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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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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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Format the citation keys in both the .bib file and source automatically

Utilities like BibTool and JabRef can be used to automatically generate citation keys according to a fixed format (e.g., <author><year> as in Einstein1905). However, when multiple authors ...
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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 ...
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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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How Integrate Grammarly on online latex editors?

Grammarly is not adopted 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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! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char �zq (U+EC) - web site

Im getting the following error message, due to my bibtex source ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char �zq (U+EC) I know it is because somewhere, some how some a special m!@$$êr character has ...
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Working on multiple tex files using different fonts using TexStudio - driving me insane [duplicate]

I was working with a Tex file in the standard font, and another in Calibri in Tex Studio. The problem is that I have to switch compiler between the two files. I don't want to use Configure -> Build ...
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What is the a good PDF crop tool for creating diagrams? [closed]

I originally used TikZ for a lot of the diagrams I use for my tex file. However, as diagrams get more complicated (think insanely nested loops with labels everywhere) I find it is usually easier and ...
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Current tools for quantum computing

There are several questions here already asking about packages and tools for use in generating quantum mechanics and quantum computation diagrams suitable for incorporation into TeX documents, but all ...
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Command line option to get tree view structure of LaTeX project

I would like to get a tree-view of a latex project showing things like sections, chapters, figures. - Table of contents - Introduction (1.0) --- fig 1 fig one title --- fig 2 fig two title - ...
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for shell script containing the whole latex document, adding a file name choosing capability [closed]

I ran across this post Possible to have a shell script containing the whole LaTeX document? The solution in that post works perfectly as written. However I wanted to be able to choose the name of ...
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How to cut pdf at crop marks?

I have a PDF document, evidently produced using LaTeX, which has wide white margins and crop marks. I'd like to remove these margins and corresponding crop marks. Is there a tool to do it ...
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Tool to compare log files

Is there any tool that can help in comparing two log files from different runs? I am interested in showing things like: Different versions of the loaded packages Change in the size of overfull boxes ...
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How to convert csv file to bibtex? [closed]

I have a csv file of the database Springer as follows: Columns Item Title,Publication Title,Book Series Title,Journal Volume,Journal Issue,Item DOI,Authors,Publication Year,URL,Content Type Data of ...
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Extract all arguments of a certain command from a document

I have a command \foo which takes two arguments and which I use about a hundred times throughout my document (but never within an argument of another instance of \foo). I now want to spellcheck every ...
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Extracting typeset lines

For a research project, I'd like to extract an image of each typeset line in a page of plain text all in the same font. I've considered two ways, both hacks of course, but I don't mind hacking: Use ...
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Is there an equivalent of jsfiddle for LaTeX? [duplicate]

Given that it's very useful to generate minimal reproducible examples when asking for help, it seems like a online LaTeX sandbox would be beneficial. For those unaware, jsfiddle and similar sites ...
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Natbib errors: find which entry is causing them

When one is pestered with the all too familiar error message ! Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations, how does one find which entry is causing the problem? I'm ...
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Function to autoformat string of text

I am writing a thesis that will require the reporting of the results of multiple ANOVAs. Reporting these follows the format F1,16=5.06, P=.009. I would like a tool that does this formatting for me, ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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Proofreading of Latex document

I am working on some document in Latex in Linux and then I will outsource the proofreading of it to some company. The problem is, the company uses MS Windows machines and it has so far only worked ...
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View specific pdf version from git repository with linux application

Are there any Linux programs that can open specific versions of a pdf file under revision control with git. I have been using subversion for version control with my latex documents, but I am giving ...
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Is there such a thing as a font viewer [duplicate]

How do you know what glyphs are in a font? Is there a tool that shows them?
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How can I tell chktex that I have checked the next line?

I use chktex to check my bachelor's thesis for mistakes. I get a lot of warnings and I would like to get rid of them. For example, I have a line \large{\iflanguage{english}{Duration}{Bearbeitungszeit}...
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Edit hyperref PDF metadata and options in external software [closed]

I am looking to figure out whether there is a way to edit options that the hyperref package offers in other software. To be more precise, what I am particularly after are the following ones: pdftitle=...