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How to properly edit code blocks when going from “4 spaces” to “3 backticks”?

As you all know, there are two ways to format blocks of code, four leading spaces in every line vs. three backticks around the code. Many new users know about the first method, but not the second. ...
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Space before the question mark in the title

In Why are there two commands doing the same: \> and \:?, the title looks a bit weird: Why are there two commands doing the same: \> and \:? IMHO, the title would profit from adding a space to ...
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Why is LaTeX and TeX not supported in the TeX stackexchange? [duplicate]

For some inexplicable reason, the normal $ notation for LaTeX is not supported on SE (other than math). How can I otherwise use TeX and LaTeX on this SE site at least?
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How to type keyboard keys in comments

In questions/answers we type keyboard keys using <kbd>KEY</kbd> which renders KEY. It does not work in comments. How can one type keyboard keys in comments?
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Typo in Markdown Help

The first sample code paragraph for Basic Links at Markdown Help seems a bit messed up, with the links within the sentence being in the wrong order, and may not very helpful for a puzzled reader ...
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strikethrough text on Stack Exchange

How do I strike through text (i.e. cross out, or put a line through it) within the Stack Exchange environment? NB: There are many questions about how to strikeout using different packages, but this ...
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Code in title; word 'LaTeX', 'TeX'

Let's consider a brother site of our site, Math.SE. \begin{feature-request} \item [Monospaced code in the title] Math.SE, of course, is specified for mathematics, so the reason why MathJax 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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Question listing formatting bug

I think this is a formatting bug. Can be seen for instance on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/formatting?page=2&sort=unanswered&pagesize=50
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‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’

When I try to edit Thorsten Donig's answer to 'large braces for specifying values of variables by condition', the following happens: Instead of: 0, & \text{if}\ a=1 \\ 1, & \text{...
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How to make a text bigger in the body of a question

I know if I want to make italic some text in the body of my question I should put it between two *'s. Also if I want to make bold some text, I should put it between **'s. How I can make some text ...
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What is the best method to capture latex output for questions and answers?

I have seen questions and answers posting output from latex that appear to blend in well with the site. In looking at the html/css underlying these posts, it appears that all that is required is to ...
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Code formatting after itemize only with some text?

why is code formatting in answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/169741/5328 disabled when I remove the period between itemization and the code? Edit: I changed the answer by inserting a HTML comment ...
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Using package name tags in post body text

I just got an answer of mine edited so it now uses identifier formatting like `mdframed` (rendered “mdframed”) instead of tag names like [tag:mdframed] (rendered “mdframed”). I can see how this would ...
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Use LaTeX code in questions and answers (MathJax)? [duplicate]

physics.SE has this nice feature that allows you to enter LaTeX code (formulas) in questions and answers, and then renders it using MathJax. e.g. you enter $x^2$ and it turns it into something like x²....
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Modifying code formatting when editing

The motivation for this question is this post: https://tex.stackexchange.com/posts/94206/revisions In one of recent edits, the editor decided to change the code formatting in a piece of lisp code. ...
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Link targets should not count into the comment length

When posting a comment, one is limited to 500 characters. These include the link target addresses, which can be pretty long. I believe that the intention of the restriction is to make the comment at ...
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Emphasis needs more space after it

An emphasis gobbles the following space (or does not add some needed additional space), text *text* text <em>text</em> text becomes text text text text text (I can't use \␣ ...
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Automatic question's title insertion with link

I know how to insert a [link](link) in my questions, answers or comments, and I know how to use tex.stackexchange link button as explained in How do I create a link to an answer?. But I need to use ...
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Typing the ` symbol

Let's say I have a question about LaTeX quotation marks. I want to include the quotation marks `` in the in-line "code sample" environment, like this. But I can't seem to escape the ` character, ...
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Clearer formatting of dialogue in TeXtalk

Currently the dialogue of TeXtalk is formatted by <strong> for the speaker and <p> to separate lines. Here is an example from the interview with Yiannis Lazarides: This format may be ...
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View source-code for question (even when I can't edit) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE? On Wikipedia, even when I can't edit a page, I can view the source-code. Sometimes I see markup in ...
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How do I create a link to an answer?

At this point I know how to add a clickable link in my answer, and I can create such a link to a question by copying the URL from the top of the browser. But if I want to make reference to someone ...
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Missing tie in signatures of comments

There is something a bit wrong with the comment formatting; it seems to be like this now: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1} - \userLink{#2} But it should be more like this: \interpretCommentMarkdown{#1}...
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Formatting Sand-Box

As per the SO question here (if you want to know how they did something there, take a look at the source, as per the hack documented here), I suggest that this (CW) question be used for testing ...
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Can we turn off math-tex please?

On the question How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?, the code block has had the bit between the dollars turned in to an image. Looking at the javascript scripts loaded via firebug, I ...
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