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David Carlisle
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587 votes

How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?

479 votes
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Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$ ... $$?

425 votes

What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?

272 votes
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Drawbacks of xspace

238 votes
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When to use \par and when \\, \newline, or blank lines

205 votes
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Underscores in words (text)

203 votes
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What are penalties and which ones are defined?

193 votes
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Use LaTeX to simulate old typewriter written texts

180 votes

No hyphen for a word

152 votes
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What is the meaning of \fussy, \sloppy, \emergencystretch, \tolerance, \hbadness?

136 votes
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Do I have to care about bad boxes?

123 votes
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typesetting modulus operator, as in remainder

116 votes

What is the difference between \relax and {}?

109 votes

Absolute Value Symbols

109 votes

What does the phrase "Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph" actually mean?

107 votes
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difference between \vspace and \vspace* for negative arguments

105 votes

When should we use \begin{center} instead of \centering?

104 votes

What does \z@ do?

104 votes
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{(x+y)}^2 or (x+y)^2?

94 votes

How was TeX output visualised on screen, back in the day?

94 votes

Draw an aircraft with Tikz

91 votes
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On the basics of writing to & reading from auxiliary files (.aux, .toc, etc.)

88 votes
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Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule

87 votes
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How to add line break to caption without using caption package

86 votes
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Display ' apostrophe

86 votes

What's the difference between the enumerate and enumitem packages?

84 votes
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Write 'text' **correctly** in equations

84 votes
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\varepsilon vs. \epsilon

83 votes
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How to shift graphics/adjust placement of figure with \includegraphics

83 votes

Reducing font size in equation

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