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LaTeX Packages N-Z Symbol legend: BitBucket, GitHub, Launchpad, Google Code, GitLab namedef: Phelype Oleinik nameref: Heiko Oberdiek with Sebastian Rahtz newunicodechar: Enrico Gregorio (egreg) newverbs: Martin Scharrer nfssext-cfr: cfr noindentafter: Michiel Helvensteijn (mhelvens) nopageno: David Carlisle notes2bib: Joseph Wright nowidow: ...


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Legend: Assembla BitBucket CTAN GitHub LaTeX2e LaTeX3 SourceForge Not applicable Code corpus :: Sean Allred :: Andrew Cashner (musarithmia) :: David Carlisle :: dustin :: Paulo Cereda :: Claudio Fiandrino :: Christian Feuersänger :: Paul Gaborit :: Paul Gessler :: Patrick Gundlach :: Patrick Gundlach (for Speedata) :: David Haberthür1 :...


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Cross-referencing, including hyperref Hyperref: using abbreviated labels like Eq., but keep correct spacing after period [Hyperref: using abbreviated labels like Eq., but keep correct spacing after period](https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/497152) labels Understanding how references and labels work [Understanding how references and labels work](https://tex....


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Documentation & Definition of commands (La)TeX core Difference between optional and delimited arguments Are all commands with an optional argument fragile? [Are all commands with an optional argument fragile?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/497356) What is the difference between Fragile and Robust commands? [What is the difference between Fragile ...


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Naming How to change the name of document elements like “Figure”, “Contents”, “Bibliography” etc.? [How to change the name of document elements like “Figure”, “Contents”, “Bibliography” etc.?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/82993) Spaces in files names in \input or \includegraphics [Spaces in files names in \input or \includegraphics](https://tex....


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TikZ Difference between "right of=" and "right=of" in PGF/TikZ [Difference between "right of=" and "right=of" in PGF/TikZ](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/9386) Should \tikzset or \tikzstyle be used to define TikZ styles? [Should `\tikzset` or `\tikzstyle` be used to define TikZ styles?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/...


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Fixed biber fixed version 2.8 Biber gets perl warning latexdiff fixed version 1.2.0 Issue #61 latexindent fixed version 2.2 latexindent: it does the work, but emits these messages makeglossaries fixed in version 2.17 (distributed with glossaries version 4.20 2015-11-30, makeglossaries version number is now synchronized with glossaries.sty as from v4.33). ...


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Capitalization (of TeX, LaTeX and Friends) and Markup Prompting the user to change "latex" to LaTeX "Official" capitalizations of words from the TeX world What is the policy on adding keyboard markup?


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Removing greetings, "Thanks" and signature Removing "thanks" from questions Why is "thanks" inappropriate at the end of a question? Etiquette: Should I edit questions with "Thanks" or wait for Moderator? What to do about a post when the OP insists on putting a thanks at the end?


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Table formatting My table doesn't fit; what are my options? [My table doesn't fit; what are my options?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/332902) Error with square bracket in table [Error with square bracket in table](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/34466) extrarowheight vs arraystretch [extrarowheight vs arraystretch](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/...


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Answers in the comments Adding the "accepted" mark to a question or to a comment What if a comment answers a question? Why do people answer in comments?


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A lot of non-answers I see are really comments by users who don't have enough rep to comment, so the text about follow-up questions is not really appropriate. The question is what should be the correct advice? They don't really have an alternative, but it would really be an abuse of the system (and the mods) to make "some mod will move your answer to a ...


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It might be useful to have a short comment explaining why users should not ignore error messages, I propose as first draft the following text -- please feel free to edit Please never ever ignore error messages! Even if you get something that on first glance resembles a pdf file, there can still be issues with it. After an error, TeX only tries to recover ...


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I suggest yet another addition that tries to encourage accepting an answer in case of "Thank you/problem solved"-comments to the answer. The above building blocks only deal with "Thank you"-answers Good to hear that the answer helped you. If you are satisfied with the solution, please consider accepting it (by clicking on the checkmark ✓, see [How do you ...


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Indexing and Glossaries Generating External Files (Running makeindex/xindy): Index not created in pdf output, even though idx file is present [Index not created in pdf output, even though idx file is present](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/36530) List of Acronyms is not displayed [List of Acronyms is not displayed](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/110095) ...


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The user discovering the calc library may be interested in advanced usage of it (pros and cons). See Andrew's answer (and his warnings): Combining |- and !.5! in TikZ Section of the manual: Coordinate calculations.


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Nicola Talbot LaTeX for Complete Novices Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis LaTeX for Administrative Work


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Another common situation is that a question is actually answered by a comment while no other answer is given. So such questions are shown as unanswered (and distract people trying to answer actually unanswered questions). A polite question to turn such comments into answers (e.g., "@[name] Thank you for your great comment! It seems this actually answers the ...


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Two comments: The following two pieces of advice seem contradictory to me (and then possibly to other users as well): Instead of “answering” your own question, you should [...] edit the original question to include the additional information. Followed by We'd like to keep answers separate from questions, so you should write a separate answer instead of ...


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I have a suggestion in case of a question too early put in the Close Votes list: To the close-voters: wait a few days before closing: http://i.stack.imgur.com/KSSY4.png. Let's give the OP time to refine his/her question! And a brief version of the comment for the just-do-it-for-me questions. For old users: Please add a [minimal working example (MWE)](//...


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My first tikz question and still my most popular has an answer that, by analogy with several features that are explained in the manual, should definitely be in the manual.


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I have a suggestion for a new building block: the "It didn't work" response. What do you mean by "it didn't work"? Did it fail to compile? What errors did you get? Perhaps you could include your log file. Did it compile but look wrong? How did it look? Perhaps you could include a picture.


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Front matter Title page Are there any packages providing collections of title pages? [Are there any packages providing collections of title pages?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/244399) Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX [Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/85904) How to customize \titlepage in beamer? [...


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Classes General Why should the minimal class be avoided? [Why should the minimal class be avoided?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/42114) Class options The article class ignores 14pt [The article class ignores 14pt](https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/70381)


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Images Why do I get a black rectangle instead of my external picture? [Why do I get a black rectangle instead of my external picture?](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/112473) Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex? [Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex?](https://tex....


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Meta TeX.SE Text building blocks (pre-written common replies) [Text building blocks](https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/430) (pre-written common replies) I've just been asked to write a minimal example, what is that? [I've just been asked to write a minimal example, what is that?](https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228) What makes a good MWE? [What ...


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Sectioning and blocks of text Avoiding page breaks shortly after section/subsection headings [Avoiding page breaks shortly after section/subsection headings](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/2347) Overfull box and broken pagination with page that contains only section headings [Overfull box and broken pagination with page that contains only section headings]...


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Theorems and friends Theorem/Definition/Lemma problem — Numbering [Theorem/Definition/Lemma problem — Numbering](https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/45817) Understanding the arguments in newtheorem e.g. \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] [Understanding the arguments in newtheorem e.g. \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section]] Theorem numbering without the ...


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I didn't find a snippet about links pointing to external pages instead of providing a MWE embedded in the question. Links pointing to dropbox/overleaf/bitbuckets can become invalid. Please add a meaningful [MWE](https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228) and a problem description here. Don't just link to external pages containing the LaTeX code. External ...


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