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Welcome to TeX.SX!

Welcome to TeX.SX, the free, community driven Questions and Answers site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Here is some information to help you get started and to make ...
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New support package for MWEs

I often saw that MWEs which include images can be a little bit of a problem. There are no common images in the TEXMF tree which could be used. Even the famous PS tiger is not directly accessible. ...
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New package, selnolig, that automates suppression of typographic ligatures

Update 2013/05/28: The selnolig package is now on the CTAN, at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/luatex/latex/selnolig. Comments and critiques always welcome! The email address you may use to contact me ...
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The Unofficial TeX-SX FAQ

Welcome to tex.stackexchange.com (otherwise known as TeX-SX or TeX-SE). This is the unofficial FAQ which we've put together to help you figure out how to make best use of this site. There is an ...
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User script for CTAN Package and TeXDoc.net buttons

I often like to link to the corresponding CTAN page if I mention packages in my posts. I always wished there would be a button which does this for me. I now hacked some Greasemonkey user script ...
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Is there a possibility to have the previous design of TeX-stackexchange page?

Today I suddenly saw my personal information on the page very small and on the black background. It looks like a necrology! Additionally, not the same information as earlier appears. In particular I ...
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How to ask for help writing a package?

I'm currently working on a package that extends the functionality of dblfnote. I've finished a method for placing the footnote rule at an arbitrary horizontal location (more specifically, centered on ...
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Too many “Voting corrected” events

I think the serial voting check algorithm is harassing me: I got six “Voting corrected” messages in my reputation tab in the last seven days. This had no apparent effect on my overall rep, but it's ...
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Who tweets for tex.sx – and how would I know if I have been tweeted?

Please forgive my ignorance of tweeting, twitter, and other words matching tw.* I was editing one of my previous questions, and noticed that it had been tweeted This also happened to one of my ...
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Review Close Votes without a single vote

I was just prompted to review a Close Vote for a question that had no previous votes to close: Usually, a close vote tally will be added after each reason selected (could be more than one). As such, ...
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how to close a question as a duplicate of another question that is also unanswered?

in trying to deal with unanswered questions about amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given ...
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@-notification to a user who subsequently changes display name

If I notify a user named Bob in a comment using @Bob and if Bob subsequently changes his display name to Alice, can the @-notification to Bob/Alice in my comment reflect that change? Here is an ...
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Doesn't reputation counter show downvotes anymore?

Today I've lost 15 points due to an unaccepted answer: But if I click on the trophy of the menu bar I don't see the negative votes: If I remember correctly, with the old menu, the negative votes ...
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Blog post on new KOMAscript release (v3.11), with new English manual

For once I'd like to make a blog post: Markus Kohm, maintainer of KOMAscript has published a new version (3.11) of the KOMAscript bundle. There is one extraordinary issue: The new version includes a ...
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How to find posts associated with voting

In terms of voting, the Meta FAQ mentions: What does voting mean here? Voting here works a bit differently from the main site. On Meta, voting is often used to express agreement or ...
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Looking for multiple tags with *

When I'm logged in and I search for [tikz*] I obtain as result [tikz-pgf] or [tikz-styles] or [tikz-arrows] or [tikz-trees] or [tikz-external] or [tikz-cd] or [tikz-qtree] or [tikz-matrix] or [tikz-...
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Is it possible to set an HTML id for elements when posting a question/answer?

The title should be relatively straightforward, but is it possible to set the id of, say, a header in your question/answer? That is, is it possible to get ## some header to render as <h2 id="some-...
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Stuck at Human Verification

I am trying to post an answer on TeX.SE and am stuck at: The dots continue and I never see the captcha. For some reason, meta.TeX.SE does not have a concern with me being human. Also, why is there ...
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How to answer a comment requesting unknown further information

What should I do when, after posting an answer, I'm asked in a comment for further clarifications and/or a different solution (but still in-topic) and I don't know anything more? Should I answer that ...
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Can I add your names to my book?

I would like to thank the following people for their expert opinions. I would also like to include a name-surname or a nickname if they allow it in my amateur radio test book. If you forget names you ...
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Why does my name appear in the list of duplicate voters when I didn't vote for that?

Today there had been a close voting for Latex users make more mistakes which finally lead to the question being closed as a duplicate. After a more careful re-examination of the close proposal, the ...
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Community promotion ads page not found 404

There are only about five (5) ads available. Namely, Carlisle and cricket, Carlisle and Undocumented features, Cereda and the duck, Beaton's lowercase, and Hupfer's Arabic numerals. What happened ...
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Avatar changed automatically

I have noticed that my avatar beside my user name has been modified, not by me. Has anyone noticed this (their own avatar, not mine!)? I had a generic blue and white patterned tile, now it is grey and ...
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How can I edit a post?

Is it an intended feature of the new interface that nobody can edit a post if an edit of that post is stuck in the review queue awaiting enough votes for approval or rejection? Whether feature or bug,...
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Responding to several commenters

On occasions when there are several commentators on a question or answer it can be useful to give a particular response to more than one of these, but SE only allows a response to be directed to a ...
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Multi-line texts overlaps in comment window

Today I was typing a comment to reply a user. However, when I was typing my comment, I saw that -- with (might be due to) the new-interface -- overlapping texts which makes it hard to read (all of a ...
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Privilege: edit community wiki posts

Don't know if this is the right place to answer this question, but I'll try it: I've now the "privilege to edit community posts"; moved by curiosity, I opened the link to understand what exactly they ...
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Red dot in review dropdown menu

From time to time, entries in the review dropdown menu are marked with a red dot and bold font for me instead of the usual gray dot: Even after doing the reviews and reloading the page this highlight ...
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Meaning of 'review' in 'Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post!'

Recently, one of my flag duplicate was declined. I google it and I was in other questions that the warning Your last flag was declined - please review it before flagging this post! remains until more ...
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Editing a Question by the author

A person asks a question and comments or answers are given for that answer by different people.But if the answers or comments are not satisfactory is it advisable to comment to each one what actually ...
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RSS: Difference between active and newest questions

I'm subscribed to TeX.SX RSS for several tags. In fact I'm subscribed to newest questions and active questions. The problem is that I don't see to much difference between these categories. I was ...
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On the website headers design

As a loving user of TeX-based typesetting systems, being also interested in the integration of high-quality graphic content in technical and scientific documentation, I resort daily to the facilities ...
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Has the size of the text in TeX.SE decreased?

For about a week I have noticed some small worsening on the visualization of the site TeX.SE. As you can see from the rectangles that I highlighted with the color orange, the text has a smaller size ...
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Staying on the correct page after login

I am repeatedly faced with the same problem: Go on a page (not logged in), Click "Add a comment", A pop-up appears, Click on "Sign up using Stack Exchange", "Sigh… I mixed "sign up" and "log in" once ...
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Need an OpenID provider meeting certain criteria for identifying on SX sites

(Not really sure this question belongs here. But I'll give it a shot anyway.) I used to use myopenid.com for identifying on the SX network, and liked it. Now that it's gone, I'm using another ...
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Would these be considered duplicates?

Symbols for symmetric difference Vertical spacing between character and \hat Adjusting the position of \dot Should these 3 post be considered duplicates? To me, they seem to be asking the same ...
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How can I know who voted to close a question of mine?

How can I know the three people who voted to close a question of mine before the number of five votes is reached, and when they voted so?
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How to remove a deleted question from my following list?

This question is showed as deleted in my following list. So I can not open and read it. Then how could I remove it from the list? https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/560686/using-rowcolor-with-...
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I can not see the CAPTCHA box

In posting an answer to a question, I get the following: But I can not see the CAPTCHA box in the page. What should I do?
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Adjusting the Size of the Uploaded Image When Posting a Question

How may one adjust the size of the displayed image when posting a question? For example, I posted the following question yesterday: How to Draw a Rose in Latex If I wanted to scale down the image of ...
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"Invalid image type" without reason

I tried to add some details to my profile page, such as location and birthday. I did not try to change my profile picture, because I've a good one. However, after clicking the Save Profile button, ...
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How do I get a new identity

I have an identity/account but cannot comment, or post answers. How do I extricate myself? I posted a comment as an answer because I couldn't post a comment, I forget which, and was told off. I once ...
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including a pdf as an image rather than png format

In some cases, it seems the pdf output of Tikz is more elegant and cleaner than capturing the image via screen capture softwares (e.g. Texmaker). Is there a way to upload the pdf directly rather than ...
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LaTeX Video Tutorials

I am a not so beginner to LaTeX.I am aware of few classes and environments.But it took a lot of time for me to adapt to LaTeX.Documentations exists but are too heavy for a beginner.For example if I ...
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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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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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‘An error occurred submitting the answer’ – puzzled

I've just attempted to post an answer to a question of my own. When I attempt to post that answer, however, I get a message ‘An error occurred submitting the answer’, with no further explanatory ...
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Overlapping texts

I notice that increasingly when I look at an SE entry comments are overwritten by extraneous text and further that in at least one case the bottom of a question overlaps the answer. How can the ...
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SE website recently doesn't work properly

Recent days I observe unpleasant behavior of SE website. At submitting of answer or comment it says "an error happens ...". Also including images make the some problems. In all cases the second try is ...
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have lost "interactive" view of chat; how can i get it back?

while connected to the chat on my laptop the other day (macbook pro, snow leopard, firefox), the format of the chat room suddenly changed from the "usual" format, with forward/back pointers and a list ...
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