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Texpad - snippets incorporating removal of whitespaces / characters

I made few snippets in Texpad that a great for productivity, however, I rather simple ones I cannot thing of solving, these are as follows (I don't know whether there is a sensible solution): Snippet ...
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Texpad not compiling bibliography; same project new computer

I was happily working on a paper in Texpad for a few weeks without issue. But I bought a new computer and now am no longer happily working on said paper. When I try to compile the paper on the new ...
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How to create a ghost symbol? Why it cannot work on Texpad, but can work on Overleaf?

How can I add the ghost symbol like this? I used package 'halloweenmath', but it can only work on Overleaf. The ghost symbol is not shown when I use Texpad. Thank you very much.
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Can I compile *without* generating a PDF?

When Texpad compiles a .tex file, it produces a .pdf in the same location with the same name. I would prefer to not have these PDFs actually be stored in my working file directory—it adds clutter, ...
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Texpad continuous spell-checking on iPad apparently does nothing

iPad Pro 11" (3rd), TexPad 1.9.2, iPadOS 14.8. There is an Automation preference for continuous spell checking which I have set, but there does not appear to be any checking - at least when I ...
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Vanishing text in pdf viewer - Texpad

I have recently started using texpad (1.9.2) running on macOS (10.15.7) for writing my master's thesis. The software seems to be good, however I am facing an annoying problem with the built-in pdf ...
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Texpad: Snippets for replacing in-text references

I enjoy the feature of Texpad allowing creating own snippets. My snippets are rather simple and use insert at cursor function only. However, I was wondering whether one can make more sophisticated ...
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pdfTeX is not running in PDF mode - problems with package transparent

I am using to compile my MWE \listfiles \documentclass{article} \usepackage{transparent} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \texttransparent{0.5}{Hello World} \end{document} But it won'...
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Compile .dtx into .sty for TexPad?

I need to use the accessibility package with my TexPad application for MacOS, but the package includes both .dtx and .ins files. When I try to compile the .dtx file with pdfLaTeX in TexPad to generate ...
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Using aux-directory when you need the output

Several latex distributions have options to put aux files in a separate directory using a -aux_directory command-line option. I use Texpad, so I have a "hide intermediate files" option that ...
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Compile PythonTeX using TexPad editor

I recently started using PythonTeX, but am struggling to streamline my workflow. I use the latest version of TexPad (Version 1.9.2) under macOS Mojave. I'm perfectly capable of compiling PythonTeX (v. ...
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Why is Texpad not showing the PDF?

I have a question regarding the Typesetter Texpad for macOS. Ususally I use Overleaf but I thought about switching to a local typesetter. I searched for some and ended up downloading the tial version ...
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How can I use \textalpha in a section or subsection?

I can use \textalpha in the title like this \title{Tool\textsubscript{\textalpha} other text} Output : Toolα and it is working fine. But if I use the \textalpha in section, for example \section{...
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TexMaker or TexPad?

I am new to Latex programs and I need to download one. I have a MAC and I was wondering which is the best program between TexMaker and TexPad without considering the economic point of view. Thanks in ...
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cropping figure using trim and clip options with Overleaf vs Texpad

As you can see in my example, I try to include a vector pdf graphic and crop away its title (I want to put the info that is written in the title into the caption). When I do this using the trim={} and ...
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Slow compilation using Texpad on MacOS (LuaLaTeX). How to speed up compilation?

Is there a way to speed up compilation on Texpad? When I compile this particular *.tex file the compilation lasts about 4sec in TexShop, when I compile it in the Texpad its about 15sec.
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Undefined control sequence help required for plotting a graph

When trying to insert a graph plotting a DC transfer curve from Multisim I have been having a minor issue and I'm not sure why. If anyone could explain how to fix this I would be greatly appreciative. ...
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Texpad Live Vs. MacTeX Vs. MikTeX compiler differences (output files)

I am struggling with following: I work on a larger collection in LaTeX, which includes around 30 different papers. I am used to work on macOS (Texpad - currently using live compiler), hence compiling ...
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Bib file seems to be too large for TexPad "pool size exceeded"

I'm using Texpad to write a book chapter. This is a review so the bibliography is very large. I'm using BiBDesk to generate my bib file. After working on the chapter my references started showing up ...
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Biber can't find bib file [closed]

I hope you're all well. I'm having some confounding difficulty with incorporating a bibliography into my MA thesis. I'm using Texpad & BibDesk on a Mac. I have the following lines in my tex file: \...
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Style file and iOS TexPad app

I am trying to typeset my project using TeXpad app on my iPhone 11 (iOS 13.6) and I wish to use my own style. I tried to put my style file mypaper.sty into linked iCloud folder, and into local iPhone ...
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TexPad Mac Os X - %force-texpad-dependency

I am facing a puzzling problem. I am working with TexPad 1.8.12 on Mac OS X 10.15.4. I compile with pdflatex in the cloud, but have also experienced the issue with the local custom Texpad texlive ...
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TexpadTeX and "LaTeX error: Cannot determine size of graphic in PDF (no bounding box)"

The following MWE doesn't compile under Texpad 1.8.14 on the Mac, using TexpadTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{qtree} \begin{document} \includegraphics{pic.pdf} \end{...
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Insert large horizontal page to document

I am trying to insert a large diagram to my document. The diagram is too large to be inserted to a horizontal A4 page. What is the best way to add a single A3 or A2 page to a document? This is the ...
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Ending comes right after beginning in environment?

I defined a new environment using \newenvironment{testenv}{ {before} {after}} Then I use the environment like so: \begin{testenv} hi \end{testenv} But my output looks like: before after hi I am ...
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Hebrew in Texpad

I am trying to write a Hebrew article using Texpad editor in macOS, However, I encounter the following problems: The text I type is written 'left to right' how do I change to 'right to left'? How ...
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Biber backend not working in Texpad

This post is similar to this one insofar the biber backend not working (and BibTex backend working). I would like to resolve this problem within the Texpad application, whose settings are determined ...
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TexPad Citation

I'm currently writing my thesis and use TexPad as my editor. I made the choice to use it as it looks clean, side-by-side pdf view and just works. Well almost works as I'm pulling my hair out as my ...
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File Not Found error for \includegraphics{file}, BUT not consistently after the recent update of TexPad

I have been using the updated version of TeXpad recently, and I am coming across some issues that I cannot render. I am creating beamer slides and the \includegraphics command is not working properly. ...
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Problem using custom package

The problems occur with the following two example files. The first file is called sty1.sty. It is located in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/packages/sty1 I created all of the folders below ~/Library. ...
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texpad with Arabic

I am using the latest version texpad. It was working fine with Arabic text. But recently, I got the following message no log - defaulting to texput.log: This is TexpadTeX (based on TeX Version 3....
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How to obtain the effect of linebreak with xelatex?

Now I use TexPadtex to compile my tex files for the real time preview feature. Unfortunately it doesn't support xelatex or lualatex engine. So I have some trouble when I compile a Chinese document. ...
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“Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=8000]” on Texpad

I use the Texpad on my iPad. A "TeX capacity exceeded, [save size=8000]" issue occurred when compiling the project. How to fix?
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Best spell checking solution for Texpad?

I realize versions of this question have been asked numerous times, but looking through those I have not found any recent answers, or any completely satisfying ones. I'm curious what solutions people ...
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An issue with chapterbib (TexPad)

I write a report using TexPad. Each chapter has a unique reference list. I mainly use chapterbib and natbib packages to make the lists of reference appear; however, could not manage. That is, the ...
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TexPad Biblatex citing not working

I just started using TexPad but citing is not working. Everything worked fine in Overleaf. But in TexPad citation just doesnt work. I dont get any errors. This is how the start of my document looks ...
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Texpad shows no error and yet does not compile pdf

I am using Texpad on Mac. I made a figure with 3 plots using pgfplots. It worked a few days ago but when I opened the file today, it failed to produce the pdf. It showed no error during the compiling. ...
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Can I create custom templates in Texpad for iOS?

I would like to create custom templates in Texpad for iOS. The 7 pre-set templates are extremely skimpy—they don’t actually have enough code in them for a document to generate when text is added ...
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How to make "fakebold" work on custom font?

I am including a special font for greek, but when I use it, the \textbf{} command does not result in bold letters. I have added a [FakeBold=3], but it has no effect. What's the problem? \...
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Problem with Texpad - Forest package Tree results in error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [parameter stack size=120]"

I recently got back reviews for a paper I submitted eight months ago. Upon opening my file, I discovered it wouldn't compile properly anymore. After some troubleshooting, I narrowed it down to the ...
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TexPad without MacTex

I'm just a beginner with LaTeX. According to its website, "Texpad iOS comes with our own implementation of LaTeX compiler." It seems to me one may edit a .tex file on their Mac, and then typeset the ...
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Need help with using glossaries-extra package (Texpad, MacOS)

I am trying to work on a thesis following a template from my university, and I am having trouble making a 'Nomenclature' and 'Symbols' list. I am able to successfully make a 'Glossary' and '...
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Package causing blank page for NO reason [closed]

After simply adding \usepackage{blochsphere}, an unwanted extra blank page at the beginning of the document is added - what is going on here? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{blochsphere} \...
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Generate BBL file and no other intermediate files?

I use Texpad, and typeset with intermediate files hidden. Since I use BibTeX for references, I periodically need to access the BBL file, for example to create a file containing the references that's ...
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Tutorial for working with Texpad on iPad Pro

I have written my PhD thesis with TexStudio on my laptop. Now I’m travelling and have to modify my thesis, but I only have an iPad with me. All my documents are on Dropbox and so I downloaded Texpad, ...
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How can one customize cursor movement shortcuts in Texpad editor?

I'm running Texpad 1.8.3 and at the moment ctrl+F moves the cursor one character to the right and ctrl+B moves it one character to the left. I'd like to modify this to make it consistent with commands ...
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TexPad stuck in typesetting

could you please help me because my typesetting is stuck. I use Texpad for OS. The typesetting began being stuck when I added this paragraph The Gross Enrolment Ratio is the \``number of students ...
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Compiling references in Texpad

I am using Texpad for the first time. I just imported my fully functional .tex and .bib file into it. Now I am having trouble compiling references in Texpad. This is the code: \documentclass{amsart} ...
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I cannot change the style of the bibliography

maybe I am just a clod, but really I cannot make the bibliography to be in the author-year style with TextPad. It always deliver the same numeric style. This is my code (sorry if there is alot stuf ...
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Hyperlinks in Texpad iOS app

I’ve been trying to get hyperlinks to work in the Texpad iOS app using hyperref, but have had no luck. I’ve tried compiling this within the app: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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