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565 votes
4 answers
87k views

What's the difference between \newcommand and \newcommand*?

466 votes
65 answers
101k views

What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?

220 votes
5 answers
68k views

When to use \edef, \noexpand, and \expandafter?

181 votes
8 answers
277k views

How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

64 votes
2 answers
12k views

Is there a \show for lengths?

54 votes
6 answers
2k views

Which books can I read via texdoc?

46 votes
7 answers
7k views

How do I find out which Linux package contains which (La)TeX package?

41 votes
3 answers
4k views

Is there a picture showing all the lengths used in lists?

40 votes
5 answers
7k views

How can I fix jumping TikZ pictures in beamer?

38 votes
8 answers
35k views

How do I change the encoding of my files?

37 votes
2 answers
13k views

How do I do a one-shot MathOperator?

32 votes
2 answers
559 views

What are the best practices for programmatic interaction between LaTeX3 and LaTeX2e?

30 votes
12 answers
2k views

Competition time: Design an error page!

30 votes
4 answers
2k views

Why isn't a command defined by \newcommand with an optional argument expandable?

29 votes
5 answers
2k views

Does \noexpand have to be a primitive?

27 votes
5 answers
2k views

Is there a way to set a *global* key value using `pgfkeys`?

27 votes
6 answers
4k views

Is there a test for the different styles inside maths mode?

27 votes
6 answers
1k views

How do I get a value out of a group?

26 votes
2 answers
811 views

How good a juggler is TeX?

25 votes
4 answers
5k views

Can LaTeX be persuaded to produce text output?

25 votes
1 answer
3k views

How do I document my style files?

25 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is an \if?

24 votes
3 answers
1k views

Is there an \iftex4ht command, and if not, how should it be defined?

24 votes
5 answers
8k views

Getting those %#!^& signs in the footnote!

24 votes
1 answer
5k views

What is "\C" with xelatex and beamer?

24 votes
2 answers
1k views

Which is better: a dimension or a macro?

24 votes
3 answers
20k views

Is there a package that has the "clockwise gapped circle arrow" in it?

24 votes
1 answer
3k views

How can I have a subpicture in a tikzpicture?

22 votes
5 answers
24k views

Is there a "contradiction" symbol in some font, somewhere?

22 votes
1 answer
2k views

Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different