far as I know most of the Austrian ...
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Latex on your website [closed]

I am trying to build a new website from scratch. As, I would have to write mathematical and chemical expressions in the content, and I am already an avid user of physics, math and chem stack exchange ...