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What about these stylized tags like SO has?

Over in SO there are some tags that have little icons in them ([Android], various Adobe related tags, etc.) which are both annoying (why should Adobe get extra advertising for free?) and nice (easy to ...
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There is no place for justification in online media?

Is there still something wrong with justified text in online media (compared to print media) nowadays? Wikipedia says at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_alignment, that: A common type of ...
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Let start work on LaTeX and forget the MS Office [closed]

When I start working on LaTeX during my Master Thesis, I enjoy alot. After that I start working on LaTeX regularly and working on different LaTeX templates like CV, Cover Letters etc. Now I am totally ...
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TeX, TeX, and nothing else? [duplicate]

Background I had a long-term personal questioning about the fact if Markdown + Mathjax (which is great on math.SE for example) could be one day derived into a typesetting tool for printed documents. ...
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Is wrong to ask on TeX.SE how to draw a swastika in TikZ (or question that involves Nazi in general)?

Recently, in a totally unrelated post, someone asked for a mathematical symbol (a curly \times). One user pointed out the fact that such symbol resembles the swastika of Nazi Germany and he will not ...
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What should be the acronym for tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trivial point about tex.se vs. tex.sx The TeX community places significant emphasis on notations and pronunciations. Therefore, risking negative votes for two obvious reasons (...
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How do we handle questions, where there just isn't a final answer, only opinions?

I asked this question. I think that there is no final answer. Since there are 2 votes for the question, it seems to be interesting. And since there are 4 formatting-suggestions, there seem to be ...
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Toggle Show/Hide on StackExchange [duplicate]

There are some posts which give solutions for Latex, but no one seems to work here on StackExchange. Is it possible to use this toggle show/hide here on StackExchange? Like when I want to toggle show/...
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Export/download answers

Is it possible to download answers that are helpful or offer brilliant solutions/demonstrations of the power of LaTeX? For example I particularly like the following: Clickable chapters on the right ...
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how to render latex symbol in tex.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

this piece of latex can be rendered correctly on math.stackexchange.com $\operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{AD}}+\mathbf{b}] = \boldsymbol{\mathrm{A}} \operatorname{var}[\boldsymbol{\mathrm{D}}]\...
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Accepting more than one answer

This is kind of a duplicate (kind of because a real duplicate seems to have the need of being asked in the same SE forum and the duplicated question is on the main meta forum - apart from that it is ...
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(How) should I ask for a big list of references on several TeX-related topics?

Would a big-list of references of all kind of TeX-related topics be useful, and if so, how should it be asked? I'm thinking in something like What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner? ...
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mwe Package additional feature [closed]

I was looking at the mwe package (I haven't tested it) and I was thinking if you can have the same effect of syntax coloring and indentation as it is here in tex.stackexchange.com. For example: \...
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Edit in title of questions

Edit: Some time before, I had a discussion with @Mico on changing the title of a question to be more useful. The general idea is to make it more useful for search engines. Since the question as was ...
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An simple example - typesetting here [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I mark code blocks? I'm new user here and my English is poor. So when I was putting one question here, a person told me that I needed to use some codes to show better ...
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Oddity with tag synonym interface

Not really a question, but an observation designed to reduce frustration: I just went on a tag pluralization spree, converting list to big-list or lists as appropriate and footnote to footnotes. ...
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Is it possible to have MathJax in a question? [duplicate]

In all other stack exchanges I use (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, etc.) I can just do $x$ and get x printed in a math-style font. In this question it didn't work: Is there a font where lower-case $...
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Is what I want to do right? [duplicate]

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a first name or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. Allow = (1). No Allow = (0)...
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Answering in comments, why is it a trend? [duplicate]

I see so many people giving perfectly valid answers in comments to the question instead of answers. Why is that so? Comments cannot be marked as accepted answers, and people coming across the same ...
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Should I make minor edit in the code in the question to make it compilable? [duplicate]

Consider this question: Parallel arrows along a curve with tikz. The OP's code is clearly not compilable. The preamble of the code is not shown. However, we can add a single line \documentclass[...
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Why MathJax is blocked on this forum, but not on math.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Why MathJax is blocked on this forum, but not on math.stackexchange.com ? I tried $,$$, and no way i can't do latex formulae. Thank you.
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Repository of LaTeX graphs, code from this site and licensing

Some colleagues and I are creating a database of LaTeX based graphs (TikZ, PgfPlots, etc) to be used in Economics (by students, academics, professionals, etc). This will be an online database, freely ...
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Why tex.stackexchange cannot have a snippet to run (La)TeX? [duplicate]

I know that a lot of users asked for a way to insert support for LaTeX code (or at least equations) like math.stackexchange and other SE sites. All of them received as comment/answer that this site is ...
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Copying and pasting ShareLatex into Tex StackExchange editor window [duplicate]

I was going to ask about \begin{itemize} \item[] $a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} Effective earth radius [km] calculated from (16). \item[] $a_a$ \linebreak \tabto{1.5cm} An adjusted ...
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How to I convert a stackexchange question into a pdf file? [duplicate]

I want to save a question I wrote into a nice pdf file but I have no idea of how to go about it. Surely there is a simple way? Any help is much appreciated.
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How to insert basic commands? [duplicate]

Could anyone give me a list of commands which could be useful for people who are new to this site? I don't know how to insert TeX code or any other type of code or any other simple commands, such as ...
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A tag for the Legrand Orange template

I thought about requesting a tag for the Legrand Orange template that is very popular in this community. But is this possible? Is this a kind of advertising or would it not? EDIT As this template ...
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Should {bbl} be a synonym for {auxiliary-files}?

I've just encountered a question tagged with {bbl}. As far as I can tell this is no useful tag as most of the questions are either closed or deal with problems with bibliographical auxiliary files. So ...
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How to use math mode on tex.stackexchange? [duplicate]

I am trying to ask a question that involves some latex characters in math mode I type in $\mathcal{Z}$, which works on math.stackexchange and various other SE sites, and nothing appears Can someone ...
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Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes

There is a similar popular question at MSE. The purpose of this thread is to help focus the attention of the community on posts that may require exceptional handling. This includes requests for ...
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created new tag “makeindex”

After it became clear that a recent question of mine was connected to issues with {makeindex} I tagged it with that tag name. Only after that I realized that I had thereby just created that tag. ...
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Having trouble making account [duplicate]

I asked a question on here recently and started the process of creating an account, but when I clicked the "set your password" link in the confirmation email it just made me a new account. What's ...
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How to Accept an Answer in Stackexchange [duplicate]

Hi I'm new to this site and need some help with how it works. How do I accept an answer given to a question I asked.
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How to assign credit to the original author while referencing his solution to another question incase accepted by OP

I have answered a question by referencing a solution to another question. If the original poster accepts my answer (to show others their question has been solved) is there any way of assigning credit ...
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A Suggestion for Improving Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It would be absolutely great to be able to add a feature in Stack Exchange such that users can export the questions they have asked or labeled as favorite to a single print-friendly document, which ...
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Are questions about LilyPond syntax on-topic? [duplicate]

The question title says it all. I can see two ways this can go: either it is on-topic by virtue of text-based DTP or it is not on-topic because it is not based on any TeX engine despite its ...
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Latex related community promotion ads [duplicate]

Would it be a good idea to have on the main site a box dedicated to Latex-related content/ads such as updates available on CTAN, interesting blogs, upcoming events? It would be a bit more general than ...
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Shall we have our own mini-CTAN?

This is a proposal for a sort of a middle ground between the image hosting and the LaTeX sandbox. I have lots of bits of LaTeX code lying around in my files, and every-so-often a question evokes an ...
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Implementing a canvas in the body editor?

Sometimes when I want to ask a question it is somehow difficult to explain what I want exactly (especially whent it is a TIKZ issue). As I am lazy to open something like paint, draw a picture, make ...
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Insert an image into a MWE of a question or answer

Why don't some users add images when posting a question or answer? I believe that, at least for me, sometimes when the question is not very clear, the drawing helps to understand what you want. Do you ...
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A proposal to have a score for a comment [closed]

I would propose a +1 point for the important comments that are voted by the users. Is it possible to do something? See the figure below:
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Meta.meta: how should the community decide on the thresholds to meta questions?

How should we handle meta questions that ask for a yes/no answer that potentially affect the whole tex.se community and set a threshold on the number of positive (or negative) votes for a clear "yes" (...
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How to contact another member of Stack Exchange?

Is there any private message system? I found an answer that I do not agree with, but some stupid moderator closed it, making it true by definition, so no one can argue with it. I want to contact an ...
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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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New TeX site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. TeX is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design here so ...
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TeX new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for TeX. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post entitled Rollout ...