Questions tagged [tutorials]

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What's the best tutorial for beamer, sweave and ggplot2 combined?

I'm looking for the best example presentation publicly available on the Internet that uses beamer, sweave and ggplot2 all at the same time. Ideally it would be the actual example .Rnw file, along with ...
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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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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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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 book do you recommend for new Tex users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best book to start learning LaTeX? I'm new to Tex. Just downloaded the program for Mac. I'm using TeXShop and I wanted to see if anyone could recommend a good ...
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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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Filling polygons with color

Is there any good tutorial/approach in LaTeX for drawing polygons filled with color? EDIT: I would like to use pdfLaTeX interpreter
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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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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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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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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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daily one pager (agenda, weather, etc…) [closed]

I look for a tool to automate a daily printout with an agenda, weather forecast, stats from various web sources (e.g. analytics, adwords, etc.). Seems there is no such tool, so I started to think how ...
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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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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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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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Is Tex/LaTex appropriate for my situation

Is TeX a good idea for my current situation? I'm currently maintaining documentation for a piece of software, so I came up with my own .doc template with the official company header/footer. Since ...
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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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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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Problem with implementing \ifcsname … \endcsname into a custom macro

I apologise in advance if this is a bad question but I have been trying to read up macros in Latex with the TeX-book but I just cannot work out why this doesn't work. So I have a 'working' macro (...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Are there any good video tutorials for protex?

I just downloaded and installed MikTex and TexMaker today, and was wondering if you have any advice. I'm starting to read through various wikipedia tutorials, and other guides, but videos would be an ...
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changing \def to \edef causes error **job aborted, no legal \end found

Edit: Sorry forgot to add the intention: So my understanding is that \def expands the current definition, so I wanted to try using \edef which I believe is meant to fully expand the command even after ...
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Tex for IT professionals [duplicate]

I'm working as a programmer for about 20 years and invested a lot of time into understanding programming and computers before earning money with it. I've learned to program Java, use Windows, then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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