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Minimal Working Example (MWE) [duplicate]

How do I pose a Minimal Working Example? How do I plug code into a question?
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How to write and format a MWE [duplicate]

I have some difficulty in writing a MWE. Could someone explain please how to write and format a MWE on here? Many thanks
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How do I make a "a complete small document"? [duplicate]

When I asked my first question on this site, I was asked to provide "a complete small document that demonstrates the problem." What is "a complete small document" and how do I make one?
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How do I submit an MWE? -- The Help 101 Series by Saphar Koshet [duplicate]

Disambiguation. For the Community, this intends to be the very short One-Question/One-Answer the original started out to be. So, for comments on this, please see and participate in the original ...
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How to reduce (prune) my code so it becomes a MWE (Minimal Working Example)? [duplicate]

Several times I saw newcomers struggeling with posting the right amount of code, which causes them problems. Many time they are linked to MWE advice like this one, but certainly will feel overwhelmed. ...
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Often referenced questions

Quick links (alphabetically) Additional (math) operators, relations and so on ❧ Beamer ❧ Bibliographies and citations ❧ Classes and class options ❧ Core concepts ❧ Cooperation with editors and non-TeX ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Text building blocks

There are some replies that are used quite often. For example, the first reply to many questions is a demand for a minimal example. These replies should typically include a link with additional ...
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Why does TeX require such elaborate MWE:s

Compared to StackOverflow, where you basically can post code snippets and ask questions about them, this community seems to require more or less the entire document to be posted. Why so, is it the ...
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How does one add a LaTeX output to a question/answer?

How does one add a LaTeX output* to a question/answer? *the thing you see in the PDF/DVI when you compile the LaTeX code.
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Empathy for those who don't know LaTeX well

I'm a big proponent of TeX. I want it to be accessible to a broad family of people, not just those who are sufficiently technically-minded to understand its inner workings, and/or understand the ...
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Our Do-it-for-me and Draw-it-for-me comments don't reflect our hypocrisy. Can they be improved?

Yes, we don't like people pasting something and asking how can I do this? or if it is TikZ, PSTricks, Asymptote case how can I-draw this? without even making a template of a TeX document, let alone ...
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Why is "thanks" inappropriate at the end of a question?

This question seems to indicate that it is inappropriate to say "thanks" at the end of a question, but does not provide justification. In a question I once asked, such thanks were removed and I tried ...
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What goes in the FAQ?

One of the seven essential questions is: what goes in the FAQ. We should bear in mind that no-one ever reads these things first off. Their purpose is so that when someone takes some action (like ...
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Useful StackApps and other User Scripts for TeX.SX

Some people might not know it, but on https://stackapps.com/ there are several applications / user scripts available which makes certain tasks easier for moderators and other users which often post ...
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