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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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Handling axodraw in LaTeX: challenges with compatibility and workflow [closed]

I handle the formatting of scientific articles, and an author recently submitted a paper that included the use of the axodraw package. This presented several challenges as it required me to compile ...
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Should math papers be hand written before using LaTeX? [closed]

When I'm not writing a math paper, I write way faster by typing directly into a word processor. I form and revise sentences faster on the screen then I can on paper. But typesetting math is slower ...
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How do I create a line with 2 consecutive 90 degree angles in a Tikz workflow diagram?

I'm having some issues trying to connect my decision node with the second process node. In particular, I'd like to have a horizontal line followed by a vertical line and another horizontal line (- | -)...
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Evaluating LaTeX input

I frequently use desmos, and when I copy equations and expressions, desmos gives these in LaTeX. Is it possible for sagemath to interpret the LaTeX code and make a sagemath object of it? Say for ...
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Text in my included tikz grahics should have the same font size as my main text

I have a problem with the graphics and plots in my Latex document. I create all the plots and graphics with tikz in a seperate Latex standalone File, which produces pdf files. Then I include these pdf ...
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Modify pdfTeX compiled PDF metadata to have a different file save name [duplicate]

I am currently running a GitHub workflow to compile main.tex into resume.pdf which is deployed to an endpoint on a GitHub Pages site (website.com/resume.pdf). When I hit Ctrl + S on this page, it will ...
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Advice on workflow on creating and typesetting dictionary (glossary)

I'm trying to write and typesetting a dictionary for a language I am making. As the entry count balooning, I'm getting overwhelmed and I think doing repeating job of sorting and manually making ...
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Why do people insist on using Tikz when they can use simpler drawing tools?

Although this question might have an opinion-based factor, it is still important for newcomers since it also treats the workflow with LaTeX. Currently, I use LaTeX to write my papers and make my block ...
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Latex TIKZ - Draw YAWL Workflow Task

i would like to create a YAWL pattern for my thesis. The pattern consists of tasks, as shown in the picture below, with my final model looking like the drawn graph (a simplified version of it). I ...
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Is there any benefit to compiling LaTeX docs as opposed to using an IDE? [duplicate]

This post is my first question on StackExchange, so please feel free to tell me how to improve. Here's my typical makefile. I usually use pdflatex, and whatever document viewer is available on the ...
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Compile small piece of code without \begin{document} with modern tools like vscode

I would like to compile piece of LaTeX code without \begin{document} and \end{document} (the preamble is, of course, fixed). The reason is that sometimes I only write small pieces of text and don't ...
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Tikz - Flow Diagram with Shading and Group Highlighting

I've tried to create a tikz flow diagram with specific parts of the steps grouped and highligted with a shadow behind. Please see the following powerpoint sketch that illustrates the desired looking. ...
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Text processing in MetaPost during compilation of a LaTeX file

In a LaTeX document, I use a number of packages, many different commands created for the convenience of typing, non-standard fonts. I'd like to use it all inside MetaPost. The problem is that the text ...
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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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