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LaTeX options for kindle?
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Here's a plan: Create a kindle-friendly preamble (or a document class) Redefine your page geometry to match your screen ratio (geometry package) Remove most of the margins (also with geometry) ...

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How can I create documents in LaTeX using a calligraphic first letter for chapters?
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I found the lettrine package easy to use while also having customization options. The documentation is available at ctan. Using XeLaTeX, all fonts are available. The usual syntax is: \usepackage{...

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How can I superimpose LaTeX / TeX output over a PDF file?
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One idea is to include pdf page using pdfpages (see pdfpages at CTAN), and then put a tikzpicture on top. Tikzpicture can be absolutely positioned with remember picture, overlay option. The question ...

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How to present a vertical multiplication/addition
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How about a simple tabular environment: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{cccc} & 1 & 2 & 3 \\ + & & 3 & 4 \\ \hline & 1 & 5 & 7 \\ \...

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LaTeX alternative (amongst the "TeX style dialects")?
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LaTeX does a very good job with all of the points you mentioned. Images can be easily included and then scaled, rotated, trimmed or cropped (the last two require graphicx). High-quality drawings can ...

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I am a latex enthusiast, I am finding it very difficult to produce documents
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LaTeX can be very confusing at first. What do I need? A decent editor can help ease the transition. Texmaker has wizards for inputting commonly needed elements like tables, figures and mathematic ...

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Recommended Windows LaTeX editor, similar to Kile ?
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Short answer would be Texmaker. Main features of Kile are: Compile, convert and view your document with one click. (F1 in Texmaker) Auto-completion of (La)TeX commands (TAB or dropdown list) ...

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Calculate maximum of lengths
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I also found a solution with calc package: \usepackage{calc} \setlength{\qux}{\maxof{\foo}{\baz}}

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xelatex compilation error
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I had the same problem with MiKTeX. After reinstalling fontspec using package manager, the problem went away. Initial fontspec version was packaged sometime in 2010. Newly installed one is from 28-2-...

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Editors supporting unicode
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If you prefer simplicity, TeXworks has my recommendations (it also comes bundled with MiKTeX). Another excellent editor which supports unicode is Texmaker - it might be considered even simpler to use ...

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Vertically connected boxes with text and math inside them
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What you are asking for seems very simple to achieve using TikZ. A MWE would be: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \tikzstyle{box} = [rectangle, draw, black] \begin{...

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TeXlipse hotkeys for bold, italic, underlined
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TeXlipse has an auto-complete feature which you can access with ctrl+space.

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LaTeX equation positioning problem
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You will have to provide a minimal working example (minimal example that still has your error). If the example is too minimal, the error might not be apparent. For example, compiling just what you ...

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Why is the % symbol not showing with XeTeX?
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This minimal example \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \fontspec[]{Minion Pro} As 1\% RF = 1 cM, two genes which lie 100 cM apart should have a recombination ...

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Time calculation for task reports
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Putting together the advice given by egreg on questions Converting command to result, Storing environment arguments, What are the exact semantics of \detokenize? as well as this one, I managed to ...

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Representing semantical relations with TikZ
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You might try with \documentclass[10pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{backgrounds} \begin{document} \tikzstyle{normal}=[circle,text=white,fill=black] \tikzstyle{...

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Excel chart -> PDF -> LaTeX but need to remove white space
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This is more of a Superuser question than a Latex question. You could also use Briss which doesn't require Perl.

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Customizing layout and typesetting with Latex, what I need to know?
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Take a look at our faq for help in writing good questions. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. This is a rather open-ended question, ...

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Reduce footer space
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You should provide a minimal working example. As for question, \footskip should be the distance from the bottom of the last line of text to the top of the foot. \footheight is the height of the foot ...

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Auto-resize text in Node
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A sketch of one possible approach is presented below: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} %scalebox needs graphicx \usepackage{graphicx} %settototalheight uses calc \usepackage{calc} %...

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How can I align numbers in equations?
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Some options are amsmath's align(or align*, without numbering): \usepackage{amsmath} ... \begin{align*} 1 &+& 20 &= 13 2 &+& 11 &= 13 ... \end{align*} (I've edited the ...

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IDE with AutoCompletion?
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Multiplatform TeXworks has autocomplete (using tab). Texmaker and TeXlipse (Ctrl+space) have it and are multiplatform as well. I am hard pressed to think of any that do not offer it.

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Creating a complex template
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I have managed to solve my requirement with your generous help. I'm not very satisfied with the overall hackishness, but it solves my requirements. Hopefully it might be helpful to someone else. ...

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What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX?
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Not an answer to your question, but if you are also planning to use TikZ package, KtikZ editor might be useful for learning. It autocompletes, autocompiles and is handy for quick creation of TikZ ...

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Equation too long
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You can specify linebreaking manually, as per Harald Hanche-Olsen's example. In some cases, breqn package can automatically break your lines (breqn is part of the MH bundle, see documentation on ctan)....

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Create B-Lymphocyte picture
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There is an illustration of a B-Lymphocyte at the B cell Wikipedia article. You can find general tikz examples at TikZ and PGF examples. When you know what you want to achieve, consult the TikZ ...

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Defining a new environment without spreading over two pages
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Ulrike's answer is probably the correct way of doing something like that. Another approach that seemed to work for me---you could pack everything inside a minipage. Hopefully, someone else can explain ...

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Spacing issues with itemize in a table
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You could also use enumitem package. Using it you can access various useful settings as key-value pairs: \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|p{2cm}|p{10cm}|} \hline Blah ...

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