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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Create latex style files

What (WYSIWYG) tools are there for creating LaTeX style files? What guides exist on how to build them by hand? Could you recommend some? =EDIT= To clarify - I'm looking for something that will ...
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Is there a command line tool for laTex in windows?

I'm searching of a command line tool that can show latex like below properly in a prompt: \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = \alpha \nabla^2 u Anyone knows about such a tool?
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Word count for LaTeX within emacs

I want to count how many words my LaTeX document has in it. I can do this by going to the website for the texcount package and using the web interface there. but that's not ideal. I'd rather have ...
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What are the differences between MikTeX and TeXLive?

Under Windows, what differences are visible to the user? If you are already familiar with one (MikTeX in my case), is it worth it to try out the other?
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LaTeX presentation - which package

I need to create a technical presenatation (just a few slides but with formulas etc.). It seems that LaTeX is a natural choice. However - which package should I use and why (the second part is ...
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Follow cursor location from kile to evince

I know the title is probably not very clear, so I'll try to be as clear as possible here. I'm running xubuntu on my netbook, and I'm using kile for my latex editing. Since kile is native to kde, I had ...
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Adding autocomplete options to auctex C-c C-e?

When I'm using auctex with emacs to write LaTeX documents, I would like to be able to add a couple more options to the list of environment types that auctex "recognises" and can autocomplete, namely ...
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Is Latex already built into Mac OS X?

I am a physics student who needs to produce lab reports in LaTeX format. It would really help if I could do this from my own laptop.
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Latex font for special expression

I want to highlight some special terms throughout my thesis. I do not wanna use tt{} or emph{} or bold to do that but some special font. Can here somebody suggest me common pratice how to do that in ...
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Using LaTeX to create professional PDF documents

During our MS thesis studies, I remember that some of my friends were using LaTeX to write their theses. All I can remember is that it was like an old MS-DOS screen, and the program was linked to some ...
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How Can I use XeTeX do produce a PDF/X file?

I am using the XeTex typesetting system on a Macintosh running Snow Leopard. I would like it to produce a PDF/X-1a file.
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How to convert from latex to word / rtf / open office on Linux?

I've installed OOoLatex (macro fails) I've installed latex2rtf - can't load the resume style (although latex plays with it nicely) Help
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How to enable forward search in Adobe Reader from TeXnicCenter?

I am creating a LaTeX document in TeXnicCenter with LaTeX => PDF profile. There is a feature which allows to open and scroll auto-generated PDF to the paragraph that is under the cursor in ...
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Using vim for LaTeX versus something else?

For those that regularly use vim and that also regularly use LaTeX, do you recommend using vim for LaTeX? If not, what do you recommend?
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Difference between XeTeX and LuaTeX

I have a hard time contrasting XeTeX and LuaTeX. At the moment, I am using XeTeX almost exclusively, mainly because it uses UTF-8 as the native input encoding and because it supports TTF and OTF ...
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How to avoid littering one's Tex directories with intermediate files

From http://mathoverflow.net/questions/8603/how-not-to-auto-generate-aux-bak-files-in-latex-closed I use winedt. I prefer to only have .tex files, or just dvi, pdf files that I need. i don't need ...
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Specifying the destination for the pdf output when using pdflatex, from gVim

I am generating a pdf output with pdflatex with the following command in gVim: :!pdflatex % This command in turns executes the following in the Command Prompt: cmd.exe /c pdflatex /testvim.tex ...
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LaTeX: Adding an Enumerate environment to a Tabular environment

I am trying to add an ordered list (enumerate) to a table (tabular) in LaTeX with the following: \begin{tabular}{|l|l|} \hline Event Flow & \begin{enumerate} \item This is item 1 ...
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Latex reference sheet for usage with Word 2007

Anyone knows where one could find a Latex reference sheet for usage in Word 2007? I'm interested in some which mostly deals with writing math. Formulas, text formatting and page layout are of lesser ...
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Which Single Source Publishing tools and strategies are available?

I'm about to write a 1000-Pages Documentation about a huge programming framework. The goal is to bring this documentation online into an web platform, so that online users can search through it and ...
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Graphics in papers

I have always wondered with what programs do people do their graphics when they publish papers. They most of the time seem to be embedded in some way as vector graphics, I'd say, as when I try to zoom ...
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How to cite a video game in Bibtex

I am writing an essay on video games and naturally I am referencing a number of them as examples. Since we are in Computer Science, we use the IEEE reference style and there is a section that ...
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Proof-reading LaTex

I'll have to write some papers for the university written in German, in which my grammar and spelling is somewhat terrible. Now, my girlfriend is very good at that. How can she proofread and modify my ...
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How do I make a Little Schemer like layout in latex?

I want to make a two-column table that spans the entire page and is laid out something like this: =================================== Column 1 text Column 2 text ...
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Tool to write LaTeX on the Mac?

I'm looking for a tool that makes it easy to write LaTeX on the Mac. I heard that the there are excellent tools available for the Mac? Which one can you recommend and why?
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character in between \left and \right in the same size in LaTeX

In LaTeX, it is common to use \left and \right to get parenthesis of the same size. I would like to put something in between them in the same size, like a vertical bar: \left( \frac{a}{b} | q \right) ...
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Using the cases environment in LyX

In LyX, how does one add multiple cases to a cases environment? When I insert the cases template, I get the opening bracket followed by two placeholder boxes, i.e. {□□ I can put as much math in ...
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LaTeX Equations in MS Word/OpenOffice?

How can I turn something like: \[ H = \sum_{x \in X} p_x \log p_x \] into an image file that can be used to place into a MS Word or OpenOffice Document?
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How do I manage newlines in Latex?

So, maybe I missed something completely when I started using Latex, but I have a difficult managing newlines in the Latex source. I have to put hard returns at the end of lines because even powerful ...
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Where to find a specific LaTeX symbol

The symbol I'm looking for can have several names, I want to use for "contraction" (of a measure and a set). It should look like the lower left half of \square, that is, like \llcorner but bigger. ...
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Symbol for statistically independent events in LaTeX, Unicode, etc

Can someone point me to Unicode and/or LaTeX symbol that's used to indicate that two events are statistically independent? Ideally, it should be possible to produce this symbol in the equation editor ...
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LaTeX: Specifying default document-wide font

For some fonts, it's easy to replace the default font with something like: \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{somefont}. However, some fonts, like BrushScriptX want you to use a special command like ...
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How to use Windows font in a LaTeX document?

How do I use a Windows font in a LaTeX document? Is it even possible? If yes, how? I am on Windows XP and using the MikTeX system for LaTeX. My LaTeX editor is LEd. I fell in love with the free ...
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Converting a Lyx document to MS Word

I've made several attempts of converting a Lyx document to MS Word , or RTF, and failed. I'm working with a moderately complex document, involving external includes ( Java code, Child documents ), ...
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Is there any natural way to cite a newspaper article in BibTex/LaTeX?

I'd like to be able to cite a newspaper article in LaTeX, but Bibtex seems to have no date field (it has year and month, but that doesn't seem sufficient). Is there any good way around this?
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Copy javacode to laTex

I am new to latex and I wonder if I can copy some java code to my latex document, and use some kind of package or something where I can specify that from "here" to "here" I have javacode and I would ...
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Using Latex beamer and natbib packages at the same time

When I use both \documentclass{beamer} and \usepackage{natbib} I get the following error when running latex ! LaTeX Error: \newblock undefined. How can I solve this? If beamer and natbib are ...
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Unicode characters in bibtex

I am struggling with unicode chars in bibtex (Debian). I have the following entry in my .bib file: @Book{bjork2009, author = {Tomas Björk}, title = {Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time}, publishe = ...
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Word 2007 Equations: How to stack symbols

Does Word 2007's equation editor have any equivalent to the \stackrel or \overset commands in LaTeX? I'd like to be able to stack custom text on top of = signs, etc.
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LaTeX letter with adress field in the right place for a “C5 envelope with window”

Does anybody know of a good way to write simple paper letters in LaTeX, so that the formatting shows the receivers address on the right place so I will show in the window of those C5 envelops with a ...
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A more structured way to typeset assignments in LaTeX

I'm typing up some assignments with the basic structure Problem problem number Solution and I'm not really satisfied with the LaTeX source I'm making. For example \section*{Problem 1} In ...
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Empty line on a slide in Latex Beamer

I am using Latex Beamer for creating a presentation. On one slide I have \frame { \frametitle{fdjsljklfdjs} What is fdjsljklfdjs \begin{itemize} \item item one \item item one ...
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Is there a good hotkey cheatsheet for using Latex in Emacs?

Is there a good hotkey cheatsheet for using Latex in Emacs? A few minutes of googling didn't turn up anything.
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Dutch hyphenation patterns in LaTeX

I've been familiarizing myself with LaTeX in the past few weeks. It is awesome, but I ran into one problem I just can't manage to fix... Sometimes, I want to produce reports in Dutch, using LaTeX. ...
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Latex error: font not found, characters will be left blank

I've got a machine where latex is installed on windows. It does run for one user (who is on vacation right now), and now I got to use it from a different login. Problem is, I get a log of these ...
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Fastest way to type in math formulas out of the box?

There is no restriction on platform in the answers, but a few things to keep in mind: Dragging a mouse and clicking on any button is far too slow and should be excluded from any answer. Latex is of ...
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Smallest Latex distribution available? [closed]

What is the minimal latex distribution available? Ideally i am looking for something like Mimetex but to generate dvi instead of png. Altenratively i am happy with <50Mb distros. I don't care ...
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Is there a LaTeX-like font for my other documents?

Every time I open a document written in LaTeX, I can tell just based on the font. I want to know if there is a Latex-like font out there I can use for my other documents. I realize that latex's way ...
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Typesetting documents programmatically - Options besides LaTeX and Apache FOP

Are there any other markup languages which do not have a tough learning curve (I managed to get speed in Latex after about 2 mnths and still make mistakes) and can be easy to program. I am looking at ...
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Running latex2html with miktex on Windows

I have installed miktex on a Windows machine. I would like to run latex2html, and have installed it with the miktex package manager. However, after that, I do not know hot to run latex2html and have ...