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Questions tagged [tutorials]

Should be used when asking about obtaining tutorials, how-tos, introductory books etc. For questions about writing such material, use the tag {documentation} instead.

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Best tutorial learn bottom-up how to format biblatex-citations [duplicate]

After years with LaTeX, I need to take control over the output formatting of my citations in various projects. I've referred to the manual as well as the otherwise excellent tame the BeaST but I'm ...
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Tutorial: Low-Level Basic Implementation of an Asynchronous Table of Contents?

Closely Related: - Mimicking LaTeX's "table of contents" functionality Using documentclass{minimal}, what is the shortest way to write a low-level asynchronous Table of Contents, (...
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Comprehensive Tutorial/Manual for LaTeX/Packages with explicit example and shown results instead of pure codes like document center of mathematica

I want to use some packages in latex, then I find the manual for that package. However I find all these manual are purely codes and explanation without any explicit examples and shown results. I'm not ...
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Typesetting matrix multiplication

Here's a very general question: how would you guys write out a tutorial on matrix multiplication? Maybe with indicative arrows in order to show which line associates with its correspondent column, I ...
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Overhanging lines

I am new to LaTeX and I am trying to write my dissertation using LaTeX. Recently, I was working on this tutorial with Lipsum to create random text. Upon compiling, I see that some of these lines are ...
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Implement Friggeri in ConTeXt

How would one implement the Friggeri CV1[2] in ConTeXt? I'm new to TeX and have read: ConTeXt Mark IV an excursion Creating a clean presentation style in 40 commits It's in the details For the year-...
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The definitive guide to ConTeXt MkIV documentation

On the mailing list (sign up, do it!) and on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange (abbr.: TeX.SX) I often read the complaint that the ConTeXt documentation is bad/old/incomplete. I wholeheartedly disagree. ...
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TikZ Interactive Tutorial [closed]

I'm a new user to LaTeX and would like to learn how to draw graphics (specifically vectors {think multivariable calc} in TikZ. Are there any interactive tutorials or resources you can recommend? ...
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What TeXBook version has built-in bookmarks?

My PDF copy of the TeXbook, surprisingly, doesn't contain any built-in bookmark. Do you know what version has them?
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How to use deluxetable.sty?

I'm writing a lab report and it was recommended to use the deluxetable package, which is used by physics journals, etc. Despite the popularity of it, I am having trouble finding any tutorial on it. ...
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Changing Font Family as in LaTeX wikibook example

I want to vary the font family in my document, as demonstrated in this example from the LaTeX wikibook. I built and compiled an mwe using that same code, but in the document I generated, the font does ...
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Where to learn the essentials about using latex? [duplicate]

Please read the whole post before downvoting. I am starting with the use of latex for my thesis and for writing some articles. I must be always asking here because it is difficult using -not learning-...
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Where can I find “aligned” environment documentation?

Where can I find "aligned" environment documentation? I tried on the web and in this site but I've not been able to find it.
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Undefined citation in bibtex (from sharelatex tutorial) [duplicate]

First time using Bibtex. I was reading the tutorial of sharelatex on bibtex, here: https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Bibliography_management_with_bibtex I copied the bib file they provide into a file: ...
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Is ConTeXt dead? [closed]

Seaching for ConTeXt tutorials and documentation I mostly found unfinished books older than 5 years, yet the last stable release was in 2015 and it seems widely used. Is this the intended state? I ...
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Which Class and Packages for typesetting War and Peace ( a novel narrative) [duplicate]

Project: format "War and Peace" on 8.5" X 5.5" double sided pages, using open source software, with a pdf submittal. The utf8 text is freely available to anyone, and no one can own sole publication ...
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Any TEX / LATEX Tutorial Specifically Covering MikTeX & WinEdit on a Microsoft Windows PC? [duplicate]

For typesetting my mathematical documents, I have been using MikTeX (for the back-end compilation) and WinEdit (for front end typing), on a Windows system. However, I often find that I need a ...
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ConTeXt for the LaTeX user [duplicate]

I am willing to try out ConTeXt after reading about its typographical capabilities and differences from more classical engines. I was wondering if there was good and recent resources to learn the ...
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What are good resources for a beginner, non-computer genius type of person, to learn Plain TeX?

I noticed that there are a lot of "beginner" resources for LaTeX, lots of novice friendly tutorials etc. Are there similar resources available for Plain TeX that are geared towards beginners? ...
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Where is a good place to start? [duplicate]

I'm completely newb in TeX world, I'd love you point the right direction, any good tutorials, documentation. And I'd love to know good options in: No-need-to-install ways to learn. If you think ...
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LaTeX introduction books 2: “modern” documentation [closed]

Trying to help a couple of completely lost querents here, I looked around and find a couple of nice posts pointing to "introductory" documentation, like for example What are good learning resources ...
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Which interesting and helpful YouTube channels do you recommend? [closed]

For starting I liked https://www.youtube.com/user/14mech14/videos. Which channels do you recommend?
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Is there a good tutorial / getting-started-guide focused on the KOMA-Script way?

So, I'm pretty new to LaTeX. I've been told in many places to use KOMA-Script document-classes instead of the standard ones; but it's also been mentioned that after doing so, you can't use a plethora ...
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Is it ok to learn latex from a 4-years old book?

I began reading LaTeX Beginner's Guide 2011. It instructed me to type \usepackage[noligatures]{microtype}, but the option to disable ligatures became a declaration, \DisableLigatures. It seems LaTeX ...
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Beginning Thesis [closed]

I am a graduate student in statistics and am about to begin writing my thesis, having finished my analyses and theoretical work. I have used LyX in the past and am well versed in knitr and have some ...
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Is there any tutorial on writing custom tikz decorations? [closed]

I'd like to code a new decoration for TikZ. Is there any tutorial, howto, manual or anything on the web, or should I just study the source?
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How can I learn LaTeX enough to write a paper? [duplicate]

Recently one of my college teachers had given a problem for which I had developed a solution. He told me to write it down in a technical paper in a website called overleaf.com. However, I am ...
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How do I install, learn and benefit maximally by using LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new to LaTeX, but learnt that it's the best document preparation as researchers. I have downloaded ProTeX, but I do not know anything about coding and programming, how do I ( I am a PhD ...
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advanced LaTeX course [duplicate]

I am looking for some tutorial or video-class or something like that about LaTeX advanced course. I want to know more about macros and the creation of packages. Thanks for the attention!
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I am very interested in writing my M.Sc. thesis with Latex, and have question: [duplicate]

I am writing my M.Sc. thesis in biochemistry, which has mathematics. I am new to latex, but I am greatly interested in it. I am watching/reading tutorials but was wondering if the community could ...
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I want to write a paper in latex but I don't know how to write in latex [closed]

I am a new user of latex tool. Up till now I have installed WinEdt for that. I want to write my own paper in Latex. Please Give me some suggestions where to start.
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Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex

Today I switched to biblatex and found it amazing. I've already skimmed the manual of biblatex. I wonder if any Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex is available. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Is there a useful latex manual which explains not only markup but relation of it

After searching for useful latex guides, manuals, tutorial, etc. for months now I've noticed a general lack of description of the relations between different types of markup. I estimate (from my long ...
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Good resources to understand how LaTeX is constructed layer after layer? [duplicate]

I have been a user of LaTeX for a couple of years now, and I would like to start to be involved in the writing packages. The problem is that currently, a lot of things appear to me as "black magic". ...
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Any LaTeX video tutorial recommendations for Mac users?

I dive into LaTex world for a time, although I try my best to read More Math Into LaTeX come along with TeXShop, there are still lots of gaps uncovered. I did search them on Lynda.com and I find ...
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Good Reference Book

I am having a problem getting two sets of data plotted on the same graph and have trawled the www for info on how to solve it. The closest I have found is this TeX.SX post. However, that is a ...
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Are there good comprehensive lists of LaTeX commands online?

I'm relatively new to actual LaTeX scripting, much of my experience comes from using MathJax over at math.stackexchange.com and I'm kinda self-taught, just picking things up as I need them. However, I'...
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Where can I find documentaion for tkz-graph in english

The tkz-graph / tkz-berge packages are really useful for making graphs. The official documentation available on CTAN, is however not much help. The documentation for tkz-berge only document the high-...
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LaTeX beginner's tutorial [duplicate]

I was recently introduced to LaTeX but I cannot find any resources online for beginners like me. I need a how-to kind of a resource for basic functionality. Pardon my vagueness. I currently have no ...
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Please tutor the usage of patchcmd and xpatch

I understand that the patchcmd package provides a command \patchcommand that can be used to add material at the beginning and/or end of the replacement text of an existing macro. It works for macros ...
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PSTricks: What are the Learning Tutorials/Guides available for new users with hierarchical steps?

I am looking for materials for PSTricks learning in similar vein to Materials for learning TikZ I am always interested to learn PSTricks through our famous Just for fun PSTricks User animated ...
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Difficulty reproducing LaTeX codes from the TUG India website

I am new to LaTeX. I downloaded all files listed in the TUG India website. I tried to pdflatex their code with no success. I wrote to them twice and received no response. Could someone help me ...
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How to work the BibTeX?

I have searched the tutorials but have not been successful in understand them. The tutorials always mensionam concepts that I do not know. I would like to understand the basics of BibTeX. By basics I ...
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Is there any good and complete tutorial for pgfplots

I'm working on converting matlab files to TiKz, and I wanted to do it as cute as possible... Can anybody help me to find a good and complete tutorial for "pgfplots" ?
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I am looking for that one specific tutorial on beautiful TikZ histograms [closed]

this is a rather loosely related question, but would anyone happen to have the link to that one tutorial for "beautiful" histograms with TikZ? IIRC it was about how to draw a good-looking histogram ...
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How do you really start? [duplicate]

I was asked to use LaTeX (on math stack exchange), and I downloaded a large number of files (called Miktex). However all the tutorials seem to assume that you have already started a a document of ...
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How to set up TeX software to begin making existing Greek and Hebrew texts into custom interlinear pdfs?

Starting Point I have a W32TeX package with latex, pdftex, xetex installed on a win7 box and am interested in getting started creating interlinear Greek-Hebrew (2 line, no English) texts of Biblical ...
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LaTeX Introductions in languages other than English

Inspired by What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner?, I thought that it might be useful to collect a list of the many brilliant introductory LaTeX books and tutorials written in ...
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Tutorials for beamer and other presentation packages

As I decided to use LaTeX to make a presentation and I'm a newbie, I would like a not-very-long tutorial that introduces all features of the beamer class package one can use along with its output. Is ...
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Finding package documentation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX, package documentation look-up Where can I find the documentation for \usepackage{float}? And in general how do I find package documentations? Usually, I google ...