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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 ...
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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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Thanks to the Community

I know that the post will very likely be deleted. I try it anyway: I just finished my (German) PHD project and I wanted to thank the community here for all the help and inspiration. The thesis can ...
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Running a questionaire across the TeX user base

I'm in the process of experimenting with river detection in paragraphs and as part of the research I would like to get a questionaire filled out by TeX users (and perhaps users of other systems). So ...
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Mac OS changes that affect lots of answers

Those us who are Mac users may be aware that the next version of OS X will change major aspects of the the way users can interact with the underlying Unix infrastructure of the OS. In particular, ...
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Thank you TeX.SE!

I just got my first book published and I would like to thank everyone here at TeX.SE for the help that they provided by answering the questions that I posted. I know that accepting an answer is ...
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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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Comments on the new site design

The page asking for comments on the new site design is so heavily downvoted that it doesn't appear on the Active Meta page, nor does it appear in the Hot meta questions. It intermittently appears on ...
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Leslie Lamport wins Turing Award

This "question" is probably off topic for even meta because it's not a question really and it's not directly related to TeX or the site, but... I thought I'd mention that Leslie Lamport (creator of ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we can also bookmark the answer?

I am talking about the star in the right side of questions. It is a method to keep track of important questions. However for me, it is a list of important solutions for those problems that I probably ...
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Are Asymptote questions on topic?

I asked a question about Asymptote which was closed as off topic. Asymptote: convert triple to array I believe it fits within the scope of the site in much the same way a pure metapost question ...
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Incomplete answer

Just came across an unanswered question for which I am close to finding an answer, but not yet 100%. Unfortunately, I am also stuck as to why my solution is buggy. This let me to wonder what is the ...
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Changing the site name

Today I was browsing https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/ and saw in the “Hot Meta Posts” sidebar that they are changing their site name from “Mathematica” to “Mathematica & Wolfram Language”. ...
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Videos of TeX Users Group 2018 conference talks are online!

The TeX Users Group 2018 annual conference was held in Rio de Janeiro (at the mathematics institute called IMPA) in July. Many TeX.SE users participated and even gave talks there. You can watch videos ...
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Someone has written 100 thousand (!) answers (graphic design bug)

I was really surprised to see that egreg has written 100570 answers! I thought it's a bit too much, and indeed -- it is. The number of answers blends into the number of questions. In my opinion, this ...
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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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What do I do if I have the exact same question as a question that is closed as 'too localized'?

I've been struggling with unnecessary blank pages at the beginning of appendices. There are a few answers that speak to my problem, none of which have worked. I was pleased to find another person ...
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Correct flagging (or: bad answers are answers, too)

In recent times I see more and more flags on questions and answers. Unfortunately a not insignificant part of them are IMHO the wrong flag type or shouldn't have placed in the first place. While wrong ...
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Color coding of LaTeX3 code

Is it possible for the JavaScript syntax highlighter to be extended to color code LaTeX3 code? With the current color coding scheme the code is very difficult to follow.
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One 'Two figures' is better than another

I'm just offering some feedback as a person who gets a lot of assistance from the TEX.SE. There are two highly voted question regarding putting two figures on the same page: here and here. The first ...
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Can we get back the meta -> main migration path?

It seems that the meta -> main migration paths were removed. We are a community-driven site, and when someone posts wrongly a question (which happens quite often), I think we are well qualified to ...
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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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First post questions: Good reviewing practice

In light of related questions Is the "First Posts" review queue partially broken? and First Post review process broken. As suggested by Charles Stewart and mafp. I am listing out some ...
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Add “Change (answer) to comment” in review page

Some of the answers I reviewed are no answers, they are comments, but normally the user has not the reputation to comment. To make things easier for the moderators isn't it possible to add a button ...
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Adding personal flags to questions

From time to time I look through the unanswered questions on the main site, to see if I can contribute on any. Usually I will see a lot of questions that I can't answer (no knowldge / experience / ...
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Still hacking anyway – TeX at the camp

In five days the hacker camp SHA2017 will start. The name means "Still Hacking Anyway", and it is part of a series of hacker camps happening every four years. This year it will be in the Netherlands, ...
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Bug in answerer's identity picture

I know, I have too many badges, but since I'm aiming at 1000+ silver badges, the way the number of badges is shown in answers (for questions I can't tell) is annoying: As it stands, it shows 1625 ...
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How to tag ConTeXt questions when the relevant tag is LaTeX specific

I wanted to add more tags to a ConTeXt question. The question is asking how to get the number of current itemization in a margin. In ConTeXt, itemizations are equivalent to the itemize as well as ...
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Tags for document classes

I suggest we introduce tags clearly showing that a document class is concerned. book-class would be clearer than just book and would not interfere with questions regarding books - those made of paper....
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Remember to comment

Just a reminder: remember to leave comments when voting down or voting to close (or vote up a comment that's already there if you agree with it). If you don't think much of a question or answer, it's ...
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Asking for the sake of learning or debugging my own solution to already-solved-problem

Many times I ask questions after I failed to come up with my own solution. So, how nice is it to ask a follow-up question for knowing what is wrong with my code not for solving the already-solved-...
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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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Should we keep [listings], [lstlisting] or both?

On the main site, there are two tags about code-formatting inside a LaTeX documents which all refer to listings package: listings and lstlisting. listings currently has 40 watchers and 2.6k questions,...
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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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Not seeing the forest for the trees

As a linguist who uses trees for my work all the time, I'm very familiar with all of the tree drawing packages useful for linguistics. One thing I've noticed of late is that almost any tree question ...
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Is imgur PDF upload broken?

I just tried to upload a PDF via imgur and was told that I couldn't as it wasn't a jpeg, png (or some other image types that I've immediately forgotten). This certainly used to work, has it stopped? ...
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Tag wiki excerpt improvements

Whenever someone suggests a tag wiki excerpt, trusted users have a choice: Clicking on "Improve" provides you with the opportunity to modify the suggested change with a motivation on what it is your ...
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Answer simple questions with more details

What do people think of the following initiative? When someone asks a question with a simple, obvious (to us) answer, don't just code-snippet, but take the time to explain what's gone wrong, or why ...
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Why does the site attempt to track my web browsing?

Firefox (64.0) which I always use in private browsing mode and with tracking detection enabled, indicates that tex.stackexchange.com makes attempts to track my web browsing. edit: this happens ...
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context vs context-mkiv tags

There are two tags used to indicate ConTeXt questions: context and context-mkiv. Would it be better to rename the tags: context and context-mkii (for MkII related questions). Context (pun intended): ...
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Canonical biblatex “version” question?

The recent biblatex update has caused (as many here are well aware) a problem with mismatched versions of biber, biblatex, and (sometimes) contributed biblatex packages. @moewe and I recently traded ...
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Where can I ask for package design suggestions?

TeX.SX doesn't seem the right place to ask for design suggestions for a particular package I'm planning to update at CTAN in the next few weeks. I believe this kind of question would flagged as too ...
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Package loading order questions need some work

Today, this question popped up: Is there a hierarchy between packages? I was sure it was a duplicate, and found this question: What's the right order when loading packages? (First duplicate) ...
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Why are some chatty, open-ended questions not closed?

Why are some questions like "What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?" allowed on SE while they are clearly among the list of questions that should not be asked? ...
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Counter for “Viewed”

I just posted a question and realised that every time I refresh my page to check whether there are new answers I increase the number of Viewed (i.e. how many times my article has been viewed). Wouldn'...
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Why does the review system not prevent reviewing questions that are just now rewiewed by another one?

Just a few minutes ago I was rewiewing a first post. Another one did also rewiew the same post and closed his review first, so that my review with more correcting was deleted. Why does the review ...
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How to deal with answers which are wrong?

Recently I see that some clearly-wrong answers are taken to the "Low Quality posts" review queue. Most of them are ended "Looks OK". But, in my opinion, such answers are wrong so clearly that they ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are extra sub-tags for biblatex needed?

biblatex is the modern tool for bibliography creation you really might want to use when writing your thesis. You can quite easily change the appearance of your bibliography; you can change the ...

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