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Which questions led to the creation of a new package?
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abraces by Werner Grundlingh (Werner). Origin: Asymmetric overbrace aobs-tikz by Claudio Fiandrino. Origin: Highlighting in Beamer using TikZ nodes autonum by Patrick Häcker (MMM). Origin: ...

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How to print out a full q/a entry? Or forward it outside the stackexchange site?
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You could also use Paulo Cereda's TeXPrinter, which produces PDF or LaTeX output. He wrote a blog entry about it.

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I've just been asked to write a minimal working example (MWE), what is that?
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This answer focuses more on minimalizing the code, rather than finding the source of the problem, as the top-voted answer does. It is intended to be concise and hands-on, but digestible rather than ...

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The {documentation} tag
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This still hasn’t been worked out and I (doncherry) was about to ask the same question as well. Status quo as of 2014-09-20: books: {books} is for questions which deal with books about TeX, ...

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"Official" capitalizations of words from the TeX world
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Engines & Formats TeX pdfTeX (source) XeTeX (source) XeLaTeX (source) LuaTeX (source) LaTeX (source) AMS-LaTeX (not usually a separate format) (source) ConTeXt (source) AMS-TeX (source) BibTeX (...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Feature List / Answer Template between the two double rules TeX Editor Name — our-tag-for-this-editor-if-it-exists Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, OS X 10.?, Linux License: License XYZ, US$ 20 ...

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Who wants to win a duck? Wait, what?
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Number one: 24 Number two: 133

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Why do some users have a flyout appear when you hover over their names
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You need at least 1000 rep a non-empty “About me” box. More info: How does the User Card popup work?

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Why is "thanks" inappropriate at the end of a question?
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Adding to Werner's great explanation (coincidentally, it actually was me who wrote the text building block that he's quoting :)), here's another angle: One of my favorite aspects about tex.sx and the ...

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How to ask a specific question without in the risk of "too localized"?
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If you can manage to demonstrate the problem you’re struggling with within 20 or 30 lines of a fully compilable Minimal Working Example, your question most likely won’t be closed as too localized. ...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Editor Sign Up List Texmaker: doncherry (Win7), hpesoj626 (linux). Updated 2013-02-28 TeXworks: Joseph Wright, tohecz (linux). Updated 2013-03-09 TeXnicCenter: Werner, percusse. Updated 2013-03-15 ...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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Sample Document For Screen Shots named foo-bar.tex % A comment: here we use a standard class \documentclass{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \chapter{Hello World} Inline math mode: $...

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Let’s polish the Editors/IDEs question
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To-Do List go ahead and edit your editor’s answer! still looking for volunteers for some editors! General Questions Keep the title as it is? LaTeX Editors/IDEs Edit the question body? Voting will ...

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Migration paths suggestions
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I think it would be great to have these migration paths. Another helpful migration target would be Super User, for questions that don’t involve *TeX after all. We get these questions occasionally; ...

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Choosing to accept between an answer that helped me the most and a more popular answer
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Definitely go for the one that was the most helpful to you. The faq say: When you have decided which answer is the most helpful to you, mark it as the accepted answer by clicking on the check box ...

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Deleting questions marked as 'too localized' or 'not a real question'
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I would like to make a case for deleting questions a little more liberally than we currently do. I’m pretty sure it was flags by me that initially triggered this question, when I didn’t have the 10k ...

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TeX Community Polls
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I use Windows and the TeX Distribution ... Since Windows users are the only ones who have MiKTeX as an option, I thought it'd be interesting to see how the user distribution between and MiKTeX and ...

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Rename {msword} to {ms-word}, or create generic {ms-office} tag to cover Office-related questions
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Questions about Excel have typically nothing to do with Word, and vice-versa; hence, I'm in favor of two separate tags ms-word and ms-excel.

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Who Wants to Win a LaTeX Book?
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17. Current number of upvotes. Also a number. Second guess: 56

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What makes a good community advert?
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An ad should clearly convey what the product is that it advertises. What this means in details is highly dependent on the expertise of the beholder, but we should probably assume a user that doesn't ...

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What's the best way to let the community know of an interesting document on typesetting that's just been published?
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I've only looked into the subject matter of the information you want to spread briefly (because I virtually never use math (mode) in LaTeX), but it sounds like it might make sense for you to write an ...

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How to produce application window recording for posting on the main site
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Thanks for sharing! I can definitely see such recordings being helpful in some situations, but I want to add a caveat: Videos should only illustrate textual descriptions, but not replace them because ...

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Filename code formatting
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In most cases, the specific name of a file doesn't matter, but even if it does, there's no need for a heading outside of the code. If the file name does matter, there usually are several files ...

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Formatting in quoted material
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Simple. We're taking the academic/legal approach here: Don't change quotes, that's why they're quotes. If you want to make it clear that some obscure spelling isn't your fault, but was in the source, ...

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Is it possible to search for a LaTeX command including its backslash?
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The closest that I know of (or actually just found out about) is code:"\widthof". This seems to search only for text that has been marked as code. As for its developmental status: It's not a secret,...

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Asking for advice in choosing a package to do a particular task
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We have a number of great questions that don't directly ask for the "best" package, but for advantages and disadvantages of different solutions/packages, one of which I asked myself: bibtex vs. biber ...

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"Just do it for me" text building block
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Please try to specify your question. On this site, a question should typically revolve around an abstract issue (e.g. "How do I get a double horizontal line in a table?") rather than a concrete ...

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Adding information for upvoted questions and answers per day separately
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I think the motivation behind this is to make you upvote questions more in general, just like the Electorate badge encourages upvoting of questions. Giving you a counter that tells you "I've already ...

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Tracking badge progress
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There's a Stack App called StinkingBadges, with which you can track you progress for Legendary and Generalist, and also which posts of yours are approaching a nice/good/great badge.

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List positioning wrong on privileges page
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This problem does not appear anymore on Win7 with Firefox 14.0.1, Safari 5.1.7, IE 9.0. Unless anybody else still has this problem, it seems to be solved.

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