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latexdiff is a Perl script which compares two LaTeX files and marks up significant differences between them.

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latexdiff doi entries in bibtex / bbl file?

I'm trying to do tracked changes for my references in latex using latexdiff and bibtex. What I am doing is running latexdiff on the original and updated *.bbl files and while this works well for ...
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Error when compiling diff.tex after latexdiff

I'd like to compare 2 versions of my latex document, that has many \input sections. So I have 2 folders my-doc and my-doc-old that contain 2 different git revisions. First I flatten all documents: ...
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using git-latexdiff on Windows

I need to get the latexdiff between current git revision and 10 commits back so I am looking at this git-latexdiff. However the instruction seems to be for non-Windows. I did try to run the ...
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latexdiff ignore ref and label

I would like to use latexdiff on a document where I have changed the label of my figures. Is there a way to ignore changes of the commands ref and label? Here is an example: old_version.tex \...
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latexdiff produces latex with error: ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \showCODEN

I am using latexdiff to generate a diff latexdiff-vc --git --flatten -r TAG paper.tex. Unfortunately, when I try to compile a PDF, I get the following error ! Illegal parameter number in definition ...
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How to use a command that takes one argument as a declaration?

I would like to apply \sout{} from the ulem package to anything between \DIFdelbegin and \DIFdelend below (commands from the Latexdiff script). Can the definitions of the two commands be modified in ...
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File 'latexdiff.sty' not found \usepackage (Texlive)

I have used the latexdiff to generate a diff.tex, and it works fine. But when i try to generate a pdf file, the texstudio tell me that File 'latexdiff.sty' not found \usepackage. The following is the ...
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latexdiff encoding issue

I got the exact same problem as described here and here: umlauts are translated into strange characters; the output file does not compile the output file is UCS2-Little-Endian encoded (according to ...
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latexdiff failing with tikz-cd

I am having problems running latexdiff on even the simplest file which uses tikz-cd for commutative diagrams. Here's a minimal example. What am I doing wrong? old.tex \documentclass{article} \...
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latexdiff don't work in table with \scalebox

When revise my manuscript, I found latexdiff can't label changes in tables. For example, there are two tex files before and after revision: Before revision \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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latexdiff error: The system cannot find the file specified

After an apparently mandatory Windows update screwed up my PATH variables and Controlled Folder Access, I took great pains to reconfigure (and even reinstall) MikTeX 2.9 so that the usual routines ...
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How to highlight deleted text in the PDF output generated by compiling latexdiff

For the purposes of showing corrections to a PhD thesis, I am using latexdiff to produce a PDF showing the difference between the original and the new version. My examiner has requested me to not ...
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Gibberish string prepended to deleted text in the PDF obtained by compiling 'diff' file generated by latexdiff

I am using latexdiff for marking up corrections requested by the examiners to my PhD thesis. I have a strange issue with this. Upon compiling the diff.tex file, I get a specific string 4.0pt=-.55ex ...
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some tex files use a % before footnote?

I simply can't understand the difference: in some of my tex files I see something like this: some text with a footnote\footnote{some footnote} while in other files i see: some text with a footnote% ...
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Latexdiff output error

I am comparing two latex files using latexdiff. It doesn't compile due to the following error: ! Missing $ inserted.$ \DIFdel{x^ = arg\min_{x\in \mathcal{D}_u} } How to solve this issue?
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Typesetting an accessibility friendly diff-metric for changes per paragraph between two TeX documents

I am peer-reviewing a dispute in authorship order between two parties in our research group for a co-authored manuscript. I suggested them to use the excellent latexdiff.pl to compare their ...
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Document with tracking and without tracking

I have created the latex paper for the submission in IEEE letters. The letter is two column single space. In order to submit the revision i need to make three documents: a) single-column double-space ...
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“not a valid pathspec” wit git-latexdiff

Do anyone know what's wrong here? $ git-latexdiff --main main.tex master other-branch /usr/bin/latexpand fatal: empty string is not a valid pathspec. please use . instead if you meant to match all ...
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latexdiff for single character

I have a document in which many words are corrected in terms of inflection from an original one. Normally, latexdiff shows the strike and correction for entire word, which makes the difference ...
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latexdiff trips over hskip

I have a bibliography of a document in a style that produces lines like these in the bbl file: .\hskip 1em plus 0.5em minus 0.4em\relax Springer When using latexdiff on documents where one of these ...
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Is there any way to strike superscripted references properly with latexdiff?

I am using latexdiff to keep track of changes in my LaTeX documents. Superscripted references are striked on the same level as normal text, making them appear underlined. I want to get rid of this ...
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latexdiff: how to keep the original colored text in the diff.tex version?

I have a latex documents which contains text in color. When I run latexdiff old.tex new.tex > diff.tex the diff.tex version do not contains the colors anymore. How can I keep the original color ...
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latexdiff in linuxmint Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex;

I have linuxmint OS, am a relatively new linux user, and I have found that multiple people have had this problem with latexdiff but I cannot figure out how to solve this and have spent a lot of time ...
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latexdiff file not found on include figure.tikz

I am running latexdiff --flatten main.tex main.tex > new.tex to produce a document with all the input, include and subfile LaTeX files included. The goal is to then do the same with an older ...
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MacTex problem - 'pdflatex does not exist' error

I had a version of MacTex 2014. I needed to use latexdiff but this latter command did not work on a terminal. So I installed latexdiff as a package from CTAN, by using its make file. After this ...
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What output encoding does `latexdiff` use?

I'm trying to use latexdiff on two versions of a document. These are encoded in UTF8 and have the \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} statement as first line within the preamble. I processed the files then ...
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How can I include the section number of a deleted section in the deletion formatting applied by latexdiff?

I have a document marked up by latexdiff and then edited to make it compile. The current output for a deleted section is similar to this: How can I include the section number in the deletion markup? ...
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How do I use latexdiff with MikTex without Perl given repository problem?

The CTAN latexdiff page states that latexdiff is contained within miktex. Trying to install it using MiKTeX Package Manager (Admin) as suggested January 14th, I instead encounter an error (is it a ...
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How to use Latexdiff with TexLive

I am trying to use latexdiff to compare two tex documents on my pc. I use TexLive to compile my latex documents. I know the latexdiff package is already installed with under C:\texlive\2016\bin\win32 ...
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Is latexdiff-vc -r inclusive or exclusive?

I often use latexdiff-vc -r <rev> but I always wondered if <rev> is inclusive or exclusive.
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force latexdiff to ignore small changes and only consider the blocks larger than a size

I am using latexdiff to highlight the changes between two tex files. It can find and highlight the added/deleted parts. But I want it to only show the large blocks of texts, and not the minor changes:...
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Encoding problem with latexdiff

After discovering latexdiff, I wanted to give it a try and promptly ran into what seems to be an enconding issue. Consider these two very simple example files (without special characters): \...
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Lualatex, changebar and latexdiff: no changebars visible

Compiling following latex file with lualatex (0.95) does not show any changebars \documentclass{article} \usepackage{changebar} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{changebar}[1mm] \lipsum[...
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Compiling the latexdiff when adding a subscript before a pmatrix environment causes compilation error

Consider the following two simple .tex files: test_old.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $a \begin{pmatrix}a & b\end{pmatrix}$ \end{document} and test_new....
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pgfplotstabletypeset not opening csv file when using latexdiff

When I generate a document with the code below (data file copied at the bottom), my table is correctly imported. If I change a word in, for example the caption, and do a diff of the two files using ...
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latexdiff and \let

I added this line to my document to redefine l@chapter later: \let\oldlchapter\l@chapter Now latexdiff creates this, which doesn't compile: \let\oldlchapter\DIFadd{\l@chapter } What can I do to ...
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Latexdiff error on changing chapter title

When I try to compile latexdiff output on two documents where the title of a chapter was changed, I get the following error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> \protect l.1 ...
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texdiff on plain tex files

I have two TeX files that I need to compare, and I thought texdiff could do this for me. Unfortunately, in the manual page, it reads For texdiff to work, the following LaTeX code must be inserted ...
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Why does a colored line break wrapped in curly spaces take up space?

I have noticed a weird vertical spacing issue when combining \color with an enumerate environment. Basically, it seems that {(line break)} takes up different amounts of horizontal space depending on ...
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Completely hide deletions in latexdiff

I usually try to use latexdiff in a way that the diff result looks exactly as the revised document, just with colored highlights. But this does not always work, for example, when I merge paragraphs. ...
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Which command do I need to \protect to make latexdiff work?

I have used the answer from Access the original label in cleveref's \crefformat to access the label of a cleveref reference. This worked fine until I through latexdiff into the game. Now, my ...
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Ignoring glossary commands for latexdiff

I am in the process of rewriting a big file, where I need to produce the diff file of the new file with respect to the older version. Owing to the large number of symbols, I find it is good to have a ...
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latexdiff and not showing changes with eurosym

I use latexdiff and it works great, apart from currency values for which I use the eurosym package. If I have a document mwe_a.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \usepackage[right]{eurosym}...
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latexdiff problems with SCfigure

When I use latexdiff on documents with SCfigures that have changed slightly, for example in size, they appear twice such that the caption has no space and messes up the formatting. For figures this ...
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Clash between latexdiff and endfloat

When I posted the original question I hadn't yet found the origin of the clash, which turned to be caused by \endfloat. Original question I just started to use latexdiff since I realized it could ...
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latexdiff is changing the codification

When I run latexdiff it changes the codification of my TEX files from utf8 to ISO (I can see at the bottom of Texstudio) And replaces the characters with accents (á,é,í,ó,ú) by things like (ía, ó,...
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latexdiff for IEEE trans using texstudio

Trying to use latexdiff for an IEEE paper, I got lots of errors for compiling it using Pdflatex. Any idea why? what is the best configuration of latexdiff. Note that the original documents was ...
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Customizing latexdiff default (UNDERLINE) output styling

I'm using latexdiff to highlight the differences between two versions of a tex document, using the default style which is UNDERLINE. This style formats added text in blue with a wavy underline, and ...
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latexdiff Producing Error with Simple Tabular [closed]

I ran across an error using latexdiff that I have reduced to the following MWE. Given before and after files... \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{tabular}{ll} A &...
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git-latexdiff and relative imports on linux

I have a paper which is basically structured in a directory this way: mypaper/ main.tex sections/ intro.tex methods.tex conclusions.tex img/ img1.png ...