Linked Questions

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Blank lines in math environments

Questions about errors which in the end are caused by blank lines in math mode pop up on a regular basis (this is the latest one). Many new users haven't the experience to disentangle TeX error ...
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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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Help me to find a topic for the next DuckBoat!

You know that the DuckBoats usually have two parts. The first one "Quacking in chat" is about TeX.SE news and similar topics, till now: the double backslash problem origin and evolution of duck ...
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Button to reach a list of useful links

I recently tried to help on tex.stackexchange and what stroke me was the great amount of newcomers, unfortunately lacking some useful habits such as posting a MWE. Consequently, a lot of comments on ...
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4answers
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TeX and friends FAQ posts

There are occasions where I see a new question and know it's one that is asked frequently, yet we don't have a comprehensive question-and-answer(s) to address it. It would be good if we could ...
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1answer
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List of Perl scripts that have fixed the unescaped literal character problem

There are a number of useful Perl scripts distributed with TeX and friends. Perl deprecated the use of unescaped literal characters in regular expressions in version 5.16 and now they're no longer ...
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1answer
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Is there now a canonical ‘how to install packages’ question?

A common user question is ‘how do I install a package on platform X?’ There are a couple of hints of this on here, such as a simple ‘adjust TEXINPUTS’ question and an apt-get install question, and ...
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1answer
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a nice online abc for beginners

There are plenty of good questions and answers on TeX.SE. It's likely that each person has their favorites. Wouldn't it be nice for this site, and others among other (not all) SE to have somewhat of a ...
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About RTFM etiquette

When is it correct to answer "Please, RTFM because this is what I'm doing to answer your question/comment?" I must admit that sometimes I answer not formally correct questions (without MWE, which ...
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2answers
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How to search for duplicates and handle them?

Finding duplicates for a question, if they exist, is not always easy. What techniques can I use to find question duplicates? How should duplicates be handled?
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1answer
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Is there any organised way by which new LaTeX learners can benefit from previous questions?

I am a new LaTeX learner, with what I have read and heard about it, I know its going to be a great tool for researchers in time saving and more, I have also discover that TeX, stack-exchange etc. has ...
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Best information to include when a MWE isn't 'possible'

Just want to preface this by saying I understand and agree with the importance of including a MWE, but I am curious about the best information to supplement a question with when a MWE would only ...
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2answers
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Why don't we start converting all the questions into FAQ by document intention (Thesis/Presentation/Resume/CV)?

We can put related questions about common templates, packages available to use and so on. And use repeated questions as an indicator that it's a frequent user issue. Using the interface as currently ...
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How to ensure the better organisation and availability of knowledge on TeX.SX?

TEX.SX is a source of knowledge such as online encyclopedia (i.e. WP) but experts focus on (question/answer model). The issue facing online encyclopedia is how to get one source of knowledge available ...
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1answer
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Very frequent bibtex question

A question appearing very frequently is "I have created a bib file, but my references don't appear in the pdf" and variations, where the cause is the failure to run the usual latex->bibtex->...

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