Questions tagged [tools]

{tools} is about the complementary tools needed to produce particular jobs. Note that it may not refer to any particular tool in a standard TeX bundle.

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Coding non-trivial algorithms within TeX

This is kind of a hard question to formulate correctly, so forgive me if I have to clarify this question later. I want to draw a lot of somewhat complex TikZ diagrams, which to be done effectively ...
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Tool to automatically convert handle into bib entry

There are on-line tools e.g., to convert isbn into a bib entry, or from doi to bib entry. I could not find any tool (on-line or off-line) to convert automatically http://hdl.handle.net/ links into bib....
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Spell checking LaTeX documents in Windows

I'm looking for a spell checking software for LaTex in Windows. I know that such questions have been asked before but more than a decade has passed. Hopefully, there are better solutions out now. ...
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Tikz learning: easy tools to help

Is there any app/site that can help/teach about Tikz? I am using Mathpix for mathematical formulas, I would like to have something similar.
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What is Texlive?

I’ve looked on the internet for multiple hours, but I can’t get my head around it. How to install new packages in the Texlive distribution?  I figured out that there was a package manager for this &...
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LaTeX code in legend table in Qti-Plot

I want to use LaTeX code in the legend table of a plot in the qti-plot software. Does anyone know how one could e.g. write $4\cdot 10^{-5}$?
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A program for quick and easy typesetting of formulas in latex

Is there an additional toolbox for a simpler set of formulas in latex? After all, it is difficult and not visual to type this using symbols. Also interested in the same for creating tables. It ...
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Merging multiple tex files into one standalone tex file [duplicate]

Suppose I have two tex files, document.tex and content.tex document.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} This is some content. \input{content.tex} \end{document} content.tex: This is ...
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Tool from unicode to LaTeX or to generate a LaTeX code that trasform a unicode symbol to LaTeX

I am currently looking for a tool that converts unicode code to TeX/LaTeX language. Actually I have not found nothing. There are many tools on the web that trasform the symbol from LaTeX to UNICODE ...
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A long text done with mdframed overlapped on the gray rectangle done with Mathcha

I have this code, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[framemethod=Tikz]{mdframed} \begin{document} \tikzset{every picture/.style=...
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Given this TEX file of a book with typos, how might I produce a corrected version. What tools and supporting packages are necessary or useful?

I am not very experienced with the details of processing TEX. I just use it for mathjax, and a few short missives, from time to time. The book is Space—Time—Matter, by Hermann Weyl, found here in ...
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How to make accessible pdfs with ConTeXt/LuaTeX and open-source tools

I recently watched this talk about PDF accessibility in LaTeX, and I was wondering how well it was supported by ConTeXt/LuaTeX. From what I've gathered, LuaTeX makes it easier by using UTF8 and TTF ...
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Automatic LaTeX code formatting (similar to clang-format)

There are tools such as clang-format that take e.g. an "ugly" (unformatted) C++ source code file and apply specific indentation and other rules to make the code more readable. Is there such ...
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Is is possible to convert an image to a tex formula? (Free vs paid) [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert an image to a tex formula? I would like to know free and paid solutions (which of them free and which of them paid). Thank you!
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MathJaX, Javascript, software LaTeX to create a .tex file similar of a video online?

I formulate this question because I am very curiosity how this video in Italian language has been realized with LaTeX or I think MathJaX with drop-down menus and graphics. Some users can kindly give ...
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Teaching with LaTeX during a Pandemic: corrections on a file pdf [closed]

I should correct my students' handwritten exercises that them send me with a .pdf file for distance learning due to the closure of schools in Italy and I don't know for how much longer. I'm using or ...
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How to force latexrun to parallel build?

I have a series of independent documents belonging to the same thing, each having its own main tex file. I wrote a small Makefile to wrap latexrun. latexrun is fantastic, but if I try to build all the ...
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Task manager with latex typesetting

What kind of solutions do you use for personal task management that support latex typesetting? Beside off-the-shelf apps, if they exist (e.g. todoist-like app with latex support), it would be nice to ...
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Packages for drawing diagrams of Feynman: advantages and disadvantages

My question simply derives from this question: Bremsstrahlung process in \feynmandiagram environment I have seen into the site TeX.SE. there are many question on the packages to draw a Feymann ...
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How to generate PDF from LaTeX residing in a Git repository?

Is there an online site which will generate a PDF document directly from LaTeX sources residing in a Git repository such as GitHub?
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Tool (or formula) that to convert RGB color to xcolor code (example of the type red!30!green)

Often I use xcolor package also to create several and customize kinds of colors. Many times I use the combination of the page 33 because it's understandable to me: But to find the exact shade of ...
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co-authorship network from bibtex

I am looking for a tool to generate a co-authorship network from a bibtex file. I guess it should be something that lot of people have already done but I cannot find anything. Before writing something ...
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Bundle latex-document to zip or tar

Suppose you have a latex file (say test.tex) which a lot of includes (\includegraphics, \include, \includepdf, bibliography files, \includestandalone etc.) sometimes with relative, sometimes with ...
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Do latex cli tools exists

I get really annoyed when I have to go find my tex template or download the template or recreate one from memory. Do Latex cli tools exist for linux where, in the terminal, I can write something like:...
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Compiling (La)TeX files automatically with GitLab CI

Inspired by this question about compiling LaTeX files with Travis CI: How can GitLab's integrated CI feature be used to build (La)TeX documents?
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Problem installing miktex tools bundle

I am trying to do page layout with miktex 2.9 (auctex front end) and am having trouble installing the tools package (in order to use the multicol environment). The hangup right now is that there is ...
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LaTeX Uglifier / obfuscator

For JavaScript you have e.g. js uglifier, which obfuscates the javascript so that it is infeasible for humans to read the javascript code. Also, judging by @DavidCarlisle's xii.tex (see below), ...
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GUI tool for reordering Beamer Slides

When I make a slide show, I tend to just dump out sides without too much concern for order or logical flow. Then afterwards, I go back reorder them and add any connecting slides I need etc. I ...
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Are there tools to generate stats per chapter/section? (LaTeX)

I'd like to have a general overview of documents I'm writing with LaTeX (e.g. a couple of books), I need tools to generate statistics on a LaTeX document (made of many files included into a main one), ...
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The most used latex symbols [closed]

I am creating a free offline latex tool for recognizing hand-written latex symbols https://zaidalyafeai.github.io/texter/ I want to improve the accuracy by knowing what are the most used latex ...
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Problem with package "tools" after Update

I have a problem with the package tools after an update of MiKTeX 2.9.6670 64 bit. See the following MWE in which I use the package auto-pst-pdf. While compiling, I'm getting this window: After ...
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How to automatically generate a Glossary without explicit references in the text?

Question How is possible to automatically create a glossary with name, definition and each page in which the current word is present in a set of tex files (more than one), without explicit references ...
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Feasibility of a Latex "Computation Verifier"

This may be more appropriate on stackoverflow, but as it pertains specifically to the existence of a utility for LaTeX, I thought I should ask it here. In my experience as an undergraduate, it's very ...
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Online tool to create charts from tables?

I am wondering if there is such a tool were I can provide a table and define the type of chart and it produces a Latex code for that chart? Thank you
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Prevent `biber --tool` from removing non-standard fields in .bib files

This question was about a side effect encountered in this answer. One way to avoid this side effect is to not use biber but bibtool -biblatex as stated in this answer. I'm using biber --tool to ...
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How to change the color of part of a text in LAtex?

How to change the color of part of text in LAtex? I am going to write a sentence with bold blue color at somewhere in my context. But don't know how to change the color.
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Proper setup for tikzit-0.9?

I have installed the following SW on my PC basic-miktex-2.9.6361-x64 from https://miktex.org/download TXCSetup_2.02Stable_x64 from https://sourceforge.net/projects/texniccenter/files/ tikzit-0.9 from ...
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LaTeX it! won't compile simple code

I just dowloaded the add-on LaTeX it! for Thunderbird. I'm a one-hour beginner. Something must be very wrong with me or with LaTeX it!. Indeed, I wanted to compile, inside Thunderbird, a text ...
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How to build my LaTeX automatically using Travis CI?

How to do I build my LaTeX files with TeX Live using the continuous integration server Travis CI to which I push with git, especially considered that I do not want to download everything of TeX Live ...
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Issue with ctanify on my texlive2017 (windows os)

I have problems to run ctanify on my TL2017, executing ctanify --help I have this message Can't locate File/Copy/Recursive.pm in @INC (you may need to install the File::Copy::Recursive module) (@...
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Modern Literate Programming Tool? [closed]

Author's Note: I'd have posted this to the 'Software Recommendations' Stack Exchange if I'd seen any questions posted about literate-programming software when I did a cursory search there, but I didn'...
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Adding a button in Toolbar in Winedt 10

I am using Winedt 10 and in its Toolbar some icon is missed. For example, I would like to use "Insert Environment" directly in "Toolbar" by only clicking on its icon as it was in "Winedt 9", and I do ...
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Tools with Nice User Interface to Create Block Diagrams in TiKz

I know I can use Tikz and insert the source code in TeX. But is there a better way to do it which has a better user interface?
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Can I stop a failed compilation from clobbering aux etc?

I have a complicated document which takes a while to compile (even with chapters commented-out entirely) and typically needs 3 passes to get everything right. If a typo creeps in and breaks the ...
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Amount of words in latex book, article? [duplicate]

running wc -w against latex files does not amswer question of actual words of content in article, book. Therefore, how to count them?
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Convert month=Jan or month=jan strings in .bib files into integer

Tame the Beast suggests to use plain integers over strings in the month key. I have mixed month formats in my .bib file and want a unique solution. Which tools can convert the different strings like ...
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Markdown-like tool for converting "human" text to reasonable LaTeX code?

In my ideal world, I want to be able to write something like So here are the steps: - So now we define x^* = min { x | sum_kk ||f(x_kk^20)|| } and then do blah - But this requires another indented ...
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Converting C-like math expressions to LaTeX

Is there any (open source) solution for converting math expressions from a C-like expression syntax to LaTeX? When I say "solution", I mean either from outside LaTeX (i.e: an external program that ...
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Integrating Grammarly with online LaTeX editors such as overleaf?

Grammarly does not work with LaTex, but I believe it still can be helpful: I like to use Grammarly Chrome extension with an online Latex editor. I tried sharelatex, overleaf , authorea and verbosus ...
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Corrupted output when using pdf2svg with cmbright

Please consider the following MWE \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage{cmbright} \begin{document} Math: $A/2=\cos(\phi(t))$ \end{document} The output created with pdflatex looks flawless:...
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