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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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*} ...
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Are there any niceties for dealing with custom [LaTeX] environments in LyX? [closed]

I have some LaTeX environments and commands I'd like to bind to keyboard shortcuts, and (optimally) have them handled a little better than: <LaTeX env -- "\mycommand{"> regular lyx code ...
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Tex install gone wrong on Ubuntu 10.04

My computer crashed halfway through apt-get installing tex-common. When I tried again after rebooting I got various error messages relating to missing configuration entries eg Essential entry ...
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Can I have LaTeX-style floats in Word?

I'm a (rather experimented) LaTeX-user... but unfortunately, I have to use Word (2000 (!)) at work. One of the things I miss the most (I mean, except the typographic quality, the macros and the math ...
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Convert PDF (that was generated with LaTeX) to .tex file

I know the general problem of converting an arbitrary PDF to .tex is either impossible or would result in unusable LaTeX (by expressing everything as vector graphics, for instance). But if my PDF was ...
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Is it possible to latex a document in TexShop from a file which isn't the master file?

For large documents I tend to use \input{chapterX.tex} for, say, each chapter. In TexShop, is it possible to latex from, say, chapterX.tex instead of the master file? This is possible for instance in ...
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TTF Fonts in Latex on LINUX

I couldn't find much help on google. Can anyone suggest me some link?
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Looking for tex to html converter

I need to convert a very large latex project (made up of many .tex and style files) into .html (or something similarly non-.pdf). Can someone recommend a quality converter program? Preferably, one ...
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Is there a blog tool with support for tagging posts, only displaying posts with certain combinations of tags, and LaTeX? [closed]

What I want: A blog. I can tag posts, e.g. "A" or "B" or "all," and then you can either 1) click to only view posts tagged "A" or "all" or 2) even more ideally, I can set it so you automatically see ...
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How to install Texlive on CentOS?

How can I install texlive in CentOS? I'm trying yum, but it has repos only for tetex. Where to search for?
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Reference manager for Ubuntu

I'm in dire need of a reference/citation manager in Ubuntu. The features I need the most are: 1) Metadata extraction/editing of pdf 2) Fetch metadata from online databases such as Google Scholar 3) ...
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Getting Emacs to use pdflatex

How can I configure Emacs to run pdflatex rather than latex on a LaTeX file when I type C-c C-f (tex-file)?
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When did my LaTeX files become TeX files?

After transferring all my files onto a new machine, all files that were once LaTeX files (having the texnic center "T" icon) are now TeX files (having the TeX works icon --I don't remember installing ...
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Converting a Word document to LaTeX format

I'm preparing a book to be published and keeping everything in .docx files. Other than text the files include graphs (jpeg) and lots of equations typed in MathType. Since MS Word is not fully ...
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The very bare minimum of latex to compile documents

I'm creating a relatively small console program which will be used by some other people as well. As part of its output it will be creating a tex file which will contain some two tables, a few rows of ...
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Auto-focus xdvi after running viewdvi in Emacs with AUCTeX

I've been using emacs with AUCTeX mode to edit my latex documents for a few days now, but there's something that's really bugging me. As it should be, whenever I do C-c C-c RET it compiles the file, ...
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Vim: Bind <C-Enter>

Using vim for editing latex; how can I bind C-Enter? I tried the following, which does not work: imap <C-Enter> \\<CR> and imap <C-Return> \\<CR> However, something like: ...
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Vanilla TeX Live 2009 on Ubuntu

I installed TeX Live 2009 by following the instructions at http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall. Then, to make my local TeX Live installation work with the Ubuntu package management system, I ...
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How do I produce bytewise consistent documents with pdflatex?

When I run pdflatex on the same .tex file twice, it produces similar results to my eyes but the contents of the file are slightly different (as revealed with an md5 checksum). Is there any flag I can ...
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Why is Latex so big?

On windows, MikTex comes in a DVD. It's several times bigger than a typical Linux distribution. This makes it impossible to carry Latex on a memory stick like I do with many other useful software. ...
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Miktex in Ubuntu 9.10 x86-64

do you know how to install the Miktex Distribution in (K)Ubuntu 9.10 x86-64?
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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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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 ...