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TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...

{pdftex} {pdf}  
asked by Alejandro Piad 19 votes
answered by David Carlisle 32 votes

Intersection of 5 ellipses

I would like to fill the intersection of each of my 5 ellisses with the same color (black for example). It works very well with two. But with a third or more, I don't know how to "save" the first ...

{tikz-pgf} {color} {intersections}  
asked by Doglain 13 votes
answered by Tarass 12 votes

\foreach with \newcommand how to use them together?

What I want to do is to shorten this \newcommand with a \foreach since this is just a very little part of what I will use. \newcommand{\CC}{{\mathbb C}} % the set of complex numbers ...

{tikz-pgf} {pdftex} {pgffor}  
asked by Oguzhan Yoruk 10 votes
answered by percusse 10 votes

Why does hyperref overrule so many things?

One very usefull package is the hyperref-package. However a lot of times this package interferes with other packages or structures within a LaTeX document. So what is it about hyperref that makes it ...

{hyperref} {incompatibility}  
asked by gebruiker 10 votes
answered by Mico 9 votes

# in conditionals in alignment tabs?

I am looking for ideas how to make TeX understand that when # appears both in the if-else and in the else-fi part of a conditional in an alignment tab, in the end there will never be more than one # ...

{tables} {tex-core} {conditionals}  
asked by Angel Tsankov 10 votes
answered by egreg 9 votes

Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

For example, TeX Live Utility 1.17 and earlier will not work on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If a shell task relies on the PATH environment variable to launch a command, rather than a fully-specified ...

{lyx} {osx} {sublime-text} {rstudio} {mac}  
asked by Adam Maxwell 9 votes
answered by Adam Maxwell 15 votes

How to get information about remaining free space?

following scenario: I want to automatically generate a newsletter with some small articles, which is working fine. (I am generating LaTeX-code with data from a small database). But now I want to ...

{spacing} {graphics}  
asked by Forty2 9 votes
answered by Ian Thompson 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to write properly multiple authors in bibtex file?

I use Jabref to store all articles i need and bibtex4word add-on (in MS Word) to maintain the reference list. So, i would like to know hot to fill properly the "author" field in Jabref with multiple ...

asked by jacksonslsmg4 44 votes
answered by thiton 58 votes

Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...

{packages} {compiling} {word-count} {scripts}  
asked by Vivi 145 votes
answered by ShreevatsaR 83 votes

Can you answer these?

Creating a maintenance log on just one table

Since I couldn't find a topic similar to my question I hereby just post it. I've created a maintenance log where all steps are described in one big table. The table is filled with different options ...

asked by Kay 2 votes

How to set up forward/inverse searches with AUCTeX and Zathura

I haven't been able to find much on how to set up Zathura to work with AUCTeX/Emacs in terms of forward/inverse-searching. Has anyone been successful in this?

{emacs} {auctex} {forward-inverse-search} {zathura}  
asked by BeSlayed 3 votes

Lettered (rather than numbered) citations

A while back, you provided a very helpful answer to the following post: Need to change citation format from [1] to (a) I had a follow-up question regarding your answer. When I implement your TeX, ...

{bibliographies} {citing}  
asked by Reid McCargar 6 votes
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