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, ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
4answers
1k views

How can I ensure the whole paragraph is in one page in Microsoft Word?

I have a document that is consists of many smaller portions, say paragraphs. What I want is, each of the paragraphs will be in just one page. It will not be broken in two consequent pages. In that ...
2
votes
1answer
445 views

Manually loading package from Vim-LaTeX in Vim (because auto detection is not always helpful)

General question How you can manually load a particular package from Vim-LaTeX in Vim and how it can be automated for every LaTeX file? I am not interested in copying relevant parts from scripts of ...
0
votes
2answers
304 views

LaTeX - how to change intra-document link format?

I love LaTeX but can't figure out how to change the red box around linked items (TOC to document detail, glossary entries used within the document) to the standard blue underline that you see most ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

MiKTeX-Repo offline - how to build a custom repo?

I tried to download some additional packages for miktex, but it seems that the website has problems (it's running IIS...). The miktex package manager can't connect to online-repo. I tried to reach the ...
1
vote
1answer
264 views

updating TeX on linux

I am trying to compile some LaTeX code which uses the algorithmicx environemt for producing pseudocode. It won't compile and someone told me that from the log file that the packages for these needed ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

What is LaTeX and How Can I Get Started Using It?

For physics and math classes, it would be very useful to be able to type out equations with symbols and such. I believe that LaTeX allows you to do this, but I am not sure. So, what is LaTeX exactly ...
8
votes
2answers
7k views

Emacs Auctex: How do I open the pdf in evince at the current cursor position

I use emacs auctex to write latex files. Since the text is pretty long, and I tend to change things in different places, I would like emacs to open the pdf so that the position in the text is shown ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

How should one safely background a “daemon” process when started manually?

I once used emacsclient as my editor from the command line, but it bothered me that it would hang the terminal window while I was working in emacs. I tried backgrounding the process by running ...
1
vote
1answer
845 views

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software

A professor at the university asked me if I could install some software for him on his laptop that runs SLES 11. I'm not familiar with SUSE (I typically work with debian based machines) so I'm having ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

Display invisible characters in vim

When I compile my source with Latex, I get the following error message Unicode char \u8:  not set up for use with LaTeX. Now I suspect that this is due to an invisible character. The command ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I link to a local file in a LaTeX document typeset with PDFlatex on Mac OS X?

When I try to embed a link to a local file in a LaTeX document via \href{file://./path-to-file}{filename} it's typeset as a remote link, so http:// is prepended. How can I link to a local file, with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Which Ubuntu 10.10 package provides the LaTeX class res.cls?

I am trying to find res.cls! I've been looking for quite a while for res.cls but have not found it. All signs point to it being in texlive-latex-extra, but as far as I can tell it wasn't provided. I ...
1
vote
0answers
280 views

Create new tool for Gedit LaTeX plugin

I would like to create a new tool for the Gedit LaTeX Plugin, but I run into two problems. First, I cannot select "New" from Edit / Preferences / Plugins / LaTeX Plugin 0.2 / Configure Plugin / ...
0
votes
1answer
716 views

Formatting Latex in vim - issues with line breaks

I use vim's source code formatting features (the = key will format your selection and pressing gg=G will format the entire source code). However, it seems to not format correctly when it encounters ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Latexmk on OS X

Does anyone use latexmk on OS X with either Preview or another PDF, dvi, or PS reader? I've recently switched from Linux and installed MacTex to use Latex. I am used to using Vim to edit the source ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

LatexIt alternative for Windows

I use a program in MacOS called latexit to create small pdf files of math text, that I can then put on presentations or open in Illustrator to modify. Is there a program that does this for Windows?
1
vote
2answers
9k views

Miktex: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips'

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7, and when I want to create my pdf file I get: ! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips', (hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

LaTeX vs Powerpoint for presentations

I had been wondering what are the advantages of using LaTeX (specifically the presentation packages: beamer or texpower) over powerpoint for presentations. The advantages which I have seen on the web ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

LaTeX, HTML/CSS/XML, or something else to build a resume?

I'm finding it progressively more difficult to maintain my Google Docs resume, and I'd like to redo it with the separation of content and presentation in mind. I thought LaTeX would be the best tool ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

markdown2pdf latex error

I created a markdown document in emacs. The document is in Ukrainian, so it has some cyrillic letters. I'm trying to convert it to pdf using pandoc mode. But it fails with: markdown2pdf: ! LaTeX ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

How to rearrange page in LaTeX or PDF?

I want to print document in double side two-up A4 paper, Page folding: / 1,2 / / 3,4 < < |\ \ 6,5 | \ 8,7 | | / 9,10 |/ / 11,12 < < |\ \ 14,13 | \ 16,15 | | / 17,18 |/ / 19,20 < ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

vim and TeX filetypes: plaintex vs. tex

I open .tex files with Vim, but some files are recognized as filetype=plaintex and others as filetype=tex. Why is this? What is the trigger that recognizes the file as tex, which has the highlighting ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Undefined control sequence while using pdflatex

I am trying to use the moderncv package for making my resume. I will admit, I have never played around with latex, so that is what is causing the problems maybe. I get this error when trying I run: ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to set monospaced font for lstlisting and verbatim in Emacs?

How to set monospaced font for lstlisting and verbatim in Emacs? I use Emacs 23.2.1 + AUCTeX 11.86 with Tango theme.
8
votes
5answers
7k views

Adding programming code into LaTex / LyX

Maybe I'm just being thick, but I can't find any sensible way to simply paste in my (python) code into latex without losing all the indent information (kinda important for python). Anyone got any ...
2
votes
1answer
390 views

Something similar to LaTeX's \include command in Microsoft Word?

With LaTeX, you can use the \include command to include files in the document so that they are directly linked; and the main document, when compiled, will always use the updated version of those ...
3
votes
7answers
14k views

How to import LaTeX equation into MS Word Equation or into MathType?

Say I have this LaTeX code: \begin{equation} \label{eq1} V_{conf}(r) = \frac{A}{r^2} + Br^2 - 2\sqrt{AB} \end{equation} How to import it in MS Word?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

rescale PDF files

I have a bunch of PDF files that I have been using to make PNG files, with a width of 320 pixels. The way I have been doing this is by creating the PDFs in LaTex with a width of 4.44444 inches, then ...
2
votes
1answer
847 views

How to display SVN revision on front page of multi-file LaTeX document?

I am writing a large LaTeX document, and I would like to display the current SVN revision number on the title page. The problem is that the LaTeX document is split into several files root.tex, ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to embed Graphviz in LyX?

I want to embed dot scripts within .lyx files, I added the following line: (In document LaTeX preamble: ) \usepackage{graphviz} however, latex errored: LaTeX Error: File `graphviz.sty' not found. ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

How to add support for .tex files in quicksilver?

I would like to open a tex file with a selected application (fraise, texShop, or texmate) in the quicksilver. I can not find any information about how to do that. Have anybody made Quicksilver opening ...
0
votes
1answer
872 views

Looking for something to generate and draw Graphs [closed]

I'm looking for a software to create vector images of Graphs. below features are required: Be able to draw special graphs like n-complete , K graphs etc. Available for ubuntu I want to generate ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Web page generator like LaTeX

forgive if this is dumb. I was wondering if there was any such thing like LaTeX, by which you could write in a markup and compile it to a whole web page (of course with CSS and other styling). I've ...
0
votes
3answers
565 views

How can I download MacTeX when every time I download it the download fails between 100 and 300 megs out of 1.5 gigs?

I've somehow managed to download this onto a computer over a year ago but now when I try to do it, every mirror I try (all over the world; I'm in US but tried US mirror first obviously) eventually ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

LaTeX (beamer) — Is there a way to suppress the caption tag of “Figure X:” or “Table X:”?

I am making a beamer presentation of someone else's research paper (so I don't have the original tex code). I am using pdfs of the tables in the presentation but wanted to cut out all of the original ...
0
votes
1answer
323 views

Vim bind compile key depending on document type

Is there a way to bind a key by document type? For example, if the document is a .tex file, I want f5 to call PdfLatex, but it is a .c file, I want it to call make
0
votes
2answers
487 views

Gvim Graphical Preview

I have seen some videos on YuoTube where people are doing some cool things with Emacs, e.g. compiling a LaTeX file and viewing it as a pdf from within Emacs. I have also seen a graphviz DOT file ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Compile .tex files to .pdf as default in gvim with latexsuite plugin

Now I am using the pull-down menus to set :TTarget, :TCTarget, and :TVTarget to pdf. I also tried setting g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat='pdf' and g:tex_flavor='pdflatex', but neither worked. Thanks!
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Export transparent-background equations from Latex

Preamble: I am using LaTex on Linux (Ubuntu 10.4.1) I want to export equations generated in LaTeX to either a high-res bitmap or vector image format for use in a desktop publishing program. However, ...
2
votes
2answers
139 views

Latex for Mac OS X

Does anyone know of a latex distribution/front end they highly recommend for OS X? If the front end had some features you recommend, what are they and why?
0
votes
1answer
357 views

Displaying sums in column format with LaTeX

Due to my disability, I cannot write without the use of a computer. When working with numbers it is often helpful to write arithmetic problems in column format, e.g. I have never been able to do ...
2
votes
7answers
702 views

Is there any automatic latex code editor?

I have a website http://oscience.info I need to write a lot of formulas in the site. For that I use LATEX. But it's very tedious writing all the code in my wordpress. Is there any windows tool from ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Dropbox + Latex: automated pdf compile

I'm in the middle of a "drop a file here and compile it using Latex" project. I have a dropbox and I would like to drop a .tex file in a specific folder and have a script that compiles It for me. I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
327 views

Getting maple to output graphs/charts in a vector graphics format

I've drawn some histograms and time series graphs in Maple 13 that I'd like to output as vector graphics (ideally pdf, but eps or svg or whatever would be ok too). This is because I want to \include ...
3
votes
1answer
161 views

How to suppress buffer proliferation in emacs auctex

When latexing, previewing, and jumping to PDF from emacs, there are sometimes errors and problems, in which case emacs throws up a bunch of frames which intrude on the editing window and which I have ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Latex: verbatim content on one page

I use latex for my reports. Recently I have got an issue when my verbatim environment was split into several pages, where there were pictures in between. I would like to keep verbatim environment in ...
4
votes
2answers
949 views

LaTeX editor with project management for Mac

I tried a few of the LaTeX editors for OS X. TexMaker, TexWorks, TexShop and TextMate/BBEdit offer syntax highlighting and some additional features to edit single tex files. On Linux I've been using ...
9
votes
3answers
8k views

Setting color LaTeX generated PDF to print in black & white

I use LaTeX to generate PDF, and I see that colorful PDF is good for reading on screen but not so good with printing and reading. Is there any way to disable the color setting to make it all ...
3
votes
2answers
621 views

MS Word's equivalent to LaTeX: \section[Short Header] {Header}

I am looking for an equvilant of LaTeX: \section[Short Header] {Header} in MS Word or OpenOffice. Any hint is welcome.
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Latex Beamer problem

I am preparing a Beamer slide with two simple equations. I wanna include this in a block as shown below. \begin{block}{Equation} \begin{align*} r &= a + b \\ s &= c + d \end{align*} ...