A widely used document markup language which allows precise control over how a document is laid out. Written as LaTeX, this language is widely used in technical and academic papers for it's various features, including hyperlinks, references, table of contents generation, bibliographies, indexing, ...

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Count of hyphenated words and their unhyphenated counterparts in latex files

I have a thesis of approximately 100,000 words, typeset in latex. I have rather inconsistently hyphenated some of the words, for example "spider-fear" and "spider fear". I would like to get a list ...
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Count the number of lines in a pdf file

How is it possible to count the number of lines in a pdf file? Preferably from the linux command line (bash)? The pdfs I want to analyse are generated using LaTeX, so any solution working on the tex ...
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Disabling automatic footnotes in Emacs org-mode

I have some LaTeX inside an org-mode file that is wrapping a Ruby code snippet and providing nice color formatting, which looks kind of like this: #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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How to deal with lots of brackets in a formula?

Say, I have a formula like this (in LaTeX or Maple or other text system): Result: ...
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how do i install latex style files on os x?

I've been trying to install some latex style files on my mac machine. However, I am confused with how. I put them in /usr/local/texlive/2013/textmf-dist/ And, when I try to update them by typing ...
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Automatically split a huge TeX file into smaller files

How would I automatically split the sections or chapters of a huge TeX file into many smaller TeX files? This somewhat works: awk -v RS='\\chapter{' '{print "\\chapter{"$0 > (NR".tex")}' ...
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Print quality of text is lower when vector graphics embedded in page

I am generating PDF files from Latex and embed graphics with includegraphics command: these can be bitmap images (PNG, JPEG) or vector graphics (PDF generated from e.g. inkscape or mathematical ...
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Google Translate cannot read a .pdf made in LaTeX

I have received a .pdf document from a colleague who uses LaTeX (I use Office products and have no knowledge of LaTeX at all). The document however is written in German, a language I speak, but not ...
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I have some pod files and a makefile and I need to generate a PDF, how to do it?

I inherited some *.pod files and a makefile which looks like this: all:mypdf.pdf mypdf2.pdf #pod2latex files/*.pod #pod_tools/list2latex.pl > pod_files.tex #pdflatex reference I'm on a Windows ...
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Start gvim at specific line, from a doubleclick on line in sumatraPDF

I use sumatraPDF and gVim to edit LaTeX files. Sumatra supposedly has a feature to open an editor at a specific line by the variable %l. As far as I can see, I can start gVim with the +<num> ...
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Is there a Word interpretation of TeX's `\hfil` and `\vfil`?

I've come to love TeX's \hfil and \vfil macros, which insert a rubber space (horizontal or vertical, respectively) that can be used to shove content around on a page with respect to the margins. For ...
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Adding horizontal space as part of a Word Style

I'm a very reluctant user of Word who really would like to emulate the dark side (TeX) in every way possible. I have the description list almost sorted out (simulating the default settings of LaTeX), ...
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Pandoc: Output two sumation signs in equal height in Word 2010

I need to output some complex equations in Word 2010 (docx). To do so I write most of the equations in tex and use pandoc to translate them as Word formulas. However I have a problem with the ...
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Vim indentation and the prooftree package

I am using the fabulous vim-latex suite. I use (a lot) the prooftree package which has commands of the kind: \prooftree SOME-HYPOTHESIS-HERE \justifies SOME-CONCLUSION-HERE \using ...
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Why does Emacs replace quotation marks incorrectly in LaTeX mode?

When writing LaTeX documents in Emacs, it usually automatically replaces quotation marks " by `` or '', as it should. But sometimes, it incorrectly replaces by "` and "' instead. I am observing this ...
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Sublime Text 2: Working with multiple documents, building master file

I am currently working with LaTeX. I have a big document split up in several sub documents. When I am workin in a sub document, I'd love to compile the master file when pressing ctrl+b, not the file I ...
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How to enable automatic LaTeX math preview in org-mode/Emacs?

I am using org-mode 8.0, Emacs 24.3, Auctex 11.87, in Windows. I was able to use LaTeX preview functions in org-mode files by pressing Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + L. However, I think it would be more ...
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Getting chapters to start on a new page in a pandoc-generated PDF

%Title %Author #Header 1 Lots of words. #Header 2 More words. ##Level 2 header The above text can be turned into an EPUB file for e-readers with pandoc -o output.epub input.mkd, and it can be ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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How to enable cloud9-latex-plugin

I recently installed cloud9 on my server to provide a platform for collaborative text writing and tried to install the latex plugin following the instructions in README: This plugin introduces ...
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How to highlighting the Latex coding in the Ms Office

I have a latex file.if i put those Latex content in MsOffice this want to be highlighted automatically.Like notepad++. Is there is any plugin is availabe?
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Generate an alphabetic index from a spreadsheet

I have a text file of lecture topics from my physics class that looks like this: 1/14,Galilean relativity,Einsteinian relativity,Minkowski space,Henri Poincare,, 1/16,Lorentz transformations,Velocity ...
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Converting showoff presentation to LaTeX

Is there a way to convert a ShowOff presentation to LaTeX? Apparently, ShowOff uses Maruku as a renderer, and Maruku supports LaTeX, so it should be possible, but I'm wondering how to do it.
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Changing the default latex generate command in AucTeX

I downloaded AucTeX off of M-x package-list-packages and I've enabled AucTeX in my .emacs with (load "~/.emacs.d/elpa/auctex-11.86/tex-site.el" nil t t) When I type C-c C-c I would like to by ...
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Making emacs/AucTeX open Acrobat on Windows

How can I configure emacs 24 (with AucTeX) on MS windows so that I can bind a key to compile the latex document in the active buffer and then open the resulting pdf in acrobat? Can the same technique ...
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SublimeText LaTeXTools: Build doesn't render a PDF

I'm using the LaTeXTools plugin for SublimeText 2, and when running the build, the build system compiles the TeX and invokes Evince, but a PDF file is never rendered and thus, Evince complains, "No ...
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Math formulas in emails

Is there a way to enter LaTeX (or similar) formulas into an E-Mail and get them rendered as typeset formulas on the receiving side, perhaps with cooperation of the receiving party? My preferred mail ...
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Is there a tool for windows that creates formula-pictures out of a text-formula

I am looking for a tool that would batch process text-files containing formulas (possibly latex style) and convert them into a gif/png/jpg. Since I want to do a batch conversion, the tool ideally runs ...
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How to make vim change a date when a section of a file was edited?

I'm using latex as a diary with sections for each subject. I manually add date of creation and modification to each element of text (section, subsection, subsubsection, ...). Is there a way to make it ...
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How can I switch between pdflatex and xelatex conversion in Sublime Text 2?

I often switch between compiling "classic" LaTeX and XeTeX documents. Sublime Text 2 has a package called LaTeXTools that allows you to build LaTeX documents via a simple CmdB. Neat. The build file ...
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How do I get my MacTeX version?

If I wanted to report a bug, how could I find my MacTeX version via command line?
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Using the IfWinActive keyword in AutoHotKey

This question about the use of AutoHotKey is specific to a Windows LaTeX editor called TeXnicCenter. So, I was trying to write my first AutoHotKey (AHK) script, and wanted the shortcuts to be ...
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Disable MathML output of eLyXer

eLyXer is a standalone LyX to HTML converter. In the resulting file, equations are formatted as MathML, and the file itself starts with an XML tag. This causes two problems: LibreOffice does not ...
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Highlight/mark/indicate certain lines in LaTeX in Emacs

I use Emacs to edit LaTeX source. I preface notes which I have made with % as required, so that they are considered as comments. These lines appear in Emacs in a different face. However, when working ...
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Compiling LaTeX document makes Google Drive crash

I've the issue that when I compile a LaTeX document that is located inside my Google Drive this will after a few turns make the OSX Google Drive application crash. As this is an important document I ...
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Batch import of eps inside Openoffice-Writer

I have a huge quantity of eps images, generated by another huge quantity of gnuplot scripts. Is there a way to import them inside an Openoffice Writer document (.odt) at once? I'm about to try the ...
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Automated printouts from a wireless printer

I have a wireless printer which is always on, and an always on fanless Linux server. Looking at the mprinter project on Kickstarter I started to wonder if there is a way for me to prepare an ...
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Change definition of paragraph text object in Vim?

I asked a question in the (La)TeX stack exchange and it was recommended to me that I see whether I could get an answer here. The question can be found here. The basic question is this: can I tell Vim ...
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Automatic LaTex document generation from Excel spreadsheet

I have some data in an Excel file from which I have to generate a report. I repeat this task fairly regularly and am looking to automate it. I have a LaTeX project into which I usually just copy data ...
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Typing math formulas in LaTex and getting them in MathType format?

I am asked to type some math formulas that can work in Microsoft Office and MathType equation editor. But I only have access to Ubuntu 12.04 near me, there is LibreOffice available under Ubuntu as ...
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How can I perform a full texlive installation (all packages) in CentOS?

Title say it all, how can I install texlive and all the packages so I can run tex2pdf on CentOS? I'm rather used to Ubuntu and all this yum business is driving me nuts.
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How to turn marked text into footnote in word

I have a microsoft word file (originally from latex) that is littered with footnotes in between a \footnote{} tag. Here is an example This is some text in MS word.\footnote{I would like to turn this ...
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From latex to word through vector graphics

Maybe what I say is crazy and nonsense, but this could be the right way to convert from LaTeX to word. As you may have noticed, there are some conversors form LaTeX to word, correct me if wrong but ...
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How to show line number common to more files in emacs?

I have a LaTeX project that consists of one master file and other files (mainly chapters) that are included in the main file via the \input command: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,oneside,openany]{book} ...
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using markdown and latex in email

Is there a fast and easy way to use both, Markdown LaTeX in emails? I love the way to format questions the way it is supported on StackExchange. I want to use both, because I love the simple way ...
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Adding commands to TextMate's LaTeX bundle

I wish to add a host of commands (e.g., \enquote) to TextMate's LaTeX bundle. I wish to do that both for correct colour highlighting and for auto-completion (with the Esc or Tab key). Where is the ...
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vim “gq}” command to re-wrap paragraph, and LaTeX

How can I make this command not wrap things like \item? For example: \begin{enumerate} \item this might be a long paragraph that spans multiple lines \item blah \end{enumerate} if I run "gq}" ...
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Vector graphics formats: SVG , EPS or PDF [closed]

How does the vector graphics formats svg , eps and pdf compare against each other(Quality, filesize etc)? If I can generate(eg matplotlib) plot in any of the above formats, which format should I ...
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Portable pdf-viewer which supports video embeddings produced by latex movie15 or media9 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable pdf-viewer where I can configure which external movie player is used Is there any portable pdf-viewer for windows which supports embedded videos produced by ...
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Convert TeX fragments to PNG images

There are various embedded TeX-like formulas found on Wikipedia and other places such as: \begin{array}{rcl} Y' &=& Y' + 16\\ U &=& U + 128\\ V &=& V + 128 \end{array} They ...