Questions tagged [workflow]

about particular ways to work with TeX and friends, e.g. compile sequences and the process from ideas via draft to a final document.

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Keeping typesetting details in Markdown file

I have written my text in Markdown, and now it's time to start typesetting it with LaTeX. I'd like to keep the Markdown sources as the ultimate source, because I want to be able to keep changes to the ...
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How to load additional packages with R::rticles?

I mostly code in R, and have been using knitr Rnw for a while, mostly following the best practices outline in 14mech14's YouTube videos, with a parent rnw document, child rnw document, and a document ...
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Standalone tikzpicture in beamer: ignore overlay specifications sometimes [closed]

In short, I am looking for a way to reduce redundancy in my tex projects. I have a lot of standalone tikzpictures with overlay specifications which I want to be able to include in my article, where ...
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Improve A Tikz Flowchart

How can I add the circles as shown in the above flowchart so I can number each process? Now my optimum goal is to show a process using a flowchart and describe each box under the flowchart so I came ...
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Build LaTeX project on server post update

I'm wondering how I can get my server to automatically build a LaTeX project when I push to github. As it stands, I normally build the project locally, push to github, and then manually copy the PDF ...
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Multiple pdfs from one file

Many of my classes this semester are asking for submission of homeworks through an online system that requires a PDF for each individual question. Right now I'm using \clearpage after every problem so ...
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Best workflow for inserting an additional step into an animated tikz picture?

I have some old beamer slides that contain an animated tikz picture with a bunch of \only<4->{} commands and the like. It's a fairly complicated picture with many slides and illustrations. Now I'...
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Revise hyperlinks in multiple documents using a master hyperlink text file

While moving my teaching materials online, I got into a little technical challenge and would appreciate any inputs or pointers. Premise: Every week, I'd have a set of teaching notes. Learning would go ...
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How to fix same box size in flowchart

I'm following the tutorials given here to understand how to create flowcharts For example in, \tikzstyle{process} = [rectangle, minimum width=3cm, minimum height=1cm, text centered, text width=3cm, ...
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Workflow for patching and testing expl3 modules

Say I want to write a patch for one or some of the expl3 modules. As far as I can see, to test the patch I have to do the following: Edit the module's .dtx file; Run l3.ins to compile (beside others) ...
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please, i want a similar code to draw this figure with tikz

please, i want a similar code to draw this figure with tikz
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How to draw custom flowchart diagram with tikz?

I want to draw a flowchart diagram like : This diagram is generated by Geogebra. Here are codes: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \pagestyle{empty} \...
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Reuse external file with user commands in both main file and standalone files

This is a problem I encounter frequently, and for which I don't have a good (i.e., scalable and automatic) solution. Suppose I have a main document MWE.tex, a macro file with custom commands macros....
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Is my current workflow worth using or idiotic?

I am currently writting my thesis and use several graphics which I make using tikz. For now on my workflow/document looks as the following: In the latex project folder I have a seperate folder where ...
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Setting up a Quick Build that works [duplicate]

everyone! I'm pretty new to LaTex and I'm trying to get a grasp of it to use it on my thesis. I'm trying to setup a nice workflow so I won't get stuck every couple minutes before I start actually ...
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block re-creation of specific auxiliary files

From time to time I'd like to temporarily disable the creation of some specific auxiliary file. Actual examples have been: At a late state of editing a document fixing something in the .toc-file ...
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Flexible workflow with tabular-based content [closed]

A language-related project I'm working on involves lots of vocabulary lists. (About two thousand words in total.) Not only that I haven't made up my mind as to how to present the lists, it is possible ...
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Does splitting tex documents into multiple ones improve build performance

I've seen this mentioned often, for example, in several answers here. But I have my doubts. Do LaTeX engines (latex/pdflatex/xelatex/lualatex) do incremental compilation at all? Besides, even if they ...
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TikZ & WinEDT project: compile test file [duplicate]

when working on a WinEDT project with many files and a main file, how can I compile another file without closing the project altogether? Imagine I want to create a TikZ figure, which involves many ...
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Break out of current scope [closed]

Consider the following pseudo-code: { Instruction 1 If condition -> break Instruction 2 } Do some more stuff Is there a way to do something like this in LaTeX? I am referring to the ...
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Batch commands with arara

The following Linux command executes the program <program name> on all tex files in the current directory and subdirectories. find . -name '*.tex' -exec `<program name>` -w $1 -- {} \; ...
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blank page 1 and pdf plots not showing

my text is not going on to the next page properly. I have been using LaTeX a long time but just updated some packages so I am sure there is some user error here. I found I mistakenly deleted "\begin{...
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Recognize shape in image and get positional info of it

I am aware of the existence of the package wrapfig and features to shape text more sophisticatedly (also this). My question aims for some advanced tool to be used with them: Is there a workflow to ...
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Markdown to Context Workflow

I am experimenting with Context and want to be able to write in Markdown but compile with Context. I found this tutorial which describes such a workflow but I get the following error when I run ...
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Add title to the background layer TikZ

I would like to add a title to the block, placing the title on top of the block. \documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Using an exercises package to build lots of Math/Calculus exercise lists and tests

I have been using the exercise.sty package for a while now, mostly to build exercise lists for my students. After a few months from when I started, the code became very complicated. Today, it is a ...
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Tips, commands, advice that made your TeXing easier, faster or prettier

Sometimes StackExchange sites permit on-topic, soft question, community wiki answers, if they're constructive and interesting enough to the community. I hope this fits. I'm wondering moments in your ...
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Using table in Latex. text overwitten [duplicate]

I'm using this code \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{ | l | l | l | p{5cm} |} \hline Day & Min Temp & Max Temp & Summary \\ \hline Monday & 11C & 22C & A clear day with lots of ...
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Modify a PDF created with LaTeX after compilation

In my working group we are currently mainly using Word and PowerPoint. Which is a pity, after we have three different OS's in operation. And every time we send files in between, the layout is shifted, ...
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Make utility deletes PDF when Ctrl-C'ing out of continuous preview

I am using a Makefile together with the latexmk utility to build PDFs from LaTeX files. My question is at the bottom. Here is some background: The relevant parts of my Makefile are the following: ...
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Is LaTeX the best option if you work with others? [closed]

I have some basic experience to LaTeX but I’m expert MS Word user. Usually I satisfied with Word, but when I’m not it is really annoying. Before I spend weeks for learning LaTeX I’d like to check if ...
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Please help me solve [closed]

I am very much new to latex and when I completed my work I got 15 errors which I cannot sort out.Please help me \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \title{Diwali Assignment 2015} \date{2015-...
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What your preferred workflow for creating data for print, web and presentations an efficient way?

I'm writing a businessplan in LaTeX including tables and graphs. From the paper I'm creating presentations in reveal.js, and later some of the informasjon will go on website. I can't help but feel ...
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Question about setting up workflow for making LaTeX documents containing mathematics

I want to make notes in the form of definitions, theorems, proofs (of theorems), examples and illustrations ( images ). Each definition, theorem, etc. is an item in a ( virtual ) list. The point being ...
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TikZ: how to draw a diamond child

I need to draw an "easy" flowchart. I would do that, using the child statement. I've used (as example) an example found here. I've modified it and this is the code: \documentclass{article} \...
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Truncate compilation of an “input” file

When writing mathematical results, I often jot down several quasi-proofs before deciding on the actual structure. Nevertheless, I like to keep these alternative sketches as a reference in case I ...
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Include original page images for side-by-side comparison + SyncTex

I'm reproducing a book from its archive.org PDF using latex. For QA purposes I'd like to have a side by side display of the original page and the latex-typeset page with the requirements that : ...
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How to make the flow chart in LaTeX? [duplicate]

How to make the flow chart in LaTeX?
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How to implement this outline logic in Beamer?

I'm working on my Ph.D. dissertation defense presentation, using Beamer LaTeX package. I've tried to implement a certain logic of presenting an outline gradually, section by section - exactly as this ...
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Flow Chart on a straight line in latex

How can I draw a flowchart that looks like this? I know how to draw block diagrams but I have never seen an example of a work flow diagram like this. Especially I am having a hard time on generating ...
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Workflow for preparing lectures using beamer

I am working as a professor at a German university of applied sciences. Next year there are 2 great new courses to prepare (Manufacturing Engineering). I decide to use the advantages of BEAMER. The ...
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Including and updating of pdf_tex files from svg with inkscape in directory of choice

I'm working on a way to have my .svg exported with inkscape to .pdf_tex if the .svg file was changed. That allows me to change the figure, hit Ctrl+S and then just compile my tex file. I adapted some ...
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Using LaTeX to solve math problems in LaTeX more efficiently than with only paper

I have been always solving math problems in LaTeX without pen and paper, since a few years ago. Some have (many) lines of words, some (many) lines of equations, and some of both. When I saw that I ...
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How often do you commit when you use a version control system for your own LaTeX documents? Why? [closed]

I'd like learn about your practices and why you commit the way you do. Whether the practice is just "good" or "better" than another one is of course debatable but this topic could be really helpful ...
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Offline organisation of exercises written in LaTeX

There is a very nice online service called texercises where you can collect, tag and search exercise problems written with LaTeX and then combine them easily to a custom exercise sheet. Since I often ...
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How to make LaTeX automatically call Inkscape to export figure to *.pdf_tex?

I'm working with Inkscape to update all the figures of a book, using the PDF+LaTeX option to export the figures. Right now, every time I modify a figure I "save as..." both with Inkscape's *.svg and *....
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Online LaTeX editor or local LaTeX editor?

Now there are a couple of online LaTeX editors that seems fancy and handy to use, such as ShareLaTeX and Overleaf. On the other hand, there are classic local Latex installation packages that are also ...
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how to automatically convert \cases to \begin{cases} \end{cases}?

Is there some smart macro I could add in the preamble to handle this LaTeX auto-generated code? I use Maple's latex() command to convert results to LaTeX that I then compile using texlive in a ...
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LaTexing vs LaTexTools (Sublime text plugins)

I want to use sublime as my default IDE for TeX (currently I'm using Latex Studio). I've found two great packages: LaTexTools LaTexing Both has somehow the same list of features but LaTeXing seems ...
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How to avoid that a WIDE item push all the other columns?

I´m trying to finish my flowchart (with the inestimable help of Herbert and Bernard) How to avoid that a WIDE item (with no elements on its sides) push all the other columns?? I want the othe columns ...