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{scripts} is for questions involving external scripts (small programs in source code form) related to (La)TeX.

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TexWorks JavaScript to convert into SI-units

I try to write a script for the TexWorks editor. I want to be able to convert easy writeable physical units into the syntax of the SI-Unit latex package. For example: I write: 12,45A mark it and hit ...
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How do I automatically fill LaTeX templates with from a table of data?

I have a LaTeX template like \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, \VAR{USER}! \end{document} and a table of users (for example as a csv) like ID,USER 01,Peter 02,Michael 03,Jana ... ...
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Compiling .tex file and generating pdf using a bash script in Windows

I am trying to compile & generate pdf from a .tex file using a bash script to automate the process. I need to use bash script as there are a large number of .tex files to be handled. I am using ...
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expand \today in english rather than hindi

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage[Latin,Devanagari]{ucharclasses} \setmainfont{Mangal} \newfontfamily{\devanagarifont}{Mangal} \newfontfamily{\...
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TeXstudio; 'could not start the command' for custom command running bash script

Edit: solved. Solution: RTFM. I.e. as Schoekling suggested, the manual states: "Each user command has a name with a pattern :, e.g. user0:User Command 0. The command id has to be unique and must ...
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How do I get consistent margins in dramatist?

The code: \documentclass[a5paper,11pt]{memoir} \usepackage{dramatist,etoolbox,enumitem} \usepackage[latin]{babel} \pagestyle{empty} \makeatletter \renewenvironment{drama} {\if@lnpa \...
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how to set the document width according width of text

I would like my documents to be automatically sized to the width of the text they contain, that is the width of their longest line. I have a directory of files of code (python scripts) and I'm ...
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Is there a script/macro which includes figures, having 3 arguments: 1) input file, 2) caption and 3) scale?

I'm looking for a macro like, \newcommand{\figu}[3]{ \begin{figure}[H] \scalebox{#3} {\begin{center} {\includegraphics[width=13 cm, height=8 cm]{#1}} \end{center}} \vspace{-0.2cm} \caption{\hspace{0....
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Can LaTeX automatically itemize a list?

So I have a word list file in .txt format, I want to edit it and enumerate them. But since the file runs into thousands of lines potentially, it would be a daunting task to do it manually. I wonder ...
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Create a command to reduce code duplication when inserting imgage

so I have to do a pdf with a lot of images and I would like to avoid code duplication, so I'd like to create something like a function which take as input two arguments: Image name Caption text So ...
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Script for inserting multiples images

So I have a text table with Two column : Image_name \ Caption I would like to read from this table the value of Image_name and Caption and automatic put them in the code like : \centering \begin{...
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Can TeXstudio scripting be used to restore the state of a split-view workspace?

While working in TeXstudio on my current project, I prefer a vertically split-view workspace with each view occupying 50% of the editor's height, 8 specific file tabs open in the north view, and every ...
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LuaLatex , how put glyph freely

Lua are incredible engine. I have a font in ttf and I would put a specific glyph in a specific place. For example I create a logo. I need to put second version of 'a' in (x,y)=(12pt,30pt) from left ...
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TeXstudio scripts – internal viewer

I need to make a macro script that would "press" Fit to Width button in the TeXstudio's internal viewer. I found that viewer object is called pdfs[0], but, unfortunately, on the wiki page there are ...
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Matlab's script losing identation when pdf is generated. How can i solve it?

i am new in all this Latex stuff, but i am trying to learn. Currently i am stuck in a problem: display a Matlab code. This is my code in TexStudio: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin =...
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Change settings with macros TeXstudio

I'd like to have a macro in my TeXstudio to change settings, more specifically PdfLaTeX command from pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex to pdflatex.exe -synctex=0 -interaction=...
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I want to write a script that replaces all $$ … $$ math formulas with \ [… \] in texstudio

Ask people to help me write a script that replaces all the math formulas $$ ... $$ into \ [... ] in texstudio. Thank you!
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Dynamically move and edit text?

I've created a LaTeX document to track my goals and weekly/daily to-do's. I have labels for the goals and weekly tasks that I reference in the daily tasks. Here is what I am hoping to automate with ...
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Using MLS package and Kotex package together

I asked a similar question before but would like to rephrase it to make the point clearer. I would like to use the package MLS (to type Mongolian and Manchu scripts) and Kotex (to type Chinese-...
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lyx - is it possible to include content from a few commands, perhaps in a script?

Let me try to simplify the problem that I'm facing. I am writing a handbook and I want to include the output of maaaaaany commands (and some content of some text files) in the document. I m doing the ...
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How do you copy all the images referenced in a document into a single directory?

I am finalising a book and I need to submit all the images as separated files along with the manuscript. Now, images are all saved in different places and referenced with a relative path from my ...
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Need help with TexStudio macro for calling a shell script

So, I made this shell script that can be called from TexStudio, The scripts calls git to add and commit files with the current date, and then push them to GitHub. I want to improve it's functionality ...
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filesystem tree diagram shows strange iteration behaviour

I found this (the one on the left) on TeXample.net. I made the one on the right, based on the same code. I was hoping I might be a be able to write a script to map out a real filesystem. I decided to ...
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Automatically remove \ifthenelse

Let's assume that you have a single LaTeX source file that can compile two arts of documents: a main conference paper and its extended long version. Inside, you use \ifthenese to produce the two ...
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Script for dualizing diagrams in tikzcd by mirroring

My question is very similar to this one, but in some cases I would prefer my diagrams to be mirrored instead of rotated. Is it possible to write a script which achieves this in LaTeX? As an example I ...
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TeXstudio scripting with system call and “?” [closed]

I want to make a simple script in texstudio, which i can use to search a selected word in my browser. Everything works quite right, except i can't call the query command correctly. The "?" seems to ...
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change font style of script in math mode

I hope you are doing well. I am writing to ask you how I can change the font style of the script in math mode in latex. Actually i use \text{} to write script in equation area nicely, for example : X_{...
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Can page heading marks work with paracol?

Problem summary: Neither the standard marks nor extramarks work as desired when using paracol because LaTeX treats each column as a separate page. In my application, each page on paper consists of ...
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Do TeXStudio Macros allow for conditionals?

I am trying to get a conditional to work within a TeXStudio script macro. Specifically, this is what I have: %SCRIPT txt = cursor.selectedText() editor.write("\\left\\langle "+txt+" \\right\\rangle") ...
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Is there a way to convert \def macro in \newcommand macro automatically?

I have a big file of macros, they are all in this form : \def\eclaire{\mathbb} \def\R{\ensuremath{\eclaire R}} I want to have them in \newcommand form, for those macro it's quite easy, i just have ...
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arara: load a local batch script or transform the batch script to an own rule

My question is similar to the one here, however it has a little different focus. I am working under Windows using MikTeX 2.9. I do have several latex projects which are part of a tool documentation. ...
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De-macro script not working anymore?

I would like to use a script which is included in TeX Live called De-macro (link), this module is a bit old, the last update is from 2007 and it works with Python 2.7 I guess. I tried to use it ...
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TeXworks script for inserting inline math mode

I've been trying to set up a TeXworks script that would add the in-line math mode symbol '$' around a selection. E.g., if one selected '\omega' and executed the script, the result would be '$\omega$'. ...
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Input variable as argument in metapost script?

I would like to pass input parameters into my .mp script. For example, instead of running: mpost script.mp I want to run something like: mpost script.mp 1 1 2 diamand Where "1 1 2 diamond" are 4 ...
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How to vertically wrapped page around formula?

thank you for your time. I wonder if it is possible to render one phrase only in latex and make sure the document is wrapped around the phrase (no bigger that it need to be)? I know you can set the ...
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Selecting a string beginning with $ and ending with $

The LaTeX editor I use, TeXStudio, allows for custom script-macros. I have little experience with JAVASCRIPT, but I do have one script I managed to create after reading the TeXstudio : user manual ...
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Move editor viewport in TeXstudio script

I'm using the "Finding the next sectioning command" TeXstudio script from the TeXstudio wiki. The script moves the editor's cursor to the next sectioning command, i.e. the next \section{}, \...
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How do I run the build script for dissertate?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, and since I don't really understand how computers work I'm having a little trouble. I've downloaded a generic template here: https://github.com/suchow/Dissertate The ...
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Seamless invocation of bib de-duplication script from document source preamble?

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond my control, I am stuck with mendeley as my citation manager which provides an option to export its library to a bib file. My mendeley library is organised into ...
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Running pdflatex from a RAM disk

For performance reasons. I would like to be able to run pdflatex directly from memory and not have to go to disk. Plan is to set up a RAM disk, /RamDisk, and run everything there. Currently I have ...
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Determine active distribution via shell script

Background: Currently, I have installed /usr/local/texlive/2016 /usr/local/texlive/2017 /usr/local/texlive/2018 With TeXLive, I can use the TeX Live Utility.app to select which TeX distribution to ...
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How to install REVtex into TEXlive

I have downloaded and installed TEXlive, I now wish to use REVtex on it. I have downloaded the zip file revtex4-1. However I do not know how to install it. I have looked on other forums and they have ...
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TeXshop with shell script setting can't find a program in the shell. Why does this happen?

Hello people in this site, I am a newbie to this site, and this is my first question here. In the Preference->Engine->Latex of TeXshop, I wrote as ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/pdfplatex2 where platex2 is a ...
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Programmatically editing Synctex files?

I'm in a situation where I'm building my LaTeX with a script that preprocesses my .Tex files, producing new ones as output that are then compiled with latexmk. Ideally, the synctex files will point ...
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Run Apple Script File (.scpt) from TexMaker

Is there a possibility to run an Apple Script File (.scpt) directly from TexMaker in macOS? EDIT: My intention is to delete all not used data like .log, .acr ... to be able to share the raw .tex and ....
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Multiple Find & Replace in TexStudio using Script Macros

I am using TexStudio with MikTex. I am using at least two packages regularly to create certain lists. Let us say, in one package I have to use \begin{exam} and \end{exam} to start and end list and \...
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Dual-dialogue in play scripts

Is there a package in which dual-dialogue (dialogue in parallel columns) in a stage-play script is possible? Thank you! Something like the example in this picture:
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How to properly draw a circle with two tangent line marking the right angles

I've been trying to draw a figure, like the following draft, with precision for the last two days. After a research on internet I was able to test a lot of softwares and script languages. Two script ...
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Is TeXMaker capable of using a .js script made to work for TeXWorks? If not, how do I go about turning a .js into a .tms?

I'm trying to do the following: LaTeX -> (text selected, keyboard shortcut pressed) -> \hyperref[LaTeX]{LaTeX} I can't use user tags for this because it can't use selection twice, only once. I ...
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Short-commands for many German scripts

I am typing a note which contains many German script letters. In particular, I need to type a German letter in capital as well as small. I used following commands for such: .... \newcommand{\R}{\...