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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 ❧ Correct centering ❧ Cross-referencing, including ...
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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question

Our question LaTeX Editors/IDEs is very popular, with close to 35k views as of Feb ’13. However, the answers vary a lot in terms of quality and the kinds of information they provide, which makes ...
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Who are the package maintainers here?

Quick links: LaTeX Packages A-M, N-Z ❧ LaTeX Classes ❧ ConTeXt Modules ❧ Generic Packages ❧ Support Scripts ❧ Biblatex Styles A fair few users here have ...
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Is it appropriate to add a tag that applies to the accepted answer rather than the question?

In the question posted here the OP uses suitable tags for the question, namely tikz-pgf, tikz-arrows, graphs. The accepted answer (mine) uses tikz-cd. Is it appropriate to add the tikz-cd tag to the ...
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Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions"?

Is there a possibility to edit your own answers some time later, without the question being pushed somewhere to the top of the "Active Questions" and without the question attracting ...
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Should [springer] and [springernature] be synonyms of [sv-classes]?

We currently have the tags springer, springernature, sv-classes. The last one is the more widely used tag, with over 130 questions currently. The other two have only around 10 questions each. Should ...
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Updating tag wiki on Stack Overflow

Recently there has been a discussion on Meta Stack Overflow (again) about whether to ask LaTeX questions on Stack Overflow or on TeX.SE. I answered that question (https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/...
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Go to page x button

I always found it irritating that on the question site you cannot jump to pages in the middle of the site. As you see in the picture you can jump to page 2-5 and 4501, but the questions in the middle ...
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How to quantitively and/or qualitatively say that a question is not related to this site?

For my last question Define a polynomial symbolically, then differentiate it to find its local maximum, I was told that asking for using TeX packages luacode or pythontex to make a complete ...
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What makes a good MWE?

Actually, when I was thinking about my next question and about to include one *.tex and one *.bib file in my MWE, I was looking for a MWE template here, but could not find one. But everyone here ...
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A good way to ask a question?

I have been trying to find something on this site which provides guidance for someone asking a question as to how to do it in order to help someone answer it. I have failed. I'm sure that there must ...
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What is the most appropriate way to proceed if you think that a question or an answer that you did not write yourself probably needs to be edited?

What is the most appropriate way to proceed if you think that a question or an answer that you did not write yourself probably needs to be edited? E.g., something trivial to the experts and the ...
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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 to create multiple consecutive empty lines in Stack Exchange post

How do I create multiple consecutive empty lines in Stack Exchange post? I have tried searching for this, and nothing seems to work in my post. (Any advice on edits to this question are welcome.)
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Should we post a general question regarding "why can't I use this macro inside this other macro"?

^^ see title. I think it should be okay? Compare Should we post a catch-all question answering "What's this font?" on TeX.SX? - TeX - LaTeX Meta Stack Exchange What's the current problem? ...
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Submitted answer has incorrect statements about TeX, but code solves problem

Please advise. I asked a question and a submitted answer had code that solves the problem. However, the answer also starts with statements about TeX macros that contradict commonly used TeX ...
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A user never answers questions, only asks them

I have come across one user who has asked 168 questions and never helped any other questioner with their problem. The OP has stated that their only interest is in posing questions and will not answer ...
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System (Still) Fails at Times to Notify the OP When an Answer is Posted

UPDATE: After not being notified of both answers today that were posted to my question: How to Display the Page Number Only (No Header) for Chapter Pages; Header Only, Elsewhere. I have added this as ...
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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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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Enlarging the number of visible communities?

I know that it may be a more general question, but TeX.StackExchange is my main community. If I choose "Profile", I have on the left-hand side two frames: "Stats" and "...
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Passing of our friend Brent Longborough

It is with great sorrow that I write this thread to inform you of the passing of our dear friend Brent Longborough, on December 6th, 2021. According to his family, he passed with honour and grace, at ...
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Why can't I upvote posts when my account is new?

To upvote answers or questions I have to have 15 points. To get these I have to first create questions. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. Does creating questions make my upvotes more ...
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No display of CTAN documentation of a package in pdf format on smartphones [closed]

I use a low-medium range smartphone. I don't understand why when I log on to CTAN and want to download a pdf this doesn't happen. What is the reason?
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on TeX - LaTeX has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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Testing the possible duplicate technique before voting for close

In my question, it has been voted for close as a duplicate of this, however, I didn't manage to make the suggested approach work for me. So, can there be a message to the voters to carefully check if ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

The title is the same as in the corresponding topic on Meta.StackExchange.com Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers Today we changed the way we sort answers on Stack ...
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Do we need to create a new `plasTeX` tag?

Indeed, there are questions about this software. 44 questions about plasTex It is available here : plasTeX is a Python package to convert LaTeX markup to DOM Shouldn't we create a tag for plasTeX?
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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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{chinese} and {japanese} tags synonym of {cjk} tag

I would like to suggest that the tags chinese and japanese (the tag korean does not exist to date) should be treated as synonyms of the tag cjk. The reason is that this page primarily deals with ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Election page shows contradictory info about the number of candidates

This is certainly a minor issue but I still decided to report it, just in case Although it says candidates 6 the ballot contains 5 candidates only.
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Support questions about overleaf off-topic?

We got several questions on the main site about compilation and maybe other problems with Overleaf, an online LaTeX-Editor. Most of them got closed as off-topic or another reason, with comments ...
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Run the codes in posts with a button [duplicate]

Recently I saw a post on StackOverflow in which a code snippet could be run by pressing a button. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44380104/c-drawing-scatter-plot-on-ms-charts It was indeed really ...
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Enter the Matrix

Since a few days TUG has an official chat on the Matrix network. Below you can find some instructions on how to join the chat. Please let me know in the comments if anything is unclear. Matrix chat ...
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Many thanks to Martin Scharrer

TeX-sx left beta in 2011, and since then we have had a team of three moderators: me (Joseph Wright), Stefan Kottwitz and Martin Scharrer. All of us have worked hard to make the community work, mainly ...
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Don't forget to vote

This is meant as just a gentle nudge to remind people who are pre-disposed to vote but who, maybe, have let it slip a bit to get back in the habit. A little background for others: this site is, ...
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Spread different approaches over several answers or keep them all in the same answer?

Assume someone asks a question and you can think of several fundamentally different approaches to the matter. E.g., when actually the question is about maintaining data via TeX, often different ...
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How can I push the undoing of marking as accepted an answer I gave in favor of marking as accepted a better answer given by someone else?

It happens from time to time/all the time that I realize that the answer someone else has given to a question is better than the answer I gave. This also happens in situations where the questioner has ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Question with MathJaX tag

In different occasions when I see a question tagged MathJaX I think many times if I should answer it or not. Generally on the TeX.SE. site the questions marked with this tag are off-topic. Which are ...
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A risk when using tex.sx.com

Today, this is exactly one year, when I firstly met this tex.sx.com. I found out that this is very interesting phenomenon from (web)-technical, TeXnical, social and psychological points of view. There ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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How to get a more up-to-date answer to rise to the top?

The answers to this question about LaTeX support in OneNote have changed a lot since the question was asked, and since the currently accepted answer was chosen (accepted answer was written in 2011, ...
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Is it about time to add 'texlive-2021' tag?

Is it about time to add texlive-2021 tag? There is already one question concerning the newest distribution.
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Closing as dup, while the linked Q/A takes longer to decipher than the current one?

Just another beautiful day and I was thinking about what closing as duplicate means. Certainly the rule of thumb/motivation is that if a question is answered once, don't answer twice. And then there ...
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Missed the time of the day, hour, minute on every profile?

I've noticed, and I hope that I'm not wrong, that every user profile is missing the time and the date when they last logged in TeX.SE. The question, although synthetic, refers to the opening or ...
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Targeted downvoting: information related to my profile

I would like to find out information about voting behaviour against me on this site (Main and/or Meta). Does such information exist? If so, where can I find it? For example these are related only on ...
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Can't login with an another device: I have connected my Stack-overflow account to Tex.SE

my qustion on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/68554208/i-have-connected-my-stack-overflow-account-to-tex-se-and-meta-se-cant-login-wi I am @Gomesz785.(SO account, Tex.SE account) One week ago ...

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