# Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

{accents} is about diacritics, i.e., ancillary glyphs added to a letter, or basic glyph. Some diacritical marks, such as the acute ( ´ ) and grave ( ` ), are often called accents. Diacritical marks ma…
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A "best practice" is a technique or approach that TeXnicians recognize as giving better results than other approaches.
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{urls} is about handling URLs in (La)TeX documents, commonly by using the \url macro provided by the {url} or {xurl} and {hyperref} packages.
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Asymptote is a TeX-aware vector graphics language with built-in 3D capabilities. This tag, which is compatible with the [diagrams] tag, may be used for questions about drawing diagrams. It is also app…
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{loops} is about looping constructs which allow a programmer to apply the same operation multiple times, each time with possibly different parameters.
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{subscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly below the normal line.
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{code} is about using LaTeX to format and display source code. For questions about TeX itself as a programming language, use the {programming} tag.
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{width} is the measurement of the extent of something from side to side.
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General questions about text editors used for editing (La)TeX source code. For questions about specific editors, use the specific tag if applicable, e.g. {emacs}, {vim}, {kile}, {texworks}, or {texnic…
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{wrapfigure} is an environment defined by the`wrapfig` package that allows text to flow around floats.
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{chemfig} is for questions pertaining to the use of the chemfig package for drawing 2D molecules and reaction schemes.
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Now integrated in the LaTeX kernel as {ltcmd}. Formerly, {xparse} was a package from the LaTeX3 project that provided a powerful mechanism for defining new commands with various types of arguments.
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greek is about the proper displaying of greek letters and the greek language in general using (La)TeX
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TeXShop is an integrated text editor and PDF previewer for the Mac designed for editing all kinds of TeX documents.
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{algorithm2e} is a package providing a floating algorithm environment with algorithmic keywords.
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{tocloft} is a package providing control over the typography of the Table of Contents, List of Figures and List of Tables, and the ability to create new "List of ...".
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{scaling} is about scaling document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be scaled.
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{backgrounds} is used for questions concerning different ways and circumstances where color or images constitute a backdrop to other elements on a page.
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A package that facilitates the kind of theorem setup typically needed in American Mathematical Society publications. The package offers the theorem setup of the AMS document classes (amsart, amsbook, …
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{font-encodings} is about the various font or output code pages like T1 (for Latin) or T2*x* (for Cyrillic) which tell the compiler where to find a particular glyph (character) in a font file, hereby …
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{highlighting} is about highlighting document elements. Use this tag in addition to other tags specifying what should be highlighted.
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{external-files} is about external files included in a document, e.g., pictures via \includegraphics, or parts of a document via \input or \include. For questions about files automatically generated b…
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The standalone bundle allows users to easily place picture environments or other material in own source files and compile these on their own or as part of a main document
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{characters} is about the regular alphabetic characters that are part of some script in a language. For accented characters, add {accents}. For non-alphabetic characters, use {symbols} instead.
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GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor written primarily in Emacs Lisp.
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{input-encodings} is about the various input code pages like latin1 or utf-8 ({unicode}) which interpret the sequence of numbers underlying text files and map each number to a certain glyph (character…
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For questions about how to write a curriculum vitae with LaTeX and friends.
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{thesis} sometimes referred to a dissertation - a document written by students as part of their degree fulfillment. Use this tag for question related to thesis-specific questions or requirements.
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{superscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly above the normal line.
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{books} is for questions which deal with books about TeX, LaTeX and other topics of this site. For questions regarding design and layout of books use {book-design} instead.
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{bar-chart} is about creating bar charts using TeX/LaTeX/etc.
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{programming} is about how (La)TeX can be used as a programming language.
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{include} is about the \include command which makes LaTeX process the content of a given file, add page breaks before and after and open a new auxiliary file for the given file.
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MacTeX is an open source TeX distribution for Mac OS X.
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{framed} is about framed document elements, e.g., boxes and environments. A popular package is {mdframed}.
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